7 signs your kid’s birthday party is too over the top.


Remember when the best part of attending a birthday party as a kid was the all-you-can eat fairy bread and winning pass the parcel? Those days are over.

Celebrities have taken celebrating their offspring’s birthdays to an over-the-top art-form. And also Pinterest? We’re blaming you. Here are 7 signs your kid’s party may be too much.

1. You have a 6-tiered cake and even that’s not enough.

Tori Spelling is the queen of overboard at her kids parties, this monstrosity cake wasn’t enough to feed the guests so cupcakes and cake-pops and 170 different other kinds of snacks were also provided.

2. It’s a black tie event… in Paris.

Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon chose Paris as the location to celebrate their twins, Morrocan and Monroe, first birthday. Kids parties are usually messy but the new parents opted for a formal black tie affair, because: MONEY.

3. Forget pizza, what kids really want to eat is fine cuisine.

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reportedly shelled out $100,000 on Suri’s 2nd birthday party, $45,000 of that went to Austrian chef extraordinaire Wolfgang Puck for the catering. What kid doesn’t like Gugelhupf or Apfelstrudel?

4. It costs more than a down payment on a house.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong reportedly dropped $60,000 on her 4-year-old daughter’s birthday celebration. Her reasoning for such expense? At the time she said: “I don’t think people tune into Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to watch Pin the Tail on the Donkey.”

5. It’s a themed, costumed affair but the guest of honour can’t even talk yet.

Yes, that’s Tori Spelling again. The family threw a “Mad Hattie” birthday party for daughter Hattie’s first birthday (geddit?). You also can watch the video where Hattie looks super entralled here.

6. Conversely, you can’t decide on a theme so you just have one of everything.

Gwen Stefani and husband Gavin Rossdale spent $15,000 on son Kingston’s 4th birthday. To help entertain the guests there was a bouncy castle, three birds, a face painter, a balloon artist, and roaming super hero characters. Hey, you only turn four once.

7. You need to rush your house renovations. 

“We’re doing a giant renovation on the exterior of our home,” Cougar Town’s Busy Phillips said. “Part of it is adding a big, flat front yard that will be hedged in and will – hopefully – be beautiful. I’ve told my contractors that it has to be done by [Birdie’s 3rd] birthday because I’ve promised her a beautiful outdoor party.”

So, no Pin the Tail on the Donkey then?

What over the top kids parties have you been to?

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