Celebrities already spend big bucks on everything from their engagement rings to their homes, so why wouldn’t they lavishly spend on their birthday parties, too? Kate Moss partied with her guests for nearly 100 hours when she turned 40, Justin Beiber rented an island for his 21st birthday, and Simon Cowell spent over a million on his big 50th bash.Keep reading to see the 17 most extravagant celebrity milestone birthdays. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even get some inspiration for your next party.
Justin Bieber rented an entire island for his 21st birthday.For Justin Bieber’s 21st birthday, the singer popped champagne on a private island in the Caribbean near Grenada that he rented with a model guest list including Hailey Baldwin.
And it’s good to be Justin Bieber — the singer also threw a huge party for himself at James Goldstein’s house in LA in 2016 for his 22nd with a star-studded guest list.
Beyoncé spent her 35th birthday weekend with the Obama family before getting down to ’70s tunes.
When Beyoncé turned 35 in 2016, she decided to go big with a “Soul Train”-themed bash.
Her entire guest list — which included stars like husband Jay Z, her sister Solange Knowles, Usher, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, and former Destiny’s Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland (among many others) — dressed in the ’70s theme.
But it wasn’t just about the party. The Grammy Winner also spent her birthday weekend hanging out with the Obama family, former President Bill Clinton, and was serenaded by Chance The Rapper and Coldplay.
Kris Jenner’s 60th birthday party was “Great Gatsby”-themed.The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan got a huge surprise when her famous daughters threw her a fabulous bash inspired by “The Great Gatsby.”
Celebrities including Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Tina Knowles and more wore ’20s-inspired get ups and danced under a ceiling of balloons, chandeliers, and a disco ball. There was even a confetti cannon, an inside source told People.
She was even serenaded by her son-in-law Kanye West.
Chrissy Teigen got to celebrate her 30th birthday with amazing food from Momofuku and a song from her husband.
John Legend knows how to throw a party for his wife, Chirssy Teigen. The singer threw his model wife’s 30th birthday at New York’s Comedy Cellar where Dave Chapelle performed a set and DJ Nice kept guests partying, according to Elle.
Eventually though, Legend got up to sing a song to his wife himself. And though we’re sure Teigen loved the surprised, we think the cookbook author was probably the most excited by the insanely delicious Momofuku food.
Oprah Winfrey threw an extravagant joint birthday for her neighbor and herself.Leave it to Oprah Winfrey to give to other people on her own birthday. In 2014, the mogul threw an extravagant 80th birthday party for her friend and neighbor Bob Veloz as well as her own 60th birthday with over 200 guests in a black tie affair at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, CA, according to E! Online.
Veloz and his wife Marlene had previously thrown Oprah her own 50th birthday party in 2004, so it appears she may have been returning the favor.
Taylor Swift threw her friend Lorde an amazing birthday party for her 20th.Say what you will about Taylor Swift, but she loves to throw her friends a good party.
In 2016, she threw singer-songwriter Lorde a party at Carbone in New York for her 20th birthday. The pair were surrounded by members of Swift’s squad, including model Karlie Kloss, Aziz Ansari, Lena Dunham, Jack Antonoff, and more.
Kate Moss spent nearly 100 hours celebrating her 40th birthday.The legendary supermodel spent her 40th birthday with a four-day party at her home is Cotswold, England. The theme was Glastonbury-festival, and cost over £100,000 (or about $130,000 at today’s conversion rates).
She partied alongside 150 guests, which included notable names like Florence Welch, Vivienne Westwood, Oasis rockstar Noel Gallagher, and more. According to The Daily Mail, there was a tarot card reader, fire jugglers, face painters, and more entertainers hired for the festivities.
Naomi Campbell had a star-studded bash in Cannes for her 40th birthday.The famous supermodel entered her fourth decade at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc at Cap d’Antibes in Cannes, France. She celebrated with plenty of A-listers, including Jennifer Lopez, Marc Jacobs, Michelle Rodriguez, and so many others.
The week leading up to her birthday wasn’t too bad, either. Vogue reports that Naomi frequented the 2010 Cannes Film Festival while staying on her then-Russian-boyfriend Vladislav Doronin’s superyacht.
Kristin Bell had a meltdown when a sloth came to her 31st birthday party.It was the sloth video seen round the world. For Kristin Bell’s 31st birthday, her now-husband Dax Shepard decided to surprise her with her favorite animal, a sloth. Bell, however, could not handle her excitement at finally meeting a sloth, and broke down into tears.
“The first thing you should know about me — if I’m not between a three and a seven on the emotional scale, I’m crying,” the actress told Ellen DeGeneres on “Ellen” in 2012. When asked how excited the sloth made her, Bell responded, “Eleven.”
Miley Cyrus rode a phallic-shaped mechanical bull at her 22nd birthday.
Miley Cyrus’ wild child days might be behind her now that she’s reconciled with Liam Hemsworth, but who could forget her 22nd birthday in 2014?
Cyrus had a wild birthday bash at Factory Nightclub in Hollywood with her then-boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger. The party was decorated with sex toys, including a phallic-shaped mechanical bull, marijuana leaves, and a huge pizza cake to top it all off, according to The Daily Mail.
Lindsay Lohan threw a $100,00 party for her 20th birthday in Malibu, California.Back in 2006, Lindsay Lohan turned 20 years old and threw herself a massive birthday party after Life & Style paid $100,00 to sponsor the event, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
She didn’t celebrate alone — Lohan had an all-star guest list that included Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Owen Wilson, and more.
When Michelle Obama turned 50, all the stars came to the White House to celebrate.During President Barack Obama’s eight years in office, so it stands to reason that she would have celebrated in the White House.But the 2014 party turned into a massive bash with Beyoncé performing and entertainers like John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and more all making appearances.
Simon Cowell celebrated his 50th birthday with a VIP party that cost over $1 million.Media Tycoon Simon Cowell reportedly invited 400 guests to Wrotham Park — a 2,500-acre manor in Barnet, Hertfordshire in England — and had them escorted to the event in what The Daily Mail calls a “fleet of limousines.”
But he didn’t stop there. Cowell also had a tank of mini sharks in the bathroom, decadent food, and even projected his own face onto the side of the historic manor at his 2009 party. Worth it.
The cost? £1 million, or about $1.3 million at today’s conversion rates, according to The Daily Mail.
North West’s 1st birthday was a “Kidchella”-themed party thrown by her parents.Kim Kardashian and Kanye West celebrated their daugther North’s 1st birthday with an event they called “Kidchella” — like the music event Coachella, but for kids.
They shelled out for a huge Ferris Wheel, a stage for karaoke, and guests were encouraged to wear “festival attire.” The event was held at Kourtney Kardashian’s Calabasas, California, home.
It sounds like it was quite the celebration.
Blue Ivy’s 1st birthday cost around $200,000.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z threw their daughter Blue Ivy a massive 1st birthday that had $95,000 worth of roses, a $2,000 cake, and princess-themed everything, according to Radar Online.
Though the party itself was special, it was her gift that really took the cake: The new parents spent $80,000 on a diamond-encrusted Barbie doll for the baby.
The total cost? About $200,000.
Katy Perry is known for her elaborate parties, but her 30th birthday in Morocco was a true spectacle.
Katy Perry has thrown herself some impressive birthdays, including a “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”-themed party when she turned 25 years old.
But when she turned 30 in 2014, the superstar couldn’t settle for any old party.
Perry flew 70 of her closest family and friends to party with her around the world, including a dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant in the Eiffel Tower called Le Jules Verne and ending with an elaborate celebration in Marrakesh, Morocco, according to The Daily Mail.
Kim Kardashian flew her husband Kanye West down to the Bahamas to celebrate his 40th birthday.Kanye West is turning the big 4-0. APThe pair reportedly flew with their entire family and friends — not to mention their children, North and Saint — down to the Bahamas and are staying in a massive villa.
Even though West’s birthday isn’t until June 8, the festivities started about a week early. Life’s good when you’re a Kardashian-West.