Beyonce Throws Blue Ivy a Birthday Party a Wedding Planner Would Envy

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Beyonce and Jay-ZAww! Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy, just turned a year old, a huge milestone that's so exciting for any parent. And it's totally understandable that Bey and Jay would want to have a huge party to celebrate their little girl's first birthday, but based on rumors floating around as far as party details go, the little shin-dig they planned sounds more like a high-end wedding than a baby's birthday bash.

Wait for it -- supposedly Beyonce and Jay-Z spent upwards of $200,000 on Blue Ivy's party. Yes, $200,000!

I'll give you a minute to pick your jaw up off the floor before I go any further.

Ok, ready for a couple more details? Apparently little Blue received one verrrrry expensive gift to celebrate her first year at her ridiculously pricey party -- an $80,000 diamond-encrusted Barbie doll. (Bling, bling.) And her birthday cake cost a reported $2,000.

Um, seriously? Eighty-thousand for a doll, and $2,000 for a darn cake? And oh yeah, supposedly they dropped $95,000 on flowers too.

I suppose there's a decent chance that the amount Beyonce and Jay-Z actually spent on their daughter is a bit exaggerated, but if these claims are true? Man. That's one spoiled kid, all right. And honestly, a lavish party like that is way, way more than any baby deserves -- no matter how famous or wealthy her parents are.

I mean, she's a baby -- so it's not like she's going to remember the party anyway. No baby does.

Yes, we had a little get-together at our house when our son turned a year old. There was cake, food, the company of family and friends, and of course, we gave him a few gifts to unwrap. But we didn't go overboard, because considering how fast babies grow out of certain toys, we didn't want to shower him with a bunch of gifts only to have to buy new things for him to play with a few months later.

And yes, I'm no dummy, and I realize that $200,000 to Beyonce and Jay-Z is probably the equivalent of $200 to us "regular folk". Still, if they really did spend that much, it almost seems like they were aiming to impress the adults at the party versus celebrating the first year of Blue Ivy's life.

And if that baby got a $200,000 party for her first birthday, I wonder how they're going to manage to outdo themselves when she turns 2?!? They've got quite a tough act to follow, that's for sure.

If money were no option, would you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on your baby's first birthday?


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worki... workingmama86

I wish I had money to just throw around like that! lol damn

minty... mintymommy

My DD is 5 1/2 and she is finally going to have a *real* bday party. Its nice some parents can afford to go crazy but is it really, truly necessary?

2cent... 2centsCDN

They way they throw money around so lavishly  they must think its going to last forever.  It  would not surprise me to hear in 20 years that they are both bankrupt.   We hear about celebrity bankruptcy all the time.

Also, an 80 thousand diamond encrusted Barbie is a bit much for a one year old. She can't even play with it.


Mommi... MommietoJB

Its great to be mega rich like them but come on a barbie doll worth $80,000 thats extravagant and just plain wasteful. I guess when your worth hundreds of millions, that type of spending is meaningless. But with that type of money I wonder how they will raise this little girl. How will values be instilled if everything is given to her in this manner. I wouldnt over do it for a 1st birthday, the toddler wont even remember or even enjoy the party.

purpl... purpleflower514

She is just stimulating the economy, right?

Patro... Patroller

If this is true: RIDICULOUS! I don't care how rich you are... This... Just... I don't even know... I would be so embarrassed to spend that kind of money for a birthday party. And even more embarrassed that the entire world knows I spent that much. Until, of course, I win the lottery one day. You'd better believe I will be throwing everyone I know a $200,000 birthday party every year! 

Rebec... Rebecca7708

That kid is a year old already?

Hannah Short

My daughter is turning one in two months and I felt guilty for spending $100 on Yo Gabba Gabba tickets. lol Man....

Nycti... Nyctimene

Wasteful. If you're going to throw money around on pointless things than do something good with it. That money could've gone to charity and done something actually worthwhile instead of on a stupid doll that has to sit on a shelf because a one year old could easily bite or pick off one of those diamonds (or multiple ones) and eat them and choke and die or become seriously injured. 

As you said, most celebs throw ridiculously overpriced and lavish parties for their babies on their first birthday and it's always more about give the media a good show (in spite of all their protests and cries for privacy and that their baby will never ever be seen by the media) and impressing and showing up other people/celebs than actually having a quiet private day that's about celebrating your baby and not outspending someone else or posing for paps. 

godde... goddess99

No I wouldn't waste that kind of money on a birthday they don't even remember.

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