Sunday, January 21, 2007

Birthday Parties

How do people organise and celebrate their birthday parties?
How does a kid celebrates his/her birthday that is being organised by their parents?

For the rich adults, they could hire superstars to entertain their guests as the main artist for the night. The star's presence may not even be there for more than 2 hours.
1) George Michael performed before a few hundred of guests of Vladimir Potanin, owner of Interros Holding Company with interest in mining and lumber, for 75 minutes only and he got paid for US$3 million.
2) Christina Aguilera, Robin Williams and Bette Midler performed at Joe Hardy's birthday party at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort at approximately US$1 million each.
3) Robin Williams together with the Rolling Stones and John Mellencamp performed at David Bonderman, co-founder of Texas Pacific Group, at a price of US$10 million.
4) A group that comprise 50 Cent, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and Ciara was at David H. Brooks' (of DHB Industries) daugther's birthday part at New York's Rainbow Room for a staggering price of US$10 million too. Guess what? The daugther was only 13 years old. (source: Post Gazette)

For little children, cost is not spared too by the rich and famous:-
a) A 90 minute party held at the Dylan's Candy Bar in New York will cost US$1,200 for only 20 pre-schoolers.
b) FAO Schwarz's toy store will organise a sleepover party at their store at a starting price of US$25,000.
c) A 1 year old’s party in a Minnesota community has 60 guests. The gift opening takes two hours; the party infant sleeps through most of it.
d) A 3 year old’s parents in the same community rent a fire station for party #1 and a private club with a pool for party #2.
e) 7 year olds in rural Minnesota get picked up by stretch limos to transport them to a friend’s party. (source: Birthdays Without Pressure)

How much did you spend last year for your own birthday party or your kids' parties?
Tags: Birthday Party, Rock Star, George Michael, Christina Aguilera, Robin Williams, Bette Midler, Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, 50 Cent, Aerosmith, Don Henley, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Ciara, Vladimir Potanin, Interros Holding Company, Joe Hardy, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, David Bonderman, Texas Pacific Group, David H. Brooks, DHB Industries, Rainbow Room, Dylan's Candy Bar, FAO Schwarz, Post Gazette, Birthdays Without Pressure



Blogger icefreak said...

Honestly, I've never had a birthday party all my life. Maybe in the future to come. But then again, it ought to be organised by someone else otherwise it will lose its meaning. Never dreamt I would have a celebrity in my bday party. It'll be good enough with some groovy music to dance with and a bit of liquor

21 January, 2007 23:07  
Blogger Catriona MacGregor said...

We just go out to dinner to a fmaily friendly restaurant with our kids on the birthday evening. No big parties - just family fun.

By the way - thanks for the Blogger Beta tip!

23 January, 2007 03:26  

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