From Unicorn Rides to Circus Acts: The 15 Most Lavish Celeb Kid Birthday Parties
ACE KNUTE'S 'BASEBALL AND PARROT' BASH
Simpson and Johnson transformed an event space into "Parrotdise," complete with photo opportunities with live birds, baseball jerseys and a giant scoreboard — all in honor of son Ace Knute's 5th birthday.
The singer shared a family photo of everyone donning matching "Green Sox" jerseys, along with the colorful birds posing everywhere from Ace and 6-year-old daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew‘s heads to her own shoulder.
NORTH & PENELOPE'S JOINT UNICORN-THEMED BIRTHDAY BASH
The Kardashian Krew loves a good themed-party. As many of their kids are close in age, they've tended to throw joint birthday bashes in order to maximize the family fun. In June 2018, Kim and Kourtney's oldest daughters, North and Penelope, celebrated their upcoming 5th and 6th birthdays, respectively.
Kim proudly documented their unicorn-themed celebtation, showing off all of the party’s sweet treats, which included doughnuts, rice crispy pops with little unicorn horns and ears and adorable unicorn cakes with the girls' names written on them.
For the girls' third joint birthday party in a row, the Kardashian mamas made sure the decorations were perfect; horses dusted in glitter and wearing unicorn horns elevated the theme, as did the festive balloon centerpieces and pool floats.
MAXWELL DREW'S GREATEST SHOWMAN-THEMED CIRCUS PARTY
Jessica Simpson's daughter celebrated her 6th birthday with an "Over-The-Top Big Top" themed party, rocking a purple leotard and pink hair to resemble Zendaya's character Anne Wheeler in the 2017 musical hit The Greatest Showman.
The spectacular event (held inside a makeshift circus tent, of course) included various elements from the Hugh Jackman-led blockbuster, including a “trapeze” photo op, circus-themed treats like popcorn and candy, an outdoor swing, tons of colorful balloons, a “TICKETS” booth and more. Circus performers livened up the party, which was topped off by a truly lavish multi-tiered birthday cake with a miniature version of Maxwell as an acrobat in front of a circus tent.
LUNA SIMONE'S SESAME STREET-STYLE 2ND BIRTHDAY
A very pregnant Chrissy Teigen enlisted a special helper to make daughter Luna's elaborate birthday cake: the birthday girl herself! Before the Sesame Street-themed bash, the cookbook author shared photos and videos of the pair using cookie cutters to shape the various bird feathers needed for decoration.
While Teigen certainly nailed the theme, she admitted that she never anticipated throwing such elaborate parties for her young kids. "I never thought I’d be this mom. I have always been so anti-parties they won’t remember. who am I," Teigen tweeted at the time.
APOLLO BOWIE FLYNN'S SCOOBY DOO-THEMED 4TH BIRTHDAY
Gwen Stefani put on a full blown puppy-powered celebration for her son's 4th birthday, dressing up as red-headed Daphne alongside her boyfriend Blake Shelton, who dressed as Shaggy.
Apollo went dressed as Scooby himself and enjoyed activities such as face painting, a bounce house, a show by Bob Baker Marionette Theater and even a visit from "the real Scooby" himself.
SCARLETT MAY'S 'WANDS AND WIZARDS' PRINCESS PARTY
Molly Sims' daughter Scarlett May had her dreams come true at her fairytale 3rd birthday party, complete with a magician, a princess and inflatable pools where kids could play with bubble wands.
Sims explains that the party was all Scarlett's idea: "She is beyond obsessed with princesses to the point where she will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in one of her many princess costumes."
The cake was nearly too pretty to eat, shaped in an "S," filled with chocolate mousse and topped with pink sparle icing as well as a crown and tiny wand.
SEBASTIAN TAYLOR'S SPOOKY SUICIDE SQUAD-THEMED 5TH BIRTHDAY
Amicable exes Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa went all out for their son's themed party, dressing up as Harley Quinn and the Joker from the movie Suicide Squad. Sebastian was the spitting image of his dad in a coordinated costume.
"My boy know how to throw a party, man," the rapper said in a video showing the crowded room. "Oh man! I can’t even get in this piece! It’s my d— son. Hold on, let me in here. Where my boy at?"
After enjoying arcade games like air hockey and doing some spontaneous karaoke, Sebastian blew out candles on a spider-shaped cake.
ASAHD TUCK'S BIG LION KING-THEMED NIGHT OUT
Most people have to wait until their 21st birthday to party at the club — not DJ Khaled's son Asahd. Because, where else would Khaled host a jungle and Lion King-themed birthday bash for a 1 year old than one of Miami's hottest clubs? The LIV at Fontainebleau apparently cost six figures to buyout for the party, hosted by Khaled and pal Sean “Diddy” Combs.
The pair twinned in aqua blue for the wild night, where Khaled lifted his crowned son above the crowd in iconic Simba fashion.
HAVEN GARNER'S UNICORN-THEMED BACKYARD BASH
To celebrate youngest daughter Haven's 6th birthday, Jessica’s Alba and husband Cash Warren took to the backyard for a magical unicorn-themed gathering.
"Haven, Honor and I had so much fun decorating, from making 'Baby Unicorn Fur' cotton-candy labels to stuffing the unicorn piñata the night before," Alba said of prepping with her two daughters.
Dessert options were plentiful, ranging from cotton candy to cake pops to a beautiful cake decorated with a unicorn horn.
"One of the things that I love most about being a parent is throwing birthday parties that my kiddos will remember forever," Alba told PEOPLE.
STELLA MCDERMOTT'S (YOU GUESSED IT...) UNICORN-THEMED BIRTHDAY PARTY
We're sensing a trend here... But in all fairness, Tori Spelling (one of the reigning queens of throwing the most "extra" themed birthday parties for her kids) was the first celeb mom to knock this one out of the park, pulling out all the stops for her daughter's 9th birthday: a white horse gussied up as the mythical creature itself, unicorn headpieces and a one-of-a-kind cake made of a milkshake and cotton candy (in addition to the multi-tiered unicorn cake).
Stella was all about the whimsical theme, painting her lips blue and coloring her braids with pink and blue hair chalk. Her sibling got in on the hair chalk action too, with big brother Liam Aaron rocking a pink and rainbow wig.
HATTIE MCDERMOTT'S ALICE IN WONDERLAND-THEMED BIRTHDAY
The Spellings wandered down the rabbit hole for daughter Hattie's 1st birthday. The whole family outfitted themselves in character, with Dad dressing as the Mad Hatter, Mom as the Queen of Hearts, son Liam as his dad's mini-me, daughter Stella as Alice, baby Finn as the potion that causes Alice to shrink and Hattie herself in a colorful Mad Tea Party-inspired get-up.
Beyond the life-size chess board set up in the sprawling back garden, guestes got to partake in a Pinterest-perfect Mad Tea Party featuring mismatched antique chairs, colorful string lanterns and a plentiful array of pastel-colored desserts. Alice and the Mad Hatter himself even joined in on the fun!
SEBASTIAN TAYLOR'S SUPERHERO-THEMED BIRTHDAY
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa proved early on that they are true superhero parents when it comes to the themed-party game. For son Sebastian's 4th birthday, the now-amicable exes coordinated Batman and Batgirl costumes with Sebastian's Catboy costume.
Sebastian changed into a more comfortable getup (including Joker-inspired face paint) for the remainder of the party, which included ample balloons, a three-tiered PJ Masks-themed cake, a swing set, a fog machine and appearances from Spider-Man and PJ Masks leader Catboy.
ADEN JOHN TANNER'S GHOSTBUSTERS-THEMED BIRTHDAY
Who you gonna call? Celebrating her son's 4th birthday just after Halloween, Tamera Mowry-Housley threw a Ghostbusters-themed party for son Aden, who she explains is usually "obsessed" with costumes.
"And of course he’s obsessed with Halloween costumes 364 days of the year, but on this day he refused to wear one. But his giggles of happiness made my day," Tamera told PEOPLE.
Little sister Ariah Talea donned a toddler-sized Stay Puft Marshmallow Man outfit while the siblings’ parents went all out for the theme, sporting traditional Ghostbuster uniforms.
Featured entertainment included a magician and magic show, face painting and a bubble machine, which Tamera deems necessary to any kid party.
NORTH WEST & PENELOPE DISICK'S LITTLE MERMAID-THEMED BIRTHDAY
For their first joint-birthday bash, the Kardashian cousins (and BFFs!) traded their legs for tails to celebrate North's 3rd birthday and Penelope's 4th with an all-out under the sea extravaganza.
The cute cousins donned shimmering tails and seashell tops alongside North's mom Kim, who brought out her famous 2012 Halloween costume to match. Aunt Khloe joined in with a lavendar wig during the festivities, which ranged from chatting with a "real" mermaid poolside to posing with Princess Ariel herself.
Ample sea-inspired balloons set the mood around the pool and tables were set up with coloring pages for the kids. Both birthday girls were given their own multi-tiered aqua blue cakes with mermaid toppers.
JAYDEN & PRESTON'S POKÉMON-THEMED POOL PARTY
Gotta catch 'em all! Britney Spears' sons' birthdays are just two days apart, so the brothers celebrated double digits for Jayden James and Sean Preston's 11th birthday together at the ultimate Pokémon-themed pool party.
Each had their own cake, featuring characters like Pikachu, alongside balloons, Poké Balls with the boys’ names inscribed on them and cake pops shaped like various critters from the franchise.