Birthday party invitations, ice cream and cake have never been the norm for Hollywood’s A-list major milestone birthday celebrants. That being said, today’s stars seem to be outdoing one another in more ways than just pricey birthday invitations and an outrageous party when these turning point events roll around. Big-0 and coming-of-age birthday celebrations call for the most extravagant blowout celebrations imaginable, sometimes costing over six figures, taking place in international luxury resorts and including many other stars on the guest list.
When Oprah Winfrey turned 50, she sent birthday invitations to fifty of her closest female friends asking them to lunch at the Bel Air Hotel. Later, she hosted a dinner party at her Santa Barbara ranch and finally threw a star-studded birthday bash which allegedly cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. John Travolta also celebrated his 50th birthday in typical costly style. His wife, Kelly Preston, sent birthday invitations to 280 of their closest friends. She hosted a surprise party for him in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the Palmilla luxury resort. The birthday party invitation list included many VIP guests.
Milestone birthdays, especially the coming-of-age variety, generally call for over-the-top celeb partying from fancy birthday party invitations all the way to private jet travel arrangements. Paris Hilton’s 21st birthday was celebrated at exotic locals all over the world and all in one day allegedly costing $75,000 each. She shared birthday invitations for her exorbitant shindigs in Tokyo, London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York. Now more than ever A-list celebrities seem to be happily paying the price for milestone birthday fame.