It’s pretty difficult to throw a snazzy child’s birthday party for less than a couple of hundred dollars. But what if your child’s birthday party came with a $50,000 price tag? These Perth parents say their daughter’s lavish third birthday was worth every cent.
We adore children’s birthday parties – we’ve dedicated dozens of posts to brilliant party ideas, and regularly feature our reader’s gorgeous children’s parties. But we’ve never featured a party quite like this!
A Perth family recently hosted a no-expenses spared third birthday party for their daughter, Lauren Lembo. According to Perth Now, her father, Eric Lembo co-owns a reception centre, where the party was hosted. He says big, lavish parties are a family tradition.
“It’s my industry, so if anyone can throw an impressive party it will be me,” he told Perth Now. “If I was a builder and I had to build houses, I’m pretty sure my house would be impressive too.”
The party included more than 200 guests, and was held in a marquee, which was resplendent with chandeliers.
The entertainment included a balloon artist and photo booth, while the children were treated to fairy floss and a high tea.
And here’s a selection from the delectable adult menu: tempura scallops, truffle arancini, pork belly, paella, wood fired pizza and oysters washed down with Remy Martin XO cognac.
As for Lauren, she is used to having grand parties thrown for her, and the reaction this time was just what her parents were after:
“She thought it was amazing,” her dad said. “Her face lit up. ”
Here’s a breakdown of the cost of this beautiful soiree:
- Food and staff – $18,890
- Beer, wine, Remy Martin XO and soft drinks – $12,700
- Marquee, furniture, trees, flowers, decorations, popcorn and fairy floss station – $9635
- Photographer – $3000
- Singer – $1600
- Photo booth – $1000
- Magician – $770
- Mickey and Minnie Mouse – $600
What do you think of this wow-worthy child’s party? What’s the most you would spend on a kids’ birthday?