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5 of the craziest celebrity parties of the last decade
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The past decade has seen celebrities throw some pretty extravagant soirees, from jetting off to India on private jets to spending half a million dollars to have an iconic singer perform at a friend’s birthday party. There was one common theme in many of the more decadent ones: They’re almost all milestone birthday parties.
Giggster looked at some of the craziest parties of the 2010s and highlighted five of the most luxurious and extravagant. The upcoming list includes four birthday parties and a very exclusive fairytale wedding. Some bashes lasted several days, others featured costumes and many included star performers.
For those of us who didn’t make the guest lists for these events, partygoers shared plenty of photos and stories. Read on to see how the rich and famous throw memorable parties for the ages that only you live.
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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s weekly wedding party
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake pose for photographers
While most wedding celebrations last a day or two at most, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel went all out when they tied the knot in 2012. The couple invited 100 people to a week-long party in Puglia, Italy. The famous guests settled in the ultra-private Borgo Egnazia, a luxurious castle-like resort. The intimate setting was filled with security, so no one had to worry about the paparazzi.
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Naomi Campbell’s two-day Indian extravaganza
Fireworks at Umaid Bhawan Palace
You only turn 50 once—and for Naomi Campbell’s then-boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, that meant a lavish party in November 2012 at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
The guest list included more than 200 people, including celebrities such as Kate Moss, Bob Geldof and Demi Moore. Diana Ross was even seen giving a performance (for a hefty fee of $500,000). The supermodel and her billionaire boyfriend messy called it quits next year.
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Kate Moss’s four-day 40th birthday party
Kate Moss smiles at the event
For her 40th birthday party, Kate Moss invited friends to her Cotswolds home in January 2014 for a party that lasted nearly 100 hours.
During the psychedelic-chic-themed bash, the champagne flowed as party-goers were treated to a private music festival with sets from Massive Attack, members of Oasis, Primal Scream and Soul II Soul. Florence + the Machine’s Florence Welch sang “Happy Birthday.” As for party favors? Eager guests received a heart tattoo with the infinity symbol running through it.
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Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party at the White House
Barack and Michelle Obama dance at an official event
When the first lady turns 50, she gets a big one party. For Michelle Obama, that meant inviting 500 friends and family to the White House in January 2014. Beyoncé performed a set of six hits, John Legend sang two versions of “Happy Birthday,” and Stevie Wonder spontaneously grabbed a keyboard to perform a medley of tunes.
The star-studded list included Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson, Gayle King, Paul McCartney, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Gladys Knight, Michael Kors, Rachael Ray, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor and Al Rocker. But perhaps the sweetest part of the night was when then-President Barack Obama shared a tribute to his wife, recalling the first time they met.
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Indian Ball by Bronson van Wyck
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Event planner Bronson van Wyck threw a Bal des Sauvages or ‘Ball of the Wild Ones’ for his 40th birthday.
The extravagant soiree in 2015 paid homage to a famous 1393 ball hosted by King Charles VI of France. Guests, including many celebrities, donned fancy dress costumes that matched the event’s theme of “predator or prey.” Shirtless bartenders served drinks as guests mingled under dazzling chandeliers and plastered animal heads. Flo Rida performed and van Wyck even broke down a choreographed rendition of Madonna’s “Vogue.”
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