Extravagant parties for toddlers - New York News

Extravagant parties for toddlers

Posted: Updated:

It appears as though kids as young as 1, 2 and 3 are learning the ABCs of over-the-top party planning. While they may be too young to remember their fabulous party, the guests certainly will.

Traditionally when a girl turns 16, a lavish party is thrown to celebrate this numerical milestone. Now it appears as though the age of extravagance is getter younger and younger

The average amount spent on children's parties has steadily increased since 2010 and the popularity of themed events is also on the rise, according to gigmasters.com.

In New York City, Red Carpet Kids hosts a unique movie star-themed party complete with makeup, wardrobe, and paparazzi. Owner Craig Saslow believes that celebrities are leading the way.

"Everybody wants the red carpet experience, everybody watches entertainment shows and reads magazines about their favorite celebrities on the red carpet," Saslow said.

For Suri Cruise's second birthday, $100,000 was spent on a party with 1,000 live butterflies.

"I definitely think there's a trend in birthday parties where people want to do things that are unique and different," Saslow said. "The child's birthday is the one specific day that's a real opportunity to do something above and beyond for your kid. What better way than to throw an extravagant birthday party."

That is definitely the case in New York City where a 90-minute party for your potty-training toddler at the famed Dylan's Candy Bar can run you $1,200.

For $10,000 you can book the entire wonderland of toys for an overnight at FAO Schwarz.

After a while, one begins to wonder: is it really about the kids, or is it about the adults?

"I think it's a mix," Saslow said. "Parents like to throw extravagant birthday parties so it can be a time for them to catch up with their friends. And get together with family."

Parents regularly celebrate children's "firsts" like a first step and the first day at school. But the first birthday is considered one of the biggest reasons for a celebration and in many cultures a lavish party is common.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Temperature drops; snow moves in

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:59:53 GMT
    Fox 5 photoFox 5 photo
    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
    The mild weather made an exit in the Tristate region and snow moved in late Tuesday into Wednesday. Scattered showers, heavier rain, thunderstorms, and strong winds were expected. Reports of heavy, wet snow have come in from the Hudson Valley, northern New Jersey and New York City. The snow is not expected to accumulate for very long.
  • Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Robert De Niro says Tribeca Film Festival is his passion

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:47:46 GMT
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
    Robert De Niro is a family man, a filmmaker, an entrepreneur and one of my favorite actors of all time. He's also a co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival, which has more to see than ever before. De Niro wears just as many hats on screen as he does in real life. The father of six starred in six films last year, owns four restaurants and a hotel, and still finds time each spring for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lower Manhattan's annual cinematic showcase.
  • Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    Obama congratulates UConn on NCAA dominance

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:47:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. The White House says Obama commended men's head coach Kevin Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and noted how he enjoyed watching them throughout the tournament. He told women's head coach Geno Auriemma how impressive it was to see the team continue to dominate women's collegiate basketball.
    President Barack Obama has congratulated the University of Connecticut's men's and women's basketball teams on winning last week's NCAA tournaments. The White House says Obama commended men's head coach Kevin Ollie and his team on their decisive championship victory and noted how he enjoyed watching them throughout the tournament. He told women's head coach Geno Auriemma how impressive it was to see the team continue to dominate women's collegiate basketball.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices