5 of the Wildest Celebrity Parties of the Last Decade

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5 of the Wildest Celebrity Parties of the Last Decade

Naomi Campbell mingles with guests at a party

Over the last decade, celebrities have thrown some pretty extravagant soirees, from kidnapping friends on private jets to India to spending half a million dollars for a legendary singer to perform at a friend’s birthday party. Many of the most decadent shared a common theme: They’re almost all milestone birthday parties.

Giggster took a look at some of the wildest parties of the 2010s and highlighted five of the most lavish and over-the-top. The upcoming list includes four birthday parties and a very exclusive fairytale wedding. Some bashes spanned several days, others featured costumes, and many included high-profile performers.

For those of us who didn’t make the guest list for these events, attendees at the parties shared plenty of photos and stories. Read on to see how the rich and famous curate unforgettable once-a-lifetime celebrations to last forever.

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s week-long wedding celebration

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake pose for photographers

While most wedding celebrations last a day or two at most, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel pulled out all the stops when they tied the knot in 2012. The couple invited 100 people to a week-long party in Puglia, Italy. Celebrity guests settled into the ultra-private Borgo Egnazia, a luxurious resort hotel that resembles a castle. The intimate environment was full of 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 the 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 even appeared to give a performance (for a reportedly hefty fee of $500,000). The supermodel and her billionaire beau messily broke up the following year.

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Kate Moss’ four day 40th birthday party

Kate Moss smiles at the event

To celebrate her 40th birthday in January 2014, Kate Moss invited friends to a nearly 100-hour party at her home in the Cotswolds.

Champagne flowed throughout the psychedelic chic party as partygoers were treated to a private music festival featuring sets from Massive Attack, members of Oasis, Primal Scream and Soul II Soul. Florence Welch from Florence + the Machine sang “Happy Birthday”. As for party favors? Willing guests were treated to a heart tattoo with an infinity symbol.

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Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Party at the White House

Barack and Michelle Obama dance at a formal event

When the first lady turns 50, she’s getting 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 play a medley of the tunes.

The star-studded guest 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 other Al rocker But perhaps the sweetest part of the evening was when then-President Barack Obama paid tribute to his wife and reminisced about the first time they met.

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Bronson van Wyck’s Bal des Sauvages

Bronson Van Wyck smiles in front of the plane

Event designer Bronson van Wyck threw a Bal des Sauvages – or “Ball of the Wilds” – for his 40th birthday.

The extravagant 2015 soiree paid homage to a famous 1393 masked ball hosted by France’s King Charles VI. was hosted. Guests, including many celebrities, donned fancy dress costumes in keeping with the event’s theme of ‘predator or prey’. Shirtless bartenders served drinks while patrons mingled under dazzling chandeliers and adorned with animal heads. Flo Rida performed, and van Wyck even put on a choreographed performance of Madonna’s “Vogue.”

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