Forget pin the tail on the donkey and plastic noisemakers. Lauren Lembo’s birthday party was the talk of Australia, and she’s only 3 years old. Lauren’s parents Eric Lembo and Trang Nguyen spent $50,000 ($38,493.50 USD) on their daughter’s lavish third birthday party in Perth, Australia.
The soirée was Disney-themed and featured a performance by Australian Idol contestant Courtney Murphy; Rémy Martin XO Cognac and Champagne for the adult guests; and an extravagant dinner menu of tempura scallops, truffle arancini, pork belly, paella, wood-fired pizza, and oysters. The family hosted the 220-guest party inside a marquee set up on the grounds of the Caversham House, a popular wedding venue co-owned by Eric Lembo.
The couple has received quite a lot of backlash for the party, which many assert was a waste of money.
“It’s my industry, so if anyone can throw an impressive party, it will be me,” Eric Lembo told Perth Now News. “She thought it was amazing. Her face lit up.”
The couple plans on throwing an equally — if not more — extravagant party next year for Lauren’s fourth birthday.