Most Expensive Celebrity Parties of 2012

As evidence shows, there is definitely no party like a celebrity party

Take a peek at some of the year's gorgeous and pricey parties, including Bergdorf Goodman's 111 Anniversary Party.

We love partying, and whether you're a guest or a host, we want to you to get the most out of parties of all sizes — from intimate dinners to elaborate affairs. With DIY guides and entertaining tips, The Daily Meal is here to help you successfully host the event you’re envisioning efficiently and within your means.

Party like these celebrities!

But what if budget wasn't an issue? What if you're hoping to put on a polo match with elephants, a massive castle tea party, or a blow-out Bollywood extravaganza? These are the big-league bashes, the kinds thrown by celebrities with unlimited funds. Ah, yes, the luxury of endless zeros in a bank account can make even the craziest dream parties come to life. 

You’ve read confessions of celebrity event planners on everything from awards shows to weddings and costumed soirees, but those don’t teach us how to host a party like the A-listers. Sure, we can score inspiration tips and "how to achieve this look" tips from Pinterest, but there’s a reason why these parties are incredible — it’s because they’re untouchable.


As we’ve mentioned before, this has been the year of celebrity engagements and weddings, so one would think that these affairs would take the cake with the heftiest price tags — wrong. From the two-day lush Indian bash thrown by Naomi Campbell to a first birthday so luxe it could have only been thrown by diva Mariah Carey, brace yourselves for the parties you’re about to see. Lavish, gorgeous, and ridiculously expensive, these aren’t even the stuff our dreams are made of — they’re better.