If you're looking for birthday party inspiration, then it's a good idea to check out what the stars are up to with their tykes' celebrations. The celebrity kids' birthday parties to inspire yours may be rather aspirational for most people, but you can still get some great ideas from them. Though these over-the-top celebrations have everything from ferris wheels to multi-tiered smash cakes, parents can still take a cue from the themes and color schemes. Or at least take a bit of comfort in the knowledge that you aren't blowing your kid's college fund on a party he may not remember.
But some elements of these kids' parties are attainable for most parents. For instance, even celebrity moms like to use Pinterest as a source of party inspiration. And it looks like letting your kid make a complete mess of his first birthday cake is a rite of passage for almost everyone. It's good to know some parts of birthday parties are universal.
That said, it's always fun to see how the other 1 percent lives. Although some celebrations are over the top (complete with a diamond-encrusted Barbie), others are more down-to-earth (such as an actress's charming backyard bash). Whatever your speed, check out these parties for a little inspiration.