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Celebrities sure know how to throw a good party, undoubtably because they have so much extra money to toss around. These are eleven of the most extravagant celebrity birthday parties of all time. Find out which A-lister spent over $5 million on his Mexican birthday fiesta complete with performances from Michael Bublé and Stevie Wonder! Read through our list and let us know which celebrity birthday party you’d want to be invited to.

1. Oprah Winfrey

The media mogul spared no expense for her 60th and her friend Bob Veloz’s 80th birthday. The joint extravaganza was red themed and was actually a “scaled down” party, after the original guest list was getting out of control. Winfrey and Veloz reportedly invited 200 of their closest friends to the black tie bash, which was held at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara. Celebrity guests included Robert Redford, Rob Lowe, Carol Burnett and Patti LaBelle. Female guests wore beautiful red ball gowns and red jewels. The security at the event was so tight that even resort employees weren’t allowed to walk through the party. All the entrances were barricaded and watched over closely by Oprah’s private security team. The next day, Winfrey and Veloz hosted a gospel brunch and a 40 person choir serenaded 100 guests.

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2. Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John’s 60th birthday bash reportedly cost $1.5 million, a small fortune considering that the singer is said to be worth about $320 million. The black-tie affair was held at the largest Gothic church in the world, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. The “Rocket Man” singer, known for his unique outfits, wore a Louis XIV costume with a monstrous wig that required a special transportation just to be brought to the event. The birthday party gathered 500 guests including fellow Brits Sir Paul McCartney, Liz Hurley, and Rod Stewart.

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