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9-Year-Old’s Lavish $50k Birthday aboard a Superyacht

If there’s one thing we can all agree on when it comes to Roxy Jacenko it’s this – she certainly knows how to throw an epic birthday. The PR queen has once again made headlines after sharing behind-the-scene snaps of her nine-year-old son’s 50k birthday party which included a trip around the Sydney Habour in a $2,800/hour superyacht.

Cause what nine-year-old doesn’t love a superyacht?

Aloha Hunter!

Hunter Curtis, son of Roxy and Oliver Curtis and brother to Pixie Curtis, was gifted a Hawaiian-themed party that reportedly cost $50,000, outdoing his sister’s 11th birthday party which set the family back $40,000.

Okay, so what does a $50,000 party look like for a nine-year-old?

First off, it needs to be set on a boat. But not just any boat. Only a superyacht will do. This particular superyacht sports a massive jacuzzi, dance floor, and the fanciest of everything.

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Known as Ghost II, this is an impressive party boat, reserved for the rich and famous, and sticky-fingered nine-year-olds, apparently.

A $50k party also needs a party planner to take care of every little detail so Roxy hired luxury event planner, Diane Khoury for the job.

It also needs a theme, naturally. Hunter chose the Hawaiian theme himself after looking at old photos of a family trip to Hawaii.

Tunes, tub and a tiki bar

The party started as soon as guests arrived at the wharf and were greeted by a gaggle of Hula dancers with leis waiting. The young bachelors then headed on board the ship where they were offered mocktails served out of pineapples and canapes.

Hunter's Birthday Party on Superyacht
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Once on board, the boys slipped into their custom-made slippers and explored the boat, decorated with a 13-meter double-layered balloon garland and surfboards, and flamingo cut-outs.

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The boys spend their afternoon/evening in the jacuzzi, dancing to the DJ’s tunes and having their cartoon portrait done by a Caricaturist on board. Of course, a party isn’t a party without a massive lolly buffet station and Tiki bar.

Hunter’s cake also took centre stage and featured a handmade figurine of the birthday boy himself.

Hunter's 50k birthday party
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As Roxy explained, Hunter has missed out on a birthday party due to Covid for the past three birthdays so they wanted him to have an extra special day.

Mission accomplished.

Birthday parties on steroids – go big or go home

Roxy has never been shy to admit she loves spoiling her children. Last year her daughter Pixie wanted a Night Club theme party. So Pixie got a Night Club theme party, complete with a 360-degree photo booth, a custom pizza bar, a disco dance floor and a DJ.

Pixie's birthday party
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The party took place at La Porte Space in Alexandria and hairdressers were on hand to treat the girls to mermaid braids. There were fire breathers and photographers and mocktails and gift bags, oh my!

However, Roxy’s lavish parties for her kids aren’t the most expensive birthday parties we’ve seen. In 2019 a couple made headlines for hosting a $140,000 party for their daughter, who was turning one.

British celebrities Amir Khan and Faryal Makhdoom hired the University of Bolton Sport Stadium for their daughter Alayana’s first birthday party. And no, not just the lobby, the ENTIRE STADIUM.

A jungle-meets-Amazonian-rainforest theme dance floor dotted with brilliant dancers dressed in animal costumes set the tone. Meanwhile, the stunning canopy – a kaleidoscope of gorgeous suspended paper butterflies – is just something else entirely. You can check out the full display here. 

Or, if you’re looking for a perfectly normal birthday party idea for your kid that won’t cost more than your car, here are a few options:

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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