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How 30+ Celebrities Celebrated Turning 30

Not sure what to do to give your 20s a proper send-off? Take a cue from these celebrities who welcomed the new decade in a variety of worthy ways:

Epic birthday with the most epic people in my life! #grateful #dirty30

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WHO: Ashley Tisdale

WHAT: Beach chic bash

WHERE: Southern California, USA

WHEN: July 2015

HOW: Ashley kicked off her big “#dirty30” birthday with a reflective open letter to fans. Then she and her newly cut and colored “birthday hair” popped up at a beachside party with friends and family. She blew out candles on a pink frosted cake while sitting at an elaborately decorated long table, which was accented with flowers.

WHO: Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett

WHAT: 90s Bash

WHERE: New York City, New York, USA

WHEN: June 2015

HOW: Kendra, husband Hank Baskett, and a couple friends grabbed dinner at NYC’s STK — “Warming up for my DIRTY 30s,” she said of the meal that included a glass of red wine. The celebration continued at a surprise 90s-themed party with friends, where Kendra rocked baggy clothes and a shot glass around her neck.

My voice is definitely raspy today from too much singing lol

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WHO: Audrina Patridge

WHAT: Karaoke kiki

WHERE: Pearl’s Liquor Bar, 8909 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States and Blind Dragon, 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069, United States

WHEN: May 2015

HOW: It’s only fitting that The Hills star Audrina Patridge partied for her 30th birthday on the Sunset Strip! She and friends enjoyed a chicken dinner at Pearl’s Liquor Bar, then headed to karaoke hotspot Blind Dragon, where she was presented with a red quilted cake from Los Angeles’s Cake Studio.

WHO: Kellan Lutz

WHAT: Pool party

WHERE: Hollywood Hills, California, United States

WHEN: March 2015

HOW: Kellan and 150 of his closest friends partied at professional poker play Dan Bilzerian‘s infamous bachelor pad. The dress code was all white but there were plenty of abs being shown off, too. Kellan seemed pleased with a sheet cake topped with traditional “3-0” candles that was presented to him, captioning the pic with, “Family, friends, and so much happiness. Now that’s starting 30 off right.”

WHO: Whitney Port

WHAT: Dinner party and weekend away

WHERE: Big Sur, California, USA

WHEN: March 2015

HOW: Whitney’s 30th was kicked off with a dinner party with friends and family, including her sister Paige. The decor was to die for — gold letter balloons spelled out her nickname and smaller, silver, numeric ones made sure to mark that it was for the big 3-0. Later that week, Whitney was whisked away to Big Sur by her fiancé, making it the “Best birthday ever.”

#TRIGGA30 full video on YouTube

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WHO: Trey Songz

WHAT: Fun and games

WHERE: Malibu, California, United States

WHEN: November 2014

HOW: The carnival-themed “#TRIGGA30” party for Trey’s big day included cotton candy, funnel cake, bumper cars, basketball, a mechanical bull, and even some women on stilts for photo ops. Fellow singer Chris Brown was in attendance to sing Trey happy birthday before he cut into his big top cake.

#Magenta #RockyHorrorPictureShow #BestabirthdaypartyEver

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WHO: Kelly Osbourne

WHAT: Freaky family affair

WHERE: Los Angeles, California, United States

WHEN: October 2014

HOW: The Rocky Horror Picture Show served as inspiration for Kelly’s 30th birthday bash, which took place right around Halloween. She wore a French Maid outfit to channel the character Magenta and had help from niece Pearl to blow out the candles on her cake.

I couldn’t help but wish for a couple of forevers

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WHO: Khloe Kardashian

WHAT: Yacht party

WHERE: New York City, New York, United States

WHEN: June 2014

HOW: All the Kardashian-Jenner women and French Montana set sail on friend Loren Ridinger’s yacht to ring in Khloe’s big 3-0. The birthday girl wore a white gown to blow out sparkler candles atop a three-tier cake.

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WHO: Kim Kardashian

WHAT: Bi-coastal club blowouts

WHERE: Tao, Las Vegas, Nevada and Tao, New York, New York

WHEN: October 2010

HOW: In typical Kardashian fashion, Kim was VIP at multiple over-the-top parties to ring in her 30th — she hit up Tao nightclub in Las Vegas and New York, blew out candles at a Fusion Beauty fan event in Toronto, and was the belle of a post-Angel Ball yacht party in New York Harbor. Famous friends Lala Vazquez, Brittny Gastineau, Joe Francis and family Kourtney, Khloe, Kris and Rob helped celebrate. Day-of her actual birthday, Kim gathered her girls at home and tweeted, “UH OH The big 3-0!!!!” Her best b-day accessories? Standout silver Christian Louboutin pumps, champagne, and cupcakes.

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WHO: Britney Spears

WHAT: Ice skating outing

WHERE: Houston, Texas and San Juan Condado Plaza, Puerto Rico

WHEN: December 2011

HOW: Birthday girl Brit and then-boyfriend Jason Trawick hit the ice day-of during downtime from the South American leg of her Femme Fatale tour and celebrated again a week later at a belated birthday/tour wrap-up party in Puerto Rico, where she blew out candles on a five-tier cake.

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WHO: Jennifer Hudson

WHAT: Downtown surprise party

WHERE: Opera Ultra Lounge, Washington DC

WHEN: September 2011

HOW: Jennifer thought she was just going out to eat with her sisters while in town for the Kennedy Center Concert, but the singer was genuinely surprised by 300 fans and a group of drag queens who serenaded her at the club.

WHO: Nicky Hilton

WHAT: Girls Vegas getaway

WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada

WHEN: October 2013

HOW: Big sister Paris and friends celebrated Nicky’s milestone in Sin City — they went clubbing at The Light Vegas and XS Nightclub and indulged in nameplate cupcakes and a Chanel bag-shaped cake.

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WHO: Kanye West

WHAT: Store soirée

WHERE: Louis Vuitton, New York, NY

WHEN: June 7, 2007

HOW: The Louis Vuitton Don suited up for a red carpet affair that brought out Rihanna, Diddy, and Ashlee Simpson. The birthday boy posed proudly with his mom before packing up and taking the festivities to club Tenjune in the Meatpacking District.

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WHO: Jessica Simpson

WHAT: Italian escapade

WHERE: Capri, Italy

WHEN: July 2010

HOW: Despite having her parents along for the ride, Jessica engaged in a PDA-filled day on board a yacht with then-new boyfriend Eric Johnson.

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WHO: Kate Middleton

WHAT: Palace dinner party

WHERE: Kensington Palace, London, England

WHEN: January 2012

HOW: Her first birthday since becoming a royal, the newlywed hosted family and friends at home for a chef-prepared feast.

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WHO: Beyoncé Knowles

WHAT: Italian escapade

WHERE: Venice, Italy

WHEN: September 2011

HOW: A pregnant Beyoncé boarded a boat to cruise around with husband Jay Z and good pal Gwyneth Paltrow.

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WHO: Justin Timberlake

WHAT: Small house party

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

WHEN: January 2011

HOW: Jessica Biel reportedly threw the bash for her then-boyfriend.

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WHO: Mila Kunis

WHAT: Weeklong family visit

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

WHEN: August 2012

HOW: Ashton Kutcher’s parents flew in from Iowa to help mark Mila’s milestone.

WHO: Carrie Underwood

WHAT: 29th birthday anniversary

WHERE: Home in Nashville, Tennessee

WHEN: March 2013

HOW: Carrie called the day “the first anniversary of my 29th birthday” and ended up eating vegan pizza alone since her husband Mike Fisher fell sick with the flu.


WHO: Jessica Alba

WHAT: Low-key lunch

WHERE: Cafe Chez Marie in Los Angeles, California

WHEN: April 2011

HOW: Expecting her second baby at the time, Jessica met up with girlfriends for a midday meal at a charming French-Moroccan-American cafe.


WHO: Kelly Rowland

WHAT: Lunch with the ladies

WHERE: Phillippe Chow and Coco de Mer in Los Angeles, California

WHEN: February 2011

HOW: Kelly chowed down on Chinese food with Destiny’s Child bandmates Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams, as well as Beyoncé’s sister Solange Knowles before stopping off at an adult erotic boutique on Melrose Avenue. She had even more to celebrate a few months later when her album, Here I Am, was released.

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WHO: Kate Hudson

WHAT: Fancy footwork dance party

WHERE: Mom Goldie Hawn’s Pacific Palisades, California home

WHEN: April 2009

HOW: Kate kicked up her Christian Louboutin heels do dance with her her star studded guests, such as Justin Timberlake who led the crowd in the Electric Slide.

WHO: Alexa Chung

WHAT: Haute hotel gathering

WHERE: The London Edition, London, England

WHEN: November 2013

HOW: Alexa’s famous guests — including Harry Styles and Kelly Osbourne — horsed around inside Alexa’s suite, with one partygoer placing an Hermes bag on his head, presumably, after the gift was given out!

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WHO: Lance Bass

WHAT: Caribbean villa vacation

WHERE: Tantra in St. Martin

WHEN: April 2009

HOW: Lance and friends stayed at the La Samanna Resort & Hotel on St. Martin island, where they jet skied and held court at a Tantra Nightclub & Sanctuary VIP table.


WHO: Sophia Bush

WHAT: Donations in lieu of gifts

WHERE: Guatemala

WHEN: July 2012

HOW: Sophia told friends, family members, and fans she’d rather they donate to her #30for30 campaign instead of giving her gifts and it worked — she helped raise $30,000 for Pencils of Promise to build a school in Guatemala.

WHO: Nicole Richie

WHAT: Private hotel party

WHERE: Regent Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, California

WHEN: September 2011

HOW: Family and friends feted Nicole’s self-proclaimed “dirty thirty” at a Mindy Weiss-planned bash, complete with a cake from Cupcake Couture and fine florals from Dolce Designs.

WHO: Olivia Wilde

WHAT: City stroll

WHERE: New York, New York

WHEN: March 10, 2014

HOW: An expecting Olivia Wilde held hands with fiancé Jason Sudeikis for a birthday walk around the city they call home.

#TBT my 30th bday #purebliss #surroundedbylove

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WHO: LeAnn Rimes

WHAT: Funeral for her 20s

WHERE: Laguna Beach, California, United States

WHEN: August 2012

HOW: LeeAnn said good riddance to her twenties at a house party with a “Die, 20s, die!” theme, complete with a cake decorated with a coffin. Ms. Rimes was ready for her new decade, after learning “a lot of hard lessons.” It was a happy occasion though, as LeeAnn posted a throwback Thursday photo from the party years later that came with the caption, “Very Happy Times.”

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WHO: Lil Wayne

WHAT: Southern skate soiree

WHERE: Los Angeles, California

WHEN: September 2012

HOW: The rapper went with a “Project XXX” theme for a rager that featured a skateboard ramp, beer pong ping pong balls with his face on it, Southern BBQ, a long line of kegs, and enough red Solo Cups to go around.

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WHO: Eva Longoria

WHAT: Mexican fiesta

WHERE: A friend’s home in Encino, California

WHEN: March 2005

HOW: Mexican food, drinks courtesy of The Margarita King, ice cream cake, a DJ, and a cigar bar were all must-haves at Eva’s house party. She also entertained guests and looked to her future with readings by The Psychic Girl.

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WHO: Christina Aguilera

WHAT: Work afterparty

WHERE: London, England

WHEN: December 2010

HOW: At the afterparty for her film Burlesque, which was hosted by jewelry designer Stephen Webster, then new-boyfriend Matt Rutler presented Christina with a single-candled cake

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WHO: Paris Hilton

WHAT: Moulin Rough-themed mansion party

WHERE: V-MODA Fortress in Los Angeles, California

WHEN: February 2011

HOW: Paris sported red sequins and feathers to party with 300 guests, including parents Kathy and Rick, sister Nicky, and Lil Wayne in the Hollywood Hills.

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WHO: Scott Disick

WHAT: Kid-free club date

WHERE: Hyde, Las Vegas, Nevada

WHEN: May 26, 2013

HOW: Lord Disick had his lady luck, Kourtney Kardashian, by his side as he celebrated turning 30 with a Red Bull, crown and tie-themed cake, and a turn behind the DJ booth.

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WHO: Cheryl Cole

WHAT: Sunday Funday pool party

WHERE: Malibu, California

WHEN: June 2013

HOW: After an exhausting night clubbing at Hakkasan in Las Vegas, Cheryl laid back with friends and family at a mermaid themed pool party in LA the next day.

WHO: Chris Bosh

WHAT: Cirque du Noir-themed ballpark bash

WHERE: Marlins Park and E11even, Miami, Florida

WHEN: March 23, 2014

HOW: Wife Adrienne Bosh enlisted the party-planning help of Jackie Ohh Events, DJ Steph Floss, and Cirque du Noir to make her gold-blazer-wearing man the ringleader of his two-part party. CB-branded common carnival fare, candied apples, funnel cakes, and corn dogs were served while Chris’s Miami Heat teammate Dwayne Wade did some dunking at the dunk tank. Guests also indulged in pina colada and mojito-flavored “adult snow cones” before heading to E11even for the afterparty.

WHO: Jaimie Alexander

WHAT: Surprise salsa dancing soiree

WHERE: El Floridita, Los Angeles, California

WHEN: March 10, 2014

HOW: Boyfriend Peter Facinelli orchestrated the group lesson and surprise party, including a huge chocolate confection from SusieCakes topped with a sparkler-style candle.

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WHO: Nick Cannon

WHAT: Haunted house tour

WHERE: Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights

WHEN: October 2010

HOW: This October baby got in the birthday spirit with an entertaining walk through this scary attraction that’s based on the most frightening movies, TV shows, and music. After he made it out alive, he was treated to a three-tiered, DJ-themed birthday cake. Nick also celebrated with wife Mariah Carey at Lavo in New York City.

WHO: Adrienne Bailon

WHAT: Black and white ball

WHERE: XXI, New York, New York

WHEN: Oct. 25, 2013

HOW: Adrienne had tweeted her “dirty thirty” would be “grown and sexy,” and it was —the birthday girl stood out in a bright white cutout gown while guests wore black. Adrienne’s initials encrusted in crystals were the perfect cake topper for her chic soirée.


WHO: Hayden Christensen

WHAT: Beach day

WHERE: Barbados

WHEN: April 2011

HOW: Birthday boy Hayden hung with bikini-clad girlfriend Rachel Bilson on the white sandy beaches of Barbados for his 30th.

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