ARE HOLLYWOOD KIDS REALLY SPOILED?
Photo Credit: Splash News
We just got some juicy details from movie mogul Ron Meyer’s Easter party in Malibu last Sunday. It was aiming to be “green” – in Hollywood that means no paper plates or cups – only china, silver, and crystal, plus linen table coverings and napkins in pastel colors. All the trees in the driveway and yard were festooned with pastel ribbons.
Nearly 500 guests and their kids feasted on custom omelets and waffles, vats of oatmeal with raspberries, bagels, etc. topped off with mountains of Sprinkles cupcakes in pastel colors. Two forty foot long buffets groaned with designer food. The kids ran around and hunted for hundreds of plastic eggs that were hidden all over the beachfront property- they were stuffed with candy, toys and some with cash!
While Suri and Katie hunted for eggs, Tom Cruise played touch football and he was described as “throwing like a girl.” Barbra Streisand and James Brolin had a long conversation with Meryl Streep. Also socializing and sipping champagne: Warren and Annette, Goldie and Kurt and Kate Hudson, Tobey McGuire, Leonardo DiCaprio, the Spielbergs, Conan O’Brien, Jamie Foxx, and the Arquettes. (in photo above)
Most of the kids over ten were furiously texting and talking on their cell phones.
The best part was the “Petting Zoo” – “it was like Noah’s ark.” They had baby chicks and ducks, baby pigs, baby goats, two baby ZEBRAS, miniature ponies, a baby kangaroo and a baby camel, and a young chimp. Before guests departed they were reminded to pick up their individual Easter baskets, which were hanging in the trees labeled with each child’s name. The hefty baskets contained MORE STUFF- movies, DVD’s iPods, games, gourmet chocolate, toys, stuffed animals – whatever was age appropriate.
Wow. And this was a “green” party in the middle of a recession!