EXCLUSIVE! Kim Kardashian's Planning Intimate 31st Birthday Bash At The Gansevoort In NYC!

Wed, August 31, 2011 5:50pm EDT by 3 Comments

After a lavish wedding and quick honeymoon in Italy, Kim Kardashian is getting ready to celebrate her 31st birthday with a private family party (even Bruce Jenner is flying in for it!), proving she’s just like everyone else!

Kim Kardashian lives her life in the spotlight and there’s no doubt she’s had her fair share of extravagant living and pampering. Obviously she can have whatever she wants and so far, the 30-year-old reality star hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to looking great, running a successful business and throwing the perfect parties. With her 31st birthday just around the corner, the newlywed is planning a super special celebration in New York City, but it won’t be costing her 10 million!

While many wonder how simple her birthday party will be, sources tell HollywoodLife.com that Kim’s plans are already in full swing!

“Kim’s celebrating her 31st at the Gansevoort [Park],” our source said. “[She’s] planning a big bash and is giving out [her new fragrance] Gold and they’re looking for sponsors. Known for being saavy business people, they want to make $3 million from the birthday celebration.”

Hmmm…sounds a like it’s a little bit more than a small celebration, but compared to her star-studded summer wedding, this is just a tame little get together. Plus, the family hasn’t asked for any sort of star treatment.

“They aren’t staying at the Gansevoort for free but are getting a discounted rate. Apparently the suite is $8,500 a night, but the Kardashian clan didn’t ask or expect to stay for free. They have been the sweetest people and perfect guests. They are so nice that even when they need something, they don’t bother the hotel — although they did fly in some custom bedding”

While the Kardashians are being more than gracious and kind to the hotel staff, Kim’s party plans have put stress on the hotel to make sure security is tight.

“The hotel staff is so stressed with the interest in the Kardashians,” our source adds. “With the press and paparazzi, the hotel has doubled security and doesn’t know how they will maintain that level of security for the next 5-6 weeks. They are working around the clock on security. With 70-100 paps outside, they weren’t expecting it to be this crazy.”

Regardless of the birthday buzz, Kim has been trying to lead a relatively normal life in New York.

“Spotted with sister, Kourtney Kardashian, the pair did some healthy grocery shopping at organic supermarket, Healthfully, located in NYC’s East Village. The famous sisters picked up noodles, crackers, cookie and other healthy snacks,” a witness tells us.

Whew! Sounds like the Kardashian buzz won’t be dying down anytime soon! Do you think Kim’s party plans are too much? Sound off in the comments below!

Aimee Curran with reporting by Katrina Mitzeliotis and additional reporting by Russ Weakland