This kind of over-the-top insanity is EXACTLY what makes the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills so mesmerizing each week.
Taylor Armstrong and Kyle Richards competed to have the most jaw-dropping Beverly Hills birthday parties for their daughters — Kennedy (Taylor’s daughter) and Portia (Kyle’s daughter) — who are all of four and two years old. Naturally, the tots couldn’t care less about the event planners, the floral arrangements, the A-list guests or the gift bags. BUT moms Taylor and Kyle spent plenty of time planning every last detail.
For Taylor, it was all about handcrafted floral teapots and erratically stacked china, which helped her fulfill her dream of a Mad Hatter’s tea party. The fact that her daughter Kennedy was overwhelmed by the photographer trying to take her photo AND that there were no activities planned for the kids, is beside the point. Taylor clearly has no clue what a four-year-old would really want… and she doesn’t care. She gave her daughter a diamond necklace and didn’t get it when the child couldn’t care less and was thrilled by the puppy that daddy pulled out.
Taylor’s $60,000 fiasco made Kyle — who spends $12,000 on a bouncy house, petting zoo and choo choo train — look like mother of the year. At least she gets that a kid’s party is for kids, even if she did spend a small fortune on Portia’s “princess party”.
(Random side note: HollywoodLife.com‘s own Kirstin Benson was actually the pink princess at Kyle’s party!)
The theme of the episode was undoubtedly kids. Adrienne Maloof served her three young boys dinner with the help of her full-time personal chef, and Lisa VanderPump and her husband Ken accompanied her sweet college-bound son Max to see LA’s Music Institute which he desperately wants to attend.
It makes you wonder about Camille Grammar, who was the only Real Housewife not filmed with her two kids. Does she EVER spend time with them? Or do the four full-time nannies do 24-hour, 7 day a week duty. Seems that way.