Mom shamed for throwing $27,000 disco-themed party for daughter’s 11th birthday
The shamed mums have exposed a prominent Australian publicist for throwing a nightclub-themed birthday party for her 11-year-old daughter.
Roxy Jacenko, 43, hosted the lavish $27,000 party for daughter Pixie Curtis in Sydney on Saturday, with a stylist, photographer and DJ all brought in for the festivities.
Photos shared on social media show the birthday girl partying with friends in an event space decorated with bespoke disco balls, balloons and neon lights. Fireworks and a flame-throwing mixologist were also featured at the party.
But while Curtis seemed to be enjoying his luxury party, haters attacked his mother – who is a household name in Australia after earning millions from her PR business, Sweaty Betty.
“It’s a crude display of wealth,” said one under snaps shared by Jacenko Of the party.
“Some people have too much money…. and disconnected from the real world. Spoiled to the max,” snapped a second.
Meanwhile, another claimed the party was tone deaf given many families are pinching pennies amid runaway inflation.
“They have money and can afford to do whatever they want but I think so many people can’t afford to pay their rent and buy food, it’s in bad taste to l ‘display in the media,’ they said.
Jacenko quickly fired back, appearing on national television to defend his daughter’s birthday party.
“The reality is that we are here for a short time and I want to make sure my children have the best possible opportunities,” the mother said.
“I had cancer, we lived a life that was scrutinized a lot, so I want to make the most of my life because you don’t know what will happen tomorrow,” she added.
The PR guru further explained that his daughter had become a young entrepreneur in her own right, after starting the toy business Pixie’s picture during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was a celebration of not only her 11th birthday, but also her business,” Jacenko said, also revealing that her daughter is donating toys to a local children’s hospital.
This isn’t the first time the famous mother-daughter duo have made international headlines.
Last December, Jacenko made headlines after revealing that his daughter could retire at the age of 15, with Pixie’s Pixie estimated at $21 million over the next decade.