A boxer and his wife have been slammed, even by their own family, for spending a “ridiculous” amount on their kid’s first birthday party.

Amir Khan and his Instagram influencer wife Faryal Makhdoom spent a whopping $140,000 on their daughter Alayana’s first birthday party, which featured a jungle-themed dance floor complete with hired “animal” dancers and suspended paper butterflies.


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Their daughter ate caviar-scented rusks and was spoiled with a designer taffeta gown, while guests dined on a four-tiered birthday cake.


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This cake journey only properly started a year ago. To all of you who don’t know me, I am a self taught cake artist which means everything you see on my page has been created by me and I have learnt to do this all on my own. This includes the cake that was featured in the @dailymail today. This was a huge opportunity and I can’t say it wasn’t nerve racking because the @faryalmakhdoom and @amirkingkhan chose me of all the brilliant cake artists out there to do her beautiful daughter, Alaynas cake. She specified that it would be a rainforest theme and pretty much left the design to me so this is what I came up with. Each tier took hours of sugar crafting but I got the result that I wanted and here it stands, in all its glory. Not many people get the chance to do something like this and it is what dreams are made of. Thank you to @faryalmakhdoom for trusting me with Alayna’s cake and being super chilled out. Without her support this would never have happened. It was truly a vision that came to life and if I’m honest, it still seems surreal. Happy birthday again to Alayna. May Allah (swt) give you a long, healthy life and may you shine bright just like your yummy mummy ❤️???? picture credit goes to @krixul #instalove #instacake #faryalmakhdoom #amirkhan #rainforest #potd #instapost #cake #cakeboss #cakegrid #cakestagram @cakedecorationmagazine @cakedecoratingheaven @cakeboss_people @cake @instacakers @___cakestagram___ @sturdycakestackers @trulymadlysweetlycupcakes @karen_davies_sugarcraft @cakes.n.sprinkles @sheri_wilson_ @massa_ticino_sugarpaste Topper made by @deluxe_balloons

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The couple called on Opulence Events and Enchanted by Syma, a London company that describes itself as “Luxury Event Planning & Design”.

Many described it as “amazing” and “magical”, however not all shared the same view, saying it was “too much” and “ridiculous”.

“So stupid like you spent thousands of pounds on a party that people will forget by tomorrow but you could have just donated that to the poor,” one Instagrammer posted.

“What a disgusting waste of money,” another added.

Amir’s outspoken father, Shah Khan, also branded it “ridiculous”.

“An awful lot of money was spent on the party, and I feel it could have been better used. It seems a bit excessive to me,” he said.

“Every parent wants the best for their kids but what Amir has spent is quite ridiculous.”

Faryal appeared on a British TV program to defend and justify their lavish spending, saying: “I work really hard and so does my husband.”

She also added the $140,000 “probably is about three per cent of what we do earn”.

“Everyone’s different, everyone has a budget,” she said.

“I just wanted to do a big first birthday,” Faryal said, “and for them to remember that their mum and dad threw them a wonderful day.”

Do you think it is a bit too extravagant?

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  • It is just money and if you have it why not. No doubt it made everyone happy and the one’s complaining about it are obviously green with envy. Enjoy if you can I say.

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  • If they can afford it and it made them happy than why not? They paid the party company (keeping them in jobs), they purchased or hired all this stuff, again, keeping people in jobs and giving back to the economy. I wouldn’t ever spend that type of money, but I don’t earn anywhere near that amount (stay at home mum doesn’t exactly make you rich!) but who am I to say how they spend their money?

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  • It is extravagant. But some people like to keep up with the Jones’s. My first child had his birthday in a pub and the second child only had a grand parents around.
    Each to their own really.

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  • That is insane. Attention seeking and high maintenance. Very sad.

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  • A pretty poor excuse. The one year old will never remember events at her age. How many people were invited and how many will be involved in the child’s life in the future?

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  • Even if I had oodles of money that would still seem excessive to me.

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  • Well if they have so much money and don’t care to spend it, who are we to judge. Let them have fun with it.

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  • What I’ve learnt is the more money you have — and those who earn excessive amounts of money — the more they spend. It tends to increase their lifestyle expenses. Yes, I do think this is a ridiculous and wasteful amount of money to spend on a 1 year old. In my experience, they don’t remember anything about it. But, I guess she can do what she wants with her money. Sad it can’t be shared elsewhere.

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  • They earnt the money and if they wanted to spend it on their daughters first birthday that’s up to them. I’ve only got one question and that is, How are they going to top next years birthday party?

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  • It’s their money, they can do what they like with it. If it made them happy and their child was happy, then that should be all people worry about. Their child won’t remember the day though being only 1.

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  • utterly ridiculous! The kid is one! She won’t remember it! If you have that much cash to waste donate it to people starving in Africa or something meaningful!

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  • If you have the money why not? The child will never remember but mum and dad have really shown off.

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  • Yes of course it is extravagant, that is what very rich people like to do, spend their money to show off. I hope they gave some money to charity too.

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  • That sort a party is for the adults as the child wouldn’t know what was going on and will never remember it. But if that’s what they want so be it

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  • It sure is a lot of money, but when they have it and want to flash it around then that’s their choice.
    I didn’t really celebrate the first birthday as at that age the child doesn’t really know anything about birthdays. It’s actually more for the parents then the child.

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