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Want to be the cool parent? Hire a celebrity!
If I've learned anything from watching "My Super Sweet 16" on MTV, it is that for some kids, the party isn't complete without an appearance by an "it" band.
What would little Buffy think if K-Fed (that's Kevin Federline, also known as Mr. Britney) showed up at her birthday party? For $15,000, he will do just that, but it has to coincide with a CD release. But, think! For all that money, you can find out if he really smells like Cheetos and cigarettes.
You can also get the Black Eyed Peas for $45,000, but, of course, it has to be an "after party" for an in-town concert. Other celebrities include "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard for $7k or Idol finalist Kimberly Caldwell for $1k.
But, of course, don't get too carried away. You still have to buy Buffy that brand new SUV or she'll sulk on national television that you ruined her birthday.