Friday, January 10, 2014
Beyoncé and Jay Z rent out a bird sanctuary to celebrate daughter Blue Ivy's second birthday at jungle-themed bash
And as the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z, it stands to reason that Blue Ivy would celebrate her second birthday in truly spectacular style.
The pair decided to close down the Jungle Island bird sanctuary within Miami Zoo to ensure Blue had her every wish fulfilled at the bash on Tuesday.
Party time! Beyoncé and Jay Z treated daughter Blue Ivy to a jungle-themed bash for her second birthday on Tuesday
Going all out: The pair paid to have the Jungle Island sanctuary in Miami Zoo closed for the party
According to reports, Beyoncé and her hubby went all out to ensure the jungle-themed bash was a huge success.
And while the costs of putting on such an event have yet to be revealed, the cost of just a VIP tour at the sanctuary and botanical garden is around $240 - which means closing the entire venue is likely to be in the region of thousands of dollars.
Her parents' generosity meant that Blue saw in her second birthday surrounded by a host of exotic animals, including penguins, kangaroos and lemurs.
Birthday girl: Jay Z toted his little girl proudly as they grabbed lunch at Joey's restaurant in Miami after the party
Having a chat: Blue was seen chatting happily away to her father as he carried her along
Later in the day, Blue, Beyoncé and Jay Z were seen enjoying lunch at Joey's restaurant in Miami, where they ordered two salads and two pizzas.
Pictures of the family at the eatery showed Blue looking adorable in a khaki and gold long-sleeved T-shirt with a tutu-style skirt, black socks and leopard-print trainers.
The little girl managed a smile as she was carried by her superstar father, who opted for a grey sweatshirt, baggy black trousers and baseball cap.
Bey, meanwhile, showed off her slim figure in a pair of grey skinny jeans, black top and heavy gold necklace.
Birthday bling: Blue was wearing a necklace she is believed to have been given for her big day
Bringing up the rear: Beyoncé was seen following closely behind as Jay Z lead the way carrying little Blue
Sticking together: Jay Z looked every inch the proud father as he carried his beautiful daughter
She finished off her look with a pair of black heeled boots, a black handbag and a black hat over her blonde hair.
The 32-year-old singer was also seen carrying a colourful Ginger Bread striped blanket by high-street store Mamas & Papas as the trio headed to their waiting car after the bash.
It was reported earlier this week that Kanye had written a lullaby for little Blue for her second birthday, as he wanted to do 'something personal' for his rap star pal's child.
A source told the Daily Star newspaper: 'Kanye wanted to do something personal for his best friend's baby.
Off-duty style: Beyoncé wore the 'Surfboard' sweatshirt from her own merchandise range which is on sale on her website, the slogan is from her song Drunk In Love, she accessorised with a chunky AllSaints choker
Keeping her warm: Beyoncé carried a large striped colourful blanket for Blue as they left the eatery
Style: Beyoncé wore a pair of skinny jeans with a black jumper and high heeled boots
'So he decided he would write and record a lullaby especially for her. It won't be released, it's just for Blue. He hopes it'll help send her off to sleep at night.'
Kanye has seven-month-old baby North, who is nicknamed Nori - with reality star fiance Kim Kardashian - and hopes she'll become friends with Blue.
The source added: 'It's really catchy and slow. Rather than the usual sweet dreams-themed lullaby songs, Kanye raps about how Blue Ivy and Nori will be mega powerful when they're older.
'It also mentions how him and Jay Z will work hard to make sure their girls have an easier path the an they did.'
Welcome to the world: The very first shot Beyoncé and Jay Z shared of their daughter
Working on her pout: A 13-month-old Blue appeared in her mother's documentary
Tribute: Beyonce posted a birthday message to Blue on her Tumblr page on Tuesday