Girls just want to have fun!
Have you ever noticed how some celebrity mums always seem to be attending the best parties and painting the town red? Even if they’ve just given birth or have a big brood at home, they don’t seem to let nappy changing, finding childcare or the baby blues get in their way.
With their babysitters on speed dial and babes tucked up in bed, these celeb party mums love letting their hair down in spectacular style.
Click through to check out our selection of the biggest party mums and those who have turned their back on their partying lifestyles in favour of motherhood.
Party Mama 1: Britney Spears
Despite what her harshest critics say about her, the pop princess has really turned herself around as a mum in the last year following her public breakdown and divorce.
After spending her early days working to demanding schedules as a child pop star and then becoming a young mum to Sean Preston, 5, and Jayden James, 4, Britney, now 27, decided to indulge in some wild partying.
Three months after the birth of her second son, Jayden James, and a few days after her split with her husband Kevin Federline, Britney hit the notorious hot spots in the party circuit – with hardcore ravers Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan in tow. Newly liberated, or maybe nursing a broken heart, Brit was spotted falling out of clubs in West Hollywood and Las Vegas causing even her new party friends to be concerned about her erratic behaviour.
Spiralling out of control, Britney’s dad finally stepped in and her wild party days were put in the past.
To kick off her recent world tour, she only stayed for 15 minutes at the first after-show party, saying she wanted to get back home to her boys.
During the gruelling 97-date tour, which finishes in Australia later this year, she’s taken every opportunity to spend time with her sons, bringing them along with her, and taking them sightseeing during her days off.
She did manage to have a night out in Maddox nightclub in Mayfair, during the London leg of the tour but turned up wearing quite mumsy black jeans and checked shirt and left fairly early in the evening to head back to her hotel.
Party Mama 2: Kate Moss
The undisputed queen of fashion and partying, Kate Moss, 35, knows how to throw a party and definitely puts in the hours. Whether at home in London mingling with the achingly cool A-list crowd or on a yacht in Ibiza with her pal Marc Jacobs, she manages to elegantly juggle motherhood with her rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.
With the help of her nanny Mary Davidson (Sadie Frost’s mum) and ex-partner Jefferson Hack (who’s dad to their 7-year-old Lila Grace), Kate takes her daughter jetsetting around the world, bringing her along to top events but then making sure she’s tucked up in bed when Kate has a late-night sesh.
Kate’s well known for her dislike of press intrusion and despite being one of the world’s most photographed women, incredibly she’s managed to keep Lila Grace out of the limelight – in any photos you see, Lila Grace’s face is always smudged out.
The first time we get to meet Lila Grace, she’ll probably be a young Kate Moss in the making. Just think of those über stylish hand-me-downs she’s set to inherit…
Party Mama 3: Pamela Anderson
Hardcore party girl and former sex symbol Pamela, 42, was every man’s fantasy in her heyday. A decade or so later and two children in tow (sons Brandon Thomas, 13, and Dylan Jagger, 12, with rocker dad Tommy Lee), she’s showed no signs of hanging up her party shoes.
Regularly spotted dancing into the early hours wearing risqué outfits that would make Katie Price blush, the former Playboy pin-up is one hell of a party mama.
She couldn’t even resist a boogie on the catwalk when modelling for Vivienne Westwood last season, where she shimmied down the runway revealing her tiny thong to shocked onlookers!
However, she plays the ‘soccer mum’ role perfectly – Pamela style of course. She’s often spotted watching her sons on the soccer field, sporting big shades, tight velour and bed head hair.
Party Mama 4: Katie Price
Never one to hide from the camera, the self confessed ‘lightweight’ doesn’t shy away from a cocktail (or two), when she has some time off from looking after her children Harvey, 7, Junior, 4, and 2-year-old Princess Tiaamii.
Following her much publicised marriage breakup with Peter Andre, 31-year-old Katie has recently been seen letting her hair down, including a trip to party central, Ibiza – perhaps making the most of the newly arranged co-parenting arrangements that come with separation.
With a penchant for gold lamé one-pieces and a perma tan, Katie isn’t the poster girl for the average mum. However, the side of Katie the photographers don’t show us, is the time she takes looking after Harvey, who suffers from a genetic condition causing blindness and learning difficulties, and running after her two energetic toddlers.
The mums who called it a night… Party Pooper 1: Sara Cox
Former ’90s ladette ‘Coxy’ was well suited to downing pints of cider but Sara ‘mum-of-two with a third on the way’ Cox – is a much toned down version!
The northern tomboy and best mates with fellow former party girl, Zoe Ball, is now more likely to be spotted pushing her über cool pram in the park than throwing shapes on the dance floor.
Party Pooper 2: Sadie Frost
Sadie, now 44, spent several years partying while her four children Finlay, now 19, (whom she had with Gary ‘Spandau Ballet’ Kemp), and Rafferty, 13, Iris, 9, and Rudy, 7, (from her marriage to Jude Law) were happily tucked up in bed.
Frequently papped falling out of clubs in the wee hours, Sadie was a regular of the Primrose Hill set, which included Kate Moss. Sadie and Jude were the golden couple, their every family domestic covered by the press, including a scary incident when Iris, who was 2 at the time, swallowed an ecstasy tablet that had been left on the floor of a London club where Iris had gone to a party.
Over the past few years, Sadie has decided to calm down her partying ways and has had a massive change of lifestyle. She’s now teetotal, vegan and supposedly off the circuit for good. However, she’s still to be seen occasionally air-kissing her way through fashionable soirées and so isn’t completely hibernating!
Party Pooper 3: Nicole Richie
Always up for a party, Nicole, 27, was a guaranteed name on every guest list in LA. Making her name on the party circuit, Nicole had a penchant for bad boys and was even arrested for drink driving.
However, after hooking up with Good Charlotte singer, Joel Madden in 2007, she got on the straight and narrow. Nowadays she is a doting mum to 2-year-old Harlow and 3-week-old Sparrow.
Party Pooper 4? Charlotte Church
Renowned for her partying antics before she became pregnant with her two children, Ruby, 2, and Dexter, 8 months, Charlotte Church certainly knew how to paint the town red.
Ever the lady, the self-confessed ‘ladette’ once said. “I can sink them! I hate champagne, I still drink it though.” However, the 23-year-old instantly put her partying ways on hold whilst pregnant and immersed herself in motherhood.
But now, there are signs that she’s gradually making her way back onto the celeb social scene. She’s been spotted downing the odd pint at rugby matches and getting into the swing of things at this summer’s V Festival, making the most of a child-free weekend with partner Gavin Henson by hiring their own camper van.
Will we be seeing more of party Charlotte as the year goes on? Watch this space…