Victoria Beckham was shocked by the lavish children's birthday parties her kids were invited to in Los Angeles.

Victoria and her husband David try not to spoil their own children, Brooklyn, 14, Romeo, 10, Cruz, eight, and Harper, two, and Victoria revealed she couldn't believe the excesses of parties they attended while living in California.

She told the New York Times' T magazine: ''We have what I consider to be normal birthday parties. I've been to parties in LA that are mind-blowing. I mean, quite literally mind-blowing. People get cellphones in the party bag, that sort of thing. Fabulous, fabulous parties. Ours aren't like that. They are normal kids' parties. We'll have a bouncy castle, a face painter.''

While Victoria has a successful career as a fashion designer, the stylish working mother insists her husband doesn't need any sartorial advice from her.

She explained: ''He might sometimes ask advice if he's going to be late - 'What should I wear?' - but generally speaking, he has a really good sense of what works on him. I think he looks great whatever he does. He literally always looks really, really good.''