Last year, for her 50th birthday, Teresa Giudice celebrated the occasion with incredible decorations and one of the most stunning cakes we’ve ever seen (watch the video above to see some of the best cake moments from across all the Housewives franchises). this year, The Real Housewives of New Jersey OG took on her 51st birthday (May 18) with not only another amazing cake but also a gorgeous party look (plus several delicious desserts and a West Coast trip with her husband, Luis “Louie” Ruelas — more on that later).
On May 20, Teresa feted her birthday with several pals (including her RHONJ castmates Jennifer Aydin and Danielle Cabral) at the Mediterranean restaurant Lefkes Estiatorio, wearing a gorgeous ensemble in the process.
The mom of four took to Instagram to share photos and videos from friends, including those from her makeup artist Priscilla DiStasio. In the snapshot, Teresa could be seen rocking an adorable baby pink sparkling romper, which she paired with matching pink high-heeled pointed-toe over-the-knee boots covered in floral embellishments.
In addition, Jennifer shared an edited video of the celebration, showing more of Teresa’s look as well as a white heart-shaped cake from Palermo Bakery that had a very on-brand message: “Namaste B-tch,” referencing Teresa’s podcast of a similar name (Namaste B$tches).
Teresa definitely went all out to celebrate her special day — and the days leading up to it. Prior to the dinner and drinks with friends, the New Jersey mom’s eldest daughter, Gia Giudice, took to her Instagram Stories to show her mother holding a huge tray of desserts at a restaurant table. “Happy early birthday mommy[.] I love you beautiful,” the aspiring lawyer wrote.
the RHONJ cast member went on to share more Instagram Stories from a vacation across the country in Los Angeles with her husband, Louie.
Teresa relaxed by a gorgeous pool in the sunny weather in one photo and showed off her poolside lunch in another.
The brunette beauty later documented her and Louie’s night out on the town, sharing cocktails with friends at Drake’s Hollywood.
The California getaway came after Teresa was stopped by the Clubhouse with her hubby for an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen following that bombshell finale episode of RHONJ. For the occasion, the cookbook author was stunned in a gorgeous sheer sleeveless jumpsuit covered in crystal embellishments by Jovani ($633). She paired the head-turning look, which featured a high slit on the left leg, with coordinated beige pointed-toe pumps that also had dazzling embellishments on the toe.