Lea Michele


It appeared to be a girls' night for Lea Michele on her 28th birthday.

Wearing a cleavage-baring black halter outfit and her bangs swept aside in a wavy, teased hairstyle, the Glee star celebrated the happy occasion on Friday with her "best girlfriends," including actress Joanna Garcia Swisher, who played Ariel on Once Upon a Time, at a dinner consisting of eats that could make you say, "Hello, gorgeous!"

"Best night w/ amazing friends & such delicious food!" Michele tweeted, adding alongside a photo of herself and her pals, "The best girlfriends in the world..."

The party was catered by food writer Claire Thomas of The Kitchy Kitchen, which also supplied a chocolate cake. She and owner Claire Thomas posted on Twitter and Instagram several photos of other dishes—a roasted tomato lasagna, a burrata cheese and stone fruit salad with mint and chilies, roasted garlic crostini w/ sautéed mushrooms and herbs and kale salad.

"She wanted a homey, casual, family style meal, so we went with big platters that everyone could help themselves to. We went back and forth on ideas, but she loved the seasonal, simple options," Thomas told E! News, adding that she thinks Michele's favorite dish was a cauliflower brie soup."

About 10 people attended the party in total and also enjoyed sipping on Club W wines and sangria and the smooth sound of Sam Smith on Spotify.

Other Glee actors were not spotted in the pics, nor was Michele's boyfriend, Matthew Paetz.

The guests also got some delicious favors for the road—banana chocolate chip nut muffins.

"Everyone was jetting off in the morning, so it was the perfect airplane treat," Thomas said.

Check out photos from the actress' birthday dinner below.

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