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La dolce vita, indeed! Selena Gomez turned 26 this weekend and welcomed the new age with the most bellisima Italian-themed birthday bash. The “Wolves” singer took her closest friends on a yacht dinner cruise leaving from Newport Beach, California, yesterday. The highlight of the night, however, wasn’t the “Buon Compleanno, Selena” banner or white-napkin-waving dance party, but the giant vat of Parmesan-covered pasta that was served for dinner. Here, our favorite pics from the glorious giorno festa (that’s a day party, to you). 

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Have we died and gone to carb heaven? Nope, it’s just the huge bowl of pasta that Gomez’s assistant, Theresa Mingus, posted to her Instagram story from the dinner cruise.

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Gomez celebrated her 26th with confetti, Champagne and a handful of close friends.

It seems even the playlist was full of classic Italian jams for the napkin-waving portion of the night.

Follow-up question: Our invite got lost in the mail, sì?

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