Lea Michele Celebrates 28th Birthday With Girlfriends, Gourmet Dinner: PHOTOS

Celebrity News Aug. 30, 2014 AT 1:40PM
Lea Michele celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday. Lea Michele celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday. Credit: Courtesy of Lea Michelle

A gleeful birthday for a Glee star! Lea Michele celebrated her 28th birthday on Friday, Aug. 29, spending the happy day with her close friends. 

"So much birthday love today…" Michele tweeted on Friday. "Makes me so happy... Thank you all for making this day so extra special!"

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She fêted her special day with a gourmet dinner, prepared by The Kitchy Kitchen creator Claire Thomas. Michele dined on a five-course menu, which included appetizers of a burrata platter and roasted garlic crostini, a cauliflower brie soup, kale salad, and a main course of burrata roasted tomato lasagna.

Credit: Courtesy of Lea Michelle

Sipping white wine sangria from Club W, the birthday girl blew out her candles on a devils food cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. Michele wore a sexy navy blue cotton draped dress with a plunging V-neck for the festivities. 

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She was joined by her girlfriends for the evening, sharing a photo of herself via Twitter with pals TV executive Stephanie Herman, actress Aubrey Dollar, actress JoAnna Garcia, and boutique owner Jennifer Cohen.

This is the actress' second birthday without her former boyfriend Cory Monteith, who passed in July 2013. 

Credit: Courtesy of Lea Michelle

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Michele also received well wishes from her Glee costars. 

Mark Salling tweeted, "Happy birthday to my sister from another mister the cosmically wonderful @msleamichele. Love you so much."

Jenna Ushkowitz wrote, "Happy Birthday to the beautiful ladies, @msleamichele and my MOMMA!! #MamaUshkowitz Love u guys!!! :)"

Kevin McHale added, "Happy birfffdayyyyy @msleamichele & the KING, MJ!!"

Darren Criss tweeted, "A very happy birthday to one of my favorite singers and drinking buddies @msleamichele !"

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