Busy Philipps may be 40, but she’s not dead. The actress, author and former Busy Tonight late night host shared this sentiment over the weekend while vacationing in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, but this isn’t your average celebrity vacation. Busy was throwing herself a “destination wedding” in celebration of her fourth decade on the planet. (Wait, you can do that?!)
The star has kept her 1.8 million Instagram followers very much in the loop throughout the festivities, sharing an artsy bikini shot followed by several posts detailing the event itself, which took place at Flora Farms. Guests were treated to a seasonal menu made with fresh, local ingredients and given personalized favours including tote bags and hand-painted maracas. Each table was beautifully set under a canopy of colourful ribbons and lights. Pretty dreamy, if you ask us, and we can understand why Philipps referred to the location as “so insanely magical.”
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Here are some details from my 40th! 🌸 A lot of the design of the party originated from the invitations that @andreaghickey designed for me many months ago. I found Andrea because one of my favorite follows on social meeds @bobbyfinger shouted her out after the Buzzfeed layoffs where she had worked as an illustrator and I thought, “well this is perfect; maybe she would like to illustrate my invites while she finds another big job!” And she did! I had the idea that since it was a wedding to myself, the invites could be wedding like but a little f*cked up, I wanted all my favorite things wrapped up in flowers and vines and Andrea nailed it(scroll to the last pic for the invite)! Then we found @amyabbottevents who is based in Cabo (maybe @itsmeraypadilla found her? Probably he did 💜) and after a five minute call, she totally understood my vibe and made it all happen in the easiest way ever. I basically just wanted it to be an explosion of color, like what I feel like on the inside, I guess? Oh! A huge shout out to DJ Alex from Cabo! He was amazing and even played a Tori Amos remix of Raspberry Swirl for me, (probs against his better judgement😂) No one stopped dancing the whole night.💜 The menu @florafarms put together was incredible (the potatoes❤️😭) and if you haven’t been there I highly recommend it, it’s so insanely magical. And a huge thank you goes to @itsmeraypadilla and Marc, who figured out logistics so I wouldn’t have to. 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸
It looks like the party was well-attended by A-listers, including actor Colin Hanks, who dated the actress for several years back in college. More celebs hopped into where the likes of Julia Roberts, Courteney Cox, Elizabeth Banks and Mindy Kaling as well as actresses Jenna Fischer, Ellie Kemper and Angela Kinsey of The Office shared their birthday wishes. Philipps’ husband, writer Marc Silverstein, left some heart emojis on one of the posts while comedienne Whitney Cummings said, “Happy birthday ya sparkle fest!”
Philipps may have partied all weekend but her actual birthday is today, June 25th. “As of 8:03 am Central Standard Time, I am officially 40 years old,” she captioned a sun-drenched image of herself posted this morning. Just like Mindy Kaling did earlier, Busy is using Instagram to show us that 40 is the new 25 (at least, if you’re Mindy Kaling or Busy Philipps, it is). She even finished off the night with a graceful twirl into the pool in her stunning birthday-slash-wedding dress.
We stan, Busy—happy birthday!