Beautiful Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff turned 36 on January 2 — and she certainly celebrated in style!

@DWTSGossip shared several photos from what was apparently a surprise birthday party held over the weekend. It was attended by a few of Karina’s past celeb partners, including Season 12’s Ralph Macchio, Season 16’s Jacoby Jones, and Season 14’s Gavin DeGraw. It even looks like Gavin serenaded her. Pregnant DWTS pro Anna Trebunskaya was also there, with her growing baby bump and a gentleman friend putting his arm on her back. (Hmm…) See those pics here.


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It always feels good to be surrounded by friends on your b-day, but if we were Karina we’d be happiest about the cake.

“Loved my beautiful CAKE. Absolutely stunning!” Karina tweeted when sharing the photo shown at right. It doesn’t even look like a cake, right? It looks like a collection of gorgeous vintage clothes and clutches. How do you eat that and not feel guilty, not for the calories but for destroying the art?

She did get a second, more traditional-looking round cake, too, but you can see what happened to at least part of the artsy cake. Sigh.

Karina also shared the photo/video compilation below on Instagram, writing “What an amazing night!!! Best surprise birthday party ever! @msrielly is the best planner! Thank you! And thank you to my friends for coming! It means the world to me! Love you!!!! @digital_12 @gavindegraw @ralph_macchio @natalieyuri @ruikarose @mbergerpr @bobshapiro”

It looks like a good time was had by all. She should invite the rest of us next time — or at least send us some cake. Happy b-day, Karina!

Sources: Instagram, Twitter, DWTSGossip