Credit: Juliati Photography Photo: Rich Wakile Celebrates 50th Birthday With His Family

It’s not easy to pull a fast one on razor-sharp Richie Wakile. But his wife, Kathy, got the job done this past weekend. We’re told the Real Housewives of New Jersey star — along with 75 friends and family members — surprised Richie with a huge bash in celebration of his 50th birthday.

“He had no idea,” a partygoer tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “He was caught completely off guard.”

The elaborate shindig was held at Salute Brick Oven Bistro in Montclair, New Jersey and apparently, no expense was spared. “There were a ton of dishes served,” says the partygoer, “including oysters Rockefeller, clams casino and lobster rolls.” And in celebration of Richie’s golden milestone, there were Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve and Ciroc vodka cocktails to wash everything down.

To work off all that food, DJ Anthony D played old school, Studio 54-style hits from the seventies. Rich and Kathy, along with their guests, danced the night away.

Yet while Kathy was happy to let the restaurant handle the food, she made sure she was in charge of the most important meal of the night: dessert. She served up her signature mini cannolis, cheesecakes and other yummy delicacies from her upcoming dessert cookbook.

All in all, sounds like a very sweet evening!