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Caroline Manzo's little girl is not so little anymore! Lauren Manzo is officially moving up in the age brackets after turning 26 years old over the weekend. The former Real Housewives of New Jersey matriarch and star of Manzo'd With Children took to Mobypicture to share a sweet birthday message to her daughter, as well as a short video.

"Happy 26th Birthday to Lauren Manzo! My little girl & best girlfriend - xoxo," Caroline wrote. Aww!

So how did Lauren decide to celebrate the big day? The bride-to-be opted for a family dinner, Mexican styles! Decked out in a giant sombrero, Lauren blew out a single candle atop a scrumptious dessert, while a Mariachi rendition of the Beatles' "Happy Birthday" played in the background. It looks like it was a blast for everyone there!

Lauren has been pretty strict about her diet lately, as she prepares to walk down the aisle in July of 2015, but we're glad to see she made a small exception on her special day to devour a chocolaty treat.

It's hard to believe that Lauren was only 21 years old when the first episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey aired in 2009. She was barely able to order herself a martini, but now she's a mature young woman, a business owner, and almost a wife!

We wish her the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year ahead, full of happiness and dreams coming true.

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