Glee Stars Reunite for Amber Riley's 30th Birthday Celebration

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Glee Cast Reunites for Amber Riley's 30th Birthday Party

From left: Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera, Ryan Dorsey and a friend

Source: Naya Rivera/Instagram

By Lindsay Kimble


02/22/2016 AT 10:45 AM EST

New Directions, assemble!

Amber Riley’s William McKinley High School classmates came together to celebrate their Glee costar’s 30th birthday at the W Hotel Hollywood on Saturday night – almost a year after the show aired its final episode.

Kevin McHale (Artie), Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) and new mom Naya Rivera (Santana) all joined in the festivities, during which Riley took center stage to sing.

Rivera posted a photo with Ushkowitz, McHale and her husband Ryan Dorsey to Instagram, writing, “The crew last night celebrating @msamberpriley.”

McHale also commemorated the evening with a picture, sharing a goofy shot of himself kissing Riley while she held up a bottle.

Riley stunned in a purple, mesh and lace gown and wore her hair in voluminous curls for the soiree. She later changed into a more casual look for her time on stage, donning a black circle skirt and cropped t-shirt that read “Queen by Nature.”

“I celebrated the night away and tomorrow it’s back to reality,” Riley wrote on Instagram. “Thanks @sophiacreative @sirbfresh and @msashleymriley for planning an incredible party! I will never forget it. And thanks to all my amazing guests! You made the night special! 2016 has started off like a dream. I can’t wait to see what this year brings!!!!”

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The Dancing with the Stars champ performed with one of her “idols,” singer Faith Evans, before singing “Tell Me Something Good” as a solo with the live band.

Other party revelers included Empire‘s Jussie Smollett, who posed for a snap with the birthday girl.


A photo posted by Amber Riley (@msamberpriley) on

Riley took to social media on Monday to share her gratitude for the special night, joking, “I am officially done celebrating.”

“Thank you for every bday wish, every gift, every positive thought and prayer sent my way,” she wrote alongside a photo of a puppy passed out next to a bottle of champagne. “Time to recover and get back to work!!! Goodnight.”

The Glee group last got together in Costa Rica in November for Harry Shum Jr.’s wedding.

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