Selena Gomez Had the Most Instragrammable 25th Birthday Party

The Weeknd didn't make it though.

Selena Gomez turned the big 2-5 yesterday, and while some celebs opt to have big parties out, Gomez had a much more intimate though very Instagram-friendly affair. She and her friends had a little house party in L.A. There was "Fetish" decor by Petra Collins, balloons, cake, and several gifts, as Gomez documented on her Insta late last night:

The whole thing seemed to be a day-long surprise. Gomez's assistant Theresa Mingus shared some of the set up on her Instagram story, along with the fact this all started at 8 a.m.:

Gomez herself posted several aspirational Instagram stories of her polaroids and cakes. They're exactly how you'd want your own party to look on Insta:

She also did an Instagram live session to thank everyone for the birthday love and share her birthday gifts (vinyl records and a dreamcatcher among them.) "This is going to be a big year," she said. Her boyfriend The Weeknd, who played his last European show in Paris that night, wasn't there…yet. "Abel [Tesfaye, the Weeknd's real name]'s on his way," Gomez told everyone. 

Her friends then teased her, and her reaction was just what you'd expect from the girl who wants you to know she has a boyfriend because she's just that smitten:

Tesfaye confirmed his status on his own Instagram story earlier that night. (The flight from Paris to Los Angeles, by the way, is 11.5 hours.)

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Alyssa Bailey
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.