​Inside Nina Dobrev's 'La La Land'-themed birthday party

By Sarah Walker

​Inside Nina Dobrev's 'La La Land'-themed birthday party

Nina Dobrev knows how to throw a party!

The Vampire Diaries actress celebrated her 28th birthday in style with a La La Land-themed bash, complete with dancing and games.

She celebrated alongside her good pal, polo player Ronnie Bacardi, and a number of other A-listers, including Aaron Paul, Glen Powell, and siblings Julianne and Derek Hough. (The latter two dressed up like Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s characters in the movie.)

The brunette and her friends brought fans along for the ride by sharing pictures of the event on Instagram.

There was a La La Land cake.

Some dancing.


A bunch of games.

City of stars  #lalaland #ninasthemedbirthdayparty #brotherfromthesamemother #yellowlexi

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And, of course, stunning ensembles. The actress opted for a blue, v-neck gown like the one Emma wore during the movie's musical number “Someone in the Crowd."

Joining the star was fellow Canadian beauty Jessica Stam, who added some edge to her ruby red gown by topping it with a leather jacket.

Canadian model Jessica Stam helped fête the birthday girl.

It’s been a busy few months for the Toronto native, which could explain why she delayed her birthday party until Jan. 21 (her birthday is Jan. 9).

The actress has been hard at work on two exciting projects: promoting the new movie xXx: Return of Xander Cage —starring Vin Diesel — and filming Flatliners — which features fellow Canadians Ellen Page and Kiefer Sutherland.

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