If The Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice were to publish a cookbook for drama, certainly inviting family and friends (including Joe and Melissa Gorga) to her daughter Gia’s 12th birthday party would seemingly be the featured recipe for disaster. But, if these wonderful photos are any indication, the shin dig appeared to go off without incident!
When they’re not feuding, the Giudices and Gorgas are some beautiful fams! Sadly, Joe Gorga had the flu and was unable to attend. Teresa expressed her sympathies for her brother on Twitter prior to the party by writing, “My poor brother with this horrible flu. Everyone, please, get your flu shot!” But just because Joe was sick, that didn’t stop his wife Melissa Gorga, son Joe Jr. and daughter Antonia from attending the festivities, which were held at Space Odyssey USA in Englewood, New Jersey:
Also in attendance at Giafest were rumored new housewives (though more than likely just “friends of the housewives”) Kim DePaola (aka Kim D) and Jennifer Dalton (below right), the latter bringing her daughter Reign along.
Teresa expressed her excitement just prior to attending the party by tweeting, “Headed to Gia’s big birthday party! They grow up so fast, don’t they?” And Gia isn’t the only one growing up fast! Check out this wonderful shot of Gia’s little (though getting bigger!) sister Audriana Giudice:
And yes, the Gorga and Giudices even posed for a peaceful group photo together!
So could it be that Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga have mended fences? If you’ll notice, there were no Manzos in attendance at Gia’s party. Could we have a new dividing line for The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 5? I guess we’ll have to tune it and see!