Every juicy meatball deserves a proper send off!
This past week, Joe Giudice was gifted with an intimate and fun bash at Blu Alehouse in Riverdale, New Jersey. The venue is co-owned by John Harms, a close friend close to Joe and Teresa Giudice who was gracious enough to host the send off before the reality star checks into prison on March 23.
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According to the couple's pal, the restaurant was outfitted with a mechanical bull, a buffet, great music, and a ton of loved ones. Even Giudice's former enemy Melissa Gorga attended the event even though it also happened to be birthday!
Mr. Harms revealed:
"I've been friends with Joe and Teresa since before the show. My partners and I have gotten to know Joe over time and we wanted to do something nice for him two nights before he went away—a way for everyone to say goodbye."
Aww so sweet!
Luckily for all involved, the party went off without a hitch:
"It was amazing, as perfect as I would have wanted it. It was just family and true friends…Teresa and the girls were there, obviously. Joe's mom and his sisters and brothers and aunts and uncles. It was a family reunion. There ended up being about 150 people. The restaurant was filled. It was great. About 50 kids. There were toasts, & Joe had a few words to say. He told everyone, 'Stop making me cry, I'm not going to the electric chair. His attitude is as good as it can be. You can tell he's being strong for everyone else. There were a lot of tears."
Well, considering J.G. recently expressed that prison is "no big deal," we're not surprised he's being "strong" for everyone else!
In addition to the wonderful bash, Teresa has been posting adorable photos of her kids snuggling with their poppa before he leaves:
We wish you the best of luck in the slammer, Joe!
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