The former Gossip Girl star, who is preparing to give birth to her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, welcomed friends like Taylor Swift and Amber Tamblyn to Campagna restaurant at New York's Bedford Post Inn, which is owned by actor Richard Gere.

A source reveals Gere was actually on site as Blake and her pals gathered at his hillside getaway, but it isn't clear whether he spoke to the birthday girl and mum-to-be at her "classy brunch".

One insider tells Us Weekly The Shallows star's party location was decorated with white and green balloons, and Blake carried on the celebrations at her home in nearby Westchester.