Haute Event: Holly Madison’s Birthday at Lavo and Tao

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Model/television personality Holly Madison attends her birthday party at the Tao Nightclub at the Venetian.

Last night, Holly Madison, star of “Peepshow” and the hit reality series “Holly’s World,” held an early birthday celebration at Tao at the Venetian and Lavo at the Palazzo. The stage and screen star turns 31 on Dec. 23 and decided to celebrate a few weeks in advance.

She started the party with an early dinner in the private dining room at Lavo. Friends including Bridget Marquardt, Laura Croft, Angel Porrino, Josh Strickland and new beau Jack Barakat toasted the birthday girl with Hpnotiq Bubbles and Blue cocktails and then dined on signature dishes from the kitchen. Of course Madison’s favorite Kobe meatball was on the menu. A candle atop Lavo’s Oreo zeppole dessert served as a precursor for more sweet moments later in the night.

After dinner Madison raced over to perform in “Peepshow” before heading back to continue the party at Tao. More friends, including Playmate Jayde Nicole joined for the late-night celebration. The group made their way to a sky box overlooking the club, and upon Madison’s arrival event partner Hpnotiq sent the guest of honor a magnum bottle of the liqueur via Tao’s bottle fairy, who flew over the dance floor.

Madison got on the mic, shouting out to the crowd, “What’s up Las Vegas?”  She then thanked Tao, Hpnotiq and all theclub goers for the celebration.

Madison was surprised with a three-tiered Rapunzel cake from Gimme Some Sugar, which arrived to the sky box accompanied by the “Holly’s World” TV series theme song. The surprises continued as Hpnotiq presented a $1,000 check in her name for the Lied Animal Shelter, one of her favorite causes.  A birthday isn’t complete without presents and Tao continued the gift giving, presenting Madison with a diamond-studded, heart-shaped necklace from Simon G jewelers.

The group danced the night away and Madison and Barakat were spotted holding hands and stealing the occasional kiss. They partied at Tao until after 2 a.m. when they headed up to their suite in the Venetian for some late night snacking from room service.

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch was spotted in the next sky box over with friends.

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