The Jonas Brothers, in town to celebrate Nick Jonas’ 21st birthday, took it easy on Sunday to “prepare for battle” as Nick told press on the red carpet for the main event as he counted down his last minutes as a 20 year old. The brothers played golf and watched football.
A group of 25 of Nick’s closest friends and family gathered at Botero at Encore Las Vegas around 10:30 p.m. for dinner. The entourage was seated on the patio, where they split several sides including truffle macaroni and cheese, ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms and more.
At midnight, Nick was watching his iPhone’s date change over to officially ring in his birthday. The group erupted in applause, while a four-tier cake was presented by the staff. The brothers showed off their skills singing, “Happy Birthday” while girlfriend Olivia Culpo snapped pictures on her phone for social media. The couple cozied up while toasting with a celebratory glass of champagne followed by a sweet kiss. A family tradition took over as Nick made the first cut of the cake and then handed the knife over to Danielle, Kevin’s wife, who has the next upcoming birthday to make the final cut before it was served to the group. Kevin was overheard explaining the tradition to their friends at the table.
Fifteen minutes after turning 21, Nick led the group to the red carpet at XS Nightclub, where the brothers all snuggled up to their significant others; Nick and Olivia, Kevin and Danielle, and Joe with model girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler. Nick shared that he is most looking forward to some music and acting projects in the year ahead, but also being able to finally kick back at the end of the day with a beer. He shared that Olivia gave him a necklace for his birthday, while Joe had one of the most unique gifts in purchasing a pair of Frank Sinatra’s tap shoes for his younger brother. Kevin went big, getting a few chips from Wynn Las Vegas to test his luck on the table games after the party. While Nick was very much looking for the night ahead, it had some tough competition as he shared his favorite birthday to date, a surprise wiffle ball tournament his family planned when he turned 13.
Fresh off of New York Fashion Week, Joe shared that his style changes a bit when heading to Sin City. He said the guys dressed to the nines for the evening’s festivities. He claimed his own 21st birthday is a challenge to remember, but brother Kevin chimed in to remind him they had the college experience for Joe’s birthday, heading to State College for a Penn State football weekend. For his own big 2-1, Kevin said the family traveled to Cabo. With a baby on board, he joked that he’ll let his brothers plan his children’s 21st birthday parties since they will no doubt be seen as the cool uncles.
The group of 20 were escorted inside just after 1 a.m. with 30 waitresses flanking on both sides of the staircase waving light wands to direct them through the crowd. As they marched through the venue, fans tried to grab pictures of the group before they arrived on stage. Seated next to headlining deejay, a second birthday cake featured seven tiers of poker chips, card suits and black and red colors throughout. The group partied into the early hours of the morning in honor of the monumental celebration.
Additional celebrity sightings in separate groups last night at XS also included Liam Hemsworth, Enrique Iglesias and Lil Jon.
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