Monday, January 25, 2010


Actress Kathy Najimy surprised her husband Dan Finnerty of The Dan Band with an exciting weekend trip to Las Vegas for his 40th birthday. The couple began the celebration by checking into their luxurious Siena Suite at The Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino on Friday afternoon. Later in the evening, Kathy and Dan headed down to Lagasse’s Stadium where they kicked off the evening with a cocktail party in the company of their family and friends. Celebrity guests included Ricki Lake, Camryn Manheim, Adam Corolla, Helen Hunt, Cheri Oteri and Nia Vardalos. Suzanne The Duchess, The Venetian Opera Singer, made her way to the party to sing an astounding “Happy Birthday” to Dan in Italian Opera while all the guests raised their glasses for a champagne toast.

The party continued later Friday the evening as they headed to TAO. The group of 30 people arrived to at 9:30pm and had a special private table on the loft of TAO restaurant overlooking the scenic signature Buddha. The group included actresses, Helen Hunt, Nia Vardalos, Camryn Manheim, Ricki Lake, Cheri Oteri, and comedian Adam Corolla among others. Actress Meg Ryan joined the group late at 10:30 pm, hugged the birthday boy then sat next to Helen Hunt and the two chatted and caught up with each other. Next , Kathy presented Dan with a custom Vegas style cake from TAO with two large dice and a Vegas sign on top stating “Happy 40th Birthday Dan!” The crew dined on the custom cake and headed into TAO Nightclub where they had a private raised table in the clubs MOAT VIP section.

On Saturday Kathy and Dan, joined by friends including Meg Ryan, Camryn Manheim and Nia Vardalos enjoyed brunch at Dos Caminos. Then Later that night, the crew headed to LAVO where they dined in the Private dining room tasting a special chefs selection menu.

TAO photo credit: Al Powers

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