Inside Reese Witherspoon's incredible 40th birthday party

Chloe Best

Reese Witherspoon's nearest and dearest pulled out all the stops to ensure she enjoyed her 40th birthday celebrations over the weekend. The actress, whose milestone birthday is on Tuesday, hosted a party at the Warwick in California – complete with a private performance from Taylor Swift.

The birthday girl reportedly arrived at the party with her husband Jim Toth and mother Betty, who had flown to Los Angeles especially for the occasion. Looking stunning in a sequinned dress, Reese celebrated with some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, Robert Downey Jr, Matthew McConaughey and Tobey Maguire.

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Reese Witherspoon celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday

Reese's close friend Kate Hudson also attended the party, and shared a number of photos and videos from the night on Instagram and Snapchat. One collage showed Reese and Kate having fun with a group of friends, along with the caption: "Happy birthday gorgeous girl @reesewitherspoon!!! Love you #TequillaFirst #PostingLater #SaturdayNight #ImSoExcitedToGetIntoBedIDontEvenKnowWhatToDoWithMyself #NotWashingMyFace #GoodNight."

Kate also revealed that Taylor had performed a few of her songs especially for Reese, and shared a number of videos on Snapchat. "This beauty gave a little surprise for our bday," Kate wrote on one video, adding: "Happy birthday Reese, we love you!"

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Kate Hudson was one of many celebrity guests at the party

Perhaps one of the highlights of the night was Reese putting on a performance of her own with country musician Keith Urban. The duo performed Sweet Home Alabama together – a nod to her role in the 2002 film of the same name.

Reese performed Sweet Home Alabama with Keith Urban

Fashion writer Derek Blasberg posted a video of the performance on his Instagram account, adding the caption: "You can take the girl out of the South, but you can't take Sweet Home Alabama out the girl! HAPPY BIRTHDAY @reesewitherspoon (cc @KeithUrban)."

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