IT'S BIRTHDAY BUBBLES FOR LARA BINGLE

It was sushi and sake and, of course, French champagne on the menu for Lara Bingle, who celebrated her 24th birthday with a mixed bunch of pals at Toko on Wednesday night.

Arriving about 7pm and flanked by her mum and make-up artist pal Max May, Bingle - sporting her trademark middle part - strode into the Surry Hills eatery and was soon joined by BFF Kyle Sandilands and bar baron Justin Hemmes, as well as Erin McNaught, her boyfriend Nathan Joliffe, socialite Tyler Atkins and Bingle's DWTS partner Carmelo Pizzino.

In spite of their reputation as party animals, spies said the group kept things relatively subdued.

"There was one, maybe two, bottles of champagne, some sake and a few beers but nothing too wild," said one spy. "Everyone took turns giving her a present and after dinner everyone pretty much left.

Source: Sydney Confidential
Date: 24th June 2011