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Who needs the bar when you can have a dinner party?

That's what Zac Efron opted for as he celebrated his 21st Saturday evening.

High School Musical's finest toasted his new, alcohol-legal year at L.A.'s Pace restaurant with family, friends, girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and fellow Wildcats, including Monique Coleman and Ashley Tisdale, People reports.

Other more famous guests around the table were Michelle Trachtenberg, Amanda Bynes, Brittany Snow, and musical siblings Aly and AJ Michalka.

As the ever-thoughtful girlfriend, Hudgens planned the bash, which eventually morphed into an afterparty, hosted by Efron, at a nearby hotel. Perhaps that is where the actor opened his presents — which included various bottles of liquor.

Are you going to catch the birthday boy and Co. on the big screen in HSM3?