Actress Courteney Cox marked the beginning of the last year of her 40s by gathering a group of A-list pals for a party in Los Angeles on Saturday (15Jun13).

The Friends star turned 49 over the weekend, and decided to throw a bash in celebration at a restaurant in Santa Monica.

Cox's famous friends including Laura Dern, Molly Sims and Isla Fisher turned out to party the night away, as did her Cougar Town co-stars Christa Miller and Brian Van Holt.

Uploading snaps from the bash on Twitter.com, Cox writes, "Thank you all for the overwhelming birthday wishes! So sweet!"