06/21/2012 at 06:00 AM EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
enjoyed some special treatment in Canada when he recently celebrated his 39th birthday.
The How I Met Your Mother
actor and his hubby David Burtka were joined by several friends, including Glee
's Jayma Mays, at Old Port of Montreal, where they took in a viewing of Amaluna
, the newest show from Cirque du Soleil.
The group started their night by sipping cocktails in the V.I.P. Tapis Rouge tent before the show – and after the performance, they greeted the cast and crew backstage.
"The whole group [seemed] thrilled to see the show," a source tells PEOPLE. "They seemed very excited, especially Neil. They took home souvenirs and took photos with cast members."
Harris, who Tweeted
his approval of the "spectacular" celebratory day, capped off his celebration with dinner at Au Pied de Cochon with handsome hubby Burtka, whom he called "delicious."
– Mark Gray