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Balloons and babies? That's not how the Jersey Shore gang used to party.
On the season 2 finale of MTV's Snooki & JWoww, new mom Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is in high gear prepping a surprise engagement party for her costar and son's godmother, Jenni "JWoww" Farley, and her fiancé, Roger Mathews.
With baby Lorenzo in tow, a recently slimmed-down Polizzi is putting up decorations before her guests of honor arrive, when longtime pal Pauly D shows up.
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi knows how to party – even when it's for a christening.
The Snooki & JWoww star celebrated her 7-month-old son Lorenzo's baptism on Sunday and let all of her fans in on the big day via social media.
Polizzi – who recently lost 44 lbs. – showed off her svelte figure in a royal blue floor-length dress. "Proud parents today," she wrote on Instagram, sharing a photo with her fiancé, Jionni LaValle.
No meatball here!
Just five months after giving birth to son Lorenzo, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi says she's shed the 44 lbs. she gained during her pregnancy.
"Right now I'm 109 lbs., and I've been working out with a trainer since Halloween," Polizzi, 25, told PEOPLE at Logo's season 5 premiere party for RuPaul's Drag Race in New York on Friday. "I go four times a week, and we do legs, arms and everything. And after every one-hour workout, I do an hour of cardio."
But she's the first to admit earning her post-baby body was hard work.
It was just four short months ago that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi gave birth to a baby boy, Lorenzo, revealing her maternal side to world.
But the pint-sized reality star says she's already thinking about giving the little meatball a sibling.
"I already want another baby," the Jersey Shore star, 25, tells Cosmopolitan.com.
Gym, tan, laundry ... and tears.
Three years, six seasons and two spin-offs after Jersey Shore's December 2009 premiere, the pop culture phenomenon that extended Ed Hardy's shelf life and gave the importance of hair gel an entirely new meaning is bidding adieu to TV.
In honor of the reality show's grand finale, airing at 10 p.m. on Thursday, PEOPLE caught up with the cast and got some behind-the-scenes scoop from the final days of filming.
Here are five things we know you won't be seeing in the finale that Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, 31, calls, "humorous with a little irony":
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has traded in dance clubs for diaper duty, but that doesn't mean she's ashamed of her hard-partying ways.
"[My wild days] aren't really a big deal," the Jersey Shore star and new mom to son Lorenzo told PEOPLE on Tuesday. "Everyone thinks, 'Oh my God, what are you going to tell Lorenzo?' "
Explains the 25-year-old, "I was 21 years old and I did what everybody else did, but it was just on camera. [I'll tell him], 'Learn from my mistakes and once you go through them, you're going to know how to deal with them.' "
Happy birthday, Snooki!
Nicole Polizzi turns 25 Friday, celebrating with her "favorite birthday gift" – son Lorenzo Dominic, 3 months.
"Best birthday ever with my fiancé [Jionni LaValle] and Lorenzo!!" she Tweeted.
The fist-pumping nights at the club Polizzi is known for may be over, but the Jersey Shore star will still make the most of her special day by going out to dinner with her closest pals.
Stars are stepping up to help with relief efforts after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the East Coast.
Lady Gaga announced on her website she would pledge $1 million to New York and American Red Cross for Superstorm Sandy relief.
"If it wasn't for NYC: the Lower East Side, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today," she wrote. "New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion."
Since becoming a mom in August, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has put a new spin on GTL: gym, tan ... Lorenzo!
So has she switched up her beauty routine, too?
The Jersey Shore star, 24, cuddled up to her 2-month-old son in a sweet, au naturale photograph. (That's right – no eyeliner, no problem!)
"Mommy & son," she Tweeted Saturday of the low-key glimpse into her life as a new mother.
It's pizza time!
On Wednesday night, Jersey Shore's Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio and Vinny Guadagnino stopped into Artichoke Basille's Pizzeria & Bar in New York City for a late night snack.
"They came in and had pizza and drinks," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "They were very friendly and hanging out with other customers."
"Vinny and Melanie Iglesias were sitting together for most of the time. She kept trying to get the group to leave but Pauly D was holding them back, socializing with the crowd, having a blast!" the source adds.