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Caroline Manzo and her entire family will do anything to delight their youngest member, a certain "little chickpea" named Markie Scalia. Lauren Manzo Scalia's daughter, who's the RHONJ alum's granddaughter, has had some pretty nifty birthday celebrations in the past. (Not to mention, she had a holiday playhouse that was filled with mousey magic at Christmastime.) So when the New Jersey kiddo turned 4, her loved ones kept up with tradition, arranging for some birthday surprises while she slept.
On the eve of her daughter's February 24 birthday, Lauren worked a little decorative magic in her house. "I can't believe my baby is gonna be 4 tomorrow," the salon-owner wrote on Instagram Stories, adding a tearful emoji to her caption.
The videos showed Lauren's kitchen strung up with pink decor, which included a bright birthday banner, swirls on the ceiling, and Wonder-Woman-themed table coverings. (Markie is, after all, a big fan of the superhero.) In the breakfast nook, a pile of prettily wrapped presents awaited the birthday girl, and a big plushie unicorn was wearing a satin bow.
In another part of the house, pink balloons covered the ceiling, and a sculpture from My Deco Balloon was shaped like the number 4.
On Caroline's Instagram feed, she left a sweet note for her little birthday girl. "Happy, happy, 4th birthday to our Marchesa. Thank you for filling our world with sunshine and love. May God bless you always. We love you endlessly, our beautiful, beautiful, Markie girl," the Manzo'd With Children alum wrote.
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