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Inside Teresa Giudice's Backyard RHONJ Party: "To Tulum We Go!"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member transported us to Mexico with a spicy garden party. 

By Sophy Ziss

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During The Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 14, Episode 8, Teresa Giudice and Louie Ruelas threw a garden party to remember. The "Tipsy in Tulum"-themed event was everything you'd want in a summer soirée: Delicious snacks, custom cocktails, and beachy torches surrounding the pool, plus live music and fire dancers to enhance the festivities. Best of all, glitter makeup was provided for the guests to enjoy.

Teresa and Louie's glamorous guests included Jennifer Aydin and her husband Bill, Danielle Cabral and her husband NateDolores Catania and boyfriend Paul Connell, Jennifer Fessler and husband Jeffrey, and Jackie Goldschneider. Giudice daughters Gia and Milania were also in attendance, and looking fab as ever.

The 'Wives were also true to form with their styles. Each one channeled luxe getaway vibes via boho-glam outfits that were topped off with bold accessories. Beaded bags completed the chic summer looks. It's almost hard to believe that the party was located in the Garden State, and not on a beautiful sandy beach in Mexico, especially as things heated up in more ways than one. 

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Teresa Giudice with her daughters Gia Giudice and Gabriella Giudice at a party

Viewers likely noticed the tension between Dolores and Jackie at Melissa and Joe Gorga's event in Season 14, Episode 7. When Teresa, Jennifer Aydin, and Jen Fessler asked Dolores whether she thought reconciliation might be on the table for the two of them, Dolores felt it was unlikely. "I just think it's late, for me," she said, of a potential apology from Jackie. "I just feel she's always been a little elitist [and] a bit of a classist," Dolores continued, politely adding "Not everyone's for everyone."

Jennifer Aydin and Teresa Giudice with Jackie goldschneider talking at a party together.

As soon as she finished, Jackie, who had just arrived, walked up to the group. "Where are the drinks?" Danielle asked, expertly moving herself between the two women. "Off to the fun part of the party!" With that, she steered Dolores away from Jackie and off towards the bar. But the conversation didn't end there.

Teresa and the Jens admitted to Jackie that they'd just been discussing the strained relationship. After unpacking the situation a bit more, Jackie decided to say sorry to Dolores, who ultimately decided that she was "not ready to buy" an apology just yet. 

Although Teresa and Jennifer observed Louie burning sage in the backyard to ward off unwanted energy at the top of the episode, it seems tension still found its way into the event. 

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