Sweet sixteen? Not just yet …
But Miley Cyrus – who turns 16 on Nov. 23 – got an early jump on her birthday celebration Sunday night with a special bash at Disneyland.
They say it s the happiest place on Earth, she said of the themepark, which was shut down exclusively for her.
Cyrus’s new beau, Justin Gaston, avoided the carpet rush – but he emerged onstage to help open up for the Hannah Montana star. The guitar playing Gaston joined Cyrus s dad, Billy Ray, and older sis Brandi to sing Achy Breaky Heart.
“This is the most amazing sweet 16 that a girl could have!” Cyrus boasted as she stepped on stage to perform.
As for the present she loved the most? “My dog that I just got named Sophie,” she told PEOPLE. “I’m so excited.”
According to Disney, the Maltipoo –] a cross between a Maltese and a poodle – was a surprise from her parents and is named Sophie, after a dog owned by her late grandfather.
Later, Gaston looked on adoringly while the large crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to Cyrus. The Disney star – who calls the budding relationship great – then pulled him in close while they watched the fireworks finale.
With the stroke of midnight looming, the pop singer was still raring to go. “Its been a long night, she said, but I’m still ready to party and ride some rides!