Selena Gomez birthday photos: The celebrity turns 21

Selena Gomez celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday (July 22), and thanks to Instagram, we all get to celebrate with her. The singer and actress had her party with a bunch of friends -- including Ashley Benson and Francia Raisa -- in a West Hollywood restaurant.

The festivities included champagne and cake in the West Hollywood bistro, Bagatelle. As Gomez herself posted in the caption to an Instagram image:

"Thank you to @bagatellela for an amazing bday!!!! It's a birthday WEEK! #werk #becauseIcan"

selena-gomez-21st-birthday-photos-instagram-1-gomez.jpgActress Ashley Benson had her own Instagram photos to share from the party. One was another group shot of the gang celebrating. In her caption, Benson referenced another reason for her friend to be happy -- her number-one single "Come and Get It."

"And she beat jay z number one baby"

selena-gomez-21st-birthday-photos-instagram-2-ashley-benson.jpgLater in the night, Benson and Gomez did the standard Instagram thing and posed for a selfie.

"Happy birthday sweet girl"

selena-gomez-21st-birthday-photos-instagram-3-ashley-benson.jpgRemember that cake? As it turns out, it was a fancy taco cake. Raisa was happy to commemorate that.

"My lil sis is finally 21!!! You know what that means..... Taco cake! #turnup"

selena-gomez-21st-birthday-photos-instagram-4-francia-raisa.jpgNow that she can party legally, will Selena Gomez start getting into trouble like other celebrities? Based on her innocent-looking photos, that doesn't seem too likely.

Photo/Video credit: Getty Images, Instagram