Hollywood actress Charlize Theron kicked off the celebrations for her upcoming 38th birthday by hosting a dinner in Rome, Italy over the weekend (03-04Aug13). The Monster star marks her big day on Wednesday (07Aug13), but she began the celebrations early by joining four friends for dinner in the Italian capital on Sunday (04Aug13). The group downed pasta and guzzled Champagne before singing Happy Birthday to the star at the end of the meal, and she was also presented with a cake covered in candles, according to People.com. The Antica Pesa restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, but the owner opened the eaterie especially for Theron's birthday celebration. The South African actress also enjoyed a shopping trip during her time in the city.