Continuing their tradition of taking lavish vacations together, Nick Cannon whisked his wife of almost one year, Mariah Carey, away to Barbados via private jet Wednesday evening to celebrate her 40th, reports.

On the day of her birthday, Cannon pulled off a private, 11-person dinner party at Barbados’ ritzy Wispers on the Bay restaurant Friday night, filling the restaurant with hundreds of pink and lavender-hued balloons. The affectionate couple and their friends shared laughs and bottles of Dom Perignon, along with Carey’s favourite dessert — yellow cake with chocolate frosting flown in from New York — while a live band played.

For her main course, the birthday girl noshed on salmon with a cranberry and vodka white wine butter sauce, sautéed asparagus, and lemon scented herbal rice, while other guests enjoyed lamb and angus beef with horseradish cream and tomato duxelle.

“Because she’s been working extremely hard for the past few months recording new music for the album, it was important to Nick that the trip be a very relaxing one, where Mariah and her friends could truly enjoy themselves,” says a source, noting Cannon wanted to plan “the most romantic and beautiful vacation possible” to celebrate Carey’s 40th “anniversary.”