Taylor Swift threw Lorde the most amazing 20th birthday party — and it’s giving us total FOMO.
Swifty hosted the event for the singer’s 20th at ZZ’s Clam Bar in NYC. It was basically the girl power event of the century. Swift invited Lorde’s celeb pals (i.e. a whole bunch of really talented, smart, beautiful ladies) Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinson, Karlie Kloss, Rachel Antonoff and Mae Whitman. She even included her childhood friends from New Zealand, Katie Braatvedt, Maddy Budd, Eleanor Day and Jenny Florence (because Lorde keeps it real. She’s not a royal, you guys!).
Lorde gushed about how thrilled she was with the party, saying that she felt like “the happiest birthday girl in the world” and that it was the best birthday party she’s ever had.
“Had the best birthday party I’ve ever had tonight surrounded by my NYC family. all organised by Tay who is, as she says, ‘a mom with no kids.’ I am your kid, and you love me so hard I could burst. Here’s to our three magic years of best friendship and more moments like this squished between angels,” she wrote in an Instagram post.
The space was decorated with balloons that spelled “U R 20.”
Aziz Ansari strolled in wearing a cat-print tee shirt that matched Taylor’s.
Swift got Lorde a really yummy chocolate birthday cake.
Lorde was the “happiest birthday girl in the world.”
Swift even made the singer a hand-painted card.
Earlier that morning, Swift gushed about her friend. She said, “Thank you for the music you make, the advice you give, the thoughts you provoke, and the way you’ve made my life more beautiful since the first day we met up in New York and ate burgers on a park bench and got attacked by squirrels. I. Love. You. So. Much. Ella.”
This amazing party follows Lorde’s emotional birthday-themed Facebook post where she reflected on her teenage years and admitted that she pulled herself out of the spotlight about a year ago. Lorde fans should be happy to know the “Tennis Court” singer is planning to release new music oh-so soon. We can’t wait!
Happy birthday, girl! May you not mourn the loss of the teenagedom too hard.