Whatever you think of her, Taylor Swift sure knows how to throw a party. She proved it again last night with Lorde’s 20th birthday celebrations, all organised by the ‘1989’ singer herself. “Had the best birthday party I’ve ever had tonight surrounded by my nye family,” the Kiwi star wrote on Instagram later. “All organised by tay who is as she says “a mom with no kids”. i am ur kid and u love me so hard i could burst. here’s to our 3 magic years of best friendship and more moments like this squished between angels.” Here’s what made it such a great night.
Taylor gave Lorde a handmade card
Nothing says best friendship like sitting down and painstakingly painting a birthday card that’s both beautiful and delicate. Taylor posted a photo of her creation online with the caption: “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.” Cute.
They went to a fancy restaurant in New York
The party was held at Carbone in Manhattan, which New York magazine describes as an “upscale, old-school pasta palace”. It’s also the kind of restaurant that doesn’t list any of its prices on its food menus, suggesting it’s pretty expensive. One look at its wine list will prove that’s right – a glass of Dom Perignon will set you back $70 (£56.59).
There was cake, balloons and party hats
Just because Lorde and her pals are mostly famous and pretty well-off doesn’t mean they did away with any of the traditional aspects of birthday parties. From the Instagram photos, there looks like there were plenty of party hats, balloons and cake.
Loads of celebrities turned up
As you’d expect, the guestlist was packed with famous types. Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, Mae Whitman and Tavi Gevinson all showed up and documented the night on social media.
Aziz Ansari turned up in a tiger jumper
The comedian was one of the less predictable stars invited to the bash. Glad he was, though, otherwise we might never have had this photo of him and Taylor pretending to be cats in feline-emblazoned shirts.