The festivities took place at ZZ’s Clam Bar in Manhattan, and Swift took the decorating into her own hands. This included some stupid gold balloons that said, “U R 20.” Sure, “You are” would have taken a lot of balloons, but this is still pretty cringeworthy. At least Lorde seemed to like it since she Instagrammed a pic of the offending party favors.
Several celebrities were on the guest list (if you don’t have famous people at a Taylor Swift party, did it really happen?), including Karlie Kloss, Aziz Ansari and Lena Dunham. Swift also made good by inviting Lorde’s childhood friends to come.
As a thank-you, Lorde posted heartfelt post on Instagram of herself getting kisses from Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. Her caption also referred to Taylor as a “mom with no kids,” which just comes across kind of creepy.
Despite the creepiness of the “mom” comment, it seems the love goes both ways. Taylor Swift posted a photo of the birthday card she made for Lorde on Instagram along with a surely heartfelt caption.
On the bright side, they do seem happy and like they are having fun, so we’ll try not to be too annoyed by the “U R 20” balloons.