Taylor Swift threw herself a big ‘thir-tay’ birthday party with a Christmas theme

Sophia Hutchins arrives at the DKNY 30th Birthday Party Celebration held at St. Ann's Warehouse on September 9, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

I still mourn the death of the Taymerica parties. We didn’t know how good we had it! Taylor Swift used to throw an annual Fourth of July party at her Rhode Island mansion, and she would invite all of her friends to celebrate with swan floats and massive inflatable slides and “I Heart T.S.” t-shirts. Those were the glory days of her performative friendships and “the girl squad.” But those parties were canceled, or she just outgrew that era.

Maybe the new thing will be a big Christmas-birthday party? That’s what happened this year! Taylor Swift turned 30 (or “Thir-Tay”) on the 13th. She celebrated by throwing herself a really big party and inviting all of her A-list friends, including Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Gigi Hadid, Jonathan Van Ness and Antoni Porowski, Halsey, Camila Cabello and more. She got one multi-tiered cake at the Jingle Ball (where she performed) and then her friends got her a big cake with icing kitties – those are the (crazy) faces of her cats Benjamin, Meredith and Olivia. Taylor referred to the party on her social media as “the most aggressive holiday party known to womankind.” Mostly I’m just focused on the cake – would I eat a cat-face? – but the party looked so old-school Taymerica. Congrats on THIRTAY.

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Happy birthday but make it santa 🎅

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  1. James says:

    That cake is amazing

  2. Emily says:

    I thought she cancelled her Fourth of July parties because she no longer celebrates due to the Orange one. There was so much to unpack in her Rollingstone interview but if I’m remembering right she hinted at that.

    I’m glad she’s found another occasion to show off how popular she is. Where is Hayley from Paramore? It’s been awhile since we’ve seen her with Taylor.

    • Leriel says:

      Lol, she cancelled it because it backlashed badly that last time, but it’s really easy to say “I don’t do that because of Trump catastrophe”.

      • ItReallyIsYou,NotMe says:

        The comment on this site was that her Friendsgiving was small this year because she gave up her girl squad, but I wonder if she threw a small party knowing that her 30th party would be huge

    • Sara says:

      In her “artist of the decade” speech last week she included not documenting hanging out with her friend-ployees as a result of critics being mean to Taylor. “Now it’s that I’m showing you too many pictures of me with my friends, okay, I can stop doing that too.” Girl, live your life.

  3. Erinn says:

    She was very cute as a little girl – it makes me miss the 90s a bit haha.

    “Taylor referred to the party on her social media as “the most aggressive holiday party known to womankind.” ” that actually made me laugh a little bit.

    I know she’s despised, but every once in a while she does something that does amuse me.

  4. Michael says:

    I always laugh at how she will have a single person of color among the 90 blonde and blue eyed people she normally prefers to hang around

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I guess she couldn’t get any A-listers to pose?

  6. Ashley G says:

    30?!?! I thought she was 23 still by the way she acts. 30 is a big number and yet I just don’t see her at that. She seems so immature still.

  7. Leriel says:

    That cake with cat faces is horrifying.

  8. Lightpurple says:

    That cake is scary.

    • damejudi says:

      I think it looks like a funeral arrangement for the cats. Truly gruesome!

    • Ponchorella says:

      That cake is insanity.

      I don’t think I could eat an icing cat face. When I was a kid I could never bring myself to eat the larger, more realistic chocolate bunnies at Easter. They would stay on my dresser and eventually turn a speckled white color. My mother must have thrown them out eventually.

      Ah, Taymerica. I miss those halcyon days before we had an orange turd as president. Back when Lohan was the most scandalous thing that we knew of. Le sigh.

      • Some chick says:

        I would not eat a cat face. Especially if it was a portrait of MY cat! Bizarre. It’s beautiful work, but nothing i would want to eat.

  9. girl_ninja says:

    Thirty was a pretty dope year. I hope she enjoys it.

  10. Anna says:

    When I saw the cake on Instagram I thought it real! As the cats were real. lol

  11. owlet_eye says:

    The cake is… unsettling.
    There is a melt-down among Swifties right now on tumblr and twitter because it seems that Joe Alwyn wasn’t there to celebrate her big 30th birthday with her friends and family.
    Some are already saying a break-up is happening. It doesn’t help that a couple of days before her birthday a tabloid published a break-up rumor from “a close friend of Joe” saying that he is not sure anymore of what he wants, because he doesn’t want to spend all his life being just “the guy that Taylor Swift is dating”.
    Let’s see how (and if) the thing evolves. They are already looking forward for Cats premiere this evening to have a confirmation or not.

    • Normades says:

      First thing I thought, no Joe 🤔

    • Mo says:

      I don’t think she’s going to be able to keep up the pretense of they are doing such a great job at keeping this quiet much longer. Sigh. I’ve enjoyed her music, my little niece has been a huge fan since she was a toddler. But I really hope she gets her shite together and settling into a real relationship would truly help with that. I hate having to explain to my niece that, yes, it’s OK to like Taylor, but if anyone actually tells you “look what you made me do,” pack up your bags and RUN.

  12. Charfromdarock says:

    Those cat cake faces are creepy.

  13. jenner says:

    Holy crap, I would be so embarrassed to post photo after photo of myself. She is so lost in herself.

    • Div says:

      Meh, plenty of celebs do this…The 4th of July parties seemed like an move in performative friendships, this just seems like typical celeb behavior in showing a few snap shots of a major life event with some friends to her fans.

    • Alexandria says:

      To be fair many celebs and non celebs do this in this age. Not my kind of thing but it’s there.

    • Jules says:

      She has the maturity of a 13 year old mean girl.

  14. Div says:

    The cake is insanely creepy.

    I don’t mind Taylor, but I find it interesting that she apparently befriended Pete Davidson’s ex girlfriend (someone he dated for allegedly a long time) Cazzie David right when Ariana was getting so much attention (some of it negative) for being with Pete. I mean, it could all be BS, but I saw it pointed out on twitter and between that and Ariana being supportive of Scooter….

  15. Abby says:

    Ehh, I love her undying love for her cats, and I think “thir-tay” is a fun theme. I would completely go to a party like this and have fun. I’ve got a friend that does things like this, and it’s fun to go along for the ride with the big epic themed parties and such. I’m a boring mom these days. I like a fun party.

  16. lobstah says:

    k, but where was her “gorgeous” boyfriend?

  17. ChillyWilly says:

    That cat cake looks like it cost a small fortune. That’s all I got.

  18. MeganHH says:

    I don’t think Joe Alwyn & Swift will be renewing their contract.

    It was just announced that Swifts Cats song isn’t on the nomination shortlist (15 songs) the Academy released today…I sense there will be many Swifties online not too happy…I wonder if it has to do with deadlines? Or if it was just not chosen. This Cats movie seems like a total disaster (and creepy)

  19. Bee says:

    Where are the famous A-List people? I don’t see them.

    So her old squad have all either moved on or been thrown in the trash and all she’s left with is Blake Lively, with Ryan Reynolds by forced marital obligation?

    • Lee says:

      Ditto! I also wonder how real these celebrities ‘friendships’ are since they all seem to move on quickly when these connections dont suit them anymore.

  20. L4frimaire says:

    That cake does not look edible.