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Kendall Jenner Celebrates Birthday With Karaoke and a Homemade Cake From Bella Hadid

Jenner closed out her 23rd birthday celebrations with karaoke with Justine Skye, Joan Smalls, Bella Hadid, and Tyler, the Creator.


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On Saturday, Kendall Jenner, Scorpio, turned 23. And while no one rented her an entire theme park à la Kylie Jenner for Travis Scott, Jenner did have a circle of her closest friends including Bella Hadid, Justine Skye, Joan Smalls, and Tyler, the Creator, at the ready to make sure her dream day, and night, in New York was ready to execute.

So here’s what that looked like: Jenner started off the day with a considerable volume of bouquets that only seemed to expand as the day wore on. She watched Horses of the Year; “My friends r letting me watch horse shows,” she captioned a video on her Instagram stories. (An improvement from when her only friends were horses.) Then came brunch with singer Justine Skye, a joyous jaunt on a CitiBike on the greenway along the west side of Manhattan, and more flowers, including one rectangular arrangement that spelled out “KJ23.”

Kendall Jenner kicked off her birthday with a bunch of flowers and horse shows.

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Meanwhile, Bella Hadid was preparing. She made a cake—“homemade with love,” she captioned (in all caps) a photo of the cake (white frosting, with candles reading “23”) on her Instagram stories—and acquired a bunch of balloons (perhaps from TriBeCa institution Balloon Saloon, considering she’s now a neighborhood resident) in various animal shapes, real and mythical. “I love them so much,” she wrote on a photo of the balloon animals, which included a rooster (whom model Joan Smalls later christened Felipe), many dogs, and a green dinosaur. “Had to get them all.” Hadid’s balloon splurge leads us to believe she may also have been responsible for the purple grape suit worn by one party attendee in a later video, but that’s just conjecture.

Bella Hadid made the cake, with white frosting and decked out with candles, for Kendall Jenner’s 23rd birthday.

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Bella Hadid shows off the array of balloon animals she acquired for Kendall Jenner’s birthday party.

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Bella Hadid prepares for Kendall Jenner’s 23rd birthday party.

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Tyler, the Creator, wearing a Golf Wang T-shirt, also joined the party—later, they departed in a party bus to Sing Sing Karaoke in Manhattan’s East Village, according to Just Jared. Images from the party show Jenner, Skye, and Hadid in teeny-tiny party hats, the perfect complement to their teeny-tiny glasses.

Joan Smalls christened a rooster balloon Felipe and defended him with her life.

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It makes a lot more sense that Jenner flew all the way from Los Angeles to Philadelphia to meet Ben Simmons earlier this week. Just a little pit stop on the way to the real event.

Related: Kendall Jenner Flew to Philadelphia to Go On a Date With Ben Simmons

See 23 of Kendall Jenner’s Best Hair and Beauty Moments

Kendall sports slicked back hair and nude lip while attending the screening of ‘Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kendall goes for a classic pink lip at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kendall Jenner wearing no makeup but still gorgeous while backstage ahead of the Alberta Ferretti show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 19, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kendall with a nude lip at the Harper’s BAZAAR Celebrates ‘ICONS By Carine Roitfeld’ at The Plaza Hotel on September 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kendall sports a sloppy bun with a shimmery lip at the first annual “If Only” Texas hold’em charity poker tournament benefiting City of Hope at The Forum on July 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kendall opts for fuller hair and a pink lip at the Ninth-Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Los Angeles at Will Rogers State Historic Park on October 6, 2018 in Pacific Palisades, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Kendall sporting her classic slicked back hairdo with clean makeup at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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Debuting her most recent ‘do, Jenner sports a chin grazing bob with a pair of chic sunglasses and a black hat.

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Reverting back to her tousled bob with a glossy, raspberry pink lip, Jenner attends the Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets Hollywood premiere.

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Kendall Jenner’s short hair is pulled up in a sleek, modern top knot with a creamy, nude lip as she arrives at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival.

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At the 2017 Costume Institute Gala, Kendall Jenner’s makeup features a bold coral lip that pairs beautifully with her sleek wet waves.

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A sleek high pony with with radiant, luminous skin and pale pink lip was the look at 2016 Costume Institute Gala.

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Staying true to her au natural style, Jenner debuts her newest do with a bare face on the runway of the Michael Kors Spring 2017 show.

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The supermodel steps out at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 rocking a super sleek up do, coral lips, and neutral smokey eye.

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Backstage at the Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2016 show, Jenner poses as one of Pat McGrath’s muses in a 70’s inspired look with large soft curls and a bold colorful eye.

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Jenner gets experimental, elevating her look with faux bangs and heavy contouring, for a more mature look at the American Music Awards in 2015.

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Kendall Jenner’s heart hair is perhaps her most iconic hairstyle ever. Fellow models Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid and Hailey Baldwin arranged her hair into hearts as she lay on the floor of a yacht while they were vacationing. The photo, posted on May 25, 2015, is one of the most-liked photos ever on Instagram. Photo courtesy of Instagram.

Glowing at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, Jenner channels a bronzed goddess with sleek straight hair, sun-kissed skin and a golden smokey eye.

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At the Teen Choice Awards in 2014, Jenner ditches her natural waves and fresh face for a frosted look, with slicked-back hair and shimmery neutrals.

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With her modeling career reaching new heights, Jenner grows into her signature look of a sleek middle part and minimal makeup, save for a bold red lip at the American Music Awards in 2013.

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Stepping out at “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” premiere in 2011, Jenner embodies bohemian chic with a long fishtail braid and a natural face.

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Following in her famous sister’s footsteps with long wavy locks and a soft glam look, Jenner shows off her newly elevated look at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in 2010.

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At only 14 years old, Kendall Jenner steps out of the family limelight and into her own. She arrives at the ‘Kiss & Tell’ record release party in 2009 fresh faced, with simple black eyeliner and glossy lip.

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