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."

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


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.

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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.


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.

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


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.

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