In honor or Kim Kardashian West‘s upcoming 36th birthday on Friday, her longtime best friend Allison Statter shared 30 photos from the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s sweet 16 – complete with balloons, streamers and a white BMW!
Statter took the reigns of Kardashian West’s app on Thursday to share the ultimate throwback post: 30 photos from 20 years ago that documented the mother of two’s 16th birthday.
“Hey guys, It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago, Kim and I were turning 16 and learning how to drive. I remember Kim’s Sweet 16 so well. Aunt Kris and Uncle Robert hosted a really nice lunch for Kim with all of her friends and family at a popular Italian restaurant called Cicada. We would all do our Sweet 16s at Cicada! How cool that Kim is wearing a vintage slip dress, LOL! Kim was always a tad bit younger than us, with her birthday being in October, so we were all ready for her to turn 16 so we didn’t have to drive her everywhere anymore!” Statter wrote in the “From Allison: Kim’s Sweet 16!” post.
“Kim didn’t think she was getting a car because her dad had convinced her she didn’t need her own car at 16, so when Kim walked outside after lunch to her new white BMW in the parking lot, she was SO surprised!!!” Statter continued in the post.
“As Kim and I have grown up together and gone through some life milestones—like getting our first jobs, moving into our first apartments, getting married and having babies—it’s nice to look back at all of our memories together. Her 16th birthday will always be a special memory because it was at a time in our lives where we didn’t have as much responsibility. We enjoyed every moment of being 16 together!” Statter wrote. “Happy birthday, Kimmie. I love you more than you know!”
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Sisters Kourtney and Khloé, brother Rob, parents Kris Jenner and the late Robert Kardashian Sr., grandma Mary Jo Shannon and longtime family friend Faye Resnick are among the people that can be seen in the 20-year-old snaps, which shows Kardashian West donning a green vintage slip dress.
Although the mother of two will be turning 36 on Oct. 21, an insider told PEOPLE that the KUWTK star will be “laying low and spending a lot of time with her kids and family.”
Another source told PEOPLE that since she was held at gunpoint and robbed of nearly $11 million worth of jewelry on Oct. 3, “[Kim] just wants to be with her kids and out of public. No one is pressuring her either. She has the best support from her family.”