Taylor Swift & Her Squad Just Want to Have Fun

We know Taylor has no shortage of besties to celebrate her birthday with. (You mean you're not best friends with Kelsea Ballerini, Blake Lively, Selena Gomez and every other famous person you idolize?)

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KELSEA

KELSEA
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There's nothing like a good girls' night in! For Swift and Ballerini, that means curling up in the window seat for coffee and convo – and since they're both musical superstars, we assume a little bit of songwriting went down as well.

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BLAKE

BLAKE
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Now, this is how you spend a day off! Swift caught up with Lively in between December tour stops in Australia, where the pair hit up the Warner Bros. Movie World theme park. Swift and the actress, who's down under shooting The Shallows, also made another new addition to their squad: an adorable photobombing kangaroo friend.

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LORDE

LORDE
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When you're part of Swift's crew, there's no such thing as a low-key reunion, so it seems appropriate that when Lorde flew over from New Zealand to hang with her BFF, it was so they could perform in front of thousands of screaming fans. After all, Swift's fans are all unofficial members of the Squad, so why shouldn't they get to celebrate Lorde's return as well?

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HAILEE, GIGI, LILY AND LENA

HAILEE, GIGI, LILY AND LENA
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What's the only thing better than making the coolest music video of the year? How about pulling a bunch of supermodels and celebrities together to bring it to life onstage?

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GIGI, MARTHA, LILY, BEHATI, CANDACE, KARLIE AND UZO

UZO ADUBA
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For most of us, getting to see Swift in concert would be an evening to remember for a long, long time. For Lily Aldridge, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Martha Hunt, Gigi Hadid and Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba, getting to dance onstage with Swift herself at MetLife Stadium is just a typical Friday night. Sigh.

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US WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM

US WOMEN'S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM
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Sure, you might have been thrilled to see the U.S. Women's National Soccer team win the World Cup, but there's no way you were more excited about it than Swift was. There was a giant "U.S.A!" chant and everything.

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MARTHA, GIGI, HAIM AND SERAYAH

MARTHA, GIGI, HAIM AND SERAYAH
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There ain't no party like a Taylor Swift party because a Taylor Swift party looks amazing on Instagram, features all of your dream best friends – including Empire star Serayah, Hunt, Hadid and all of the Haim sisters – and basically redefines the phrase "Squad Goals." Case in point: Swift's epic Fourth of July bash.

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KENDALL, CARA, MARTHA, KARLIE AND SERENA

SERENA WILLIAMS
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Couldn't get tickets to Glastonbury this year? Stuck watching Wimbledon on TV? Swift's got you covered: Just get tickets to one of her 1989 World Tour stops, and you'll probably get to see all of your favorite models, actresses and athletes in one place. Now that's what we call a grand slam – right, Serena?

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HAIM, JAIME & GIGI

HAIM, JAIME & GIGI
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There are good friends, and then there are those who jump on a red-eye flight mid-world tour to throw you a baby shower. Yup, of course Swift pulled out all the stops (translation: photo booth props) for King's celebration, which was a squad affair.

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SELENA

SELENA
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We imagine the dress code for Taylor Swift's recent tea party with Gomez was something like "Instagram chic." Their gathering also included squad regulars the Haim sisters and Ellie Goulding.

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HAILEE, CAMILA, SELENA, JAIME & MORE!

HAILEE, CAMILA, SELENA, JAIME & MORE!
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In case you missed it: Birthdays are a pretty big deal for Taylor Swift, so it's no surprise she rallied the squad (presumably after baking those birthday cakes) to celebrate Fifth Harmony's Cabello turning 18. The guest list included Steinfeld, Gomez, King, Hayley Williams and the Haim sisters.

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HAIM

HAIM
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It's not every day you see Swift's belly button, but, you know, as the saying goes: when in Hawaii! Her equally musical vacay companions, the Haim sisters, also broke out their bikinis for the occasion.

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ESTE

ESTE
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The Haim sister gives Swift a piggyback ride through the Maui ocean because, well, that's what friends are for.

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EMMA

EMMA
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We imagine it's pretty tough keeping up with all of your friends' successes when your posse includes supermodels, movie stars and fellow chart-topping artists, but it's NBD for Swift. "Got to see Emma KILL IT in Cabaret last night!" she wrote after catching Stone's Broadway show. "Every new project she takes on is even more excellent than her last, and it has inspired me since the day I met her 7 years ago."

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KARLIE, GIGI, MARTHA & ASHLEY

KARLIE, GIGI, MARTHA & ASHLEY
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Known for her epic girls' nights, Swift brought some new fashion friends into her fold in January 2015 – models Hadid and Hunt plus stylist Avignone – for a hangout at her N.Y.C. home with BFF Karlie Kloss. Too bad the hostess "didn't get the 'let's all wear black' memo," though.

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JAIME, LORDE, HAIM & GRACIE

JAIME, LORDE, HAIM & GRACIE
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We have to admit the only person missing from this day of wandering California's Catalina Island with King, Lorde, the Haim sisters and Olympic skater Gold is us. We can't hold a grudge, though: the group needed to have room for Swift's dad Scott to join them.

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KARLIE, HAIM, JAY Z, BEYONCé, JUSTIN & SAM

KARLIE, HAIM, JAY Z, BEYONCé, JUSTIN & SAM
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Our invite must have gotten lost in the mail, but, luckily, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, the ladies of Haim, Karlie Kloss and Sam Smith made it to Swift's 25th birthday blowout in N.Y.C. (Other guests not pictured: Selena Gomez, Chrissy Teigen and Nick Jonas – we'll let her guy friends have a pass just this once.)

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ARIANA

ARIANA
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In our dreams, this Instagram snap of Swift and her fellow Victoria's Secret Fashion Show performer would confirm a duet is in the making. "Oh my God she couldn't be cuter," the singer wrote of Grande.

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MARTHA & LILY

MARTHA & LILY
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Meanwhile, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show lovin' continues with an Angels selfie that begs the question: Is it possible to be a daydream dressed like a daydream? (You'll need to consult her music video for "Blank Space.")

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LENA, JESSICA, JAIME & EMMA

LENA, JESSICA, JAIME & EMMA
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We don't know what your look like, but Swift's include some of her best A-list gal pals, including Dunham, Szohr, King and Stone.

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LORDE

LORDE
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The food-loving singer and New Zealand pop star left their beachwear at home, rocking some aprons for a late-summer day spent learning the fine art of cooking. Swift wrote, "Thank you to Chef Jeanie at Ella's Fine Food and Drink for giving us the best and only cooking lesson we've ever had!"

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JAIME

JAIME
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Taking a cue from another pal, Ina Garten, Swift put her kitchen skills to the test by baking a cake with King and model Amanda Griffith. "Look @inagarten !!!! We wish you were here. love, TS, @jaime_king @amandygriffith," she shared over the summer.

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LENA

LENA
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For an urban rooftop "picnic" with Dunham, Swift didn't lie down on a blanket – she wrapped it around herself! Though there were no visible signs of food (or grass, ants or Frisbees), the singer apparently had a ball, giving an Instagram shout-out to her pal on May 13, when the Girls star turned 28. "Happy Birthday to my favorite person to have picnics with. the magical, kind-hearted, wondrous @lenadunham."

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KARLIE

KARLIE
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Who needs a glam squad when you're BFFs with a supermodel? Swift puts the finishing touches on her Met Gala look with Kloss by her side.

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LILY

LILY
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And Kloss isn't the only Victoria's Secret Angel still hanging with Swift after buddying up at last year's fashion show: Aldridge showed the singer some serious moves – though they weren't on the catwalk. "Lily, giving me major Audrey Hepburn vibes, while schooling me at pool," Swift wrote on Instagram.

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SARAH

SARAH
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If their friendship ever turns into a professional collaboration, you think Swift could fill in for Mrs. Dunphy on Modern Family? "We decided we were dressed like a strait-laced mom and her rebellious teen daughter," Swift wrote on Instagram after clocking in some quality time with Hyland. "#YouDontUnderstandMeMom!!! #StormsOut #ComeBackHere,YoungLady!"

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GRACIE

GRACIE
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And the gold medal for cutest besties ever goes to … Swift and the figure skater, who documented their girlie hangout on Instagram. "First we baked a bunch of cookies and then we made faces," wrote Swift, who also rooted on Gold while the bronze medalist was competing in Sochi earlier in the year.

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INA

INA
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Also hitting the kitchen with Swift: Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, whom she described as her "HERO." She spent the day in the Hamptons cooking with the Food Network star – "how bad could that be?" she added.

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LORDE

LORDE
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Is there anyone more qualified than Swift to show a music industry newcomer the ropes? So it's no surprise she hit it off with Lorde – dream duet partner, ay? – when the 17-year-old arrived on the scene. Lorde even described Swift as one of the only young musicians with "real teenage voices," and the freshly minted besties have made time in their busy schedules for beach trips and birthday celebrations.

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CARA

CARA
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Does Swift have a future in modeling? Not only did she put her angelic side on display to perform at November's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but she also shared camera time with one of the brand's most picture-perfect posers, Delevingne.

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DEMI & SELENA

DEMI & SELENA
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We can't tell if they're talking about boys or beauty secrets, but we're just jealous we weren't invited to Lovato and Gomez's December FaceTime date with Swift. "Just a Saturday night," Gomez teased on Instagram.

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KELLY

KELLY
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Whatcha got cooking? Swift found a sweet companion (and sous-chef!) in Osbourne during an October "#GirlsNight" spent baking, the E! star wrote on Instagram. "You guys have no idea how good Taylor is at cooking! #shocked."

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LENA

LENA
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Friend – or fan Girl? Girls star Dunham enjoyed her backstage access to Swift's March tour stop, which she dubbed the "most life-affirming thing I've experienced (NOT hyperbole)." Before heading to Newark, N.J., to catch the show with her crew (including model Jessica Stam), Dunham praised the Red singer on Twitter, "If [Swift had] been here when I was in college, I would have written papers on her, not Sylvia Plath."

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JESSICA

JESSICA
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Spotted! Former Gossip Girl star Szohr shared some "#goodtimes" with Swift and some pals in a series of photos she posted in May. But it's not all play for the gal pals: The singer put Szohr to work in her music video for "22," which featured her "real-life best friends," she told Good Morning America in March. "I never had this much fun shooting a video."

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HAILEE

HAILEE
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Talk about a French connection! "Had the best day off in Paris, meandering around, laughing hysterically," Swift wrote after her très chic January outing with Steinfeld.

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AMANDA

AMANDA
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Red, white and ooh la la! Swift showed off her patriotic pride – and bikini bod – on the Fourth of July, which she spent with her "touring family," including pal Amanda, she wrote on her blog. On their to-do list? A scavenger hunt-style game, dancing and face paint, of course!

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