For most people, leaving your teenage years behind and entering your 20s is a time to proudly declare “WOOOAH I’m an ADULT”, before smashing their phone screen and/or puking. It ain’t pretty, but it is what it is.

For Lorde, however, turning twenty is a time to reflect on the profound influence of teenagerhood on your art, and ponder the changes to come on the next stage of your life.

She posted a status that’s essentially goddamn poetry, and it ended with this:

And now photos of said party are cropping up on social media, and they’re pretty damn cute.

Guests of the intimate dinner soiree included Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, Aziz Ansari, Tavi Gevinson and Lena Dunham, plus Kiwi mates from home. Don’t forget your roots, ya know?

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a tough as guts balloon veteran

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Happy Happy 20th bday Ella ?????? Looking forward to the epic adventures ahead and memories to be made over the next 20!

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..but really a total sweet baby balloon enthusiast ????

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happiest birthday girl in the world

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When you both wear cat shirts ??@azizansari

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& that’s why they call me LONG TONGUE MCGEE

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WOMEN am I right

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made my wishes ?

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~*~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ELLA ~*~

Photo: Instagram / Lorde Music.