The queen of 16! Kim Kardashian’s longtime bestie Allison Statter shared 30 photos from the reality star’s Sweet 16 party — when Kardashian got her first car! — in honor of her upcoming 36th birthday on October 21.
"I remember Kim's Sweet 16 so well,” wrote Statter, whose mom, Shelli Azoff, is BFFs with Kris Jenner. "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!”
As the photos show, the party had a cardboard cutout of a very young Kim, balloons and a white cake covered in pastel flowers. In addition to Jenner and the late Robert Kardashian Sr., some of the guests included Kim’s siblings Kourtney, Khloé and Rob, as well as grandma Mary Jo. The '90s fashion was in full force, with Khloé rocking a leopard-print coat.
Statter recalled that the Selfish author had no idea she would be getting her first set of wheels. "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!” she joked. "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!!!”
In the snaps, Kim’s dad covers her eyes as she exits the restaurant. When the mobile-game mogul catches sight of her brand-new white BMW, she looks ecstatic. Kim smiles as she poses with her parents in front of the new ride.
Statter ended her sweet note by reminiscing about how they’ve gone through all stages of life together. "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,” she continued. "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!"
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