Redefining squad goals! Since Taylor Swift began celebrating Independence Day with her famous friends in 2014, her guest list has varied each year. Take a look back at the “Shake It Off” singer’s star-studded 4th of July parties.
For her 2016 fete at her seaside mansion in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, Swift, 26, put together a celeb-packed guest list that included everyone from model besties Karlie Kloss, Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne to Orange Is the New Black actresses Ruby Rose and Uzo Aduba.
Other stars in attendance included Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Este Haim and Ed Sheeran. Swift’s two nonfamous gal pals, Abigail Anderson and Britany Maack, also took part in the festivities.
T. Swift, who wore a bright red Forever 21 bikini with “America” written across her top, also invited her new love interest, Tom Hiddleston. The freshly minted couple were spotted smooching and splashing around in the Atlantic Ocean over the holiday weekend. Hiddleston, 35, donned an “I [Heart] T.S.” tank for the occasion paired with black shorts.
After playing in the surf, the crew made their way back to Swift’s house to take turns on a blow-up water slide and sing their hearts out during an indoor karaoke session. They ended their night by watching fireworks together.
The pop superstar’s 2015 bash also included a handful of entertainment industry luminaries. While some of 2016’s attendees — such as Sheeran, Maack and Hadid (who brought now-ex Joe Jonas as her plus-one) — made an appearance at last year’s event, Swift’s squad last year had some subtle differences.
Victoria’s Secret stunner Martha Hunt, Empire’s Serayah and all three Haim sisters (Este, Danielle and Alana) all RSVP'd. Swift’s then-beau Calvin Harris also came out to join the fun. The couple called in quits in June after nearly 15 months of dating. Mere weeks later, Swift was photographed kissing Hiddleston.
Similar to this year, the gang checked off all the boxes for a stellar summertime soiree full of best friends, barbecues, bikinis and beach floaties.
Two years ago, the Grammy-winning songbird rounded up her first set of notable names for her 4th of July affair. Ingrid Michaelson, Lena Dunham, Jaime King, Emma Stone and Jessica Szohr all stopped by Swift’s house in Rhode Island to salute the U.S.A.
The girls took a dip in the pool, baked cakes and pies and memorably posed for a group photo, which the “Wildest Dreams” songstress described as a “family portrait” on Twitter.
Swift opened up about the importance of her squad in a September 2015 cover story interview with Vanity Fair. “It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us,” she told the magazine. “It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with.”
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