Ain't no party like a Taylor Swift party!
The country crooner rounded up a handful of her celeb besties for Fourth of July weekend festivities on her expansive Rhode Island estate, inviting "Hart of Dixie" star Jaime King, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2's" Emma Watson and boyfriend Andrew Garfield, "Girls" star Lena Dunham, "Gossip Girl" star Jessica Szohr, singer Ingrid Michaelson, "The Giver's" Odeya Rush, models Jessica Stam and Amanda Griffith, and many others.
The "Red" crooner, 24, and her pals might be giving Ellen DeGeneres a run for her money with the number of celebs who can fit into a selfie, with King happily sharing a few star-studded group portraits from the event.
"Portrait of Heaven amongst friends. Taylor, Amanda, Ashley, Dan, Austin, Jessica, Jess, Odeya, Andrew, Emma, Colin, Vicky, Simon & Zac. Shot by @kyle_newman," she wrote on Instagram, graciously identifying those in the photo showing the gang happily riding on a yacht.
Lucky for fans, several revelers chronicled their exploits on social media.
Swift is seen having a poolside tanning party, careening down a Slip'N Slide and hanging with Griffith and King by an American flag cake inspired by "Barefoot Contessa" Ina Garten. A homemade, all-American, heart-embellished apple pie was also made.
Szohr and Dunham had some fun with sparklers, Michaelson and King said a few inappropriate words to their contact lenses and donned glasses instead, Newman had a World Cup viewing party on a smartphone, and other friends had a ball jumping in the ocean.
King also shared a slow-motion video of herself and Swift leaping into a huge swimming pool with animal-shaped floaties.
"There is only ONE ninja turtle in town and that is @taylorswift! Vid cred @kyle_newman," she wrote.
Another group shot that was posted and reposted by several of the ladies captured a number of them posing for a portrait on a couch. (Warning: Dunham is giving viewers the finger in the shot.)
"Family portrait," Swift wrote, captioning the shot with several of the girls.
"Family Portrait Regram," King wrote. "what a beautiful weekend @taylorswift @lenadunham @ingridmichaelson @jess_stam @odeyarush1 @itsmejessicaszohr #EmmaStone #thewomenoftheUSAandfriends!"
"Ladies being ladies. (Regram from @taylorswift)," Michaelson said.
"girlslife @amandygriffith @jess_stam @lenadunham @taylorswift @ingridmichaelson @ashavignone @jaime_king @odeyarush1 @sadie_soccer ... Thinking about u," Szohr captioned a goofy black-and-white version of the shot.
"The happiest weekend #familyportrait @jaime_king @taylorswift @ingridmichaelson #emmastone @odeyarush1 @jess_stam @itsmejessicaszohr @lenadunham," Griffith said.
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