Nyan Cat Turns One Year Old, Throws Boozy Birthday Party

And fortunately BuzzFeed was invited. The Pop Tarted internet sensation debuted a year ago, and 21st Street Games — publishers of Nyan Cat Adventure — threw a brightly colored soiree. The guest of honor was Nyan Cat creator Chris Torres, whose iconic animation was originally Youtubed on April 5th, 2011.

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BuzzFeed’s very own super fan, Ashley Baccam, came in full Nyan Cat regalia.

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Ashley does a squee dance upon meeting Nyan Cat’s father, Chris Torres.

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Celebrating the anNyanversary.

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The bar was appropriately rainbow-colored. Little jars filled with Jolly Rancher-infused vodka, Gummi Bears soaked in vodka, Jell-O shots and an array of plain old booze.

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Round of Jell-O shots for the BuzzFeed crew. From left to right, Matt Stopera, Dave Stopera, Whitney Jefferson and the back of Lauren Yapalater’s head.

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Dare I drink the strange purple fluid in the jar?

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Oh, I dare. It tasted like napalm and corn syrup.

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Balloons!

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Here comes the cake!

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Chris Torres, being Nyan Cat’s progenitor, blew out the candles.

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As you can tell by the pure ecstasy written upon Chris’ face, the cake was delicious.

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Michael Schmidt plays keep away from Ashley. Awwww…she thinks she’s people.

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Nice set of gams, Nyan Cat! Chatting up Chris Torres is 21st Street Games’ Creative Director, Brian Ferrara.

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After cake, it was time for the pinata.

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There was even a special mask and whacking stick. I’m not creepy at all.

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Stepping up to the plate. What form, what grace…I’m admittedly pretty drunk at this point.

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But I still manage to connect!

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I softened it up for this lady.

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Who proceeded to knock it out of the proverbial pinata park.

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The pinata (or piNyanta), was filled with Laffy Taffy and, fittingly, Nerds.

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Ashley gets the last dance with Nyan Cat.

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On the way out of the party, Ryan and I chug God-knows-what out of test tubes. It did not give us super powers. While we did not become super heroes, we did become super obnoxious.

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Ashley gets a souvenir. Happy birthday, Nyan Cat! (Thanks to Amy Sly for all the awesome photos!)

27. A Video Scrapbook Of Nyan Cat’s Birthday Party, Complete With Super-Duper Fan Ashley Baccam Interviewing Chris “Nyan Father” Torres

28. And Here’s The Offical Party Video

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