Blake Lively had a happy birthday, but it was not without drama.
The actress says she was attacked by a swarm of insects.
"I don’t know enough about insects to say if they were wasps, honeybees or Mother Nature’s miniature flying tasers. What I DO know, is that just moments before we were in the midst of a gorgeous fall fashion shoot. Now, I was a Monty Python sketch; running at top speed in no particular direction, whipping my arms and hands around like I’d just discovered they were growing out of my shoulders without my previous knowledge," she wrote on her Preserve website. "There was a terrible sound piercing the air too... I was later informed this sound had emanated from my very own mouth. I’d prefer to never hear it again. Along with everybody else on the East Coast."
"I was shaken. I was swollen. I had to stop what I was doing to recuperate," she added.
But in spite of being in agony, Lively, 27, still managed a proper birthday celebration. The actress, whose big day was Aug. 25, decorated a giant vanilla cake with her favorite trimmings, including birthday cake-scented candles.
"It wasn’t until I covered the counters in coordinating candy sprinkles that I stopped to acknowledge: my butt will deflate more and more, my hands will shrivel and permanently prune, but I will never, ever grow up," she concluded. "It took a swarm of bees to remind me that a b-day is nothing but a number."