Celebrating Maya’s 1st year

The birthday celebrations are sadly over, and little miss 1-year-old had a wonderful few days. With 2 parties to accommodate interstate friends and family she is thoroughly loved up!

I think it would be so easy to get carried away by all the gorgeous birthday products available out there which is why, for both parties we decided to keep it simple and inexpensive by making everything ourselves.

We had delicious Pizza, recipe supplied by Maya’s nonna, best ever chocolate cake, a recipe which I found online and had loads of handmade decorations.  A lot of love and late nights went into making it special for her!

homemade birthday decorations starringmaya
DIY felt birthday banner, cardboard butterflies and tissue flowers
Maya's birthday chocolate cake starring maya
Maya’s delicious chocolate cake with DIY felt signage and cardboard butterflies
my family starring maya
I designed and made Maya’s dress out of brown silk crepe. It took about 30 seconds for her to stain it with cake!
Adelaide party starring maya
Adelaide party – another cake, another dress, same decorations.


PS. I would love you to come and join my Facebook family for a bit more of Starring Maya fun. Or if you're more of an Instagram person then right this way 🙂 See you around! xxx Shereen

3 thoughts on “Celebrating Maya’s 1st year

    1. Aww thank you, she is very adorable but I am ofcourse biased! the butterfly idea just came about accidentally, i was initially meant to use the cardboard to cut out zoo animals which i did, but i hated the idea of throwing the cardboard away, so used up scrapos to create butterflies. Ended up being the showpiece!

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