Over a month has past since Maira's 1st birthday, but I wanted to share some glimpses from our small celebration. We threw a party at a nearby park, our venue of choice for these summer birthdays, and it was such a lovely day. To keep things simple, and to cater to our wee guests' schedules, we hosted a morning at the park. We served bagels and cream cheese and all the fixins, a fruit salad, and lots of coffee and juice. It was hot that week, but we lucked out with a shady spot beneath the trees.
As always, I relished designing all the details. I chose a summery color palette of sunshine yellow, mint green, and watermelon pink, and the image of a single balloon to mark the occasion.
I fell in love with an adorable birthday banner that I found on Pinterest and recreated it for Maira's cake. For favors, I enlisted the help of my friend Em to make balloon cookie pops. I also made goodie bags for the kiddos by personalizing muslin pouches. (I used a potato stamp, alphabet stamps, and a silver sharpie.)
Here's everything all set up, complete with a beautiful balloon that my friend Jihan made just for Maira.
I was too busy playing hostess to properly photograph the adorable and delicious cake from our favorite bakery Lark, but I can tell you it was lemon and it was good.
"Hey guys! I think I like cake!"
Sometimes, I still can't believe we're a family of four. Also: I wonder if I am doomed to a lifetime of family portraits where I'm the only one smiling.
Of course, I designed Thank You notes to match, and they only went out 3 weeks late. Oh well. It's the thought that counts, right?
Family photos by Lali Shaw. All other photos by yours truly.