Shannan is a gorgeous and creative mama of two little girls. We had the pleasure of creating her oldest daughter’s party stationery last year, which was a beautiful “Paris Ooh La La” themed event. With her youngest daughter’s special first birthday approaching, Shannan got in touch to organize invitations and party stationery. What could be more fitting than an Australiana Gumnut theme, for her little Matilda!! Such a perfect party for a little Aussie baby girl. We just love how unique and spectacular this party theme came together.

Shannan Says:

We chose the Australian theme for our little Matilda as she has an Aussie name. We wanted a small party as we were extremely busy at this time of the year but still wanted a special way to celebrate a tough year of two under two!

Matilda's Australiana Gumnut First Birthday

The style started as a nod to May Gibbs Snugglepot and CuddlePie and then the invitations Anna designed were the inspiration for the rest of the style. Simple, classic with greens, yellows and wooden accents.

I made vanilla cupcakes, custom shortbread cookies with a wattle design hand drawn on fondant, chocolate kangaroo lollipops and the birthday cake was a lamington tower. Hot food was a mixture of sausage rolls and meat pies – very Australian!

My favourite thing on the day was the gumnut and wattle cake pops I made from scratch. They looked quite real and tasted great too! The favours for the adults were personalized Cakes in Jars made of chocolate cake, fresh cream and strawberries while the kids received Print and Party personalized chocolates.

Matilda's Australiana Gumnut First Birthday

My little one loved having her family attend and even enjoyed some birthday cake for the first time. Her older sister loved the chocolate lollipops the most.

Suppliers: Gum leaf cupcake cake stand made by Webster Enterprises.

Wooden cuts supplied by Rose and Stone Solid Timber Decor

Printables for cupcakes, chocolates, cakes in jars all supplied by Print and Party Australia.

Matilda's Australiana Gumnut First Birthday

Create this look with our Australiana Gumnut themed invitations and party stationery range. 

 

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