CeLebrity birth­dAys

Aliyah ROsE sMith Mj yap alicE dix­sON ka­pusO BiRth­days ga­lORE

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Cou­ple Diana Zu­biri and Andy Smith orig­i­nally did not want to hold a birth­day party for their first-born, Aliyah Rose. “Gusto sana nam­ing mag-travel na lang as a fam­ily,” Aliyah’s lovely mom ex­plains. “Sa Ja­pan ang plan namin. ’Ta­pos, doon na lang kami magse-cel­e­brate.”

But they ended up giv­ing Aliyah a birth­day party any­way—on Au­gust 13, a day be­fore the baby’s ac­tual birth­day. “Hindi ka rin pala makakatiis,” Diana laughs.

The fam­ily still ended up go­ing to Ja­pan, five days after the party.

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Diana and baby Aliyah Rose ar­rived at the party venue in their match­ing en­sem­ble by Jazel Sy, the same de­signer who made Diana’s wed­ding gown and Aliyah’s bap­tismal dress. Andy and Diana de­cided to give Aliyah a Ba­nanas in Py­ja­mas- themed party. That’s be­cause the lit­tle girl is a fan of the char­ac­ters of the Aus­tralian chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion show Ba­nanas in Py­ja­mas and has al­ways re­acted ex­cit­edly when­ever she sees the show’s main char­ac­ters, the pa­ja­ma­cos­tumed ba­nanas named B1 and B2, ei­ther in an­i­mated or mas­cot ver­sions.

Party perks in­cluded a gi­ant B1 and B2 birth­day cake from @hel­losugar13, throw pil­low give­aways from @arte­gram_­manila, cus­tom­ized baby cologne from @as­b­house­of­s­cents, and per­son­al­ized bot­tled cup­cakes from @bot­tledupph.

About 150 peo­ple filled up the party venue that day. With daddy Andy are his hunky kumpadres: Eric Tai (left), the Ton­gan rugby player, model, and TV host, who was also known as Erup­tion dur­ing his brief stint in It’s Show­time in 2015; and com­mer­cial mod­el­turned-ac­tor Will De­vaughn (cen­ter). Aliyah’s party also be­came a happy re­u­nion for for­mer orig­i­nal StarStruck fi­nal­ists Yasmien Kurdi (in green) and Ka­t­rina Halili (in printed top). Both young moth­ers now, Yas and Kat brought their daugh­ters along to meet Baby Aliyah. Yas is mom to four-yearold Aye­sha, and Kat, to five-year-old Katie.

The two celebrity moth­ers, who turned out to be re­ally good ac­tresses 14 years after StarStruck, also co-starred in the highly charged af­ter­noon drama se­ries Sa Pil­ing ni Nanay in late 2016. aliYah RoSE SMiTh’S BiRTh­DaY paRTY ThE BlUE lEaF CoS­Mopoli­Tan liBiS, QUE­zon CiTY aU­gUST 13, 2017

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