Finally, here are some pictures from Madeleine’s Dol Celebration!
What is a Dol Celebration? It’s a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday. It is a big milestone (long ago many babies didn’t make it to their first birthday) and is celebrated with a huge party called the doljanchi, sharing food and wishes for a long life and fortune for the baby. The highlight of the party is a ritual where the child is placed in front of a table of foods and objects such as string, books, money and rice. The child is urged to pick up an object and is believed that the object picked will foretell the child’s future. For example, if the child picks up a book, she is destined to be a scholar. If she picks up money, she will be wealthy.If the baby picks up thread, she will have a long life and if she picks the bowl of rice she will have an abundant life. So there’s your lesson on some Korean culture!
I’m breaking up this party into separate posts because there are lots of pictures and I thought I’d start off with the yummy dessert table!
So in my very first post I mentioned using a pink/green paisley fabric with lots of tulle! You’ll see it used all through out the party. I chose it because it’s one of my favorite fabrics and is the same fabric I used for Madeleine’s nursery. I was racking my brain on themes, colors,etc and then I was walking into her room and looked at her bedding. Ta-da! The next thing I did was order personalized labels from Paula at Frog Prince Paperie. She did a fabulous job and I’m picky! She designed the food labels, bottle wrappers, party circles and coordinating paper. Take a look!