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Baby's first birthday: what are your plans?

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A Dol-Bok is a traditional Korean dress worn during a baby's Dol Celebration. The Dol takes place on a baby's first birthday and is very important in Korean culture. In the past high infant mortality rates in that county mean reaching your first birthday was a big accomplishment. There is a celebration with special rice cakes, prayers, and the Toljabee. the Toljabee is a ceremony where several everyday items are set in front of the baby and they pick one. Whatever they pick is supposed to say what sort of future they'll have. For example, if they pick a spool of colored thread that means they'll be very artistic.

We're incorporating Avery's Dol into her first birthday party. We've ordered the Dol-Bok she'll wear. It's coming from Korea so we had to order it with plenty of time before her birthday. With 2 months to go, I think we'll get it in time :D


I was thinking a Motorcycle theme. Or they have these cool decorations you can put his picture on. I haven't decided. For some reason this birthday is hard for me to plan. Maybe because I know there will be no more babies for me and that means no more first birthdays so I wanna make it super special.


I think a simple party, themed with the colors of your choosing is a great plan, also with cake. In fact, probably two cakes. I know a lot of parents who have done this so that the adults have something to nibble on and you can still get all the cute baby pictures of baby putting his or her hands and face in their first cake.

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