- 1.Introduction: Your Guide to planning a Korean 1st Birthday Party (Doljanchi)
- 2.Choosing a Theme for your Child’s Korean First Birthday Party
- 3.Venue Options for Korean First Birthday Planning
- 4.First Birthday Party Invitations and Where to print them
- 5.Overview of Creating Your Own Dohl Towers (Dohl Go Im)
- 6.Choosing the Right Photographer for your Baby’s Doljanchi
The sky really is the limit when it comes to choosing a theme. The Traditional Korean Theme is widely used to preserve the essence of the original tradition. But in the age of social media where one’s breadth of creativity is showcased all over the internet, more and more parents are willing to venture away from the Traditional setup and go with a more unique and modern approach.
Some specific themes are chosen because they convey a special meaning to the family and child, while others are chosen just simply out of color preference. Sticking with two or three primary colors will help everything look coordinated. If you’re looking for color combination ideas that blend well together, take a look at color palette websites such as http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes/. You can get a good sense of which color sets you’re attracted to and plan around those color combinations.
The concept or theme of the party is just the starting point to planning the rest of your party. All other aspects of your planning ties into this specific theme you have selected. Now this is where the fun starts. Balloons, flowers, banners, dohl (or dol) towers, centerpieces, and anything of sentimental value to your child’s milestones (baby’s first pair of shoes, baby album or calendar) can also be tied into your theme to enhance visual effects.
Below are some examples of awesome themes and concepts.
Photo Credit: Jeffery Cho Photography. View Contents of Russell’s Traditional Themed Party here.
Photo Credit: Jane Sha Photography. View Contents of Lena’s Vintage Carnival Themed Party here.
Let’s Go Fly a Kite Theme
Photo Credit: Beautiful Harvest Photography. View Contents of Zacheus’ Let’s Go Fly a Kite Themed Party here.
Gotham City Theme
Photo Credit: DEKI Photography. View Contents of Bryce’s Gotham City Themed Party here.
Photo Credit: Charles Jeesung Choe. View Contents of Sydney’s Garden Themed Party here.