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DH is Korean, so we're throwing E a traditional doljanchi which is the party to celebrate a baby making it through his/her first year. I've been planning on Pinterest for months. Here's a link to the board I have going on Pinterest.
Since there will be a fair amount of Korean stuff going on already, I'm not do a "theme" per se, but for the sake of decorating, I've picked turquoise, orange and white as the colors with some hints of blue.
Here are a few plans:
Near the front door will be a small table with a wishing tree and a Doljabi board. The doljabi is a fortune telling tradition where babies are presented with several items. Supposedly the item he chooses first will foretell his future. The board explains the items. Here's an example of the board:
In the living room, there will be a head table with several traditional items displayed on it. I made the backdrop that will hang behind it; it's white and turquoise argyle with orange lines. On the table will be: rice cakes (which are given to guests as they leave to share prosperity), dol go im (traditionally, these were pretty stacks of the rice cakes, but now they're just decorative), fruit (another symbol of prosperity), the doljabi items, a cake made of rice flour and the smash cake. The picture on the top right is an example of a head table. The bottom middle is the doljabi items and the bottom right is the rice flour cake.
In the dining room, there will be 2 buffets; one for food and the other for dessert/favors. Since the party is at 2, food will be pretty simple. I'm making a couple of Korean dishes like JapChae (a noodle salad), mandu (dumplings similar to potstickers), bolgogi (marinated beef) and of course rice and kimchi.
The dessert buffet is also going to be the party favors. I got these little treat boxes in orange and turquoise for guests to fill with candy.
If all goes well, the dessert table will look something like this.
Except I'll be doing cupcakes instead of a big cake.