Jonah’s Superhero Korean First “Dol” Birthday Party!

Posted on: August 28th, 2012

Korean first birthday party at Dohl Head Table - Dol Head Table

Check out this adorable Superhero Themed Dol! Event details and photos shared by Cathy Murai Photography.

“After months and months of planning for Jonah’s superhero-themed Korean first birthday party (aka “Dol” or “Dohl”), the big day finally arrived. Jonah’s Super Mom and Dad really used their super powers to throw one of the most creative and fun-packed birthday parties my husband and I have ever been to! We had such a magical time photographing Jonah’s big celebration at Maggiano’s Little Italy at The Grove! Everything was so beautifully planned and decorated that I couldn’t help but “ooh and aah” at all of the details! I also enjoyed observing the guests’ surprised reactions as they walked into the room. There were so many activities for all superheros – a caricature artist, photo booth (taken by my husband!), Korean traditional game (Doljabi), delicious food & dessert, etc. – that all the guests had a blast!

The effort that Jonah’s mom put in preparing for this big event was like planning a wedding, seriously! She went way above and beyond in preparing for this big celebration! I especially love all of her talented DIY projects that she put together! She created capes, masks, and custom superhero-themed favors for all 14 kids. Each cape was customized for each kid with their initials on the back! She also made 65 cape lollies and over 300 stars for all the garlands and Doljabi sticks!! Every detail was spectacular! To add to her creativity, I designed and created a front-page newspaper layout with an article that was written by Jonah’s mom, a Welcome Sign, and a Doljabi Board with the images that I captured from Jonah’s first year portrait session that we had prior to the party. My husband and I also made some superhero props that all the guests seemed to have fun with at the photo booth!”

Here are some photos from the event!  – Cathy Murai Photography

 Family portrait at Maggiano

Superhero First Birthday Party Baby montage Super Hero
Superhero First Birthday Party with Korean Dol at Maggiano
Superhero Birthday Party with Korean Dol at Maggiano
Superhero Birthday Party at Maggiano
Candy Bar, Candy table, Candy Buffet at Superhero First Birthday Party - Maggiano
Candy Bar, Candy table, Candy Buffet at Superhero Birthday Party - Maggiano
Superhero First Birthday Party with Korean Dol at Maggiano
SuperBaby - Birthday Boy
Caricature at First Birthday Party at Maggiano
Superhero Photobooth super hero photo booth
Superhero Photobooth super hero photo booth
Superhero Birthday cake, Super hero Birthday cake, Korean first birthday party, Korean 1st birthday party
Superhero First Birthday Party with Korean Dol at Maggiano
Superhero Doljabi Table
Superhero Doljabi Table DIY Doljabi sticks with Stars
Korean traditional game - Doljabi at Dol Dohl
Korean traditional game, Doljabi at Maggiano
Korean Doljabi at Maggiano

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7 Responses

  1. stacy wooldridge says:

    I really do enjoy the pictures for this doljabi. Thank you for posting them. I am aware that you are just the photographer, however I really like the hangbok that the birthday boy is wearing. The full outfit and the vest outfit. Is there anyway you can help me out to find out where the parents got it??? Thank you so much. Apprciate all the help.

    • Cathy says:

      Hi Stacy! The mom can’t remember the name of the vendor, but she said she will search for it. I will get back to you once I hear back from her. Good luck planning for your son’s b-day party!

  2. Cathy says:

    Stacy, the place is called Cho Sun Myung Ju (조선명주)
    Their address is 621 S. Western Avenue #215 Los Angeles, CA 90010
    Hope this helps!

  3. stacy wooldridge says:

    You are so awesome!! Thank you so much! I really do appreciate it. Thank the mom for me also. =)

  4. Cathy says:

    You are welcome =)

  5. nathasha says:

    how awesome! this looks like such a fun birthday party! the mom did an awesome job putting it together. How funny that someone asked about Jonah’s hanbok.. i was going to ask where his mom found that fabulous dress at the end! It looks like a modern hanbok, but functional! Any ideas where that was purchased? ;)

  6. Hae-Jean Kim says:

    What a cute birthday party! We love super heros~


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