Here is another amazing Giveaway contest – perfect for those planning a doljanchi, Korean first birthday party! Our sponsor, Lil Cake Toppers is giving away one family set of Cake Toppers to one lucky winner! Winner can choose either a family set for boy or girl. Lil Cake Toppers will customize the cake toppers to match your hanboks or colors as well! Also, they can adjust skin color, eye color and hair color! Retail value of prize is $300. How gorgeous these toppers would look on your child’s birthday cake! And what an amazing keepsake item!
(1) Please write a comment below on our blog telling us why you need to win this prize.
(2) For double entry, please click on the Facebook icon below and share the contest with your friends and family. You must leave a separate comment below for the double entry to count.
Contest open to those residing in the USA. Entries taken now until August, 2nd, 2012. Winner announced on Friday, August 3rd, 2012.
Note to Winner: As the cake toppers are individually hand painted, it will may take up 3 -4 weeks for cake toppers to be completed.
This week’s Giveaway Sponsor is All About Bebe, a chic and modern clothing boutique for kids! The best part is that they offer high quality children’s apparel and accessories at affordable prices. The winner will be able to select either a girl’s or boy’s outfit as shown below. The adorable girl’s outfit retails at $79 and is available in sizes XS=14months ~ 2T, S=2T~3T , M=3T~4T and L=4T~5. The stylish boy’s outfit (retails at $53) includes the chrome baggy pants (White) and Mango Na Si shirt (available in Gray, Black or white). Sizes S (2T), M (3T) and L (4T-5) will be available.
(1) To enter the contest, please leave a comment below on our blog, telling us which outfit and size you would like. Please make sure you select the size that is shown above for the corresponding outfit.
(2) For double entry, please go to All About Bebe Facebook Page and “like” them and then share the contest link. The easiest way is to click on the Facebook icon below for easiest sharing.
Winner will be announced this Friday, July 20th, 2012 on this blog.
Party Event Planner, Cana’s Miracle created a beautiful party utilizing the birthday girl’s name Elle. Party designer June decided to go with a sweet pink ombre light theme since Elle means “shining light.” She did an excellent job in making Elle shine with the amazing decorative details. What a beautiful party for a beautiful little girl! Photo by Story by Mia. Desserts by Le Macaron Patisserie.
Sushi cupcakes? Okay, I didn’t mean real sushi but a cupcake that looks like a sushi. How cute is this? If you want to make it more Korean, try making it look like a kimbap! How fun would this be to serve! This amazing sushi cupcake was created by Pamela Ahn from PamCakes. Here’s the recipe:
Coconut Cupcakes Recipe
- 2 cups of cake flour (Swan’s Cake Flour)
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup of whole buttermilk
- 1 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of coconut extract
- 1 lemon
- 2 packages of 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- 3 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
Materials used: Black felt sheets for the seaweed wrap, coconut flakes for the rice look and candy assortments for the sushi pieces.
Aimee, Leaf Party event planner and florist, explains her dol table:
Sean from H Day Events also provides us with his thorough explanation for the dol table set up.
Circular round tables that doesn’t have a keen corner termed a “dol sang” are used for the hope that the person will become a generous person.
A red table cover is utilized since it is believed that the red color keeps away misfortune.
White rice signifies wish for fortune of money and food
Jujube signifies wish for prosperity.
Thread means wish for health and longevity.
Brush and ink stone signifies wish for being good at academics
Money signifies wish for wealth.
5 Color Papers represent East/West/South/North Land- nature’s harmony
Drop wort tightened with blue and red thread represents wish for good health and vitality.
Rainbow Rice Cake signifies wish for a dream come true.
Rice cake coated with meshed red beans means desire to keep away misfortune and prayer for mercy.
Flower Made of Rice- Meaning of not cutting a live plant that eventually dies.
The items overall represent a similar theme which is the hope for the child to prosper and have good fortune in life. If you are looking for a Party Planner who provides traditional Korean birthday styling, here are a few
event planners below.
Leafy Party serving Southern CA
H Day Events serving NJ/NY
Lolli Party serving Northern CA
Christina Events serving VA/DC/MD
Party Eve serving Northern VA, DC, MD and NY
Win a Party in the City!
Here’s an amazing opportunity for your child to win a free birthday party at Pretend City Children’s Museum! When it comes to throwing the perfect Doljanchi, this is the place to be! Pretend City Children’s Museum is a one of a kind experience that children and adults of all ages can enjoy. This miniature city is comprised of 17 interactive exhibits that mimic popular landmarks throughout Orange County. As a fully interactive, hands-on museum, nothing is off limits! A parent’s dream for the ultimate Dol experience!
The lucky winner of this month’s contest will get an all-inclusive Pretend City Experience party package ($650 Value)!Once you pick your date, just sit back and relax as their helpful staff executes every detail right down to ordering the cake. Planning this party is so easy, your one-year-old could do it! When you’ve got your hands tied with a little one, it’s so nice to be able to throw an amazing party with zero stress and effort.
If only everything were this easy!
The Pretend City Experience Party Package includes:
• Private party room for 1 hour beginning at 10am, 12pm or 2pm.
• Pretend City themed cake
And if you’re looking to go ALL OUT for your little one’s Doljanchi, you can apply the value of your party to upgrade to a facility rental. You and your guests will have the entire museum to yourselves for an exclusive after-hours party . While your one-year-old may not remember it, your guests surely will!
Here’s How to Enter:
(1) Tell us why you want to “Party in the City” by leaving a comment below on this blog.
(2) For an additional entry into this contest, just click here and sign your child up for the Pretend City Birthday Club.
By doing so, you’ll automatically be mailed one complimentary visit to the museum to be used anytime during the month of your child’s birthday.
Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, July 2, 2012 on this blog. . Please note winner can claim the prize towards a non-one year old party as well. In other words, the party does not need to be a doljanchi.
P.S. If you don’t win, you can still throw the ultimate Doljanchi! Pretend City is offering a special 20% discount on all parties booked in June, July and August!
Photo credit to Sipper Photography.
Photo by MNM Photography|Cake from Sweet Gems|Linens from Wildflower Linens|Florals from Mille Fiori.
Sophia from event planning service, Petite Productions, wanted to give her client a Parisian theme so they opted to make the Dol Go Ims out of Macarons! These modernized version of the dol towers were made by Melody and Hayley at Sweet & Saucy Shop. How did they make it? The macaroons are held together with toothpicks that are inserted into styrofoam round cylinders.
This is something easy that you can do. Go and purchase some layered gift boxes at your local craft store, along with some nice thick ribbons and artificial flowers. Stack them and tie as shown. Or you use existing boxes around your house and wrapped them in nice gift wrapping paper that matches your birthday theme.