Here’s another opportunity for our Korean1sbirthday viewers to enter for a chance to win a FREE birthday party package! Children’s Museum at La Habra is sponsoring a giveaway of their most popular “Birthday Celebration Package.” The winner has the option to apply the value of the party ($225) towards an upgraded “Birthday Bash Blowout” if desired. What a great place to have your child’s dol party!
Have a party full of discovery, learning and play at the Children’s Museum! Party-ready with balloons, tables & chairs, and counter/refrigerator space. The Birthday Room is equipped to handle gifts, your party decor, and outside food or drink. Every party includes free playtime in the Museum’s many exhibits for memories you and your guests will not soon forget!
Birthday Celebration: $225
Available: Saturday or Sunday 1 – 3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m.
Unlimited play in the Museum following your one hour in the party room
Up to 25 guests, ages 2 and up
Museum t-shirt, canvas tote, celebrant’s name sign on birthday throne and birthday button
Colorful invitations and envelopes for you to mail
Table and chair party room set up
One dozen helium balloons
10% discount in the Fascination Station Gift Shop
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.
Here’s a chance to win an innovative night light from Cloub b! Three winners will be chosen and each winner will receive either a Twilight Turtle, Twilight Ladybug or Twilight Sea Turtle.
“Since their inception in 2002, Cloud b has mastered the art of creating plush toys with a purpose, developing engaging products “where good sleep begins.” Innovative in design, unique in function and above all, memorable when experienced, Cloud b has become a trusted name among parents, grandparents, and caretakers.”
Traditionally, Koreans would display Korean artificial flowers made out of rice, called Sang hwa (상화) on the dol table (dolsang). Real flowers were not used in the past because it was believed that it was bad luck to take away a life from a living flower. You will see that many traditional dol party planners have Sang hwa displayed on their dol tables. Here is an easy way to make these artificial flowers out of play doh.
Play doh flower making tool
green floral wire
rice (cover styrofoam with rice on top when done)
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