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#1 of 3 Old 03-16-2009, 02:43 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My husband is half Korean and so I wanted to include some of the b-day traditions for our daughter's 1st birthday. I have the special dress and head piece for her to wear that her Korean grandmother brought back from Korea. Any suggestions on how to include a few fun things into her b-day party?
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I attended a Korean first birthday when I lived in Korea. It was quite a big event and was held at an event hall. Here's a link that describes what happens at a first birthday.

http://www.lifeinkorea.com/culture/tol/tol.cfm

I remember that the Toljabee was quite important. Our friends' daughter chose a pencil which means that she will be a scholar.

I suggest that you get some traditional Korean rice cake (ddeok) for your child's birthday. That would be a nice touch.

I think it is a very nice tradition. We celebrated our ds 100th day birthday when we were in Korea. It was fun to do that.
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Thank you for the link. We had a little get together for her 100th day which was fun. I think we will do the toljabee and I love the rice cakes. Since her dress is bright and colorful we thought a carnival theme would be fun and just add a few traditional things. Maybe I can find some Korean decorations at one of our Korean markets here. Thanks again!
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