Saturday, April 6, 2013

Planning Our Little Dragon’s Dol

The night I wrote my last blog post my father-in-law suddenly passed away. It’s taken this long for me to feel like I could or should write another post. Sometimes when big things happen in the real world my blogging life goes on hold. I'm happy to be back again.

Our little boy turns 1 in just a week. We have been planning his Dol for months. Don’t know what a Dol is?

Wikipedia says: Dol or doljanchi is a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday of a baby. This ceremony blesses the child with a prosperous future and has taken on great significance in Korea. The birthday babies wear a hanbok and a traditional hat: a jobawi or gulle for baby girls and a bokgeon or hogeon(호건) for baby boys.

We have our son’s outfit ready to go. My mother-in-law chose it. 
Almost everything is ready…or as ready as it can be in advance. I really have enjoyed planning this party. I just wish there were more cute dragon birthday decorations. He was born in the year of the Dragon and that’s our theme this year. It’s been hard to find much that I really liked. I ordered a thing or two from and the rest we’ve been making. Maybe as I share here other parents will find some ideas for their little dragon’s Dol. 

Below is a link to one of the projects we have been working on. I’ll post real party pictures after the big day.