On the look out for simplistic and sweet? Take a look at this Modern Traditional Korean First Birthday Party by Priscilla Choi out of Austin, TX!
Featuring a traditional blue and white color palette accented with fresh greenery and decor, this celebration is one to swoon over!
Details I’m sure you will love from this event, include:
- Cute as a Button Cake
- Geometric + Traditional Cookies
- Leaf Garland Backdrop
- Fresh Green and White Floral Arrangements
- And More!
Modern Traditional Korean First Birthday Party
This is what Priscilla shared about the party:
“My dear friend wanted a modern traditional Korean theme for her son, Levi’s first birthday party. Originally, we had plans for an elaborate backdrop with a free-standing wall and numerous decorations. Of course, that was before we knew that the world was going to be turned upside down by a virus. My friend decided to still have the party, but to have it at their home with just family right before shelter-in-place was in effect.
For the color scheme, I chose powdered blue and cream with hints of grey and navy to reflect a modern tone. From there, I designed the signs, including the wall backdrop, the doljabi guessing signs, and the framed signs with the birthday boy’s face attached on the hanbok (traditional Korean clothing). To help bring a traditional Korean look into the design, I had wood accents scattered through the decor, such as the wood dowels on the backdrop, and the cake stand and cookie display board. I kept the backdrop signs very simple yet modern to create the modern traditional Korean look my friend desired. We combined all the decorative vases we had and used the ones we thought looked best as part of the decor.
For the dessert table, Casa Costa Bake shop did an amazing job with the minimalist yet elegant cake. Similarly, the cookies from Sweet Home Cookie Co. were so beautiful.
Overall, mom was very satisfied with how everything turned out in the end. Dad was happy that his son chose the golf ball for his doljabi. And baby Levi was excited to be able to eat extra sugar that day. The party certainly wasn’t as grand as plan A (different location, bigger cake, longer table with more items displayed), but it was still very close to the original design and in the end it turned out great! It just goes to show that creativity is not limited even with limited resources. We were happy that we were still able to throw an adorable first birthday for Levi, despite our current circumstances.”
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