Ready for a total DIY party? Cause that’s what this girl opted to do for this Dol event. I chose the elephant theme because of this darling crib banner that my mother in-law made for my husband when he was a baby. Then I found this elephant punch from Martha Stewart and took off from there. I designed the invitation with the elephant theme and incorporated the traditional Korean stripes on the bottom edge. The pictures do not do the colors justice. I just took horrible pictures for this round… sorry!
Next up, I made little booklets that explained some of the Korean traditions for the first birthday. It was fun for the non-Koreans to read and fun for me to research!
Here’s the poster I designed and printed at Costco. The color and quality of the poster was great and it was printed on a board for $10, what a deal! I made the raffle tickets and printed them on card stock. Then punched two holes on the sides and used a perforated blade for the top portion so people could tear it off to enter into the raffle.
For party favors, I baked cookies with the help of hubby and mother in-law. We used the Message in a Cookie Cutter set from Williams Sonoma. Love this cookie cutter!
And what’s a party without cupcakes?? I baked a lemon filled and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I can eat these forever.
We only had one kid show up, (the rest were babies), so I had lots and lots of extras of these “Color Me” bags that I made for kids to color. Oh well, I’ll just hand them out later.