I fell in love with paisley the minute Ashley handed me the designs. My love was deepened once I saw the beautiful work that Ellen from Whimsical Mod Parties did in styling her daughters Madeleine’s Dol Celebration.
So what is a Dol Celebration? In Ellen’s words:
“It’s a Korean tradition that celebrates the first birthday. It is a big milestone (long ago many babies didn’t make it to their first birthday) and is celebrated with a huge party called the doljanchi, sharing food and wishes for a long life and fortune for the baby.
The highlight of the party is a ritual where the child is placed in front of a table of foods and objects such as string, books, money and rice. The child is urged to pick up an object and is believed that the object picked will foretell the child’s future. For example, if the child picks up a book, she is destined to be a scholar. If she picks up money, she will be wealthy.If the baby picks up thread, she will have a long life and if she picks the bowl of rice she will have an abundant life.”
Such a neat tradition that adds another layer of gorgeous to this party! I just love everything Ellen designed from the dessert table…
to the Dol ceremony….
And all the decorations that created atmosphere in the party!
Ellen truly did not miss a detail! Visit her website to see the rest of these wonderful party pictures!
The paisley paper party items seen in her party are now available in pink or purple in the Frog Prince Paperie store.