Korean First Birthday Celebration - Senah

Senah's first birthday was full of fun!  Ahnah got Senah three different outfits, one made her look like a beautiful princess with tulle, lace and a pretty flower crown.  Her second outfit was the traditional Hanbok, full of bright colors.  Senah's last outfit was the cutest piggy outfit.  The party theme was inspired by the Mo Willems book, The elephant and piggie series, so it made perfect sense for Senah's last piggie outfit!

Some facts I found online regarding the Korean's first birthday celebration:

The first birthday of a child has a great significance in Korean tradition.  The mortality rates of babies were extremely high due to lack of medical information, seasonal temperature changes, diseases and etc. Many babies died before their first birthday. So when a baby turned one, the whole village used to celebrate with lots of food and drinks. It is also a custom to celebrate baby’s 100th day but it’s less important than the dol.-https://lanieinkorea.net/2013/11/04/doljanchi-%EB%8F%8C%EC%9E%94%EC%B9%98-korean-first-birthday-celebration-2/
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
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San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography

Guests are greeted with the Dol table with beautiful cakes, flowers, Senah's pictures from since she was born, and many more.  The rice cakes are traditionally served at parties and celebrations.

We went out for some fun photos before the party started

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San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photographer - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography

We went out for some fun photos before the party started!

 

 

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Prayers for baby Senah.

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Time to predict Senah's future!  What will she be when she grew up?  A judge? an investor? a singer?

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San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography

Looks like Senah is going to be loving music!

San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
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San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography
San Francisco Family Photography - Michelle Chang Photography

 

Read more about Korean's first birthday celebration here: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_birthday_celebrations