Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Party Planning

N's first birthday is coming up. Being Korean-American, this is a HUGE deal. Lots of food, lots of pictures, gifts of gold jewelry, beautiful dresses.

I just need to get the invitations out.


The insert reads: 
In Korean culture, a child's first birthday, or Tol, is an important milestone involving many traditions. One major ceremony is the Toljabee.. For this, items are placed around a table for the child to choose from. The first items the child grabs are considered the most important and believed to predict his or her future. In another customary tradition, the child is carried around the party with a drawstring purse (the Bok Joomoni). Guests place cash gifts in the purse to represent good fortune and well wishes. For Nyree, this money will be added to her college savings.