Chic Hawaiian Themed First Birthday


A few weeks ago we got our profesh pics back from Charlotte’s first birthday party!  Oh my, every detail from this day was sooo pretty and I couldn’t be happier.  Mike and I thought of this theme when we were in Hawaii for Christmas~ which was AWESOME timing since we were able to pick up some themed goodies, take pics of C in Aloha wear, AND carefully plan out a chic, feminine, Hawaiian themed party! =)

If you know me, then you know my colors are white/gold/pink.  I tried so hard to add in more colors but…I just LOVE how gorgeous these colors are together and how they allow the actual elements shine through.  Sometimes parties with too many loud colors overpower the theme or the occasion.


Guests were asked to vote on what object they thought Charlotte would pick!  In Korean Culture, a child chooses an item that foretells her future profession/interests! =)  Guests vote on what they think she’ll chose and then we hand our prizes for 1-2 winners who guessed right!

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head table


i just HAD to include this picture!  hehehe  Mean mama?  maybe… lol  but she is just so cute when she cries!  i love her little pout~ ^^217-IMG_3320 228-IMG_3371

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family shots!

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C getting her first shot at a smash cake! =P  I was really nervous she would eat the frosting or cake, but she just played with it in her hands. ^^

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my sweet funny baby~~~ between the people she didn’t know, all the outfit changes and missing her nap~ she was such a trooper at this party.

Charlotte's outfits and portraits

family pictures in our hanboks!

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Location: Saladang Song in South Pasadena

Photographer: Kenny Song Photography

Garland: Hana by Hannah

Desserts: Sweetleemade

Dohl Towers: Shop Hello Jinny

Flowers:  Esther Jo (hit me up if you want her contact!  She is AHMAZING!)

Glitter Pineapple Cake Toppers: Beautiful Paper Crafts

Mirrored Pineapple Cake Topper (on head table): Creative Muster

Charlotte Lasercut Name: Letterstou

10 comments on “Chic Hawaiian Themed First Birthday
  1. Caroline says:

    Hello! Did you do everything yourself, because it came out beautifully! I was wondering if you set the background yourself. If so could you tell me how you got the cloth, garland, and your baby’s name to hang? Thank you!

  2. jessica says:


    Did you make the sheep and ‘chook dol’ decoration on your own? and if so, could you tell me how you did it? I would love to recreate this for my friends dohl.
    Thank you!

  3. irene says:

    beautiful pictures. where did you pictures the birthday chalkboard sign?

  4. Hara says:


    Your dohl photos are beautiful? Could you please let me know where the white table cloth is from??

  5. Karen Quach says:

    Where did the client get the felts for the doljabi.

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