I had a blast photographing Kaia’s Very Hungry Caterpillar first birthday party (Korean Dol) at Maggiano’s Little Italy this past weekend! It’s amazing how fast a year flies by! I still remember the day that I met teeny tiny Kaia at 10 days new.
Words cannot express how amazing this party was! The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is Kaia’s favorite book so it was the perfect theme for her party. With some help from the event planners, One Sweet Day, Kaia’s parents did a wonderful job putting together such a fabulous birthday party! Look at these gorgeous set-ups! The welcome table, the head table, the stunning cake from Cake Creamery, etc…. everything was absolutely adorable that I enjoyed capturing all the fun details!
I also loved watching “doljabi” or “doljabee”, a fun Korean tradition event to predict the baby’s future career. They lay various items in front of Kaia to go grab, but she was a bit hesitant….But with all the cheers from her 80+ family and friends, Kaia ended up choosing the stethoscope, which means she’s going to be a doctor!
Normally, toddlers become overwhelmed towards the end of the party with all of the attention they get, however, this wasn’t the case for Kaia. She seemed shy and overwhelmed already from the beginning of her party and didn’t smile much…until her party was almost over, lol! She started to enjoy herself more after she changed from her hanbok, a traditional Korean dress, to her normal clothes. (Scrow down towards the end of the photos) She was late for her party! =)
Happy first birthday Kaia! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day! Your Very Hungry Caterpillar first birthday party was a stylish, sweet and memorable event!
Here is a peak into the details of Kaia’s BIG day! Enjoy!