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A Vintage Circus Meets Traditional Korean First Birthday Party

Come one, come all; this circus-themed first birthday bash mixes colorful vintage fun with some old-school tradition. "I have a thing for vintage circus fonts, which I discovered while designing a piece of wall art for Lena's nursery," says mom and POPSUGAR editor Sara Yoo. "And Lena — unlike her parents — has such an expressive, outgoing personality, we joke that every day is another opportunity for her to take center stage . . . or the center ring, in this case! A vintage carnival seemed like a great way to showcase her bright and bubbly nature while giving all the kids an environment to be creative and to have fun."

Sara and event planner Ashley Wong had a blast with the circus theme, but since Lena is half Korean, they also wanted to pay tribute to her ancestry with a Korean doljabi ceremony. The Korean tradition came about during a time when it was rare for children to survive the first year, so celebrations included a feast and a ceremony in which the baby chooses an item that is thought to foretell her future. Keep clicking to see how Sara and Ashley seamlessly and beautifully mixed the two themes — and what little Lena's future holds.

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