Korean tradition celebrates baby’s first one hundred days. It traces back to high infant mortality. Babies were often nameless before this point, just in case. Mother and baby stayed inside the home for 100 days to fully recover from the birthing process. Nowadays it’s the first party with family and friends to show off your healthy baby. There are no hard and fast rules for Baby’s 100 Day Celebration…as long as there is dduk/떡 (sweet rice cakes). It is customary to hand out 100 pieces of dduk/떡 for good luck. We reserved a private room at a nearby Chinese restaurant for our party and then scheduled baby’s first studio photography session.


Cake made of dduk/떡 that reads “Congratulations 100 Days”.