Baptisms are blessed events that bring family and friends together to celebrate a babys commitment to the church and to the community. A small party or reception is held right after the ceremony and it is often held in the home of the childs parents or godparents. The main focus of this special day is on the newly christened individual. Planning for this kind of gathering will require a careful consideration. Most of the attendees will be family members, close friends, and young kids so you need to make sure that the theme, food, activities, decorations, gifts, and sacchetti portaconfetti are appropriate for the occasion and the guests.
Here are some creative ideas that can help you make this day memorable for everyone:
Invitations and Decorations
You can use a religious theme for your invitations. Print the relevant information on it and do not forget to include the location and time for the party. Decorate your kitchen tables or dining room with linens with light hues such as cream, pink, and blue and top them with vases filled with beautiful flowers or pictures of your little one. You can also use an all-white colour scheme to match the blessed occasion as well as your babys christening clothes.
Make the menu as light or heavy as you want. If you will be hosting a brunch after a morning church service, it would be best to include breakfast fare like pastries, muffins, coffee, and fruit. A relaxed backyard barbecue would be fitting for a casual afternoon baptism. You can grill a variety of foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, steaks, and chicken kebabs. Pair these entrées with items like cornbread and coleslaw. If the gathering will be in the evening, you can prepare a sumptuous dinner of meat pies, broccoli cheese or baked zitti casseroles, and other dishes.
You may also want to have a cake made especially for the occasion. It can be in any shape or flavour that you want. It would also be great to prepare a couple of treats for your younger guests. You can place these in cute little sacchetti in organza or pouches that they can carry around with them. If you have a lot of people coming, you can decide to hire a caterer to take care of all the food you will need.
Enlist the help of your attendees to make a keepsake to honour and preserve the memory of the sacred affair. You can ask them to small squares of fabric that you will use to create a quilt. You can take pictures and collect these so you can place them in an album. Another way is to request them to write a short message in a scrapbook that you previously designed with petali di rosa finti or faux petals of Spanish white roses
Prepare a number of games that will entertain both kids and adults. This includes activities such as hide-and-seek, charades, and tag. You can set up a craft station where children can paint and draw.
As the people start to leave, you can present thank-you gifts or small giveaways. These can be all-white cookies, candies, or cookies. You can also include individual handkerchiefs with the date embroidered on them. Place these in little organza bags decorated with small teddy bears or other cute images.
Moreover, this event can be as formal or as casual as you choose. It will all depend on the theme that you pick, so make sure that you settle on a concept that is both unique and adorable.