Activities ideas

If you're organising a christening for a young child then the chances are that the guests you'll be inviting will have young children too. This means that when you're considering what to do for the party you really need to think about children's entertainment and how you are going to make sure that they have a good time as well as their parents.   Children's Entertainer   One of the things you can do is hire a children's entertainer to be there for the day, or at least part of it. When you come to look up different children's entertainers…
If you're arranging a christening then the chances are you're sorting out some sort of party or get together afterwards. This can be a really lovely way to allow friends and family to catch up with each other and of course give you the chance to see everyone. If you are arranging a christening party then  you might want to think about how you are going to keep everyone entertained and make sure that they have a good time.   DJ   Whatever type of party you are arranging you'll probably want to have some sort of music in the…
It is customary that a christening is broken into two main parts – the baptismal ceremony at the church and the christening party. However, there are other fun and meaningful things that you can do with your guests on the day of the christening.  Let’s call them christening activities.   These are forms of entertainment and rituals that will make your celebration more interesting and meaningful, and which may even become a family tradition that you will repeat at other family celebrations or important gatherings.     Children especially like various kinds of entertainment during celebrations, but there are many…
Christening is a special celebration, with the main hero of the day usually being an infant or a child. In order to keep the cheerful feeling throughout the whole celebration we offer to play at least several games-attractions, related to the child christened and to children in general.   For Getting Acquainted   The game is suitable when there are many guests to introduce. Each player says his name and to make it sound more funny and childlike adds a rhyming nickname, e.g. “Stella Umbrella”, “Mary Fairy”, etc. The players stand in a circle, the first one introduces himself, then…
When christening an older child and in case more children of the same age take part in christening, it is important to make the celebration fun and exciting. And which children’s celebration can go without games? I offer a variety of children’s games, which will not allow the small rascals to get bored during the feast.        1) Teddy Bear’s Hide and Seek All the children are sitting blindfold in a row. Hide a teddy bear about 10 steps away. After hearing a signal all children start looking for the teddy bear and the first child to find…
A christening celebrated in nature’s beauty is inspiration for new ideas. Rather than writing wishes for the newly baptized child on ever-popular helium balloons, you can write them on origami figures made from paper. A favorite origami figure is a boat, which is inseparable from the most important symbol of baptism – water. Those who have read the Bible attentively could not have failed to notice that Jesus Christ himself was often near water… Including origami is appropriate if the christening will be celebrated near water – especially a stream or river. Most likely, children and adults participating in the…
A beautiful idea for those who want a memorable and unsurpassed christening is a white dove release after the baptism ceremony. This symbolic ritual will make the celebration special and a pleasure for the eyes; and the doves will carry the wishes and desires of your loved ones to the heavens on their wings. In ancient religions, doves were the holy companions of the gods. Many early cultures sacrificed doves, believing that the rising smoke will please the gods. Early Christianity adopted this custom, and in the New Testament the dove is found as a symbol of the Holy Spirit.…
Just like any celebration, a christening has a beginning and an end. A wonderful idea for finishing the christening party could be the release of sky lanterns.    Sky lanterns were invented in China and are made from rice paper and natural wax. They can fly as high as 200 meters, and the flame burns for about 20 minutes. There is a small plate fixed to the bottom of the lantern with flammable material which, when lighted, warms the air and forces the lantern to rise into the sky; the flame burns only when the lantern is moving upward.  Sky…
Releasing wishes for the newly baptized baby tied to helium-filled balloons has already become a classic and is probably the most popular activity for christenings. How and where is best to do this is up to your imagination and inclinations. You can hand out balloons to guest with wishes written on paper already inside the balloons, you can hand out blank pieces of paper and ask that each guest write down their own wish for the baby, and you can also ask each guest to read his wish aloud before releasing the balloon to the heavens.   Plan where you…
An activity that is very beautiful and meaningful, and which brings a family together, is the planting of a tree in honor of the baby’s baptism. This is a wonderful way to perpetuate this important family event. Usually an oak or birch tree is planted for boys, while a linden or cherry tree is customary for girls. You can get saplings at any tree nursery.However, carrying out this idea requires certain conditions. First of all, you should find out if the child will be baptized at a time which is suitable for planting a tree, since this cannot be done…