Christening ideas

A child’s baptism is rarely limited to the baptismal ceremony – this is usually followed by a social gathering at home or at another fitting location. To thanks friends and family for participating in the child’s baptism, it is customary to treat them to lunch at home or at a restaurant, to throw a christening party, or at least to invite them for tea. At the same time, this is a wonderful opportunity to introduce the baby to friends and family in a more relaxed atmosphere.It is wisest for the parents to select a venue for the celebration that is…
Before you start looking around for a suitable christening party venue, you should first decide what kind of gathering you will organize after the baptism ceremony. 7 types of receptions which are appropriate for a christening celebration: Banquet •    Distinct in that the guests eat and socialize while sitting at a table. •    Each place setting includes a menu and place card, indicating which guest should sit there.•    The banquet table is laid out in advance with a classic setting, i.e. dishes, utensils, glasses and napkins, and decorated with flowers and candleholders.•     If there will be partial service by…
Where to Start?   1. Choosing the Godparents This important and crucial step is the first one you should take when you decide to baptize your child (see the Godparents section for tips on how to select the best godparents). Only when you have chosen godparents for your child and received a positive answer can you continue preparing for the baptism ceremony, because when you go to the church to arrange the christening, you will have to write the names of the future godparents in the “Sacrament of Baptism Form”.   2. Choosing the Church Decide which church you will…
Upon deciding to baptize a child, parents will inevitably be faced by organizational issues; they will be disquieted by questions: “where to start?”, “how to remember everything?” etc. Only when you have a list of things you plan to do can you be sure that you won’t forget anything and your celebration won’t be clouded by chaotic last minute preparations.If you’re planning a christening and want everything to go smoothly, the steps must be taken in a certain order. It doesn’t make sense to purchase christening clothes for your little one if you don’t know exactly when the baptism will…