Christening ideas

Ingredients (Makes 4 portions)   1 tbsp olive oil 600g pork shoulder, roughly cut into 5cm chunks small knob butter 1 onion, sliced 1 tbsp plain flour 2 large glasses fruity rosé or white wine 300ml chicken stock 140g dried prunes (about 12) handful fresh parsley, chopped, to serve     Method       1. Heat the olive oil in a flame-proof casserole pan and cook the pork, turning occasionally, until it is golden brown all over, about 10 mins. You need plenty of space in the pan, so cook in 2 batches if the meat starts to steam.…
Ingredients (Makes 1 portion)   1 egg 1 Baby Gem lettuce, shredded 195g can sweetcorn 1 carrot, coarsely grated ½ small cucumber, deseeded and diced 100g cooked prawns 2 tbsp extra-light mayonnaise 1 tbsp tomato ketchup splash Tabasco sauce lemon wedge, to serve (optional)     Method       1.Boil the egg in a small pan of boiling water for 8 mins, drain and run under cold water until cool. Shell, then slice. 2.Layer the salad in a bowl starting with the lettuce, then the sweetcorn, carrot, cucumber, egg and finish with the prawns. Mix the mayo and ketchup…
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…
In some families the Christening gown has become something of a family heirloom. It is not unusual to find a treasured Christening gown being reused through generations of the same family, and has almost become a symbol of the close family bonds and links that have been forged over the years. If this is the case with your own family, then it will go without saying that you will not have to worry about sorting out a Christening outfit for your own children as this cherished gown will be made available for you too.   However, after many years of…
If you are arranging a reception party after your christening then you might want to think about party favours that you can give out. The good news is that there are lots of christening favour ideas, so whatever your budget there will be something to suit you and your needs. You can even look at putting together a little party bag of favours if you want, so that guests have a few little things to go away with.   A Piece of Cake   You probably are going to have a christening cake at your party, so you should send…
The Christening of your baby is an important milestone in their life, and it is one to be celebrated with close family and friends. Quite often parents will like to mark the occasion by throwing a Christening party and include family and friends that may not have been invited to the Christening ceremony, but want them to feel like a part of the occasion without being left out.   With adults and children invited along to the celebration, it can sometimes be a bit of a nightmare to cater for everyone's tastes. However, everyone loves the idea of an old-fashioned…
Suitable for christenings and weddings alike, flowers are probably the most universal theme. Since fresh flowers and compositions thereof are without a doubt the most popular element of festive décor, we won‘t go into the possibilities of how they can be used. This time we will focus on artificial flowers instead.   Invitations and Accessories   As the celebration’s main accent, flowers should dominate everywhere – starting with the invitations, distinguishing badges for guests and personal accessories, and finishing with décor for the venue. By giving the flower theme priority, you have the opportunity to choose any dominant color that…
Just admire these pictures from the christening celebration, which were made for little princesses Maria.   It is first sacrament from the Church, which the child receives, and therefore this day is so special for everyone. So, take a look for the fantastic results of this celebration.    The cake was beautiful and full of delicate details such as cutie flowers and small tiny ribbons on the side. It creates perfectly sense of angel cake. Despite that, in the middle is Virgin Mary as a symbol of the christening celebration. And just take a look it to the candies putted…
Children being baptized are often given christening gifts decorated with various childhood symbols, but you can't go wrong with angel decorations, which are a fitting choice for such an important occasion. Especially since a chubby little angel is not only associated with infancy and purity, but is a symbol of protection as well – after all, on receiving the sacrament of baptism, the baby acquires a guardian angel. A gift decorated with an angel therefore becomes something of a guarantee of guardianship for the child being baptized. Angels are usually used to decorate gifts with lasting value that are kept…
A thousand thanks to  Anna Hogbin of Mama Bear's Kitchen for sharing with us this awesome, originally decorated and extremely cute “Burlap and Lace Baby Shower”. Here's what Anna commented about decorating the baby shower party: “This baby shower was designed with a rustic, natural palette  incorporating different textures and raw materials. I wanted the gender neutral display to have an old fashioned, timeless appeal to it, with the use of string, burlap, brown paper, lace and old vintage props. There were many different sweet treats scattered throughout the display, including a treasure trove of sugar cookies, banana, walnut and…