Christening ideas

There is certainly something special about bringing new life into the world.  The birth of a baby has to be the best possible gift for any family so when you are choosing to give a baby gift yourself then you want it to be special.  There is nothing better than seeing the face’s of the new parents light up when you give them a gift for their baby.   If you in a position where you are deciding what to buy then like most people you may be thinking do I get a practical gift or something that will stay…
Another recipe that we have tried is with salmon – it is particularly festive and remarkably delicious.     Salmon with Dried Plum Sauce (serves 3-4)       You will need:   •500 g salmon • tablespoon honey •2 teaspoons course-grain mustard  •A drop of olive oil •Salt •Ground black pepper •Lemon juice   For the dried plum sauce:   •150 g pitted dried plums •200 ml dry red wine •200 ml water •1 teaspoon cinnamon •2 teaspoons honey •1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar   For garnish:   •150 g couscous •2 large tomatoes •2 cloves of garlic •Salt •Ground…
Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken (serves 2-3)   You will need:   •Chicken breast (about 600 g)  •120-150 g mushrooms (saffron milk caps, chanterelles, boletus mushrooms, champignons) •1 large onion •Nutmeg •Thyme •Your favorite chicken seasoning •Sea salt •Freshly ground pepper  •3-4 scoops of Béchamel sauce   Cut the chicken breast in half and separate the pieces. Make a deep “pocket“ along the length of the side for stuffing the mushrooms. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper, and chicken seasoning (optional) to taste. Let stand for a while to marinate.    Heat a skillet with butter; add finely chopped onions, followed a bit…
If the christening celebration is going to take place in nature’s beauty, a grill will be your best helper for preparing the main dish. You can go with traditional shish kebabs, or you can treat your guests to something fancier: roast pork, grilled chicken breasts or drumsticks, or miniature fish casseroles. We suggest you make vegetable and chicken skewers, which are particularly colorful, tasty and easy to prepare.     Chicken Skewers (serves 5-6)   You will need:   •1 kg chicken breast  •250 ml natural yogurt •2 tablespoons lemon juice •Spices or herbs of your choice; you can also…
It would probably be difficult to eat an entire sandwich in one bite, but the point is clear – these are small appetizers. Pieces of bread, dough baskets and crackers are all suitable bases.      1.Grape tomatoes, melon balls, or tiny pickles wrapped in thin strips of cold-smoked ham or dried ham. These should be speared with a skewer to make sure they don’t “undress”.    2.Phyllo dough baskets filled with a mixture of crab, avocado, garlic and mayonnaise. You can also make the filling from pieces of boiled chicken, canned corn, mayonnaise and curry powder.    3.Slice French…
Skewers of different products are not just a wonderful appetizer, but a table decoration as well. They are easy to make and serve – they can be speared into a grapefruit, a melon half, the base of a zucchini, or a head of cabbage cut in half and wrapped in foil. The choice of products that can be skewered is various and abundant. Here are some combinations:    1.A cube of cheese, an olive, and a piece of ham.  2.An olive, a cube of cheese, and a dried plum.  3.A bread cube baked in the oven, a strip of salted…
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…
It’s impossible to imagine a baptism without white, so the theme color that you choose should compliment this color. If you are baptizing a boy and dream about a christening with blue elements, this desire should first and foremost be reflected in the invitation.   Blue, or a combination of blue and white, should dominate here. The invitation should also include information for the guests about the theme, as well as a request to dress accordingly or to wear a blue accessory. If you plan to give the guests special badges or medallions to wear, they should be either completely…
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…
Although pink details, which symbolize the cloak of Jesus Christ, were once commonly used to decorate baptismal shirts for boys, these days the color pink is dominant only at baptisms for girls. How could it be otherwise?! Pink has unconditionally become the color of little girls! So when you baptize your little miss, the gorgeous color combination of white and pink is a sure bet.   You should start the realization of this choice with the invitations – let them evoke the softness of a rose; you can even scatter a few artificial rose petals in the envelope. Just be…