Christening ideas

How to Prepare the Food   A Celebration, Not Gluttony    Forget Odysseus’ feasts and repasts of the Late Middle Ages, when guests would devour piles of meat and finish off giant barrels of beer or wine. Today celebrations no longer equal debauchery. The food should be light and pleasing to the eye, and the menu should be notable not as much for the abundance of dishes, but rather – for their variety. Who wants to stuff themselves right from the beginning and then not be able to taste the other delicacies? Make your celebration memorable by serving simple and…
If you plan to celebrate your baby’s christening at a cafe or restaurant, you will probably arrive to find the table set with food and drink, leaving you to simply have a good time. However, if you are having the party at home or in a rented hall, you will have to decide how to decorate the room and the christening table yourself. First of all, it’s good to know a few essential things about serving the table. Without a doubt, the food’s aesthetic presentation can either make a guest eager to taste it, or turn him off completely. Therefore,…
When preparing for a christening, coordinating the menu and choosing the drinks isn’t the only important thing. When planning an impressive and memorable christening celebration, you shouldn’t forget to decorate the table as well. Of course, bouquets of flowers, rose petals and candles are all perfectly suitable for this, but you can vary your decorations with special christening accessories. Candy wrappers – candy is the first thing asking to be presented in an original way. The cake, as the accent of the party table, is usually adorned with sweet baptism symbols, but that is the baker’s merit. Meanwhile, the parents…
Recently, christening newspapers have become popular as one of the more interesting christening attributes. You can call it “Baptism Day” or “Christening News”. Newspapers for christenings are usually prepared by the child’s parents or future godparents. This is more than just a wonderful recollection which captures the most important accents of the celebration, information about the child, words from the parents and godparents, greetings and so on; this is also a lovely attribute of the celebration, where information is presented in a fun and witty manner. The size of the newspaper can vary from 4 pages to 16, or even…
Music for the Baptismal Ceremony Just as in any community, the majority of events in a religious community are accompanied by music; hymns are sung or an organ is played at church even during regular mass. For something as important as a wedding or christening, you can arrange for your favorite pieces to be played, but you must discuss this with the church in advance.  Those who desire special music at church can find a person beforehand who could play the violin, flute, guitar or other instrument during the baptismal ceremony. This doesn’t necessarily have to be a professional musician,…
Looking for christening gifts is an inevitable part of preparing for a christening? The guests and godparents rack their brains over what to get the child who is being baptized; others want to get something for the parents as well, while the parents want to get symbolic keepsakes for the guests. Sometimes the godparents even exchange gifts.   There are hundreds more things to choose from these days than there were in earlier times, so just about everything can be given for a christening: from practical gifts and toys to traditional, symbolic items. How to avoid getting lost in the…
As a symbol of childhood, baby booties are often portrayed on products and decorations for children’s celebrations, such as baby showers, christenings and birthdays.  Therefore, if you have been invited to a christening, you can feel free to choose gifts decorated with sweet baby booties. In this gallery, you can see a few of the more interesting ideas for gifts decorated with pink baby booties. For example, a gift set of wooden items decorated with decoupage that includes a children’s clothes hanger, a candle holder and a piggy bank. This is a warm, hand-made gift, and the sweet pink baby…
If you will be decorating your little one’s celebration with light blue decorations and want all of the festive details to be coordinated, then you can ask your guests to give gifts that have this as the dominant color. You can express this wish in the invitations - which, of course, should also be light blue - or you can mention it to your guests personally. Light blue has been the most popular color for little boys for years and years now, so your guests won’t have a difficult time with this fun task. The selection of light blue christening…
Gift boxes in the shape of baby carriages can be used not only to package gifts – with a little extra work, you can turn them into original place cards for the christening table.  You can fill them at your own discretion, choosing from various kinds of candy or nuts, or small souvenirs that go with the theme.    You will need:   1)Gift boxes in the shape of a baby carriages, candy, colored paper, a marker, scissors, a hole punch, and satin ribbon. 2)Using the pre-marked lines, fold the gift box into the shape of a baby carriage and…
Paper bubbles made from crepe paper can become a lovely decoration for your christening celebration. You can use them to decorate the venue where the celebration will take place, or hang them outside on trees, the tent, or in many other places. The wide variety of crepe paper that is available will allow you to create whatever decoration you need. If you are celebrating a lady bug- or strawberry-themed christening, red paper bubbles with black polka dots will make an appropriate and original décor.   You will need:   1)A roll of red crepe paper with black polka dots, scissors,…