Planning and developing baptism or christening party ideas can feel like diving into the deep end, and not just because of the sacrament. Planning can be stressful when you’re not even sure where to begin.
That’s why we’ve put together five key parts of christening party planning so make the big day just as special, without the stress.
Compile All Your Christening Party Ideas
Make a list of all the christening party ideas that you have right off the bat. This is your list of choices for the actual party.
Once you finish the list, you can see what elements of a baptism party are most important to you and begin adding them into one primary category. You can also narrow down themes and pieces of parties that you think aren’t the best fit or aren’t realistic for the kind of party you are able to have.
When this is done, you’ll either have a party theme or a list of the things that are most important to you in a christening party. This is your ticket to party planning!
Do Your Research
Once you have settled on your theme and checklist, it’s time to do your research. If serving your party guests a meal is important to you, what place serves the kind of food you will want?
If you’re interested in smaller treats like a simple cake and cupcakes, where’s the best bakery in your area?
How are you getting the party information to others? Where can you design an online email invite, or find somewhere that offers free baptism invitations?
When it comes to this stage, it wouldn’t hurt to make a list of all the best places that you find from your research, either!
Have a Time Frame
Now that you have your ideas and sources gathered, it’s important to plan out exactly when things should happen for your christening party.
Take out your calendar and set deadlines for things like confirming godparents, scheduling with a church, ordering food, flowers, and invitations. That way, as the weeks go by, you won’t be scrambling at the end to do everything.
Ask for Help
Do not be afraid to reach out to your family and friends in planning help!
Maybe you can do a lot of the research on your own, but at least when it comes to the big day, you’ll want a lot of extra hands in setting up tables, food, and decorations.
Having some quality helpers lessens your load and helps you focus on celebrating in the long run.
Finally, make sure you take pictures and picture taking into account. Whether you hire a photographer or designate your spouse’s brother with your own camera for the day, this moment is not something you’ll want to miss.
Set aside a time for picture taking, and a space for it too, if that’s your thing. One thing’s for sure, you’ll thank yourself in the future!
Now it’s time to get celebrating! These tips work with any christening party ideas, so go crazy and enjoy the big day!
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