Every year, about 315,000 babies are baptized. If your baby’s going to be among them, you want every detail of their baptism party to go well.
But chances are, you don’t know where to start. It’s not every day that your baby gets baptized, so get out that baptism party checklist and get ready to celebrate.
Tips for Planning a Perfect Baptism Party
You’re planning for your little one, but don’t forget yourself in the process! Pick out an outfit that you’ll wear on the day, and then nail down the other details.
Do Early Menu Planning
If over thirty people are going to attend your event, you might want to take the stress off your shoulders and get the party catered. The sooner that you decide how many people are coming and how much food you will need, you should plan the catering.
Some companies need to know in advance if you’re going to be able to use them.
If you do want to do the cooking yourself, you’ll need to determine how much food per each person is enough food so that you have enough, but don’t spend too much of your budget.
Plan the Venue
One of the most important things about choosing the venue is to select a location that’s close to where the ceremony is held.
You can choose a local restaurant’s private room if your home isn’t suitable, but typically these types of events are held in the family’s home. You can also host a backyard barbecue if the weather and your home allow.
Don’t Skimp on Photos
This is an event you’ll want to remember, for both the ceremony and for the after party as well. In all the excitement, it’s easy to forget to take photos. Plan a few photos that you’re absolutely sure that you want to have and that you won’t forget to take.
You can also consider hiring a photographer to take professional photos that you can look back on later and not have to worry about taking them during the event.
Get the Invites Out
Send the christening invitation card out sooner rather than later. The sooner that people can put your baptism party on their calendar, the more likely that they will be able to attend your event.
Getting custom cards like these also makes your event look more professional and attractive, which will make people want to attend.
Make it Kid Friendly
Yes, chances are there will be a lot of kids at your event considering that you’re baptizing your child.
Make sure they stay entertained by keeping out games for them to play with while the adults are talking.
Party planning might seem overwhelming. But to start planning a great baptism party, you’ll need to get inspired.
Once you’re able to stay motivated, you will be able to knock out all the tasks you need to do to make sure your baby’s baptism is a success.
Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the party.