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Occasion wear appropriate for your little gentleman’s baptism or christening.

Summer Christening

How to Plan a Summer Christening

 

What could be better than a summer christening?  Summer is the perfect time to plan an outdoor christening!  Flowers are in bloom, a light breeze rustles the leaves, birds singing–it all is so enchanting.

 

Guests

Having guests sign in upon arrival is a fantastic way to commemorate the day. All of those signatures by loved ones are a visual display of “we love you THIS much” that baby will appreciate in years to come!  A great way to do this is to have a guest book or, better yet, a christening party signature frame that can be hung on baby’s wall.

Table Settings

Feel free to be creative when it comes to the table setting.  With summer time, anything goes! You can be more personable and have name tags next to each plate or have embroidered napkins with the guest’s name on them.  Or keep it casual and use pretty paper plates and napkins with plastic utensils.   Either way, be sure to add a touch of summer with some live flowers and a crisp tablecloth. Also, it is a good idea to make sure no sprinkler systems will be turned on during the festivities.

Food

For the main course, go for something that is versatile and easy.  For example, sandwiches can be little and fancy or can be customized by providing all the fixins’ to accommodate any taste buds. Fresh chilled fruit is always a great addition to a summer meal.  You can do fruit kabobs, fruit pizza, or just have a pretty bowl with your favorite fruits mixed together. For dessert, a cake is always a yummy option, as a bonus, it can be decorated to be part of the decor.  Have the bakery add a cross, embellishments to match your table setting, or baby’s name to make it extra special.

Pictures

We can’t stress enough the importance of pictures.  It is the only way to capture baby’s special day in vivid detail.  The best way to make sure you do capture every moment, in its truest form and lighting, is to hire a professional photographer.  There are many talented options out there.  Talk to more than one to find the photographer that will be the best fit for you.  Ask questions before booking: find out the cost, what is included with that cost, what type of photos they will be taking (you will want someone who can blend in with guests so they can snap moments and not just staged photos), what is their shooting style, and ask to see some of their previous work.  You will be glad you have these photos, and they will become more precious as time goes on.

Summer Christening Gown/Outfits

One of the most important things to consider for this special occasion is baby’s christening attire.  You want something that will hold up to the challenges only baby can bring.  We love these little people and want them to look adorable but also be comfortable. Here are a few things to look for:

For Girls

  1. Lace with a light lining and cotton slip. Why? Both are a breathable material and will feel cloud-soft against new, tender skin.
  2. Short sleeve, silk, and open-back bonnet. Why? Short sleeves for obvious reasons but silk is another lightweight material that is great for warm weather events.  The open-back bonnet is not only an adorable vintage style it also allows for a cooling airflow as well.

For Boys

  1. Outfits made with 100% cotton broadcloth.  Why? It is crisp by nature to bring out the handsome and, above all, it is light and airy.
  2. 100% silk or polyester shantung romper.  Why? Both materials have an irresistible luster in the summer sun.  However, be sure to look for a short sleeve option and (if possible) a shorts style. These materials, although stunning, are less airy than cotton but are still a great light-weight option.
  3. Bodysuit tops, overalls, or rompers.  Why?  This is just a good rule in general.  All babies are precious and all babies LOVE TO WIGGLE!  With a one-piece style, you can rest at ease knowing you will not spend the day adjusting your little man’s outfit or tucking his shirt back in.

Thanks for reading and letting us share our ideas with you.  We hope these tidbits will help spring forth a plethora of your own amazing ideas as you plan your little’s magical outdoor summer christening.

Gray baby shorts and suspenders

Baby Suspenders Gray Outfit by One Small Child

Could there be anything more charming that a bowtie on your little Mr.?  The answer…YES!  Our newest One Small Child design combines the timeless bowtie with adorable black baby suspenders. The result is too cute for words!  But we couldn’t stop there, we had to add cashmere-soft slack style shorts. This look will have everyone pulling their cameras out to capture the adorableness.

Cute + Great Features Too!

The short sleeved 100% cotton shirt was designed to be a bodysuit style.  Not only does this look great but you never have to worry about baby coming untucked as he is passed around and loved on.  Plus, the three snaps make diaper changes a breeze.  You get your choice of a classic bowtie or a “big boy” neck tie.  The best part is, they are removable making

The stylish black suspenders are elastic and adjustable.  This means the cuteness doesn’t have to stop when he grows.  Just make them longer and he is ready to wear them for future events.  You get your choice of a classic bowtie or a “big boy” neck tie.  The best part is, they are removable making

And last, but certainly not least, you get your choice of a classic bowtie or a “big boy” neck tie.  The best part is, both are removable!

 

 

Gray Shorts Suspender Set for Baby

 

Accessories

Did we mention the accessories that are available for this darling outfit?  We have a newsboy’s cap that is a perfect match, not to mention it ups the handsome factor!

Next are the matching shoes.  They are made from the same fabric as the tie, shorts, and cap.  A large strap crosses the foot and is secured with an exaggerated black button.  The soles are made of soft black leather to accommodate unsteady walkers.  The insides are fully lined with a soft satin for supreme comfort.

If you are looking for a more formal attire check out our Derek 5-piece suit.  It is great for winter events while our Gray Suspender Outfit is great for warmer ones.

Christening gown by One Small Child

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Payton Suspender Outfit

Payton Suspender Christening Outfit Boy Baptism Outfit Blessing Outfit

We love our popular Landen Suspender Baptism Outfit so much we couldn’t resist creating a similar style.  The One Small Child design team constructs each outfit with baby’s comfort in mind.  Although, this time we wanted to combine class with ultimate comfort.

Christening & Comfort

Who doesn’t love a day in their pajamas?  This question is what inspired our new handsome Payton Suspender Christening Outfit.  It gives baby’s that cozy pajama feel, while making them look dashing at the same time.  Uber soft cotton rib-knit pants supply ultra pj comfort for your baby boy.  Also, giving mom the freedom to snuggle her little one in softness without the stress of wrinkles.  A matching rib-knit tie adds an adorable factor.  Not only that, but it is removable–oh the convenience!  In addition, adjustable baby suspenders are not only “all the rage”, but are positively charming.

Payton Suspender Baby Boy Baptism Outfit by One Small Child

Christening Style

This baptism outfit also includes a crisp “big boy” pointed-collar button up shirt.  The best part is, it’s a bodysuit!  Three snaps make diaper changing a breeze, and also secures the shirt in place. As a result baby never comes untucked during the big day, no matter who is holding him.  Most of all, the baby shirt adjusts for warm and cold seasons.  Customers have their choice of a long sleeve shirt, or a short sleeve.  Furthermore, the left sleeve cuff can be embroidered with initials to give and overall personal touch!

A little something extra…

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And finally, add the matching newsboy cap for a look no one will be able to resist.  It is made from the same rib-knit cotton as the pants and tie.  Not only does this foster an impeccable match, it also offers an authentic old-world New York newsboy appeal.  Select a custom fit from 2 different sizes: Small (0-9 months) or Large (12-24 months).

Winter Boys Christening Outfits: The Lucas from One Small Child

In search of winter boys christening outfits? We love this one, and we know your little one will too! Take a look at the Lucas…

Winter Boys Christening Outfits

All About the Lucas…

Ultra-soft combed cotton rib knit makes up the main element of this comfortable style. It’s absolutely heavenly to the touch! Your little angel will feel like he’s wrapped in a cloud of warmth in this comfy outfit. A glossy braid trim is featured on the chest of the romper. It also studs the jacket and accentuates the cap. Fabric-covered buttons close the jacket and act as a trim on the hat. The romper has buttons in the back and convenient snaps down the legs.

The short sleeves and long legs of the romper make this a versatile outfit. So convenient for unpredictable fall weather! Layer on the included jacket for added warmth. The three-piece Lucas set also comes with an adorable visor beret style hat. (Don’t you just love a complete set?)

Complete His Look…

A matching Lucas blanket will add more sublime comfort to his special outfit. The Lucas shoes are a soft-soled crib bootie. They’re fully lined with ultra-soft cotton flannel and decorated with matching trim. The Lucas blanket and shoes are sold separately. As always, all items are proudly made with love in our local workshop, right here in the USA.


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Fall Collection: Derek Cashmere Gray Baby Suit

Take a look at our newest addition to our line of baby boy occasion wear! The Derek 5-piece suit is every bit as comfortable as it is adorable!

Derek Gray Cashmere Baby Suit

All About the Derek…

Our classic bodyshirt starts is all. Made from a soft combed cotton, it’s perfectly white. It boasts long sleeves and a crisp collar. The amazing undershirt buttons up the front for style. Snaps close the crotch for quick and easy clothing.

The Derek is made from an amazing poly-blend fabric that is called cashmere. And that’s how it feels. It is supremely soft to the touch. We know you’ll fall in love! Your little guy will appreciate the warmth and comfort of the Derek as much as you’ll adore the way he looks.

The Derek suit coat is lined and adorable! large shiny black buttons close the front. The lapels look just like daddy’s and end mid to lower chest. Two faux pockets decorate the front of the jacket. A slit in the back of the coat provides tailored comfort.

A matching gray vest sits comfortably beneath the suit jacket. The rounded neckline allows the vest to be visible when wearing the jacket, so you get the full effect of the outfit. Slightly smaller matching black buttons close the front. The front panels end in two handsome points for a fashionable statement.

The Derek pants are simple flat front slacks. An elastic back makes for easy on and off. They are comfortable and practical for your baby boy. Perfect!

An adorable matching tie complete his little gentleman look. It’s made from the same gray ‘cashmere’ material, is removable and pre-tied. So cute!


The Derek Cashmere Gray Baby Suit is available for purchase here. Don’t forget to add these sweet ribbed socks and matching shoes!