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First Communion Traditions

First Communion Traditions: Ideas to make your child’s First Communion memorable

Her First Communion is a very special occasion. After all, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. Make her big day memorable with these First Communion traditions!

First Communion Traditions

Have a special breakfast.

A good breakfast always makes the day go better! Cook up their favorite breakfast food and make a mini celebration out of it! This would be a good time to let them open their special Communion gift.

Present a special gift to them.

A little something special to send them off with will let them know you’ll be thinking of them during the ceremony. Tell them you hope the little trinket will let them know just how much you love them. We like the idea of a special piece of jewelry for a girl and a tie tack for a boy. These mementos will be cherished long after the festivities are over.

Let them dress in special clothes.

Splurge on a fancy new dress or suit. For a girl, get a veil and all the accessories. For a boy, consider an old-fashioned Communion armband. A new outfit will let them know this is a special day that means a lot to you and will mean a lot to them as well.

Invite your child’s Godparents.

Your child will appreciate the support of her Godparents on this big day!

Have a professional photo shoot.

Invest in a professional photographer to preserve the memory of this special day. You’ll never regret having a good photo taken.

Throw a First Communion Party.

Invite all her friends and family to celebrate the occasion with you! Make a special cake and serve your little sunshine’s favorite foods. Put out decorations! Make it extra special for your child by stringing a banner with their name on it. Make their First Communion day all about them!

Light their Baptism candle at dinner.

The baptism candle is traditionally lit at special occasions like a child’s First Holy Communion. Dinner time is perfect for a little candle-light!

Say a special prayer for your child at dinner.

Finish the days festivities off with a special, heartfelt prayer.

Have your child get their items blessed by the priest.

After they receive their gifts, take them to Mass with you the next Sunday and have your child request that the priest bless them.

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Share with us! We’d love to hear what traditions made your First Communion special!