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Christening Party Ideas: An Outdoor Summer Christening Party

Outdoor summer christening parties can be so beautiful! Natural settings offer a beautiful venue for summer evening events. Guests enjoy an evening of fresh air, delicious food and fun conversation at this summer christening party by Petal Pixie and One Small Child.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

All white linens, plates and platters allow the pretty pink elements to come alive. The focus is on the food, flowers and conversation. What’s on the menu? How about some refreshing pink lemonade, layered sandwiches, and frosted carrot cake? Two gorgeous floral arrangements bring sophistication and interest to this lovely tablescape. Exposed flower stems and jute ties around the sandwiches and flatware sets echo the rustic elements of this outdoor setting.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

It’s not a party without decorations! A colorful fabric bunting softens the scene. Learn how to make your own no-sew fabric bunting in this post.

Our silk Phoebe gown was the perfect choice for this summer soiree. Subtle pink trim, a ruffled bonnet and big bow from the silk ribbon ties are adorably girly. Baby girl was cool and comfortable in this light gown, and mom loved the way she looked. Our mother and child pearl bracelet set was a sentimental display of their special bond.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

Guests were graced with dainty herb pot favors to take home and treasure. They looked adorable next to each place setting and added yet another element of rustic charm to the tablescape. Find out how easy it is to make these fun favors in this post.

Summer Christening Party Ideas

This little gentleman is so handsome! We love the faux over-all style of this lightweight romper. The James Christening Outfit can be personalized with custom embroidery. Isn’t it just right for this summer christening party?

We hope you were inspired and now have oodles of summer christening party ideas to make your own event magical. A special thanks to these sweet babies and their wonderful families!

Flowers, food and styling courtesy of Petal Pixie.

Photography by Paisley Studios.

Christening clothes and accessories by One Small Child.

Royal Christening Party

Royal Christening Party Ideas from One Small Child

In honor of our new Royal Christening Gown, today we’re bringing you a collection of five Royal Christening Party Ideas. Follow our new Royal Christening Pinterest pin board for all the source links and more ideas. Now, let’s sit back and soak up some inspiration…

Royal Inspired Christening… Who doesn’t love the lavish look for such a special celebration? Invite your guests in style with a gold leaf embossed invitation. Ornate lace details and a beautiful crest add to the royal effect. Treat your guests to a five-tiered gold and white christening cake. Pretty lace fondant will taste as wonderful as it appears. Send them off with a fabulously re-decorated chocolate bar favor-with gold wrapping, of course!

Royal Christening Party

A Touch of Pink… Throw her a Christening party worthy of the little princess she is! Pale pink and sparkling gold detailing grace these invitations. Each layer of this fabulous cake offers its own unique decoration-each precious and princess appropriate. Favor your guests with a princess inspired re-decorated chocolate bar. So adorable!

Royal Christening Party

Fit For A Prince… We love a dark blue with gold! Subtle navy pinstripes offer a masculine touch to a classy invitation. Simple gold scrollwork accentuate this rich blue cake. Isn’t it stunning?!

Royal Christening Party

A Modern Twist… Love the royal feel, but not crazy about all the frills? A simple gold-lettered invitation will feel rich, but modern. Go for a glittery gold and white color-block cake. Dare to be different! Favor your guests with hand-made lace crowns. The little girls will love prancing around pretending to be princesses!

Royal Christening Party

The Look, But  Less… Short on time or money? Send a postcard invitation with a royal essence. Favor your guests with a buffet of gold-wrapped candies in ornate apothecary jars. Rolos, Hershey’s nuggets and Ferro Rochers are conveniently ready to go! Opt for a simple one-tier cake that’s beautifully decorated and supplement with a sheet cake. You’ll get the grand effect without the cost.

Royal Christening Party

How to Plan A Christening

How to Plan A Christening | One Small Child

It’s coming up, where do you start? Today we’re re-posting our our step-by-step guide detailing how to plan a christening or blessing, along with a convenient printable checklist for you (in two versions – one for Christening, one for Blessing):

How to Plan A Christening

Congratulations on your new (or soon-to-be) bundle of joy! Somewhere in the jumble of emotion, change, and busy-ness that is the first year of your baby’s life is a once-in-a-lifetime event: your baby’s christening or blessing.

The timing of your christening or blessing is largely up to you and is influenced by family circumstance, tradition, and religious affiliation. Whether you are blessing your newborn or baptizing your 18-month child, the planning process is the same. Here’s a basic checklist to get you started:

1-6 months before event:
Step 1-When:
Contact the church or clergy member you wish to perform the ceremony. Determine what paperwork/preparation is required. Set a date.
Step 2-Who: Decide who you want to be in attendance. Who do you choose as Godparents to watch over your child’s religious instruction? Who do you want to stand in the blessing circle? Do you want a large or small gathering? Determine how many guests you will have.
Step 3-Visualize: This is the fun part! Will you have an all-inclusive at-home event, an intimate post-ceremony gathering at a restaurant, or a gala bash at a local reception venue? Whether simple or luxe, you need to consider what you want when it comes to location, decor, food, favors, music, clothing, and photography. Depending on who you want to work with, you may need to book services many months in advance.

3-4 weeks before event:
Step 4-Invite: Order (or create) and mail christening invitations or simply make phone calls to those with whom you want to share this experience. Be sure they know when and where to show up!
Step 5-Shop: Ooh! Another fun part! {wink} Find the perfect christening/blessing gown or outfit, or make arrangements for a custom-made or family heirloom garment for baby’s special day. Don’t forget to plan clothing for siblings and parents!
Step 6-Portraits: Schedule a portrait sessiontrust me, you don’t want to not have photos of your baby in his/her precious outfit! Whether you go for a formal studio session or a natural-light gig, have a list of shots you want the photographer to capture. If possible, allow enough time to have framed prints to display at your event.

2 weeks before event:
Step 7-Finalize: Tie up all loose ends…check in with venues, food providers, photographers, etc.

Day before event:
Step 8-Pack:
Gather up everything you’ll need for the big day: baby’s clothing and accessories, items to be used in the ceremony, cameras, decorations, etc. Pack the diaper bag. Press or steam baby’s finery as well as your own outfit. Finish up food and decor details.

Day of event:
Step 9-Relax:
 Take a deep breath and enjoy the companionship of your loved ones in celebration of this blessed day!

{Free Printable Here}

Summer Christening Look Book

Christening Lookbook: Summer 2013

Welcome to our first-ever christening lookbook! We had a wonderful time putting together this shoot of our summer/early fall christening party ideas, and we sincerely hope you enjoy viewing it as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it! You can shop the products featured in this shoot here.

Special thanks to:
Paisley Studios (photography)
Petal Pixie (flowers, food & styling)

Christening Party Signature Frame

Christening Party Idea: Signature Keepsake Frame Giveaway {Closed}

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Signature Keepsake Frame Christening Party Idea

Looking for ideas to make your christening party or baby shower extra memorable? Here’s a fast & easy way to bring a lasting personal touch to your plans: print your favorite version of our ‘For This Child I Prayed’ free printable, place it in a frame with a simple white mat, then invite guests to sign and/or share notes of love for the little guest of honor. Read more…