Having a baby is one of the greatest blessings any parent could ever have. But remember, having a baby is a big responsibility. You have to take care of him or her until he/she reaches a certain age when he/ she can already handle him/herself. Enjoy every moment with your little bundle of joy, and don’t forget to have a baptism ceremony.
A baptism, or also known as christening, is the time to welcome your baby into your family’s religious faith. After baptism, a small gathering with relatives and closest friends will have to take place to celebrate life and the newest member of the family. To make the baptism party successful, here are some helpful tips.
Arrange Schedule with the Church
Contact your priest, minister, or one of the staff of the church to schedule your baby’s baptismal ceremony. Also, don’t forget to make a list of your expectations for the baptism. Talk about it with the clergy to check if it’s possible. Make sure to do it ahead of time, at least a few months in advance, so you can arrange the party you’re planning after the ceremony. Locate for prospective churches and visit each location so you can compare and see which one perfectly fits.
Choose a Venue
A venue that’s close to the church where you have your baby baptized is ideal, but not required. Usually, parents choose a traditional venue like a restaurant or family home. If you’re from Australia, make sure to check baptism venues Melbourne. They have spaces for any type of event.
Prepare the Guest List
Make sure to prepare your guest list before you get a venue for your baptismal party. Ask yourself. Who must be at the party? Will there be children or seniors? Take these details into consideration when you’re preparing your guest list.
Also, it will help you determine what you will include in your menu. Ask your guests if they have food allergies so you can plan accordingly. And if there will be children who will be in attendance, choose the type of food that will be attractive to them like hotdogs, pork barbecues, etc.
Choose the Best Godparents
Your baby’s godparents are important on this event. Contact and let them know that you’re choosing them to be your baby’s godparents so they can block it off on their calendar. Make a list of possible godparents in case your first-choice declines. Make sure that they can help your baby grow to become a loving, caring and God-fearing individual.
Send Out Invitations
Send out invitations to your guests for formality purposes. But don’t you worry, it isn’t required if you don’t have the budget for it. You can simply invite through call or text message and wait for their reply. Do it at least 2 months in advance. Include RSVP cards so you can get a headcount on the baptism ceremony/party, and let them know about your gift policy.
It doesn’t matter how big or small the baptismal party is just as long as it will be celebrated with the important persons in your baby’s lives.