05 Apr Celebrate Their First Communion With Style
Planning a First Communion party? Here’s how you can make it elegant, fun and unforgettable for everyone.
As religious milestones go, the First Holy Communion has great importance as the earliest religious ceremony your child will remember. Naturally, the whole family will be part of the celebration, but how do you make it memorable, appropriate and fun for everyone?
Here are 5 ways to make this special day perfect in every way.
1. Consider The Timing
In most Catholic communities, First Communions are typically held between March and May, and weekends can fill up quickly with Spring break plans, other Communion parties, and even graduations. Send invitations as early as possible to avoid scheduling conflicts. Remember that invitations should be elegant and tasteful, but you can make them unique by including your child’s photo and other custom details. > Shop First Communion Invitations & Thank You Cards
2. Decorate Appropriately
Keep in mind the solemnity of the occasion. Decorate with candles or flowers instead of lots of balloons or streamers. Fewer colors are a good idea, too; whites, off-whites and soft pastels work best for First Communion parties.
3. Take The Party Outside
Take advantage of the Spring season to plan a cookout. BBQ is great and appropriate for the occasion. Get some of your child’s favorite foods. Have lots of appetizers on hand if the party is right after church services, so there’s no delay in eating while the grilling gets going.
4. Make It Special With Special Treats
For special treats, think of cookies with frosting in the shape of a cross, with your child’s name written with icing. Personalized candy bar wrappers, wrapped around their favorite candy bar are also a great choice and make a nice party favor. If you want to go big, you can also get a traditional cake for the occasion or a cupcake cake for smaller gatherings. > Shop First Communion Party Favors
5. Honor Your Child With A Keepsake Gift
There are many special First Communion gifts that your child will cherish for many years to come. Adding personalization, like your child’s name, monogram, the date of their First Communion, or a special blessing makes the gift more thoughtful and more memorable. Some of our favorites include a personalized children’s bible, an engraved glass frame with their First Communion photo or a special keepsake box for storing their rosary, religious jewelry and more.