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Sunday, June 25 2017

Making Your Baby Look Angelic in His/Her’s Christening Gown

The christening gown is usually one of the first things that comes to mind as you are planning this sacred celebration for your baby. Everybody’s focus during this special occasion will be on your precious little one so you want him or her to look beautiful from head to toe.

A christening gown is usually the selected attire for baby girls and can also be worn by baby boys unless a suit or romper is preferred. Gowns are customarily made out of a white fabric such as silk, cotton, satin or organza. White is the chosen color since it symbolizes innocence and purity.

Because the christening gown you choose might very well become a family tradition that will be worn by future generations, be sure you select an
 heirloom quality gown. Another consideration will be the time of the year during which the baptism or christening will take place. Appropriate sleeve length and fabric thickness should be chosen for the season.

After all the basic decisions are made, remember to let your heart do the shopping and allow yourself to fall in love with the gown you ultimately choose for your baby.

If you are planning to save your baby’s christening gown as an heirloom, you might want to consider purchasing a special gown
 preservation bag in addition to taking the proper steps for cleaning and storing it.

Now comes the truly fun part, the 
accessories. Here is a list of just some of the christening and baptism accessories you might want to add to your baby’s outfit.

  • Bonnet – A christening gown is only truly complete with the wearing of an adorable bonnet, perhaps one with a cross embroidered on it. Some styles are even designed to easily become her future wedding handkerchief.

  • Shoes and Socks – To truly have your baby looking beautiful from head to toe, you’ll need shoes and socks that are meant especially for this occasion usually showcasing a cross design.

  • Blanket or Shawl – This will not only complement your baby’s outfit but will also add warmth. To make it a keepsake, some styles offer the option of personalizing.

  • Jewelry – It’s amazing the tiny infant sizes available for necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. A cross necklace, for instance, will accessorize the gown and make a treasured keepsake.

  • Bib – A personalized bib is essential for protecting the gown from stains so it can be properly preserved.

  • Towel – An embroidered baptism towel is another accessory. It might be able to be used during the actual ceremony and then kept as a souvenir.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion for your baby so you’ll want to devote attention to every last detail from their christening gown to the accessories so he or she looks like an angel for all the photos that will be taken that day and treasured for years to come.
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Monday, June 12 2017

How Old Should A Child Who Believes Be Before They Are Baptized?

This depends on the child’s maturity. The child should give some evidence, both in understanding and behavior, of being truly born again. While full understanding of the meaning of baptism is not necessary (what adult can say that he fully understands it?), some comprehension of the meaning and significance is desirable. Parents should not put pressure on the child, but rather let it be his decision in response to his understanding of the matter from the biblical teaching of his parents and the church. In other words, the child should be old enough to make an informed decision to confess his faith in Christ publicly. He should be old enough so that he can remember it all his life.
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Thursday, June 08 2017

Christening Celebration Food And Drink Overview

What you serve your christening or naming ceremony guests to eat or drink will depend on a number of factors: weather, budget, and number of guests, formality or quite simply, your personal taste. Most christening receptions are held during the day so the food served tends to be a lunch or afternoon tea. You can use a venue with catering, hire a caterer or do it yourself at home.


Here are some of the most often used options, ranging from very formal to relaxed:

Silver service/ plated service
This is the most formal type of meal. It usually involves at least three courses, all of which are served to seated guests individually. You’ll need a table plan and will most likely have to choose from set menus. This is usually the most expensive option but does add a touch of luxury and grandeur to the proceedings.

Sit down buffet
This can be formal, using a seating plan, or more casual with open seating. Typically, starters, desserts and coffee are served at the table with the main course being a self service buffet. However, it can be less formal with all courses being available from a buffet. The buffet itself can either be hot, great for winter events to warm up after a chilly church service, or cold with light meats and salads, ideal for a summer lunch.

Fork buffet
This is a less formal option as the food is designed to be eaten with a fork only. It’s ideal for parties where there is less space as people eat while standing or on their laps. The foods can be hot or cold, but the key is for it to be eaten easily without a knife. 

Finger buffet/High Tea
This informal option is also one of the most economical. The food is designed to be eaten mostly with fingers and usually includes sandwiches, quiches, cold pies, pastries, cakes and fruit. It’s perfect if space is limited with standing room only or if you have many children as guests. If doing the catering yourself, it’s also easiest to prepare in advance without any last minute heating. 

Afternoon tea
These lovely, old-fashioned, traditional teas are usually served mid afternoon. The food includes dainty sandwiches with fillings like cucumber, egg and cress, and smoked salmon plus a selection of scones, cakes and pastries – ideally served on a tiered stand. Tea should absolutely be served from a teapot with fine china used if possible! 

These are hot or cold bite sized morsels usually served from trays, designed to be eaten without plates or cutlery. They’re ideal if you hire waiting staff (or if you manage to rope in some older children or friends to act as servers!) They are not usually a substantial meal so are suitable if you’re only planning a short reception, or as a filler before the start of the ceremony or before a larger meal is served. They’re often served along with a glass of champagne.

This is a relaxed, contemporary take on a traditional hot buffet. They tend to be more sociable and can offer a focal point. Although they are offered by some venues, they’re often the preferred choice for celebrations at home. Hog roasts are a popular alternative. You can either do it yourself or hire a caterer. Three notes of caution: have a wet weather plan (or at least an umbrella for the chef!); expect to spend hours preparing the food, only to have the chef get all the glory; and finally, if you’re doing it at home, make sure you have a reliable chef who won’t poison your guests or cremate the food!
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