Sunday, January 24, 2010

reader question of the week


reader question of the week:

"I am planning my daughters 1st birthday party and I am thinking about doing a combination with her baptism. I figure that would be more convinient for everyone... us, included- instead of doing two parties. Have you ever heard of that being done? Do you have any ideas for the invitations, theme, etc...Thank you in advance SOOO much for any help! -Ashley"

6 comments:

Carey said...

We did the same thing, but for my daughter's second birthday. It was perfect for her. We did the baptism and then everyone traveled back to our place for the post celebration. To keep it simple, we decided to have the theme be her favorite color, purple. While she wore white for the baptism, mom & dad wore purple and she changed when we got home. I made the invites and emailed, citing "So much to celebrate!" Have fun and best wishes!

autumn said...

a great idea to combine both activities.
a nice color scheme might be white and cream and a super soft yellow...really subtle and soft.
good luck!

Claudia Silva said...

I've seen it happen too...in that case it was for a boy...and they did "The Little Prince" theme...which is very whimsical by nature...It worked out beautifully. They had a table with baptism favors some crosses giving a "religious" aura to the decor of that small area...and the rest was all The Little Prince. Very charming...

Pumpkin Petunia said...

We had a combination 8th birthday/first communion party for my daughter last spring. It worked out perfectly.

You can see the party here: http://pumpkinpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/04/pretty-purple-party.html

Belly Feathers said...

You could do something like a "So Blessed" theme with angels and feathered angel wings as decorations. With Valentines day right around the corner, I'm sure you could find some cupid items (that don't look super Valentine's) that would work well.

Pawleys Island Posh said...

My sister did the same thing! She held Graham's First Birthday party on Saturday afternoon with a preppy dinosaur theme and then a traditional but low key brunch on Sunday after his Baptism. This worked so well because out of town guests were entertained and welcomed all weekend. If you can't do two different parties, then perhaps a joint party with a more sophisticated feel (less theme) with lots of white and a soft accent color.