Your child’s baptism is a big day for both you and your little one. It’s a milestone that offers a beautiful opportunity to celebrate the journey of faith. But let’s face it, planning a party for your child’s baptism can be a little bit overwhelming, to say the least. Figuring out the detail for any party is challenging enough – from the décor, food, drinks, party activities, and favors – but in baptism, you throw in managing a new baby and choosing godparents, making things a little bit more hectic.
To make the party planning process a bit easier, here are some great baptism party ideas that will give you some inspiration:
Little lamb baptism party
Using white, gold, and rustic accents, you can celebrate the baptism of your little one with a lamb theme. Repurpose your nativity set and incorporate some lamb figurines as decoration. Place sweets on a white cake stand and cupcake stand . Use floral accents like white hydrangea, serve marshmallows in apothecary jars, and white fluffy frosted cupcakes that resemble sheep’s fur. Use disposable sheep tableware kit to solidify your theme.
Garden baptism party
Host a beautiful, simple, yet elegant baptism party by using a garden theme. Incorporate natural, gender-neutral elements into your celebration. Decorate your cake and table with succulents in mini terra cotta pots , garden lights, and greenery. Serve a variety of green-hued foods and incorporate green in your table using green table runners and greenery paper plates .
Whale themed baptism party
Add a nautical flair for your baptism party by opting for a whale-themed party. Create a table backdrop with blue paper lanterns and blue hanging fans . Incorporate the whale theme by using whale toothpicks , whale cake toppers , whale garlands and whale dinner plates and dessert plates . Use blue tableware and set out blue-hued snacks on white cake stands and cupcake stands. Send your guests home with whale favor boxes .
Rustic baptism party
If you want your baptism to have a rustic feel or if it’s close to the holidays, throwing a rustic baptism party is an excellent idea. Set up a plain wooden table with evergreen garland and pinecones . Serve your food atop wooden centerpieces and accent with logs . It’s also a perfect party theme to incorporate buffalo plaid, so add it using ribbons and tableware. Don’t forget to serve a naked cake!
Noah’s Ark is an adorable theme idea for your baptism party. Try making cute centerpieces that feature an ark filled with animals. Just remember to keep it small enough so your guests can still see each other across the table. Decorate the dessert with Noah’s Ark toy as a centerpiece, which can later serve as the baby’s toy. You may also prefer to use rainbows as table decorations. Serve an assortment of sugar cookies and cake pops in the shape of various animals. Then, use themed party plates and cups to make it more fun!
Vintage baptism party
Throw a vintage baptism party by incorporating lace, flowy fabrics, suitcase centerpieces, and succulents. Search the thrift store for old angel figurines, candleholders, vases, and rustic serving platters. Cover your dessert table with a sheer lace tablecloth , and keep the colors soft and in pastel. Use vintage cake stands and footed glass serving bowls for serving sweets. Serve lovely finger sandwiches, beautiful sugar cookies, and French macarons, and other snacks on doilies . Decorate the tables with delicate blooms in light colors. Don’t forget the classic punch bowl for this vintage-inspired theme.
Hot air balloon baptism party
Your guests are sure to be carried away by this lovely theme. Set up a cloud backdrop and style around it. Decorate the wall with a hot air balloon garland and hanging paper decorations . As a focal point, set up a hot air balloon replica against the cloud backdrop. Serve cloud cookie pops, cloud-decorated cupcakes and marshmallows, and pretty hot air balloon cookies.
This gorgeous archway makes for a great statement piece at the entrance of your party. It can also be incorporated into a design with a tapestry hanging between it so it can serve as a photo backdrop.
A blessed banner is a great addition to any baptism party. It’s great to put on the dessert table or as a backdrop for the celebration.
“God bless” cake topper
Any simple cake will be brought to life with a “God bless” cake topper decoration . It helps make your baptism cake gorgeous and fitting for the occasion.
“God bless” balloon kit
This gold foil “God bless” balloon kit and white latex balloons with crosses is a perfect balloon set for a baptism party.
“Child of God” banner
Celebrate the fact that your baby is now a child of God using this charming and simple banner .
These pink sleeves allow you to easily transform any item – from water bottles, chocolate bars, and cutlery – into a baptism party accent.
Cross laser cut favor boxes
These lovely party favor boxes are beautiful and elegant and can double-duty as table décor until your guests take them home.
White round paper lanterns
Add an enchanting element to your baby’s baptism by hanging these white paper lanterns from the ceiling.
Prayers for baby
Invite guests to write a prayer for the baby and put it in a jar. Take a large jar with a lid , and hot-glue some burlap around it. Write the words “Prayer Jar” by cutting out letters on a silver board sheet. Add extra decorations like ribbons, jewels, and pins, and buttons to match the look and theme of your baptism party. Offer small pieces of paper and pens for guests to write a prayer for the baby and then place it in a jar. You may also want to use memo cube to make it easier.
Alternatively, you can also use a prayer box with prayer cards for a minimalist keepsake. Have everyone fill in these cards before they leave to create a special remembrance for you and your child to remember.
Bible signing and highlighting
Set out a Bible on a table along with a chalkboard sign to instruct guests to sign the Bible and highlight their favorite verse. Put pens and highlighters in a cup for easy access. Then, gift this Bible to your baby when they are old enough to have a regular Bible. This idea works best if the majority of your guests also share the same faith as you.