Ideas for a Baptism Party

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:

Themes

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Fontanini Wooden Stable Nativity Village Collectible 50556
MOJO Black Faced Lamb Standing Toy Figure
Set of 3 Pieces Cake Stands Iron Cake Holder Dessert Display Plate Serving Tray
Donosura Cupcake Stand Set of 2 Cake Tiered Serving Tray White Cup Cake Tower Dessert Table Decoration Stands
Sheep Birthday Party Supplies Set Plates Napkins Cups Tableware Kit
T4U 5 Inch Terracotta Clay Pots Pack of 6 - Mini Hand Craft Nursery Plant Pot Succulent Cactus DIY Pottery Planter Home Garden Windowsill Decoration
DII Farmhouse Braided Table Runner, 15x108, Antique Green
150 Pieces Disposable Paper Plates and Cups Set, Gold Foil Trim with Greenery Design Dinner Dessert Plates
Decor365 Under The Sea Theme Blue Party Decorations Circle Garlands Paper Fan Flower Tissue Pom Poms Decoration Hanging Decor
TableRe 3 Set Whale Plastic Fruit Toothpick Forks Cocktail Sticks, Party Table Decoration Supplies
24 Blue Glitter Whale Cupcake Toppers Baby Shower Birthday Party Sea Creature Decorations
Party Banner/Garland Party Decoration/Sea Whale Bunting/Sea Paper Hanging Banner
Blue Baby Whale Paper Plates, 24 ct
Blue Baby Whale Dessert Plates, 24 ct
Creative Converting Paper Ribbon Lil' Spout Blue Favor Bag, 4 x 3.5 x 1.5

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 .

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CCINEE 50 Feet Green Tinsel Garland Artificial Christmas Pine Decorative Garland Greenery Tinsel Stems Non-Lit Soft Twist Garland
JOHOUSE Natural Pine Cones, Christmas Rustic Pinecones Fall Garland Halloween Thanksgiving Decorations
Wilson Enterprises 4 Pack Basswood Round Rustic Wood
URATOT Red and Black Plaid Burlap Ribbon Christmas Wired Ribbon Wrapping Ribbon
woody treasures Wooden Toys - Noah's Ark Toy (Educational & Development Toys
Creative Converting Rainbow Centerpiece - 18"
Noah's Ark Birthday Party Supplies Set Plates Napkins Cups Tableware Kit for 16
TOPFIVE 60X120 Inches White Eyelash Embroidered Lace Dinner Tablecloth Overlay Vintage Flora Lace
Hedume 3-Set Round Cake Stand, White Metal Cake Stands with Pendants and Beads
Godinger Ice Cream Dessert All Purpose Serving Bowls - Dublin , Set of 4
Lace Doilies Paper - 150-Piece Round Decorative Paper Placemats Bulk for Cake, Desert
Heavyweight Clear Plastic 2 Gallon Punch Bowl With 5 OZ Plastic Serving Ladle, Embroidered Design 8 Quart Serving Bowl
7×5ft White Clouds Blue Sky Photo Backdrop Cartoon Kids Theme Party Banner
5ft Hot Air Balloon Wall Hanging Decoration (Set of 1), Colorful Hot Air Balloon String Garlands for Kids Room
AZOWA 8 Pcs Large Size Hot Air Balloon Paper Garland Hanging Decorations (Blue, 8 Pcs)
Authentic Models, Floating The Skies, Hot Air Balloon Replica, Red Double

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

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.

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Felice Arts 2 Pcs White Artificial Wisteria Flowers Garland Fake 6.6 Feet Wisteria Vine Green Leaf Hanging Flower
Blessed Banner Baptism Decorations, Vintage Rustic Burlap Bunting Communion Party Banner
WeBenison God Bless Cake Topper Silver Glitter First Communion Baby Shower Party Decorations Bless This Child
LaVenty Set of 11 Gold God Bless Balloons Cross Balloons God Bless Banner
Gold Glitter A Child of God Banner - Communion Party Sign,God Bless Bunting, Baptisim Christening
Pink Elegant Cross - DIY Party Supplies
KAZIPA 50PCS Baptism Favor Boxes, 2.2''x2.2''x2.2''Laser Cut Favor Boxes
24 Pc Paper Round Lantern for Birthday Bridal Wedding Baby Shower Parties
Paksh Novelty 1-Gallon Glass Jar Wide Mouth with Airtight Metal Lid - USDA Approved BPA-Free Dishwasher Safe Large Mason Jar
LaRibbons 3" Wide Burlap Fabric Craft Ribbon 10 Yards, 01 Tan
Hygloss 25 Sheets Silver, 8.5 x 11-Inch for Arts & Crafts
EARTHCUBE (Beautiful Day Design) Blank White 3.5 Inch Note Cube (Not Sticky) Made in USA
Lillian Rose Bless This Child Prayer Box with Prayer Cards, Off White
NIV, Starting Place Study Bible, Leathersoft, Teal, Comfort Print
Mr. Pen No Bleed Gel Highlighter, Bible Highlighters, Assorted Colors, Pack of 8

Decoration

Ivy archway

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.

Blessed banner

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 .  

Wrappers

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.

Activities

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.