5 ways to make your child’s christening unforgettable

1. Hire a professional photographer

You can hire a photographer for any event, it doesn’t have to be a wedding. What could be more special than some utterly stunning photos of your baby and all of those who attended?

2. Choose an amazing cake

Choose a cake that really stands out and is the talk of the party! Imagine the anticipation all of your guests will have as they admire your amazing looking cake. Noone will forget how great that cake looked! And tasted! A good cake maker will let you sample their cakes for free before you buy. Don’t be afraid to ask for samples first, or phone up and ask if you can come in to collect some samples.

I have done this myself, and you would be amazed at how glad you will be if you shop around and taste how the quality of different cakes can vary. It’s also a fantastic treat to have lots of free cake to enjoy whilst you make your decision!

3. Hire some entertainment

Depending on your guests and the number of children attending you could hire a children’s entertainer or a magician to keep all the little ones happy during the party. It could even keep a few of the adults entertained too!

If the christening has mostly adults attending then a live musician such as a string quartet, harpist, singer, jazz band, pianist etc. will add a touch of class and instantly warm the atmosphere of the event. A sure way to make your child’s christening day unforgettable!

4. Have some beautiful balloons for decor

Contact a balloon decoration company and choose a lovely colour and design. Noone will forget how gorgeous the room looked, whatever the venue with some fabulous balloons on display!

5. Give all your guests a ‘party bag’ or little thank you gift

A sweet little gift for each guest who attended your child’s special day will be a precious momento for them to take home with them and enjoy after the day.

 

 

Being a Godmother

It’s truly a wonderful thing to be asked to be a godmother. But what does it mean? Well it can mean as little or as much as you want it to be.

What it means to be a godmother

Traditionally as a godmother you would be a spiritual advisor, there to offer religious and moral guidance.

These days however, being a godmother is much less of a religious role and you are there more as a support to the child in addition to the birth parents.

Particularly you are there if anything should happen to the birth parents, to help ensure the child is well looked after. You can remain close to the baby as it grows and nurture your relationship with the child.

It’s traditional for godmothers to buy the baby a special gift.

In years gone by it was customary for godparents to give a silver spoon.

Now a wide range of gifts can be given from the godparent. Some are still religious and traditional, whilst some gifts can be sentimental or useful. The type of godmother you would like to be may influence the christening gift you choose.

Cinderella’s godmother is one of the most famous of all godmothers. Here’s a fun video clip of her!

Some gifts ideas for godmothers:

  • A beautiful silver keepsake from a godmother is always a great idea. Such keepsakes could be a silver christening bracelet or silver trinket box. This can be traditional and as religious as you want it to be. It will be treasured forever by the child as a reminder of their godparent.
  • You could open a small savings account with a little money in it each year to go to the child in later life. This could be put towards study or a deposit for a house one day. This is both useful, thoughtful and shows you care.
  • A functional present like a blanket or teddy can still be treasured and loved. You can get buy some beautiful blankets that are embroidered with the babies name giving a personal touch – or even make your own.

Why not also check out my baby gifts shop for lots of godparent gift ideas.

Whatever you choose to give your godchild, a small token is really all that is needed to show you care and that you will offer your support and affection to them in the future.