There are many reasons why a baptism is such a special moment in the life of a child and their parents. Primarily, of course, it’s the sign of your beloved baby being welcomed into the church and into God’s care, but it’s also a celebration of all the joys that parenthood can bring and a chance to share that joy with your friends and family. With a little planning, you can have the perfect baptism party that everyone will remember with a smile, so here are three steps to help you achieve that. And, as you might expect, there’s a little cooking involved.
Send Loving Invitations
The first step in achieving a great baptism party is having the right people there, and that means sending invitations out. Of course, you could buy pre-made invitations from a store, but where’s the joy in that? A baptism is a time to celebrate soul and individuality, and you can represent this from the very first moment by sending your own personalized invitations. It can be a lot easier than you think when you use free baptism invitation templates available online. There’s a wide range of templates to choose from, and you can customize them to your heart’s content. The result will be highly professional in appearance, but it will also have that homemade touch that is full of love.
Baptism Party Cakes
What would a party of any kind be without a cake or two? Save money on buying them from the store and make them yourself instead – believe me, they’re going to taste a whole lot better. If you’re not an experienced cake baker, make it easy for yourself by making a simple chocolate sponge cake. All you need is self-rising flour, caster sugar, and butter – it’s easy to remember the quantity, as you use the same for each, around 8oz is ideal. Mix these in a bowl with four medium sized eggs and one teaspoon of baking powder. When this has formed a cake mixture-like consistency, spoon them into two seven-inch cake tins and bake for around 20 minutes at 350F. To see if they’re done, slide a knife or knitting needle into the center. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. Leave to cool, and add buttercream between the two layers and melted chocolate on top. You can make it even more chocolatey by adding a tablespoon or two of cocoa powder to the cake mixture if you wish.
Presents for The Kids
Your baby will receive lots of presents at their baptism party, but don’t forget to have gifts ready for the children who will be attending too. It doesn’t have to cost a lot, as gift bags with candy and a dollar toy inside are sure to be loved by any child.
Homemade invitations, cake and gift bags cost a lot less than buying their equivalent from a store, and they’re filled with love and happiness. If you have older children, you can get them involved in the making and baking too, which is a great way for them to show their love for their new sibling and can help them learn important new kitchen skills as well.
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