With Communion season firmly in our sights it’s time to organise your Communion celebrations. No need to panic, we’ve put together our Communion Guide to help you sail through the day.
First Communion is an exciting and memorable day in your child’s life and many people want to mark the special occasion with a family celebration or party. Hosting a party at home has become hugely popular in recent years and is a fantastic excuse for family and friends to get together and celebrate a wonderful milestone.
The type of celebration you choose can vary widely and is entirely dependent on your personal choice. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate with your child on their special day.
Before sending out any invitations, it’s a good idea to check if there are organised refreshments after the ceremony or if there is a photographer on site as this will affect your timing. You might also want to consider hiring a photographer of your own to help capture the day. Look for special deals as most photographers will offer them.
Ensuring a Special Day
Popular choices for celebrations include dining in your favourite restaurant or hosting the party at home. If space is tight, why not take the party outside. A Gazebo is good to have in case the rain decides to join in. Schedules can get in the way when it comes to organising an event so the option to hire a caterer will relieve some of the stress and is not as expensive as you might think. If you would rather dine out, then make sure to book well in advance given the busy period. Enquire and see if the restaurant can create a special set menu for the occasion.
Your child is sure to receive lots of gifts on their Communion. As a parent, a keepsake gift would be ideal. We suggest statement jewellery, giftware or a classic watch. Why not add an engraved message to make it truly special?
Make it Fun
So with lots of little ones running around, how do you keep them entertained for the afternoon? There are lots of children’s entertainers who can keep them amused and give you some much needed downtime. Magicians are always a big hit or you could choose a company that offer a variety of packages to suit your budget. Party games and face painting are sure to go down a treat. There are lots of DIY entertainment options too: an arts & crafts station, balloon disco, the familiar pass the parcel from our own childhood and board games, to mention a few. Simplicity can be the key to success on the day!
So how do you thank friends and family for helping to make the day so special? A lot of people will just send a text to thank everyone for coming but hand-written thank you cards add a personal touch. You could even take a group photo from the day and use it to create a keepsake with real meaning for your guests.
Above all, enjoy yourself! As Dr. Suess tells us, sometimes, you never know the true value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.