How to Plan Your Child’s Joint Baptismal and Birthday Bash

Hit two birds with one stone by having a 2-in-1 celebration! A lot of parents choose to celebrate their child’s baptism on the same day as their birthday to save time and money. Learn how to plan two events and make your child’s entrance to the world memorable.

1. Setting the Date:

The first thing that comes to mind is to set the date. Ideally, this should be on the day of the child’s birthday but if the day lands on a hectic day, you could move it and find a more suitable date. The date could also depend on the church’s availability.

2. Choosing a Theme:

A theme can make any celebration pop. It will tie the whole celebration together and make planning decorations and activities easier. Choose a theme that harmonizes with both the baptismal and birthday elements. Popular themes evoke a sense of innocence and delicacy that mirrors the child’s spirit.

3. Invitations:

In the invitations, it should clearly state that it’s a double celebration. Always remember to put in important details like date, time, location, dress code (if there are any), and RSVP info. Regarding gifts, it’s up to you if you’ll make gifts optional since it’s a dual commemoration.

4. Venue:

The venue shouldn’t be too far away from the church. Check early if there are any events place near the church of your choice or vice versa. The space should also be able to handle the number of people you’ve invited as well as extra equipment like tables and chairs.

5. Ceremony Planning:

Reach out to your local church to coordinate the baptism process. It’s advisable to inquire about their availability and the necessary steps at least two months before your desired date. Make sure that the timing of the ceremony allows for a smooth transition into the birthday celebration.

6. Entertainment and Activities:

As for the entertainment, set up fun activities for kids coming to the celebration. You can also set up special areas like a craft station or a photo booth. If there’s still wiggle room in your budget, hire a children’s entertainer like a magician or clown if you’d like to add to their fun.

7. Food and Refreshments:

When cooking up the menu, make sure that it has options for both adults and children. A buffet-style meal or finger foods are recommended for ease of service. There are catering services that offer affordable packages that already include a birthday cake and they could also set up your theme to ensure a hassle-free event.

8. Party Favors:

Send guests home with tokens of appreciation for attending the celebration. Party favors should tie into the theme and reflect the importance of the occasion. You can make the favors edible or useful so that the guests can appreciate it more. You can also go for personalized mementos like candles, bookmarks, or mini photo frames.


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Planning a joint baptismal and birthday bash for your child is an opportunity to create lasting memories with family and friends. When you carefully think of each aspect of the celebration, from the date and theme to the entertainment and party favors, you’ll surely make your child’s double celebration a joyous and meaningful event for everyone. Embrace the opportunity to celebrate your child’s milestones uniquely and memorably!

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