First Holy Communion is the second stage among the three stages of initiation to the Catholic life. A Catholic child that’s the age 9 or 10 usually undergoes this process. So to celebrate this joyous occasion in your kid’s life, why not share your happiness with all your friends and family with a grand First Holy Communion Party. Planning the party can be a little tricky, so to help you out, BookEventZ has come up with a complete checklist of items you’ll need to host a fun and meaningful first holy communion party.
Here’s a list of all the Essentials you’ll need for your Kid’s First Holy Communion Party…
First Holy Communion Invitation Cards
The Classic First Holy Communion Card
The classic and best version of the first holy communion invitation cards have a chalice with a host in the center. You can try adding different elements to the design like grapevines or an angle.
Cross First Holy Communion Invitations
Another classic design for first holy communion invitations are crosses. These cards can be cutouts of crosses or can have a cross design on it. You can also be a little different by adding a mini cross on the card as a memento.
Picture First Holy Communion Invitation Cards
Here’s a cute idea for your kids first holy communion card, a picture invitation card. Dress your daughter or son in a white outfit not necessarily their communion dress, and click some pictures that you can add to your invitation card. This will be a cute little personal addition to the communion party invitation cards.
Online First Holy Communion Invitation Cards
The latest trend that’s picking on is sending first holy communion invitation cards through WhatsApp or email. This is the easiest and most inexpensive alternative to send out invitations. You have the liberty to design the card in any form you want and can also keep track of the RSVP’s easily.
First Holy Communion Decorations
Round Table Seating for the Communion Party
After deciding your backdrop you should plan your sitting arrangements. Instead of going for a theatre seating style go for round tables instead. This gives all your guest a chance to properly and comfortably eat all the delicious food you’ve planned for them.
Dinner Table Seating for the Communion Party
If you feel the like a roundtable will take too much space, you can also opt for long dinner table seating styles. This is not only ideal for smaller banquet halls but also it gives all your guest a chance to interact with each other.
Lights Backdrop for First Holy Communion Decorations
Light it up with these fairy lights background options as your decor. This is a good idea as it is gender-neutral and will be ideal as both your sons and daughters communion party decoration ideas.
A Photo Wall for First Holy Communion Decorations
As a first holy communion decoration idea, you can decorate a wall full of your kid’s pictures from their baptism day to a recent picture. This wall will give all your guest a chance to see the progress of your kid growing up to reach this special moment.
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Table Centerpieces for Communion Parties
Representing the light entering your kid’s life, a candle is the perfect display option as a centrepiece on the dinner table. You can use design items like ribbons and flowers to decorate the candle. Also, plan an entry procession for your kid, where they come in with their holy candle lit and then spread the fire from that candle onto all the centrepiece candles.
Glass Bowls Centrepiece
Use a Glass Bowl or a Vase to display your centerpiece for your kids first holy communion decorations. You can display crosses or candles in them with design pieces like flowers or wheat grains(that symbolize the beard) for decoration.
Cross Centerpiece For First Holy Communions
Here’s another alternative for a centerpiece that you can DIY. If you’re not using a real cross, all you’ll need is some cardboard, fake plants and some glue. If you don’t think you can DIY it, you can find a decorator who can do it for you.
Chalice First Holy Communion Centerpiece
This beautiful centerpiece for first holy communion decorations consists of a chalice with the host in the between. If you can’t find metal chalices you can also opt of a glass alternative or hack it with a plastic chalice spray painted to gold. You can further use grape vines and flowers to decorate it.
First Holy Communion Cake Ideas
Is a first holy communion party complete without a cake? We think not. You can choose this rosary cake for your little girl or boy on a special day. White cakes being the most popular choice, you can choose your sons or daughters favourite colour as the colour of the rosary.
Cupcake Pull Apart Cake
To try something different, you can go for a cupcake pull apart cake for your kid’s first holy communion party. You have the liberty to shape the cake in any form that you like and it’s also super easy to distribute later.
Here’s the most popular choice of first holy communion cakes among young families. You can’t go wrong with a bible cake your son or daughters communion party. You can also choose to write a verse from the bible on the cake as a cake decoration. Below are a few examples you can use..
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First Holy Communion Gifts for Giveaways
Sugar Cookies and Chocolate Communion Return Gifts
Another fantastic idea for a first holy communion gift is custom chocolates or sugar cookies. You can print a message on the packaging of the chocolate or customize a design for the sugar cookie. You can choose from the various variety of designs like a dove, the host and chalice or the Bible.
Rosary Return First Holy Communion Gift
Being on theme with the celebration, a rosary is the perfect first holy communion gift for a giveaway. To add that personal touch you can also add a message as a bookmark with your favourite verse from the bible.
Keychain Return First Holy Communion Gift
Here’s another practical idea for first holy communion gifts, keychains. Everyone appreciates a good keychain and will definitely put it to good use. You can choose from the wide variety of designs or customise a message to be embossed on the metal.
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Entertainment for the First Holy Communion Party
While your planning all of this don’t forget to also include a little entertainment for your kid, his friends and all the other guest. Here is a list of First holy communion party essentials that will certainly bring the life to your party.
Wanna have a good time at the party but you’re worried about doing all the running around? Well then you’re gonna need someone else to take care of it, and that’s where the Emcee or host comes in. He’ll handle all the guest and make sure everyone’s having fun. He’ll arrange games for the kids and make the announcements that are necessary. So that all you’ll have to do is sit back and enjoy yourself.
What’s a party without a DJ? To make your kids first holy communion a hit, you’re gonna need a DJ that can get all your guests to their feet on the dance floor. Why is it a better idea to hire a DJ rather than playing the songs yourself? Well because don’t you wanna be enjoying the party yourself as well and also trust us, they have a better selection of songs.
Planning on calling all your kids friends? Well, then you’re gonna have to handle all of them as well. So why not hire a magician to pull all the kid’s attention and keep them calm and sitting in one place. Magicians are fun for kids but they’re also entertaining for adults so that’s a win-win situation for you.