The First Communion is a special day for both boys and girls, as it is the first of the big religious celebrations in their life that they will remember. For little First Communion For Girls, they get to wear a beautiful white dress for all to admire. The boys get to have fun with their style too and get to look dapper in a new suit! All of the attention is on your little girl or boy for the day and they will remember it long after their Communion money is spent. Your guests too will remember the celebration, and one way to guarantee this is to make sure it’s a great day for all. Planning a First Communion party can be stressful, as party planning often is. There are ways you can make it easier on yourself, so that you can enjoy the celebration along with your First Communion Boy or Girl.
The first thing you should do is decide if you want to host your party at home or at a venue. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Parties at home can lower the cost of food, but you may have to provide the drinks which can drive the price up. Hosting in your home can be great fun and mean that you don’t have to drive or get a taxi home, but it involves a big clean up afterwards (as well as before, perhaps!). Once you’ve decided where to have the party, it’s time to send out invitations so that your guests will come. There are lots of options when it comes to invites. You can send a simple text, if you have everybody’s numbers. This might be cost-effective and also environmentally friendly. Traditional invitations are still very popular however, and these can be easily purchased in party shops. Communion invitations usually come in pink, blue or neutral colors and often include envelopes and an RSVP option. There is also the option to personalize your Communion invites to add a special touch. This might include a photograph of your child, along with specific details of the celebration. This is a nice touch, and can be kept as a keepsake but it is the pricier option.
Now that the guests have been notified, it’s time to get started on the party planning. Communion Cakes are a longstanding tradition. These can be ordered from any bakery, with the option to personalise with the child’s name or photograph. Alternatively, you could get creative and bake your own! There are lots of handy baking tools available in party shops to make your creation look professional, such as cake toppers, icing and decorations.
The next thing to do is decorate the venue, whether it’s your home or a restaurant, bar or function room you will need to think about how best to fill the space. Balloons are always a good place to start, and there are lots of Communion Balloons available for boys and for girls. Balloons look best in bunches of two or three, filled with helium and added to the center of each table so this will help you to decide how many you need. Alternatively, you can save some money by only putting balloons on every second table. Lastly, balloons look great at the door when guests arrive and to help guide them to the right place.
Once you’ve picked out your balloons, it will be easy to match the rest of your Communion Party Decorations such as Banners, Confetti and Bunting. Be careful to check with the venue if you are allowed to hang banners or bunting, before buying anything. If you are not allowed to hang banners from walls, have a look if there is anywhere else you can stick them such as on doors or hanging from the bar. Now all that’s left is to get that all important Communion outfit, and to celebrate it!