In throwing your child a First Communion party, follow these simple instructions to make the event a memorable celebration:
- Location: Do you want the party to be hosted at your house or a family member’s home? Is the location going to be close to the Church where the ceremony will take place? (If not, be sure to include a map with your invitations.) Or, if you’re going to have a smaller gathering, would you like guests to meet at a restaurant for a meal? Also, keep in mind that even if the weather is beautiful, you’ll want to offer some covered areas to protect from sun or a sudden rain shower.
- Decorations: You’ll want your First Communicant to be the center of attention, and he or she will most likely be wearing white, so add soft accents to your decorations. This will create wonderful photo opportunities while keeping the spotlight on your child. Pastel colors, such as yellow, blue, and light pink, make wonderful decorations. Depending on the time of year, you can also order fresh flowers to match.
- Food: If you don’t intend to serve a full meal, you may want to have different themed tables, such as an appetizer table, a small sandwich table, and a dessert table. Keep in mind that there will probably be many children present, and though finger foods are often a crowd favorite, you don’t want things to get too messy. Provide plenty of napkins and tables for a steady surface to eat from.
- Favors: A religious favor, like these rosary remembrance cards shown are very appropriate. Other popular items are photo mint tins, candy bars and homemade baked goods. Here is our entire line of Communion favors.