With soft colors, and featuring lovable animals, our Nighty Night Bazooples Baptism Decorations and Tableware are a great choice when celebrating your child's First Communion, Baptism, or Christening. The Bazooples characters are the popular creation of designer Vicki Schreiner, and are sure to bring smiles to the faces of all the guests at your faith-centered event!
Nighty Night Bazooples Christening and Baptism Party Ideas
If your child is school-aged when you baptize him, host a baptism party just for kids. The guest of honor at a child’s baptism party is a child, so what could be more natural than throwing a party for him and his friends, instead of a bunch of adults your child may not know? You can also reaffirm the religious significance of the event, using activities to remind the children what they’re celebrating.
From a planning perspective, there are two advantages to throwing a kid’s party instead of an adult party for your child’s baptism: You can get away with serving only cake and punch, and the party will only last a couple of hours instead of taking the whole day. From a spiritual perspective, attending a baptism party geared for kids will give the young guests a more child-friendly look at what it means to be baptized, especially if you include activities focused on the central event: the guest of honor’s initiation into his or her spiritual life.
Plan the party as you would any other children’s party. It should begin around two o’clock and last for 90 to 120 minutes. Keep the menu simple, limited to a sheet cake, punch and coffee for the adults. Use children’s-themed baptism party napkins, plates and cups, like Party Pail’s Nighty Night Bazooples baptism decorations, an animal-themed assortment of baptism party supplies.
Children’s parties really only need one or two activities, and they don’t have to be competitive. For this party, choose events that are religious in nature and fun for kids.
- Story Time: Gather the children and read them a story that will help them understand the true meaning of baptism. Although there are several wonderful children’s books on the market, My Baptism: The Story of Jesus' Baptism and My Baptism Memories by Beverley Milton and Margaret Kyle is also a keepsake book in which you can record moments from the celebration.
- Noah’s Ark Felt Board: Visit a party, crafts or religious supplies store and pick up a collection of cut-out felt animals in twos, just like Noah’s Ark. Cut a simple boat shape from a one-yard piece of brown felt, and sew it into a two-yard piece of blue felt. You can add windows to the boat or cut slits into the side of the boat. Attach the felt to the wall, have the children select pairs of animals, and encourage them to place their animals on Noah’s boat.
- Sing-a-Long: If your child and the majority of his friends attend Sunday School, they already know dozens of fun Christian children’s songs, like “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore,” “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” and “Rise & Shine.” Why not host a sing-a-long of your child’s favorites? Most Christian kids’ songs are simple to learn, so even guests who don’t already know them can join in quickly.
Once the activities are over, serve the cake and beverages. If your child receives presents at the party, consider having him open them later. You’ll have more time for the fun, and the children won’t compare or glorify the gifts. As baptism party favors, send your young guests with a Nighty Night Bazooples baptism party balloon, which are foil, helium-inflated balloons in the shape of the different Nighty Night Bazooples characters.
The wonderful characters shown in this theme have been pulled from our collection of Nighty Night Bazooples Baby Shower
supplies - some of our customers have also used this pattern for a 1st birthday celebration.