The earliest extra-biblical reference to baptism occurs in the Didache (c. 100 A.D.), the Epistle of Barnabas (c. 130 A.D.), and the Shepherd of Hermas (c. 150 A.D.). All of these works describe the practices surrounding baptism in ways that imply it is adults that are baptized.
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Give out little cards featuring a saint or personalized ones commemorating the baptism to those attending the baptism. Another appropriate baptism party favor might be rosaries.
If there are older kids attending the baptism, you might want to plan some games such as put the pacifier in the baby’s mouth (alternate version of pin the tail on the donkey).
Allow the adults to socialize and have the kids entertained by setting up a television to show appropriate kid friendly movies such as VeggieTales.
You can decorate with angels or other religious symbols.
Invitations to the baptism can similar to birth announcements including information about the baby being baptized.
A baptism party can be a simple event after the baptism with finger foods being served, such as fresh veggies and deviled eggs.
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Use balloons with angels or crosses and/or pink/blue balloons depending on the baby’s gender.
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The party can be formal if help right after the baptism, but you could also give people time between the church service and the party to change into more comfortable informal wear.
You can combine the religious baptism theme with other baby party themes such as baby animals or teddy bears.
For convenience you might want to have the baptism party at the church’s community room if possible.
A traditional color to use for a baptism party is white.
Kids attending the baptism party might enjoy making some religious themed crafts such as decorating foam or wooden crosses with glitter and sequins. When planning the Baptism party, keep it simple. The location of your party will depend on the number of guests and the type of party you intend having. A simple, small and casual get-together is often the best way to go and can be fun and memorable.
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