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This double baptism party is bright and colorful with fun flag elements and decor. 
double baptism party ideas
My boys were recently baptized over Memorial Day weekend into the Serbian Orthodox Church, my husband’s family’s religion.
After Church we celebrated at my in-law’s home with a baptism party luncheon. My older son, Ethan, is 2.5 and my youngest, Everett, 6 months.
I wanted to find a fun theme that wasn’t too faith-based that would pull the party together.
The theme started to kick off when we asked our family friends to be the boys’ Godparents, Kum and Kuma in Serbian. We sent them a little card in the mail to pop the question. 
I chose to stick with red, yellow, and blue as the color palette and added in burlap/kraft. I think it turned out beautiful and vibrant!

Baptism Welcome Decorations

The theme carried throughout the party from the moment guests walked through the door.

We welcomed them with a custom sign I designed and had printed at Staples as an Engineering Print. This 18×24″ sign was only $2.99 to print! Now I’m thinking ahead to parties and how I can add these to all my events! 
Update: Unfortunately many Staples and copy shops have caught on and won’t print color prints like this, but there are plenty of other print shops that are affordable, including Vista Print. baptism party welcome sign on door
Baptism Welcome Sign
I decorated the foyer with banners I made with the boys’ names. I found these banner pieces at Michaels and used paint and stencils to paint on the letters. It was harder than it looks!
They aren’t perfect (I probably would have had a better result with a different brush) but overall I’m happy with how they turned out. I used clothes pins to attach them to bakers twine.
These little buggers would not stay put. I think it might have been too heavy so I ended up using command hooks to tie the banner onto to attach to the wall better. I used some tissue poms to try to hide the clips, which added a nice touch. baptism party flag decor
Here’s another view. I found a nice quote and made a sign. 
baptism party welcome table
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Baptism Party Room Decor 

The week leading up to the party we kept watching the weather. Rain was in the forecast!
But it kept changing on us so we weren’t sure what we were going to get. We decided to set up the tables inside the house for lunch just in case. The day of turned out beautiful and we were able to enjoy the party both inside and outside.
We set up a dessert table in the dining room/living room where we held lunch. I wanted a fun dessert table and started thinking about the backdrop. I used a red plastic table cover as the background and hung some paper pinwheels from Shop Sweet Lulu.
The main focus was on a “Stats” poster I created for the boys, which gave guests a little insight into the boys, from their favorite foods, toys, and activities.
The poster turned out better than I imagined, again printing as a color Engineering Print at Staples. This size was less than $6. I also printed out some black and white photos as Engineering Prints that were around $3 each. I think it turned out great! 
Baptism Party Backdrop
For favors we ordered cupcakes with flower frosting and put them in flower pots embellished with lace and a cross. They look so cute and are a very easy DIY. 
Baptism flower cupcakes
Baptism Flower Cupcakes

Baptism Mimosa Bar 

In the family room we set up a mimosa bar in front of the fire place. This worked out well to have another “backdrop” area.
I found a large letter E at a craft store and used that as the mantle focus along with some pictures I had printed of the boys.
A tissue tassel banner from Shop Sweet Lulu brought some whimsy and more color to the display. I bought the garland unassembled and twisted them up myself. It was pretty easy.
I plan to reuse this garland for future parties until it starts to fall apart, and will likely order some single tassels in other colors to swap in. 
Baptism Mimosa Bar
We had three types of juice and garnishes for guests to put together a delicious drink.

baptism mimosa bar juices

I used washi tape from to create the little flags on the straws. 
washi tape straws in champagne glasses
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Baptism Gifts for Godparents 

For gifts for the Godparents, we bought this set of beer and wine glasses and I created a fun custom wine label to put on a nice bottle of wine, thanking them for being the Kum and Kuma.
I failed to get a picture of it, but here’s one we gave to the boys’ grandparents, Baba and Deda in Serbian, thanking them for throwing the party. 
Baptism personalized wine label
The party was so much fun, the food was fantastic, and the boys received so many lovely blessings at their Baptism.
It’s always nice to be able to visit with friends and family, and a fun party theme takes the day up a notch.

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Hi, I’m Meghan, party lover and designer at Elva M Design Studio. I’m a mom of three young boys and so passionate about celebrating all life has to offer. I love party planning and bringing people together, whether it’s for Champagne Friday, celebrating a new baby, a birthday, or just because! Sign up for my email list to enjoy all the free printables.

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