Double Baptism Party

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.

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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. 

godparents_card

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.

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, or heat transfer vinyl, now that I am finally comfortable with it. Overall, I’m happy with how they turned out. I used clothespins to attach them to baker’s twine.

baptism party flag decor

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 welcome table

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. However, the day of the party 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. I also printed out some black and white photos. 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 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 fireplace. 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.

I used washi tape to create the little flags on the straws. 

washi tape straws

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. 

We gave wine to the boys’ grandparents, Baba and Deda in Serbian, thanking them for throwing the party. 

Godparents gift thank you 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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