Celebrate a Baptism Party!

I have something special planned for today- I’d like to invite you to join me in celebrating my daughter’s baptism! It’s actually a triple baptism, so that’s triple the fun ;-) So come on in, and enjoy the party- you’re invited!

 These beautiful invitations were made especially for Violet’s baptism by Alicia from Through My “I”s. I love how she made them purple to go with her name! You can special order cards and invites for your Catholic occasions (or any occasion for that matter) from Alicia’s Etsy Shop :-)

Are you hungry? Please have a piece of cake! It would have been cool to make it myself, but with 8 house guests staying with us, it seemed easier to just order one. This one came from Costco.

Now that you have some cake, pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable! And look at these custom holy cards my mom ordered for the party. Here, take one! They’re for the guests. :-)

Check out this hankie bonnet my mom got for baby Violet! She wears it as a bonnet at her baptism, and then with the snip of a string it becomes a hanker chief for her to use at her wedding as “something old”. Isn’t that a great baptism gift idea? It’s pretty easy to make a hankie bonnet yourself.

I forgot to introduce you to my friends! How rude of me. To my right is Violet’s Godmother. This is also her baby’s baptism party. To my left is a great friend of mine- her daughter was baptized today, too! Can you believe we all had baby girls at the same time? We’re so lucky! 

Look at her baptism gown! It’s been in my family for 5 generations. It was made by Violet’s Great Great Great Grandmother (yes, that’s 3 greats) and worn by her Great Great Grandmother, and every generation in between. I have no idea how many family members have been baptized in this gown, but it’s a lot! Including me :-) You don’t have an heirloom like this? Why don’t you sew a gown?

Here, would you take my camera and click one of Mark and I with the baby? Thanks!

I sure hope you enjoyed yourself! I know I enjoyed sharing this very special day with you. I just love having great Catholic friends! :-)

Holy Heroes

Comments

  1. Thanks, Lacy! That was fun. Congrats to you and friends on your beautiful baby girls!

  2. Thank you for inviting me. I feel a bit bad I didn't get you a present!
    Your little Violet is so beautiful.
    CONGRATULATIONS!

  3. Tiny Actions says:

    Many congrats to you and your family Lacey. Violet is so sweet! My baby is turning a year soon and I am really having a crazy case of baby fever lately :)
    Thanks for sharing your daughters special day with us.

  4. Valerie says:

    We also have a tradition of wearing the family Baptismal gown…only ours isn't quite that old! LOL

    It was made my one of my grandmother's Polish beauty parlor customers for me to wear. My siblings all wore it and now every grandchild has worn it.

    I'm vying to be the keeper of the Baptismal gown…sometimes it pays to be the first born!!!

    Congratulations on Violet's Baptism. Everything looked beautiful.

    • My children’s Baptismal gown was made from my wedding gown which my sister made for me. I had the dates of their Baptisms embroidered in the ruffle at the bottom along with their initials. You can always start a new tradition! I hope that my grandchildren will one day be baptized in it too.

  5. That was so much fun, Lacy. I'm glad that we got to be part of it virtually. : )

    Blessings galore!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful baptism party with all of us! Love the gown photo with the rose petals…so precious. Bundles of blessings:-)

  7. Melanie says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful day with us!
    Everyhting looks beautiful!
    I have used parts of my wedding dress & veil for my daughters baptism gowns.
    Many Blessings,
    Melanie

  8. Amazing_Grace says:

    Oh, this was great! It was like being there!

    You and your husband are soooooooooo young! I feel soooooooooooooooo old! LOL!

  9. Gardenia says:

    what a beautiful day you all had. love everything — and all the ideas.

  10. Christina says:

    I would seriously learn how to sew in order to create something as special as this.

  11. Samantha says:

    BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on joining God's family, little Violet Therese! Your sweet family makes me smile. :)

  12. We have an adopted daughter who is now 15 and we adopted her three years ago when she was 12 from an orphanage in northern ireland.her parents are dead and her other relatives didnt want her so she was placed in the orphanage.she was small for her age and had bladder issues and was in diapers when we got her.we told her she would be starting a new life all over and we would bring her into the catholic faith like she was partially in at the orphanage..we told her would be baptizing her in the next couple months and since she was starting over we were going to baptize her as an infant thru the infant baptism program.we made the arrangements with father and then went to work getting her baptism outfit together.We found an infant style white gown with a matching bonnet in a consignment shop in her size and then got her lace anklets and white shoes.instead of her normal disposable diaper,we did a thick cloth diaper with adult size small rubberpants over it under her gown with her undershirt.she looked very cute and infant like in the outfit and entered gods kingdom as an infant.she made her first holy communion last may at 14 with the little kids in the class of 2012.we did the standard communion dress and veil on her with the lace anklets and shoes and did her baptism cloth diaper and rubberpants under the dress.

  13. Linda M. says:

    We baptized our 15 year old daughter last year at easter vigil.at our parish the girls 17 and under wear the traditional white,poofy,top of the knees dresses with a bonnet,lace anklets or tights and white ‘mary jane’ shoes.there under wear is a cloth diaper,rubber pants and an under shirt.Our daughter chose to wear the lace anklets with the mary janes.I made her diaper by sewing cloth infant diapers together and her rubber pants were adult size and fit her blousy.she looked adorable in the outfit and her and all the other girls were baptized as babies with the regular babies.We had a party for her and it was infant themed with baby type decorations.Before her party,she took the adult size rubberpants off and put on a pair of toddler size rubberpants over her diaper so her adult size ones wouldnt crinkle under her dress.when she made her first communion in may,her and all the other girls baptized with her had to wear their baptism diaper and rubber pants under their communion dresses.