I went to an amazing First Communion party last year, and I’ve been looking back over the pictures for inspiration as I plan Lydia’s party this week. I wanted to share these great party ideas with you- and thank my friend Robyn for the inspiration! Just to be extra super clear, these are pictures I took of my friend’s First Communion party.
I’m definitely doing the same thing she did for her cakes, and that is ordering cakes. She ordered a cake with a cross that she put her own crucifix onto when she got it, and she bought 2 cheesecakes and decorated them herself with that decorating gel like hosts.
I’m pretty sure this is what we are doing for Lydia’s cake because she loves cheese cake, and I have no time to bake my own this week. (Plus, 2 of my kids have birthdays in the next 2 weeks, so I’m going to be all baked out.)
She also made her own centerpiece, which I think is gorgeous for First Communion!
I think she said she spray-painted the container gold, filled with floral foam, and put her own fake wheat, grapes, and bread inside. So pretty!
She displayed it in the center of the table along with her daughter’s Baptism certificate, and Baptismal candle. She also displayed a guestbook keepsake for everyone to sign in the middle of the table.
Although I’m borrowing some ideas from my friend this year, she borrowed quite a few ideas from me as well! She made my jello chalice snacks, but she took it a step further- she spray painted the plastic wine cups gold before making the jell-o!
These were such a hit with the kids!
She also had a First Communion craft to do with all of the kids at the party- make a pool noodle monstrance! She had also taken this a step further than me by spray painting the pool noodle slices gold as well. She was a spray-painting fool!
They also displayed her silhouette chalice craft at the party.
This was an awesome First Communion party! The little girl’s dad worked at the local Catholic school, so they were able to have the party at the school cafeteria, which worked out really nicely for the size of crowd they had.