Monday, August 8, 2011

{Real Parties} A Homemade Baptism Celebration

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This sweet Baptism celebration is full of homemade details that can easily be recreated! {Look for the how-to on the adorable wreath at the end of the post!} Another plus is that the party hostess, Allison, did not have to spend a lot of money!

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The pennant banner was made by using different ribbons. Bunting like this is so cute and in my opinion, gives any party a heartfelt vibe.

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A sign in page at the door was set out for guests to leave wishes for baby Isaiah.

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The Baptism took place on Mother's Day weekend. To honor the other mother's present, Allison made simple arrangements and placed a card on top which contained words sent to her by their children describing their mom. What a sweet idea!

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Cookie favors for each guests were found at each place setting...

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Ginger Lemonade was the specialty drink on hand. Fizzy lemonade with a twist!

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{Tutorial} Ribbon Wreath

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I decided to make two front door wreaths to greet guests as they arrived. They were a cinch to make, taking about 10 minutes per wreath. I simply re-used two foam wreath forms and stripped them completely clean. Then after a quick trip to the craft store, where I picked out ribbon and scrapbook paper to match my color scheme, it was time to create!

I secured the yellow ribbon in place with a pin, and simply wrapped the entire form, securing the final piece with a hot glue gun. From there I traced the outer edge of the wreath onto my striped paper, and after cutting the circle out, attached it with small dots of fabric glue (using double-sided paper works best for this step, so the wreath is attractive from both sides if you have a glass door like I do). I chose green polka dot paper for the center of the wreath, cutting it into a small circle and folding accordion style, then attaching with a dot of hot glue. And last but not least, I thought it would be special to add the guest of honor's name...so using individual stamped letters (I highly recommend having a set, it's a lifesaver for party details), I stamped a white gift tag and taped it to the center. Easy as pie.
The best part? Since I can remove the name easily, the wreaths can be personalized for any event, or even Easter.


2 comments:

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

The "joy" cookie favors are so sweet and simple, plus those cards for the mom-guests! And those 2 wreaths...love it when something so easy looks so pretty! :-)

jackie fo said...

I love this! THe color theme is so pretty and I love the wreath and bunting :)

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