I never thought it would be too difficult to organise a christening but i can’t believe all the things that need doing
first i needed to arrange a date with the church, eventually settled on the 14th July, which doesnt give us alot of time to plan. It wouldnt be so bad if we had a small family, then we could just invite people back to the house, but with a list of family and close friends pushing 90 its a no…. so we needed to look for a function room.
Finding a function room at relatively short notice (shown by every place I contacted asking “you mean for this year?”) that will fit that many people, that is available, and that has disabled access…. not easy! But I eventually found one 😀
Then there is the catering, the decorations, entertainment, the cake, Baby C’s dress and the invitations.
I’ve got photo’s of Baby C to put on the invites and have bought the cards to make the invites, just need to find the time to make them now and quickly as i need people to RSVP.
I contacted a caterer so as soon as I put a deposit down then that will be arranged ( just need to give them numbers a week before)
I need balloons for the tables but not sure what other decorations i’d need. Banners? pictures? I’m really not sure, I also need to figure out how many balloon clusters I need but I’m not sure how many tables there are.
Entertainment…. for a christening? is it needed? i’m not sure….. maybe a CD of some general music? might let OH sort that.
The cake! well OH’s mum is sorting it, she is paying the person who did a 21st cake for OH’s sister to make one and 100 cupcakes ( my diet is going out on the window on that day!)
The dress 😀 Well Baby C will be wearing the very dress I wore for my christening 24 years ago, I just need to clean a stain off it.
I HOPE that is all I need to plan. If anyone can think of anything else please let me know!