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Baby Boy Baptism | A little bit of FAITH (17 photos)


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Baby Boy Baptism | FAITH

What a way to end the year, with a small private baptism with our closest family and friends on December 31, 2011. During my pregnancy I had a scripture that I turned to always to get me through this journey, Phillipians 4:6-7. That easily became the theme for Hudson's ( Huddy's) baptism. Along with natural textures, blues, ivory, golds and browns.

On each guest's chair was a card that told a little bit about our journey and the scripture that we dedicated to Huddy with a small FAITH ornament.* ( DIY)

Clay ornament, super easy! Clay you can find at Michaels Craft Stores, Cut circles out with a cookie cutter, stamped them with FAITH and then baked them! I love this special little token! It is still clay like so it is not too fragile to carry around, it took the place of favors!

Mason jars with doilies and a tea light* (DIY)
Candles set the tone, I used left over candles from my wedding, but just added some twine that I appropriated from my neighbor! I seemed to use the whole spool for this event! I added it everywhere to bring in the natural textures.
I cut up doilies and hot glued them around the mason jars, tied some twine and added some tuelle! Dropped a small candle or tea light- instant, easy decor!

Burlap was also used as a texture! Love going to the fabric department and picking out fabric to use as as a splash of color here and there! To save money, use the plastic table cloths with a yard of fabric that matches your theme!
Lace and Tuelle were also used to add texture and to set the theme. Since he is my little man, I did not go crazy on the lace. I would have added more lace to the cake, but decide to go with the twine and burlap to make it a little more boyish!
I created my own baptism candle with a beautiful on sale pillar candle from Pottery Barn. Printed out a circle and added some twine and we had a beautiful candle to light!

Love walking around Hobby Lobby and thinking outside of the box and what and where I can use different pieces they have there! I found the cake topper, a crown with a cross for $5, 50% off of course, the FAITH sign for 5$- I just painted over the letters to add a touch of the blue! And his letter "H" to add to his Baptism Candle, tied with twine!

I also always walk around my house and see what matches my theme, grabbing my candlesticks that are always on the dining room table, or taking a cross from the bookshelf!

Prayer Box- I love notes from the guests, It is always so special to go back and read those and to have them to share with him when he is older! $2.50 box at Michaels -I used scraps from some cardstock and left over lace, twine and burlap, printed a note and done. I have also use the card boxes for this purpose as well that you can find in the middle of any craft stores! Cut a whole in the top and you have a great drop box!

Food and Beverages

Time of day was 11AM, I knew my guests would be hungry after the service. I decided to be simple. The clubhouse that we had the service in was not a big place so I had to be creative. Instead of having big spread of food, I made bagged lunches! Homemade chicken salad or egg salad sandwhiches. Kids too! They were easy! PBJ or hear and star cut out turkey and cheese sandwhiches! Included in the kids was a caprisun, yogurt raisens, gummies and chips! The adult lunches had a fruit cup that was easy to make, chips and a box of trail mix with teal blue almonds to bring in the splash of blue! Rolled silverware tied with twine! It was a beautiful day out, so everyone made their own picnic! It was easy to serve and easy to clean up!

Drinks, I kept it simple with Rootbeer, Cream Soda or Water! I did steal this idea from Pinterest, AW Rootbeer, I saw they were using it with a tag that said " You are AWesome", So I said that would be perfect for "Our God is AWesome" Printed out on cardstock tags and added twine! Always have to add a cute WATER label! And who can resist matching straws!

The cake was from a local bakery, I added the twine around the cake to pull in the natural textures and the print out with left over burlap scraps. Chocolate cake of course to bring in the browns! Wooden forks to keep it natural!

Of course Huddy had to match the theme, in his white baptism outfit that his brother had worn he had his teal bow tie on! It was the perfect touch! I also had some framed pictures of him around! Can't go wrong with that kind of decor!!

What a wonderful day to dedicate our son back to God and to give thanks for all of our many blessings.

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