Monday, September 6, 2010

Baptism Day

My niece was baptised this weekend. It wasn't long ago that my oldest was baptised and I remember how important that day was for us and how much we wanted her to feel the specialness of that event in her life.  I searched all over online to find little ways to make it just right. And, we came up with a few things that made the day extra special. For my nieces baptism we did some of the same things. So, since this is the second time this year I've had the chance to be a part of an important baptism day I wanted to share with you some of my favorite baptism day ideas.

For starters, I wanted a pretty dessert that was white.  I looked at all kinds of complicated recipes for candy, etc. and then decided that we would go for simple.  We filled three glass canisters with popcorn, mini powdered donuts, and white individually wrapped Lifesavers mints.
We also made a few trays of mini cupcakes (we used white cake mix and white cream cheese frosting)  The cupcakes were topped with white sparkle sugar or coconut flakes.  I thought it looked so pretty and the kids loved the buffet style dessert.  I think this would also be great for a blessing day.
Next, for my daughter's baptism  her grandma presented her with a several items that would remind her of the significance of her baptism day and the gift of the Holy Ghost. She has treasured those little items and takes them out to look at them often.  So, she wanted to present her cousin with some of the same special items.  Here is what she gave her on the morning of her baptism:

We made a little no sew white fleece blanket and tied it around the edges.  I found some pretty ribbon and attached a note that said:
"The Holy Ghost can wrap you in warmth in give you comfort."

The blanket/comforter wouldn't fit into the little white bucket that we got but the rest of these items were inside the baptism container:


A whistle can signal that someone is in danger or needs help. Like this whistle, the Holy Ghost can warn you of dangerous paths or situations. Heeding the warnings of the Spirit can keep you safe and happy.


The heart is a reminder of how much Jesus loves you.

Let the Spirit light your path.

When you need direction in life the Holy Ghost can help you find your way.

At the last minute I thought of putting a little bottle of Nestle Pure Life bottled water with a little saying about being baptised and being washed clean in the water and then trying to live a Pure Life.  I included the bottle of water but didn't quite get the tag made.

I tried to get  a picture of the kids opening it together but my camera is not so stellar and the pictures didn't turn out.  But, they gathered around and read the tags and explained what they meant.  I hope that my niece will treasure it like my own little girl does.  Her day was just as special and perfect.  The baptism itself was what made the day so significant, of course, but the little extras made it even more memorable.


  1. What a great idea to make a child's baptism day even more special. I especially like the idea of the "comforter" blanket. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I linked up to you on our blog hop today, because I didn't want to lose these great ideas! :)

  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  4. Thanks for sharing such a great idea. My granddaughter is being baptized this Saturday and I think I will make some of these. Thanks for sharing.