My daughter recently reached a milestone, and just as we do for all important occasions in our family, we celebrated, this time with a lavender first communion party. Although the details and decor were tailored to a first communion celebration, this would be great inspiration for a baptism as well.
Wearing her tiara and veil from Tikkido, Madeline was a vision in white!
We decided to invite only our immediate family to the party, and we really wanted time to visit, so we kept the decorating and preparation simple and low-key. However, making things simple doesn’t mean that the celebration can’t be beautiful. We served a small collection of desserts and displayed dozens of tulips in vases for the decor.
Small framed pictures of Madeline dotted the tables and added sparkle and a personal touch to the celebration.
We ordered Callabaut white chocolate-covered oreos with hand-gilded flowers from Earth and Sugar bakery in Palm Beach, and they were our guests’ favorite sweet treat.
Arrangements of a single flower en masse are elegant, and they are easy to put together even if you have no idea how to arrange flowers. I ordered white tulips in bulk from my local florist and then dropped them in vases I already had on hand.
The cake pops from the Sweet Tooth Bar in New York City were another crowd favorite. Beautiful, brilliant, and from what I’m told, super yummy too!
Because I can’t help myself, I also added in a few hand-crafted pieces as accents to the party. Using floral wire and punched paper flowers, I made napkin rings and charms for the water glasses. Small fabric flowers were also tied to the plain white vases on the dining table. Overall, putting this party together wasn’t a huge effort, but the little details made the celebration all the more special and fun for our family.