Communion Party Planning Guide

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First Holy Communion Celebration Planning Guide

The First Holy Communion season is just round the corner, people everywhere will be in a mood to celebrate either in private or host First Communion parties and entertain.  Hosting a Communion party after the First Holy Communion Mass has become very popular in recent years. This important milestone in your son or daughter’s spiritual life is becoming a big reason for families and friends to join together to celebrate a wonderful occasion. First Holy Communion parties/ celebrations are gaining popularity and have now become an extensive part of the child's special day.

The type of First Holy Communion celebration you choose, is entirely up to you, your child, and your budget, as with everything in life it is a personal choice, and there is no right or wrong First Holy Communion celebration.

Before planning your First Communion celebration it is a good idea to check with your parish if they will be holding a First Holy Communion breakfast for all the children, or light refreshments for the adults straight after the mass  whilst photo's are being taken?, as this could delay your plans.

There are many choices of First Holy Communion celebrations and we have listed a few:

FIRST COMMUNION RECEPTION : The First Holy Communion reception can be a simple Communion breakfast / lunch held at a local hotel, restaurant, venue or house with a few family and friend members.

Or for the person who loves to entertain a lavish family and friends party is a good option, remember to cater for both the children and the adults as guests. As Family, friends, and classmates of the child will all be invited.  

Keep in mind that this is not a typical child's party. Unlike a wedding, which is primarily designed for adults, or a child's birthday party, which is geared toward children, a First Holy Communion party will no doubt have guests of all ages.  The celebrant should be the “star” of the party and you should make sure they, and their friends, have fun but your planning must also cater to adults as guests rather than helpers.

FIRST COMMUNION INVITATIONS: Start with First Holy Communion invitations that grab people’s attention.  The First Holy Communion “season” is short so getting on everyone’s calendar is a challenge.  Personalised First Holy Communion invitations are a popular choice although more expensive than open First Communion invitations. We have a selection of hand made and very nice First Holy Communion invitations that are always a popular choice at our on-line First Holy Communion shop.
FIRST COMMUNION DECOR: Decorating should be simple but “special”.  First Holy Communion Balloons, flowers and candles appeal to all ages so they make a good centerpiece or table accent for the First Communion party.  

First Holy Communion Confetti in the shapes of stars, crosses, doves and bibles scattered across the table is a nice, and very appropriate touch.  

Or if your prefer you could also hire a professional decor to come and decorate your house with balloons and flowers.

FIRST COMMUNION ENTERTAINMENT: If you are having an “open house” buffet style meal, plastic tableware that can be thrown away  will work just fine.  We also have the First Holy Communion table supplies you’ll need co- ordinating First Holy Communion plates, cups napkins and cutlery, centerpieces and plain tableware and catering supplies at our on-line shop.

Catering: Think about if you want to do prepare all of the catering or hire some caterers?

If you have the room and are having a more formal sit down meal for your guests you will need to bring out the china, crystal and silverware.
You can never guarantee the weather, so always prepare for rain, if you do not have the room in your house for all you guests hire a marquee or purchase some pop up gazebos.

Children's Entertainment: adults can always entertain themselves by chatting and catching up with family members, but what about the children?,  will you need to hire a bouncy castle, or entertainer  or even a DJ.

FIRST COMMUNION PHOTOGRAPHS: They say that a picture tells a thousand words, and that is something that can also be said about a well taken photograph. In the years following your child's 1st Communion day, the main thing that will you’ll have are the memories, remember to take lots of photographsof your childs First Communion, and if you have a camcorder take some video clips. ** Check with parish re photographs and video at church.

FIRST COMMUNION PARTY FAVOURS: With so many people of so many ages attending it’s difficult to pick the perfect party favour.  Difficult but not impossible! Chocolate and candles always works, so give out our personalised First Holy Communion chocolate bar wrappers or First Holy Communion candle favours for a much enjoyed party favour with the personal touch.