Flowers: While we didn’t go crazy with the flowers for this luncheon since it was pretty small (16 people) and we were visiting out of town I found inspiration from these Alpaca style flower vases that I saw on Pinterest about 2 weeks before Evie’s Baptism. So go get our version I asked the florist to make 2 low arrangements in the llama vases . We had a white one and a pink one (and we didn’t get very good pictures.. but we were happy with how they turned out!)
The menu was chosen by my husband who loves a simple but tasty spread. My favorite part of this for me was the appetizers (apps are ALWAYS my favorite for some reason) I feel that they set the tone for the event. In this case we chose a veggie platter with hummus and olives as well as a chèvre goat cheese and fig paste on a crostini. Since we had the luncheon at McMenamins (the historic school that was turned into a brew pub/ hotel) they were the ones who catered our lunch and we chose the “Yard Picnic” menu with a few substitutions for my vegetarian and vegan guests.
My mother in law got the cutest Honey favors off Etsy which I will link here (https://www.etsy.com/listing/954658124/honey-jar-baptism-favors-christening?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=bee+blessed+honey+jar&ref=sr_gallery-1-7&organic_search_click=1&bes=1)
Lastly, a Baptism isn’t complete without the cutest cake or sweets. In this case we chose cake pops and cookies! Some with were gluten free!
To say this celebration was sweet was an understatement!
I also found our gifts for the Godparents on Etsy linked here ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/727137221/fairy-godmother-godfather-gift-godmother?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=fairt+godparent+glasses&ref=sr_gallery-1-4&organic_search_click=1&frs=1&cns=1
One final detail I will link is the Baptism outfit for our Evie girl! Since the one my older daughter Nora got Baptized in at three months was too small (thank you Covid) we went with a Baptism romper from Strasburgs Children Clothing: https://www.strasburgchildrens.com/collections/christeninggowns?gclid=CjwKCAjwr56IBhAvEiwA1fuqGopvxCaqSvwtbH8z5bka1Qda9adHYht0s5d4_zs-W-6ru7G18nXzJRoC0HwQAvD_BwE
Thanks for reading along!