Christening Party!


Coco's christening was a magical day. The weather has been less than fabulous these last few days, but this past Sunday the skies were blue and the sun came out for Miss Coco.

She wore hubby's christening gown, the one Landon also wore. We couldn't help spreading it out and making her look like Scarlett O'hara. Fiddle dee dee.



I hired a caterer for the first time ever, a lady from my church. I learned two things: 1) It's expensive! 2) It was amazing and I didn't lift a finger!

The menu was:

Finger sandwiches: Egg salad with fresh dill, crab salad, chicken salad with nuts and raisins

Butter lettuce salad with vinaigrette

Purple Potato Salad (seasonal)

For the kids:
Mac and cheese

PB & J's

Dessert:

Coco-nut cake!

Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting

I had photos of Coco and pink peonies on all the tables, bubbles, art projects, and the sand table set up for the kids. It went so smoothly it was insane. I couldn't believe it!!!


Most of all I am so happy for Coco and her amazing church family!!

35 comments:

Pink in a sea of blue said...

So cute! Love that pic with her dress fanned out! I don't blame you for hiring a caterer. That's money well spent!

Stereos and Souffles said...

She looks like an angel in her gown.

Courtney said...

Congratulations. She looks adorable in her gown. So glad the party went well. Sometimes it is worth the money not to have to deal with the stress!

Pinot after Playdates said...

she looks beautiful! What a special day...

MOMMY-MOMO said...

That dress is awesome! so girlie:) I bet you're having a blast with this lil one !

Jillian, Inc said...

Look at that adorable girl! Glad you had such wonderful weather (and GREAT food!) for a very special day!

Brie said...

Congrats to cute little Coco! What a beautiful spread!!!

Andie said...

Coco-nut cake. I love it!

Kate said...

lovely! smart to do when they are infants. we baptized our children when they were old enough to complain

Pretty Personal Gifts said...

She's an angel! What a special dress. Glad you had a nice day!

S said...

Beautiful baby and beautiful gown! So glad the day turned out great!

Always Organizing said...

Congratulations to Miss Coco! What a beautiful party!

Mom x 2 said...

She's gorgeous. Smart move on the catering. Am I really hungry or what... everything in that photo of the food looks delicious!

Melissa said...

Congrats! Coco looked beautiful in her gown!

debra said...

What a beautiful little girl! I love the christening gown. The food looks great, too. Sounds like you will have wonderful memories. :)

Angry Julie Monday said...

Congrats to Miss Coco. She looks beautiful in that gown.

and YES, catering is expensive. But sometimes, it's very worth it.

Preppy 101 said...

Gorgeous picture of Coco is the gown! Your table looks wonderful! Glad the day went so smoothly! Caterer - I think you deserve that + more considering you are taking care of Coco and big brother Landon ;-) xoxo

Kristin said...

How beautiful!!

PaperCourt said...

Beautiful! Congratulations to Coco!

icing on the cake said...

Congratulations. I'm glad you got it catered - you deserve to enjoy the christening too! Coco is so pretty in her gown.

Preppy Mama said...

Congrats!! She looks precious in that gown. I have to start planning my little guys Christening soon!!

pink green & southern said...

Coco looks beautiful and so does your table! Glad you had a great day!

The Cape House said...

She is so precious in that beautiful gown. Everything looks just wonderful!

Domestic Diva said...

What an ANGEL. I just love seeing her face... she so brings a smile to my face. What a lovely day!
Many Blessing!!
xxx me

Maureen said...

So beautiful! It looked like a fabulous celebration. The only time we have hired caterers was when our kiddos were Baptized. Huge expense but so worth it when you have an infant.

Muffy said...

She looks ADORABLE!!! Glad the party went well.

Preppy Sue said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful day and her gown is beautiful!

I have such fond memories of my children's Christenings and having everyone back to the house afterwards to celebrate...it truly is a special day!

Karen said...

Miss Coco is just precious!! How awesome she wore the same gown as your husband and Landon.

Kiki said...

She really is so lovely and what a miracle/blessing your children are....so glad the day was as special as your sweet family!!!

Blessings!!!

Bee and Rose said...

She is absolutely an Angel! What a gorgeous photo of a beautiful baby girl!

I love it when I don't have to do anything but enjoy my parties! lol!

Looks like it was truly a wonderful time!

Bella said...

I am months behind on reading blogs but had to tell you how completely precious your little ones are!

Jessi said...

Congratulations! I am glad it went so well. I love the family christening gown....

Virginia Living said...

Beautiful dress! I love it.

Bits 4 Babies said...

What a beautiful christening gown. You must have been so proud. As for the catering, I believe you when you say it is expensive. Probably why I haven't used caterers myself yet. hehehe. I wish you all well for the future. Coco, you are a beautiful little girl.

Eloise said...

What an exquisite Christening gown! I would expect nothing less for our exquisite Miss Coco, but how extra cool that it is also a family heirloom.

Your luncheon spread looks beautiful! No paper plates in the garage for this special day, I take it?

{laughing and hoping you remember a comment you left on my blog after the holidays}