Last month, both of my daughters were baptized. It was a beautiful ceremony during Sunday mass with a few other families and then a small family gathering afterwards. I wanted to take something simple and make it beautiful, so after church we headed to a nearby historical library where I set up a table for a family style dinner. The library itself is beautiful, so I chose very neutral colors and decor to compliment the venue. With the help of Oriental Trading, my own decor, thrift store finds, and a few borrowed items from friends- it was a beautiful afternoon celebrating our daughters.
I knew I wanted to do one long table down the center of the library for a family style dinner set up. So I lined three long wood tables together and used large rolled burlap from Oriental Trading to go down the center. I then placed shabby chic lace paper placemats at each place setting. I used basic clear plastic plates with silver disposable cutlery on top of burlap and lace luncheon napkins– also from OT.
For the centerpieces, I placed mason and glass jars from the thrift store with fresh flowers from a local flower wholesale store. I chose light spring colors that would pop with the neutral tones, but not overpower the colors of all of the vintage books in the background.
We created a wine bar using a small table in front of a bookshelf, with larger bottles on top of the shelving. No amount of decor could have topped the look that the vintage books gave this area.
The cake was ordered from a local bakery and placed on a cake stand I already had. I also printed out a photo from Easter of the girls and framed it in a thrift store frame to place near the cake.
For the favors, I wanted to continue on the Spring theme with plants. So I ordered succulents and re-potted them in ceramic mini flowerpots. I then found cute floral labels which I looped around a toothpick and stuck inside the pots. I placed a birdcage and a metal gardening sign behind them and then used pretty boxwood garland to string from both the favor table and cake table.
Overall it was a beautiful day celebrated with friends and family. Once again Oriental Trading was our go to for the perfect additions to make the celebration just right. For more Baptism and other religious holiday celebration decor, visit www.orientaltrading.com.
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