Centerpiece ideas for a first holy communion

Updated November 21, 2016

A child's First Holy Communion is a special sacrament within the Catholic Church when the child receives the Eucharist --- the body and blood of Christ --- for the first time. This sacrament is cause for celebration in Catholic families, and many families host a party after the service. If you are hosting a First Holy Communion party, there are many ideas for centrepieces for your table.


Fresh flowers and floral arrangements make beautiful centrepieces for a First Holy Communion. This sacrament typically takes place during the springtime, and flowers such as Easter lilies and white roses work especially well. You also can accent white flowers with other colours or use centrepieces made of colourful flowers. You can add religious symbols such as small crosses or angels to your floral arrangements.


Balloons can add a festive atmosphere to your First Communion party. Check with your local party store for balloons specially designed to celebrate First Communion. You can also use general congratulations balloons or balloons in spring colours such as white, light blue, pastel pink or pale green.


Another unique centrepiece idea for a First Holy Communion is to use the cake as the focal point of the table. This works especially well when you are hosting a smaller party, with family and friends gathering around a single table. A First Holy Communion cake can be a sheet cake decorated with symbols such as a cross, rosary or angel accents, or it can have several tiers.

Party Products

Traditional paper party products also make great centrepieces for a First Communion party. These products work well for open houses and backyard barbecue parties. There are lots of party decorations with a religious theme. Consider a fold-out, three-dimensional cross centrepiece or a cascading centrepiece with tiny crosses spilling over the edges. You can use one large centrepiece for a single table or choose smaller centrepieces if you ave several small tables.

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Catherine Copeland has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in newspapers such as "The Jackson Citizen Patriot" and "The State News." Copeland holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University.