Centerpiece Ideas for a Girl's First Communion

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Centerpiece Ideas for a Girl's First Communion
Celebrate your girl's First Communion with fresh, simple party decorations. (George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

First Communion is an important religious event in the life of a girl, so party decorations should focus on the religious celebration. Rather than decorating with balloon bouquets, flashy streamers and commercial decorations, you can choose a simpler approach to celebrate the occasion. Creating table centrepieces for a girl's First Communion requires only modest creativity.

Religious Symbolism

Using religious symbols helps keep the focus on the true reason for the party. Arrange a large gold or silver tray at the centre of the table. If you can find a gold or silver chalice at your local religious gift shop or supply store, place it in the middle of the tray. If you can't locate one, use a fancy wine goblet instead. Either way, fill it with fresh purple grapes. Place a loaf of fresh bread on the tray next to the chalice. Prop a Bible on the tray. If your party includes several kids, consider using a children's Bible with colourful pictures and easy-to-read verses. Further embellish the tray with a rosary or crucifix decoration. If your girl received a candle at her First Communion, you can include it on the tray and even light it for all to enjoy.

Spring Flowers

Since most First Communion celebrations typically occur in the spring, it is a perfect time to decorate with fresh flowers. Choose flowers in spring colours, such as pink, orange, white and yellow. Good options include daisies, lilies, geraniums, gerberas, peonies, tulips and roses. Keep the arrangements simple, tucking the flowers into clear glass vases of various sizes and shapes.

Miniature Cakes

Rather than using one large cake to celebrate the First Communion, use a series of small cakes as table centrepieces. Keep the cakes simple by frosting them with pure white icing. You can put a small row of frosting flowers around the edges of the cake. Then let your little girl help you personalise the cakes by choosing a few of her favourite Bible verses to write on the top of the cake. At her First Communion party, she can explain why these specific verses are among her favourites.

Shaped Treats

Keep your party decorations simple and lighthearted by decorating your tables with sweets and treats. Use cookie cutters in the shapes of crosses, chalices, angels and butterflies to create a mountain of treats for your guests to enjoy. Sugar cookies are easy to bake in various shapes. You also can cut shapes into thin brownies and cakes. For a healthier option, cut pineapple, melons, cheese slices and peanut butter sandwiches into shapes.

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