Unique christening favors ideas

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Unique christening favors ideas
Christening favours can be as diverse as the imagination. (Wedding Favor image by Trevor Goodwin from Fotolia.com)

A christening is a profound experience for parents and their families. After the ceremony has been performed, what better way to celebrate the occasion than a party or a relaxed get-together. And what better way to allow everyone a keepsake of this beautiful memory than unique and lovely party favours designed specifically with a christening in mind.

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Sweets

A versatile party favour, sweets can range from fruit-flavoured (such as jelly beans or gummy bears) to chocolate (chocolate eggs or religious figures) to marzipan; and from small cakes to brownies on sticks. They can be shaped to conform to the idea of christening. More natural sweets (such as ones that don't require sugar or are naturally sweetened) can be substituted for highly processed ones.

For presentation, the sweets can be used to give shape to their container (such as using the sweets to fill out to a pair of baby socks). Or they can be placed individually in such a way as to make the most of the presentation (such as tiered boxes) to highlight the beauty of each.

Flowers

Small bouquets of flowers, or flower seeds, can be given as christening favours, and can be individualised to each person. Flower meanings can be employed in the selection, and can have particular meaning with the occasion or just be a preferred option. If a party goer is allergic to real flowers, artificial flowers such as ones made of paper or silk can be used.

Boxes

Boxes can be used to hold other keepsakes, and can be designed so that they are keepsakes themselves. They can be inscribed with each person's name. Boxes can be made using small cardboard boxes, cloth, glue and cotton batting bought at a hobby store, and perhaps with material to make a handle. The cloth picked can reflect the christening theme.

Fillings for the boxes can include anything the parents think would best be enjoyed and connect with the christening, such as a picture of the baby, perhaps with the parents.

Sachets

Sachets are another way to contain keepsakes, and can be longer lasting party favours if the contents aren't time sensitive. Sachets can range in shape from rectangular to spherical. They can be decorated with acrylic or natural paint, and each can have an individual's name on it. They could even be embellished beads such as glass, crystal and fired clay or semi-precious gemstone beads.

A traditional filling for a sachet can include potpourri, either homemade or store bought, and the scent chosen can relate to the christening (such as baby's breath and lily of the valley). The flowers chosen can also relate to the colours of the party, and other party favours.

Sachet fillings can be chosen to have certain meanings, and can include such things as pretty or interesting stones (perhaps inscribed) or a decorated piece of paper with a meaningful statement on it (or explanation of the meanings of the fillings).

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