Unsure exactly how to measure your baby for a christening outfit? Here’s a quick demonstration. For more detailed instructions, view this post.
A christening gown designed for a princess:
Our Chloe christening gown for girls features everything you want for your little princess’ once-in-a-lifetime dress: luxurious materials, classic styling, and attention to detail.
In a soft shade of ivory, so very close to off-white, the floral pattern of the netting lace on this lovely christening gown is richly embroidered with a scalloped edge lying a couple inches above the finished hem of the pure silk underskirt. Miniature pearls are scattered over the embroidered lace trim that adorns the bodice, sleeves, and bonnet of the gown. The main body of the baptism dress is constructed of pure silk dupioni, a lovely mid-weight fabric that holds it’s shape and glows with a delicate sheen. A beautifully ruffled slip of 100% cotton is included for comfort, coverage and added body.
Chloe’s sweet high-waisted bodice and gently puffed sleeves feature embroidered lace with a light scattering of tiny pearls. A pure silk ribbon bow cascades from the waist. The scalloped hem of the rich lace overskirt is set off by the simple silk hem peeking beneath. The overall length of the gown falls several inches past Baby’s feet for a dramatic effect, measuring approximately 28-29″ from shoulder to hem. The full skirt sweeps to a generous 60″. A traditional bonnet is included, with sweet gathers around Baby’s face, more of the pearl-encrusted lace trim, pure silk ribbon ties, and a keyhole back.
The little sister to our stunning Sophi gown, Chloe coordinates perfectly with the Sophi accessories; each features the silk, laces, and trims utilized on the gown: a show-stopping lace and ostrich headband, a gorgeous yet practical bib, dainty floral slippers, and a richly ruffled blanket. Any or all will add an air of luxury to her very special day.
Meredith’s little man looks handsome as can be in his David Christening Outfit!
From our Evening Christening Party Shoot, here are two variations of the classic campfire treat brought to you on a stick (doesn’t everything taste better on a stick?). Both recipes are easy to put together, can be made a day ahead of time, and make a fantastic treat or favor to share with your loved ones:
Golden Grahams S’mores on a Stick
8 cups Golden Grahams cereal
5 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup light corn syrup
5 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup miniature marshmallows, if desired
Small treat bags
Twine or ribbon
Measure cereal into large bowl. Butter 13×9-inch pan. In large microwavable bowl, microwave 5 cups marshmallows, the chocolate chips, corn syrup and butter uncovered on High 2 minutes to 3 minutes 30 seconds, stirring after every minute, until melted and smooth when stirred. Stir in vanilla.
Pour over cereal; quickly toss until completely coated. Stir in 1 cup marshmallows.
Press mixture evenly in pan, using buttered back of spoon. Let stand uncovered at least 1 hour, or refrigerate if you prefer a firmer bar. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 2 rows (or any configuration you desire) to create a narrow rectangle shape. Insert lollipop stick into one end of the bar, place in a bag & tie with twine.
(recipe adapted from Betty Crocker)
Chocolate Dipped S’mores on a Stick
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
Small treat bags
Twine or ribbon
Combine chocolate chips and shortening in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on High for 1 minute, remove and stir. Replace bowl in microwave and cook on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. If you’re getting pieces that will not melt, microwave again on 50% power for @ 15 seconds and stir again. Be very careful, as you do not want your chocolate to scorch.
Heat oven to broil. Place marshmallows on an oven-safe wire cooling rack, and put them in the oven, about 4″ from broiler. Watch carefully: when the marshmallows begin to brown, pull them out, turn them and place them back in the oven to continue toasting. Repeat until marshmallows are toasted all the way around.
Break each Graham cracker into 4 small pieces. Spread a small amount of melted chocolate mixture on one cracker. Place a toasted marshmallow on the melted chocolate, spread chocolate on another cracker and place it on top of the marshmallow to create a sandwich. When your s’mores are made, place a lollipop stick into the marshmallow and dip the top end in your melted chocolate. Set on wax paper to cool. When completely cool, place in a bag & tie with twine or ribbon.
Just like that, Fall is here. Night is coming earlier. Leaves are changing colors. I’m greeted with a rich, earthy scent and a light nip in the air when I walk out the door. I love this season!
Christenings, Baptisms and family celebrations take place all year long, why not weave the season into your plans? Here’s some One Small Child inspiration for pulling together an intimate gathering on a warm-ish Fall evening — featuring rich colors, luxurious christening gowns and baptism outfits, and a hearty home-style dinner:
Products featured in these images:
* Brakkin Christening Outfit * William Convert-a-Gown * Chloe Christening Gown *
* Basketweave Crochet Blanket * Silver Bangle Bracelet * Tiny Gold Cross Necklace *
* Love Bird Stamped Necklace *