It’s the final day in our fun May Flower mini series. We’ve saved the best for last! Today we’re highlighting a gorgeous Communion dress that is sure to please–Miss Natalie. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking a closer look at each of these beautiful dresses as much as we have! In case you missed them, here are the other May Flower posts: Miss Amanda | Miss Lauren | Miss Kodie
All About the Miss Natalie:
This dress is all about showcasing the gorgeous details. A simple background brings your focus to the adorable floral trim. Beadwork is added for a little sparkle. What girl doesn’t love to shine? The trim runs neatly along the square neckline, the waistline, sleeves and a double layer along the hem. A wide organza sash makes a pretty bow at the back of her waist. This dress features a square neckline, cap sleeves and below the knee length. An understated ball gown silhouette is elegant, but appropriate for your little princess. We know she’ll feel so special in this shimmering dress!
A special occasion calls for a special gift. But what is considered appropriate? What will make her smile? What will make a lasting impression? Today we’re sharing some First Communion Gifts that are just right for that special girl’s big day. Whether you’re her parent, Godparent or a special friend, these gifts are appropriate and heart-felt.
First Communion Gifts from Godparents: As her Godparent, you hold a special role in that little girl’s eyes. Just as you have been, you’ll be there for her through the rough times and the good times. The role of Godparent is a sacred calling. You’re one of her religious role models. Therefore, a religious gift would be appropriate form you. Many Godparents co-ordinate with the parents to get her all the religious things she’ll need or like to have. So, what’s the perfect gift from you? Here are a few options:
First Communion Gifts from Parents: As her parents, you probably know exactly what your child will want or need for her First Communion. May we make a suggestion? Give her a special trinket that she’ll adore and treasure for the rest of her life. It will remind her of the importance of this special day, and of your love for her. We suggest a pretty piece of jewelry. Here are some gorgeous ones:
First Communion Gifts from Friends: As her friend, you are a major source of support in her life decisions. Depending on how close you are, you’ll want to either let her family take care of the religious gifts or co-ordinate with them. Here are a few gifts that show your support and congratulations for her special event:
Looking for a summer Communion dress for your little sunshine? Check out the Miss Amanda! Everything about this dress is sweet and summery. It’s sure to make her special day just right!
All About the Miss Amanda
Let’s talk about all that embroidery. Pretty filler details are added to the embroidered flowers, stems and leaves for an even more elaborate look. Three embroidered scallop patterns finish the bottom of the bodice and skirt. Dainty five petal flowers are perched at each scallop point. All this on a fancy organza material. Sweet, short sleeves and a below-knee length make this a wonderful summer dress. A wide sheer organza belt ties at the back, offering a tailored look. Subtle gathering at the waist and a slightly flared skirt are just right for your little sweetheart.
After all it is Communion season, but at the same time it’s also May Flower season! So I wanted to highlight the two together by showcasing our dresses with a theme of May Flowers: Miss Lauren First Communion Dress. This is such an important time in a young girl’s life and you want her to be showcased beautifully. A dress is a great way to showcase her personality. The Miss Lauren is great for sweet girls that want something with a little flow when she walks and a pouffy skirt.
We love the simple lines we created with this dress and how the skirt is just the right amount of pouf for her to have a beautiful gown. Some events in life require a more understated gown and this one is perfect for those occasions with just a touch of flare, with another bow in the back at the belted waistline.
To order this darling First Communion dress for your little Miss’ big day, or for anything she needs a simple white dress for, go here for the Miss Lauren.
The Miss Lauren is a simple and elegant, 100% polyester taffeta A-line dress that is perfectly dress-up with out being too fussy. Featuring a dainty cap sleeve, scoop neckline and a draped bow at the waist with a flower detail perfect for May Day. With a fabric belt it helps give a feminine waist that is age appropriate. Zipper closure in back, made in the USA.
Her First Communion is a very special occasion. After all, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. Make her big day memorable with these First Communion traditions!
Have a special breakfast.
A good breakfast always makes the day go better! Cook up their favorite breakfast food and make a mini celebration out of it! This would be a good time to let them open their special Communion gift.
Present a special gift to them.
A little something special to send them off with will let them know you’ll be thinking of them during the ceremony. Tell them you hope the little trinket will let them know just how much you love them. We like the idea of a special piece of jewelry for a girl and a tie tack for a boy. These mementos will be cherished long after the festivities are over.
Let them dress in special clothes.
Splurge on a fancy new dress or suit. For a girl, get a veil and all the accessories. For a boy, consider an old-fashioned Communion armband. A new outfit will let them know this is a special day that means a lot to you and will mean a lot to them as well.
Invite your child’s Godparents.
Your child will appreciate the support of her Godparents on this big day!
Have a professional photo shoot.
Invest in a professional photographer to preserve the memory of this special day. You’ll never regret having a good photo taken.
Throw a First Communion Party.
Invite all her friends and family to celebrate the occasion with you! Make a special cake and serve your little sunshine’s favorite foods. Put out decorations! Make it extra special for your child by stringing a banner with their name on it. Make their First Communion day all about them!
Light their Baptism candle at dinner.
The baptism candle is traditionally lit at special occasions like a child’s First Holy Communion. Dinner time is perfect for a little candle-light!
Say a special prayer for your child at dinner.
Finish the days festivities off with a special, heartfelt prayer.
Have your child get their items blessed by the priest.
After they receive their gifts, take them to Mass with you the next Sunday and have your child request that the priest bless them.
Have you seen our girls Communion dresses? Each is fit for a princess and designed to make her big event extra special. Today, we’d like to highlight one of our favorite girls Communion dresses: Miss Kodie. It couldn’t be more perfect for her spring or summer occasion!
All About Miss Kodie:
This sleeveless dress features a large polka-dot print. She’ll love the large silk flower and wide sash tie. They make a cute, flattering statement at the waist. The classy A-line structure gently flares into a tea-length skirt. You’ll appreciate the modest scoop neckline and easy zipper-back closure. The lightweight material will keep her comfortable in warm summer weather. Take it from us. This dress is absolutely delightful!
Looking for a pretty way to do her hair on her special day? Try this First Communion hair tutorial: this pretty braid looks lovely with or without a veil. I love how simple it really is to do this impressive hairstyle!
First Communion Hair Tutorial: Waterfall Braid Video
Enjoy this sweet video from our recent First Communion photo shoot. We had so much fun with these darling girls, they worked so hard! Don’t miss Little Sister, who insisted on being part of the action. She loved getting her hair done with the big girls and twirling in her Miss Mallory dress…more shots of her coming soon!