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Christening Cakes 2015: Pinterest Roundup

No celebration is complete without a delicious, beautifully decorated cake! We’ve scoured our Pinterest boards, and found our favorites. There’s something for everyone. Whether your celebration is themed, trendy or traditional. These cakes are sure to drop your jaw, and tickle your taste buds! Don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest for more ideas!

White Christening Cakes

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Looking for something that’s not too over-the-top? We love the idea of all white Christening cakes! Your venue and décor will be complimented by the simplicity. And your guests will appreciate not getting colored frosting in their teeth!

Boys Christening Cakes

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Give your little guy a celebration that’s all about him. Nothing says little boy like baby blue. A blue chevron pattern gives a subtle masculine touch.

Girls Christening Cakes

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Celebrate what’s special about her, whether she’s a little diva or daddy’s sweetheart. Showcase her personality! The black and pink damask pattern says “all-girl”. Pretty peonies have a sophisticated feel.

Traditional Christening Cakes

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Going with a traditional celebration? Nothing says special occasion like white and gold with intricate embellishments. We love the lavish look of these traditional cakes! Prince George’s cake is truly inspiring. Can wWe love an angel wing topper!

Modern Christening Cakes

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We love trendy celebrations! Geometric circles and an extra-tall bottom tier lend to the modern design. Pretty pink ruffles are so feminine for a lovely party.

Christening Cakes 2015 | Creative Themed Christening Cakes

(Winter Christening Cake | Crepe Christening Cake | Garden Party Christening Cake)

Going with a themed celebration? Create a unique cake that supports your theme! Snowflake embellishments for winter. A creative crepe cake for a vintage inspired party. A simple home-made cake topped with stunning flowers. Whatever your festivities are centered on, guests adore creative Christening cakes!

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Royal and Celebrity Christenings we Love!

We all have a love for anything to do with the Royal family, especially the adorable Prince George. Today we want to highlight Royal and Celebrity Christenings we love because we can’t get enough of babies in amazing gowns.

Prince George’s Christening gown was actually a handmade replica of the original Royal Christening gown that was used from 1841 until 2004 for all of the Royal family’s Christenings. The Queen finally had it retired and preserved 11 years ago due to age. What an amazing heirloom! (Source) I can only imagine the stunning gown in person with that kind of history.

After retiring the gown, the Queen commissioned a new gown to replica the original to be used for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The amazing lace details are swoon worthy!


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Another one of our favorites is this baptism dress for Rachel Griffiths baby girl back in 2009 that was made in 1920 by her great-grandmother. We love the simple color underneath with the darling over sized headband. Again, we love heirloom pieces that become a family tradition.


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And finally, from December 2013, Fergie and Josh Duhamel’s baby Axl’s baptism day! We love the little suit with the personal, modern touch of the high top sneakers. Sweet accents like this are fun and unexpected so they add surprise to the baby’s big day for everyone to see.


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How to measure your baby for a christening gown - One Small Child

How to correctly measure your baby

Sometimes you worry about estimating your baby’s size for ordering the attire for their special day. With the purchase of a simple seamstress measuring tape from the store (very inexpensive) you can measure your little one yourself and order the size you need. Our video shows you how to correctly measure your baby so you get it right.

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Biplane Press Christening Invitations: A Giveaway

Christening Invitations by Biplane Press

We’re huge fans of these elegant letterpress Christening invitations by Biplane Press–in fact, we love them so much we included them in our Vintage Christening Party!

Pia Townsend is the artisan behind this design studio & letterpress shop located in the UK. Her invitations and stationery are individually pressed on a 100-year-old cast iron printing press, using this gorgeously thick textured paper that creates a product you can’t help but run your fingers over. Pia’s design aesthetic is a beautiful mix of vintage and modern that lends itself to the heirloom nature of her offerings, and is sure to set the tone for your baby’s special event.

Christening Invitations by Biplane Press | One Small Child Giveaway

Pia has graciously offered to provide invitations for one of our readers, a $225 value! This prize includes 25 one-sided invitations printed in one color, with recycled fleck kraft envelopes (rounded corners are not included). Keep in mind, you are not limited to Christening invitations–you can tailor any of these styles to suit your needs: birth announcements, baptisms, birthdays, weddings.

In addition, any of our readers choosing to order invitations from Biplane Press can enjoy a free upgrade to rounded corners and colored envelopes through the end of October, all you have to do is mention that you saw this offer at One Small Child when you’re ordering.

Biplane Press Christening Invitations Giveaway

{How to Enter this Giveaway}

To enter to win, hop over to her etsy store to see her offerings, then come back here and share your favorite design in a comment on this post. You can also drop by our Facebook page and share your favorite invitation design on the giveaway post pinned to the top of our timeline to earn an additional entry! This giveaway will end on Wednesday, October 15 at 11:59 p.m. MDST. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page and/or via email.

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Fall Christening Ideas: Food and Decorations (Pinterest Roundup)

Christening Food | Cookies{Check out our Vintage Christening Party post for some fun fall Christening ideas from One Small Child!}

We love fall Christenings! There are so many fun décor options and delicious fall foods. Gorgeous gourds and plump pumpkins. Warm apple cider and rich spiced cakes. …Who wouldn’t want an autumn event? Let us help you plan your perfect party with a Pinterest roundup of some great fall Christening ideas for food and decorations. (Are you following us on Pinterest?) Check out our ‘Fall Christenings’ pin board for more awesome ideas!

Fall Christening Ideas: Décor

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{This green fall tablescape is so refreshing! Find the inspiration at the White Buffalo Styling Co.}

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{White fall Christening décor is super chic! We found this on The Sweetest Occasion.}

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{We adore these modern, simple place cards! A fun do-it-yourself idea from One To Wed.}

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{We love these gorgeous gourds for table scapes and other event décor-from Better Homes and Gardens. | Try gold-leafing mini pumpkins for a fun, modern place card. Check out this tutorial on Cupcakes and Cashmere.}

Fall Christening Ideas: Food

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{These look delicious! Salted Caramel Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction and Caramel Apples with a twist from Country Living.}

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{A chili bar is a great option for a simple event meal. See her entire fall party at Kara’s Party Ideas. | Serve a scrumptious moist pumpkin roll! A classic fall dessert. We found this one at Gimme Some Oven.}

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{We love the idea of caramel squares and caramel popcorn at a Christening event. Simple and tasty! Also from The Sweetest Occasion.}

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Interested in Fall Christening Ideas? Check out this post for more!

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One Small Child Tribute: A Heart-Warming Father’s Day Quote


I Love You Dad

What can you say to someone who has always been

One of the most essential parts of your world,

Someone who took you by the hand when you were little

And helped to show the way?


What do you say to someone who stood by to help you grow

Providing love, strength and support

So you could become the person you are today?


What can you say to let him know that he’s the best there is

And that you hope you’ve inherited some of his

Wisdom and strength?


What words would you say if you ever got the chance?

Maybe you just say, I love you Dad

And hope he understands.

~Vince Crispaul

{Wishing you a wonderful Father’s Day from One Small Child.}

Christening Gown Keepsake Bag - One Small Child

Traditions: Sweet Christening Keepsakes

Let’s get sentimental. A baby’s Christening or Baptism is his first big event in a lifetime of religious faith. It’s something to be remembered years down the road. Most of us have a trinket or two from different special events that have become a keepsake to us–a prized possession. Our Christening keepsakes have become our treasures as years have passed. Each memento serves as a memory and link to the past; the beginning promise of a wonderful life. These treasures are often shared with our family and close friends, bringing us together with love and memories. These are precious traditions! As parents, we long for our children to have the same special sentiments, the same fond memories and feel the same love. These are some sweet Christening sentiments that can become mementos for baby’s lifetime and even generations to come.

  • Christening gowns often become treasured keepsakes that are used by many other children in the family and handed down from generation to generation
  • Other Christening clothing, such as a slip, is often shared between siblings. Each one’s initials can be embroidered on the hem to make it even more special
  • Christening booties become a lifetime keepsake
  • A cross necklace can be shared between siblings and generations
  • A special picture frame becomes a lifetime keepsake
  • A special memory book from the event to share the event with future generations
  • Baby’s boutonniere may become part of the wedding bouquet or garter
  • Baby’s bracelet may become part of the wedding bouquet or garter
  • Baby’s bonnet may become a trousseau hankie
  • Her headband can become her wedding garter
  • A special scripture book may be used at their first communion, then become a wedding keepsake
  • A special Mother’s hankie can be used at all her precious little one’s special occasions, including the wedding down the road


{Turn your Christening headband into your wedding garter.}

Share with us! What sweet Christening traditions do you have?

Miss Emery Girl Dresses - One Small Child

Little Lambs, Part 1: Girl Dresses Sneak Peek

We recently spent a gorgeous Saturday morning  photographing two new girl dresses with this lovely girl and a flock of brand-new lambs.

The light was soft, the lambs were sweet, the setting rustic. I love the beauty that can be found in ‘ordinary’ places. Don’t you?

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