We were super excited when this popular blog writer of Pines & Palms reached out to us looking for a baptism outfit for her son. She chose our popular David Christening Outfit made with 100% broadcloth cotton and handsome pleating…complete with a Diamond Monogram. You can read all about how her little man’s big day went here. Thanks, Grace for letting One Small Child be a part of this special occasion.
What could be better than a summer christening? Summer is the perfect time to plan an outdoor christening! Flowers are in bloom, a light breeze rustles the leaves, birds singing–it all is so enchanting.
Having guests sign in upon arrival is a fantastic way to commemorate the day. All of those signatures by loved ones are a visual display of “we love you THIS much” that baby will appreciate in years to come! A great way to do this is to have a guest book or, better yet, a christening party signature frame that can be hung on baby’s wall.
Feel free to be creative when it comes to the table setting. With summer time, anything goes! You can be more personable and have name tags next to each plate or have embroidered napkins with the guest’s name on them. Or keep it casual and use pretty paper plates and napkins with plastic utensils. Either way, be sure to add a touch of summer with some live flowers and a crisp tablecloth. Also, it is a good idea to make sure no sprinkler systems will be turned on during the festivities.
For the main course, go for something that is versatile and easy. For example, sandwiches can be little and fancy or can be customized by providing all the fixins’ to accommodate any taste buds. Fresh chilled fruit is always a great addition to a summer meal. You can do fruit kabobs, fruit pizza, or just have a pretty bowl with your favorite fruits mixed together. For dessert, a cake is always a yummy option, as a bonus, it can be decorated to be part of the decor. Have the bakery add a cross, embellishments to match your table setting, or baby’s name to make it extra special.
We can’t stress enough the importance of pictures. It is the only way to capture baby’s special day in vivid detail. The best way to make sure you do capture every moment, in its truest form and lighting, is to hire a professional photographer. There are many talented options out there. Talk to more than one to find the photographer that will be the best fit for you. Ask questions before booking: find out the cost, what is included with that cost, what type of photos they will be taking (you will want someone who can blend in with guests so they can snap moments and not just staged photos), what is their shooting style, and ask to see some of their previous work. You will be glad you have these photos, and they will become more precious as time goes on.
Summer Christening Gown/Outfits
One of the most important things to consider for this special occasion is baby’s christening attire. You want something that will hold up to the challenges only baby can bring. We love these little people and want them to look adorable but also be comfortable. Here are a few things to look for:
Lace with a light lining and cotton slip. Why? Both are a breathable material and will feel cloud-soft against new, tender skin.
Short sleeve, silk, and open-back bonnet. Why? Short sleeves for obvious reasons but silk is another lightweight material that is great for warm weather events. The open-back bonnet is not only an adorable vintage style it also allows for a cooling airflow as well.
Outfits made with 100% cotton broadcloth. Why? It is crisp by nature to bring out the handsome and, above all, it is light and airy.
100% silk or polyester shantung romper. Why? Both materials have an irresistible luster in the summer sun. However, be sure to look for a short sleeve option and (if possible) a shorts style. These materials, although stunning, are less airy than cotton but are still a great light-weight option.
Bodysuit tops, overalls, or rompers. Why? This is just a good rule in general. All babies are precious and all babies LOVE TO WIGGLE! With a one-piece style, you can rest at ease knowing you will not spend the day adjusting your little man’s outfit or tucking his shirt back in.
Thanks for reading and letting us share our ideas with you. We hope these tidbits will help spring forth a plethora of your own amazing ideas as you plan your little’s magical outdoor summer christening.
Could there be anything more charming that a bowtie on your little Mr.? The answer…YES! Our newest One Small Child design combines the timeless bowtie with adorable black baby suspenders. The result is too cute for words! But we couldn’t stop there, we had to add cashmere-soft slack style shorts. This look will have everyone pulling their cameras out to capture the adorableness.
Cute + Great Features Too!
The short sleeved 100% cotton shirt was designed to be a bodysuit style. Not only does this look great but you never have to worry about baby coming untucked as he is passed around and loved on. Plus, the three snaps make diaper changes a breeze. You get your choice of a classic bowtie or a “big boy” neck tie. The best part is, they are removable making
The stylish black suspenders are elastic and adjustable. This means the cuteness doesn’t have to stop when he grows. Just make them longer and he is ready to wear them for future events. You get your choice of a classic bowtie or a “big boy” neck tie. The best part is, they are removable making
And last, but certainly not least, you get your choice of a classic bowtie or a “big boy” neck tie. The best part is, both are removable!
Did we mention the accessories that are available for this darling outfit? We have a newsboy’s cap that is a perfect match, not to mention it ups the handsome factor!
Next are the matching shoes. They are made from the same fabric as the tie, shorts, and cap. A large strap crosses the foot and is secured with an exaggerated black button. The soles are made of soft black leather to accommodate unsteady walkers. The insides are fully lined with a soft satin for supreme comfort.
If you are looking for a more formal attire check out our Derek 5-piece suit. It is great for winter events while our Gray Suspender Outfit is great for warmer ones.
We love our popular Landen Suspender Baptism Outfit so much we couldn’t resist creating a similar style. The One Small Child design team constructs each outfit with baby’s comfort in mind. Although, this time we wanted to combine class with ultimate comfort.
Christening & Comfort
Who doesn’t love a day in their pajamas? This question is what inspired our new handsome Payton Suspender Christening Outfit. It gives baby’s that cozy pajama feel, while making them look dashing at the same time. Uber soft cotton rib-knit pants supply ultra pj comfort for your baby boy. Also, giving mom the freedom to snuggle her little one in softness without the stress of wrinkles. A matching rib-knit tie adds an adorable factor. Not only that, but it is removable–oh the convenience! In addition, adjustable baby suspenders are not only “all the rage”, but are positively charming.
This baptism outfit also includes a crisp “big boy” pointed-collar button up shirt. The best part is, it’s a bodysuit! Three snaps make diaper changing a breeze, and also secures the shirt in place. As a result baby never comes untucked during the big day, no matter who is holding him. Most of all, the baby shirt adjusts for warm and cold seasons. Customers have their choice of a long sleeve shirt, or a short sleeve. Furthermore, the left sleeve cuff can be embroidered with initials to give and overall personal touch!
A little something extra…
And finally, add the matching newsboy cap for a look no one will be able to resist. It is made from the same rib-knit cotton as the pants and tie. Not only does this foster an impeccable match, it also offers an authentic old-world New York newsboy appeal. Select a custom fit from 2 different sizes: Small (0-9 months) or Large (12-24 months).
We’re highlighting another outfit from our new Fall Collection today–the Landen! This adorable baby suspender outfit has the look of a linen suit without all the fuss. Let us tell you all about it…
All About the Landen…
This boys outfit is simply classic! It starts off with a crisp white bodyshirt. These are so convenient when it comes to baby occasion wear. It has the look of a formal white shirt with buttons up the front and a clean-cut collar. What’s awesome is the snap crotch guarantees it’ll never come un-tucked. It’s the perfect shirt-bodysuit hybrid! The Landen bodyshirt is long-sleeved for warmer weather events.
The Landen pants are so —– They have the look of wonderful, textured linen without all the fuss. They’re machine washable and much softer to the touch. A must for baby clothing! These great dress pants are fully lined with a satin-smooth material that baby will love! We love the modern flat-front and straight-leg style. An elastic back makes for easy on and off.
The suave accessories make this outfit so stylish. The removable tie is made from the same linen-look material. It’s pre-tied and so cute! Comfy elastic baby suspenders complete his look.
Celebrate your little gentleman’s big day in style! The Kingston is an adorable first birthday suit set in upscale silk. We love the versatility of this suit set! It offers a refined, formal feel all together. Remove the jacket and tie for a laid-back look. Add the hat for some little-boy fun. He’ll be the star of the show in this posh suit!
All about the Kingston…
The Kingston is a five-piece suit set that includes a jacket, shorts, bodyshirt, hat and tie. True to a little man’s styling, the bodyshirt is made from a soft combed cotton and buttons up to a pointed collar. Short sleeves make for easy layering. A snap crotch closure allows for quick diapering. The jacket, shorts, hat and tie are made from luxurious dupioni silk. It’s a rich material that is made by weaving a double strand of silk yarn in a plain. pattern. The yarn is uneven and varies in width, creating a series of natural horizontal “slubs”. These make up the unique, rich character of the textile. It’s lightweight, making it just right for his warm-weather event. Three silk-covered buttons fasten the jacket front. The silk shorts are a flat-front design with an easy-on elastic back. The silk tie is removable for versatility. A visor beret hat tops off his little boy look. How handsome!
Complete the look…
Add our ribbed ankle socks and silk booties to finish his little man look. These adorable little socks are just like dads, featuring a simple ribbed design. They’re even machine washable (you’re welcome mom). Our silk booties are made from the same dupioni silk as the Kingston suit, so they’ll matches flawlessly. They’re fully lined with a thick and cozy cotton flannel. A thin silk ribbon ties over the tongue.
Celebrating his first big milestone calls for an extra special outfit! We love our silk Francis Romper for boys first birthday. This simply styled romper is so classy!
All about the Francis first birthday romper…
A plain silhouette offers a clean, streamlined style romper. This allows the luxurious silk dupioni fabric to show off its charm and character. A simple blue silk ribbon adds a pop of color. Sophisticated braided trim overlays the blue ribbon, creating a muted focal point. The adorable Francis romper is appropriate for any season. Short sleeves and long legs offer versatility. The light-weight material makes for comfort in warm weather and allows for bodysuit layering underneath. A cute visor beret with matching trim and silk-covered buttons is the perfect party hat! It’s included in this two-piece set. The Francis is a sure winner for your little gentleman’s upscale celebration!
Complete his look…
Finish his fun party outfit with the Francis Jacket and Francis Shoes. Each features the same silk fabric and blue silk ribbon with the braided trim overlay. They match flawlessly for a perfected look. The Francis shoes are lined with a cotton flannel that’s super soft and comfortable!
Today we’re highlighting all the accessories to our Royal Christening Gown. No Christening outfit is complete without some adorable shoes, and a matching blanket. Add a bib, diaper cover and classy pearl bracelet. Now the look is truly complete! Each accessory is made to flawlessly match the Royal Christening Gown, with the same luxurious re-embroidered lace and a silk base…
Royal Christening Shoes… Slip her feet into these adorable soft-construction slippers! The re-embroidered lace overlays a dupioni silk base. Fully lined with the softest cotton flannel, they provide a gentle warmth. A super-soft elastic band keeps them comfortably in place.
Royal Christening Bib… Protect the front of her gorgeous gown from threatening baby stains. Tie this on between the ceremony and photo shoots to maintain your look, and preserve your gown. The re-embroidered lace overlays dupioni silk and is finished with a silk bias trim and tie. Features an absorbent cotton flannel base.
Royal Christening Blanket… Your little one loves to be warm and comfortable. Keep her cozy on her Christening day with a matching blanket. The re-embroidered lace graces one corner of this dupioni silk blanket. This standard-sized blanket is lined with cotton flannel and finished with a generous silk ruffle. Make it unmistakably hers with one of our many embroidery options.
Mother and Child Pearl Bracelet Set… What’s a gorgeous gown without a little bling? Add some simple jewelry! We love a classy freshwater pearl bracelet, handmade for mom and baby.
Silk Dupioni Diaper Cover… Don’t forget the basics! A simple dupioni silk diaper cover will hide anything unsightly. Comfortable elastic waist and legs. Features cute satin ribbon bows at each leg opening.
Camisole Bodysuit… We layer this under everything! Little ones love the added warmth and comfort. Made from silky-soft bamboo. Add one of our embroidery options to personalize.
We are pleased to introduce something stunning today. It’s been months in the making, and we feel this new gown is finally ready for a big debut. We’ve created a profoundly regal Christening gown, worthy for any royal. Take a look at the new Royal Christening Gown from One Small Child!
What makes it Royal…
The Royal Christening Gown is made from the finest materials… An ornately embroidered satin-silk bodice is absolutely stunning. This luxurious fabric has all the charm and rich pearl color of silk. It offers the beautiful sheen of muted satin. You’ll love the silky-smooth feel that only a combination of these materials could provide. We topped the satin-silk with layers of re-embroidered lace netting, in the same pearl tone. This lavish material has character! The re-embroidery offers a pronounced texture, found in only the finest of textiles.
The Royal Christening Gown has style… It offers all the simple charm of an old-world heirloom. The bodice features ornamental embroidery. flanked with lace. The three-tier ruffle sleeve is suitable for any season. A slight gather provides an appropriate skirt volume. Symmetrical sweeps reveal yet another layer of exquisite lace. Generous ruffles finish the sweeps and hem of the gown. Hand-gathered silk trim offers extra decoration. Silk-covered buttons neatly secure the back of the gown to part-way down. This offers gown presentation ease. From the lace collar to the over-stated hemline, this gown is timeless.
The Royal Christening Gown is hand-made… Each Royal gown is hand-crafted with love. Special care is taken to construct your gown with beauty and durability. We’ve selected only the finest materials. Our most experienced seamstresses work to give you a gown worthy to be passed from generation to generation.
All the details…
The Royal Christening Gown is a four-piece set… Along with the gown, you’ll receive a matching bonnet, cotton slip and preservation bag. The matching bonnet has two tiers of lavish lace and shimmery silk ribbon ties. The slip is made from combed cotton broadcloth material. It’s both comfortable and durable. A thick ruffle with generous gathering provides subtle volume to the bottom of the gown. This helps preserve the gown’s shape throughout the skirt. Our muslin preservation bag with padded hanger provide the proper environment for garment storage.