OSC Family Friday: Meg’s Baptism

Meg's LDS BaptismFood Ideas - One Small Child
Meg's LDS BaptismFood Ideas - One Small Child

Meg's LDS Baptism | Eight Years Old

{Miss Natalie LDS Baptism Dresses}

This girl recently celebrated a special day: she reached the age of eight years old and chose to be baptized and become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is a big deal for her, so she invited her grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to attend the service and come to our home afterwards to enjoy a few of her favorite treats. It was such a pleasure to have so many loved ones in our home!

Meg's LDS Baptism | Buffet Table

We’ve talked a lot about planning a christening or similar event on this blog, and I have to make a confession right here: this all came together at the last minute…because that’s how I roll. I utilized the same process, just smashed all the prep work into the day before. And while I don’t necessarily recommend taking on huge amounts of stress the day before a meaningful gathering, it worked for me because I tend to keep things fairly simple. {grin}

The menu selected by Miss Meg was as sweet as she is: chocolate chip cookies, vanilla cake, and root beer floats. I threw in some yummy ham-pineapple-cream-cheese-roll-ups for a touch of savory to go with all the sugar. I wouldn’t call it a balance, but it definitely took the edge off, and those babies disappeared fast!

Meg's LDS Baptism | Food

This cake comes with a bit of a story. Because it was the last minute, I ended up ordering a cake from our local grocery store: vanilla cake with simple white frosting and pink lettering. When I picked it up, the lettering was…really awkwardly done. Grrr. I considered my options on the fifteen minute drive home, determined to make it work. When I arrived, to my DELIGHT, I found that if I was very careful, I could pick the lettering off the cake without any major damage. Pinterest supplied me with an awesome buttercream recipe, and I free-handed this simple design in nothing flat. It’s not perfect, but for me it was good enough. And yummy! (In case you’re wondering, CTR stands for Choose the Right.)

Meg's LDS Baptism | CTR Cake

A sweet flower arrangement rounded out the preparations, and gave the table a pulled-together look that I loved.

Meg's LDS Baptism | Flowers

Meg's LDS Baptism | Centerpiece Flowers

Meg's LDS Baptism | Food Ideas

All in all, it turned out to be a lovely day filled with the things that matter most: faith, family and friends!

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