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Pines & Palms David Christening Outfit

Pines & Palms with One Small Child

Baptism Day!

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.

 

Payton Suspender Outfit

Payton Suspender Christening Outfit Boy Baptism Outfit Blessing Outfit

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.

Payton Suspender Baby Boy Baptism Outfit by One Small Child

Christening Style

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…

osc-payton-newsboy-cap

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).

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

{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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

{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.}

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

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

Fall-Christening-Ideas from www.OneSmallChild.com

{Hot Spiced Cider from About.com.}

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

Free Printable: What to Pack for a Christening

We’re all about making your special events go more smoothly! When planning a Christening or Baptism, you’ve got a lot on your plate! Between scheduling venues and officiators for the event to food and decorations for the after-party (not to mention catering to your out-of town guests!) we know you’re starting to feel the stress! Among everything you have to worry about, you have to pack all that you’ll need for your baby’s event. The last thing you want is to forget something at home and have to make a flying trip to get it — or worse, go without it. Let us help! We’ve come up with a free printable checklist of what to pack for a Christening. You can pack up baby’s things with confidence that you’ve got everything. Or better yet, assign someone else to pack! With one less thing to worry about, you’ll have time to enjoy your baby, guests, and event! After all, that’s what it’s all about!

{Print your free What to pack for a Christening checklist here}

Did we miss anything? Please share what else you found helpful to have on your Christening or Baptism day!

Lillian Lace Christening Gown

Plan Your Christening: 9 Steps to a Day You’ll Never Forget

Congratulations on your new (or soon-to-be) bundle of joy! Somewhere in the jumble of emotion, change, and busy-ness that is the first year of your baby’s life is a once-in-a-lifetime event: your baby’s christening or blessing.

The timing of your christening or blessing is largely up to you and is influenced by family circumstance, tradition, and religious affiliation. Whether you are blessing your newborn or baptizing your 18-month child, the planning process is the same. Here’s a basic checklist to get you started:

2-12 months before event:
Step 1-When:
Contact the church or clergy member you wish to perform the ceremony. Determine what paperwork/preparation is required. Set a date.
Step 2-Who: Decide who you want to be in attendance. Who do you choose as Godparents to watch over your child’s religious instruction? Who do you want to stand in the blessing circle? Do you want a large or small gathering? Determine how many guests you will have.
Step 3-Visualize: This is the fun part! Will you have an all-inclusive at-home event, an intimate post-ceremony gathering at a restaurant, or a gala bash at a local reception venue? Whether simple or luxe, you need to consider what you want when it comes to location, decor, food, favors, music, clothing, and photography. Depending on who you want to work with, you may need to book services many months in advance.

1-2 months before event:
Step 4-Invite:
Order (or create) and mail christening invitations or simply make phone calls to those with whom you want to share this experience. Be sure they know when and where to show up!
Step 5-Shop: Ooh! Another fun part! {wink} Find the perfect christening/blessing gown or outfit, or make arrangements for a custom-made or family heirloom garment for baby’s special day. Don’t forget to plan clothing for siblings and parents!
Step 6-Portraits: Schedule a portrait sessiontrust me, you don’t want to not have photos of your baby in his/her precious outfit! Whether you go for a formal studio session or a natural-light gig, have a list of shots you want the photographer to capture. If possible, allow enough time to have framed prints to display at your event.

2 weeks before event:

7-Finalize: Tie up all loose ends…check in with venues, food providers, photographers, etc.

Day before event:
8-Pack:
Gather up everything you’ll need for the big day: baby’s clothing and accessories, items to be used in the ceremony, cameras, decorations, etc. Pack the diaper bag. Press or steam baby’s finery as well as your own outfit.

Day of event:
9-Relax:
 Take a deep breath and enjoy the companionship of your loved ones in celebration of this blessed day!