A First Communion Party is a very special day for any young Catholic and is a time of great celebration for Catholic families around the world. While the first Holy Communion is a sacred right of the church, it is usually accompanied by a celebration with family and friends. Whether you are planning a grand affair or a small affair, it can easily become overwhelming and so it is important to start planning it early.
The first thing you need to do is contact the church and book the date that the First Communion is taking place. Some churches only hold First Communion once a year. Children must attend special classes and perform their first reconciliation. In order to make sure that you meet all the registration deadlines, contact your church approximately 6-8 months in advance so that you do not miss any deadlines. Since most First Communions take place at the same time, there will be competition for banquet halls in the area, make sure you book yours early to ensure that you are not disappointed.
Once you have booked your venue, check with the venue and ensure that they are taking care of all of the food and decor as well. If they are not, make sure to arrange for catering and decor. If you have any family coming from out of town, contact a hotel in the area and arrange for a block of rooms to be set aside. Your friends and family will appreciate you helping them find a place to stay.
Once you have all these details taken care of, it is time to send out the invitations. There are so many options for invitations, from electronic invitations, to having invitations custom designed for you by a graphic designer. Etsy is an amazing place to find unique handcrafted invitations.
Now you need to plan for your party entertainment and for the party favours. This is where we come in. Our rosary making kits are the perfect complement to your celebration. They act as the party activity and the party favour. They are mess free and easy to make at any venue. When booking the event, ask them to set up a few extra tables. When the children finish eating, they can assemble their rosary while the adults are finishing up their meal. Label each bracelet with the child's name. You can then either have a designated person finish them off, it is so simple to finish them off and it will not take long to do, or you can attach the clasp at home and send them to the guests when you are sending out your thank you cards.
We hope this helps you with planning your event and we wish you all the best on this special day.