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What did you do for the family/friends gathering following the service at the church?
I of course don't remember mine besides photos. I've been to my God Son's baptism but it was on Chrismas Eve and we had the family gathering mixed with the Christmas supper and I know she didn't have a cake for him.
So Addisyn's baptism will be in Feb and I'm starting think about the planning of this and I'm not sure what to really do. It will be after church so people are going to be hungry b/c church ends on a very wonderful hour of NOON! So do I serve a meal? like what? Turkey/Ham buns with calico beans is all that comes to mind! the typical church potluck meal.
We came back to our house and had lunch and a cake. We made moscitiolli (I can't spell it - but it is penne noodles with meat, sauce and cheese baked in the oven - like baked ziti) and a salad. We put the pasta in the oven on low before church and just baked the bread after. That way there wasn't much prep when we got home. We picked up a cake at costco. Super easy.
We had a sandwich tray as well as veggies, fruit salad, punch, etc. I'm sure i had some sort of dessert but I don't remember. Oops. Her baptism was at 11 so everyone came back to our house at noon for the reception.
We do baby dedications/blessings for our babies, either at church or at our house with my FIL who is a pastor. We generally do some type of lunch or heavy snacks following. We usually do something like: fruit tray, veggie tray, cheese and cracker tray, sandwich meats and chesses with an assortment of breads and buns, tomoato and cucumber salad, muffins, little deserts, chips and various dips, maybe some meatballs or little mini hotdog thingies and cake. Some times we do more and sometimes a bit less...I'm still trying to plan the menu for Mia's and I'm thinking of catering..but not sure what...
We haven't baptized Kolbie yet, but I should probably start thinking about it. Maybe the weekend of my birthday and sister's graduation in May? Hmmm... ugh.
Anyway, we had Kaija baptized on Easter so the whole family came and we had dinner at my parents house since we did it at the church I grew up in not our church here. But we didn't do anything special because of her baptism, it was because it was Easter. For Kolbie we'll have a big thing, but more because it's my 30th birthday and my sister is graduating from law school.
I think ham/turkey buns and calico beans sounds yummy!! I church potlucks!!!! (For real. I really really do. Old ladies make the best food!)
Thanks ladies! I know our church does have a kitchen and ladies who would volunteer but we have to pay to use the kitchen (new thing that just passed by the board). I think it would be just as easy to have a dinner with buns, salads etc at our home. Both grandma's really wanting to help and I know I won't have to do everything on my own.
Christy- you don't sound cheap. We did that for Brice's dedication, which was also our anniversary and Drew's b-day...we had the blessing at the church and then went to a restaurant...everyone paid for themselves...it was low key and stress free. I think its fine, really. To me, almost anything is fine as long as everyone is aware of the details from the start you know?
We did a roast beef and sliced it and had nice rolls to make sammies and had mac and cheese, potato salad, fruit/cheese/veggie tray, chips/dip, wine and beer only and a cake. Crockpot and the oven...easy breezy.
Christy, you are not cheap at all! I love going out to eat!
~*~*~ Kristin--mama to two fabulous and fierce beauties--Aly and Natalie*~*~