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January 12th, 2011, 02:20 PM
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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.

Thanks ladies in advance!
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January 12th, 2011, 02:23 PM
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My church has a reception type room where the sever finger sandwiches and stuff like that after funerals... i bet if people asked or offered to donate they would do it for baptisms as well.

M's not baptized but for mine my grandma had a light brunch at her house with sandwiches, pasta salads and stuff
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January 12th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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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.
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January 12th, 2011, 04:27 PM
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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.
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January 12th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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We had everyone over to our house for Korean food and cake. The Catholic church here has baptisms at 2pm and it was over around 3pm, so it was a late lunch/early dinner type thing.
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January 12th, 2011, 07:02 PM
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We came back to the house around 12 and catered food. I would do some kind of lunch, the sandwhiches sound good! And a cake of course
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January 12th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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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...
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January 12th, 2011, 08:59 PM
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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!)
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January 13th, 2011, 06:55 AM
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We just all went out to a resturant afterwards. Those who wanted to go went and those who didn't went home ( I guess). And everyone paid for their own meal.


Man - that just made me sound like a total cheapo.
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January 13th, 2011, 07:04 AM
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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.
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January 13th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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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?
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January 13th, 2011, 04:32 PM
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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!
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