In recent years, as social media and Pinterest have been growing in popularity so too have christening parties. In some cases, the planning can be as detailed as a wedding! From astounding desserts to ornate table settings, the details are becoming more and more important to clients. Our House of Doltone stylists have narrowed in on some of the best ideas for planning a memorable and beautiful christening party.
Event themes help to create a cohesive flow and memorable special occasions. Choose a theme based on colours, seasons or symbols. You can apply the theme at every stage, from the invitations to the signage, decor, table numbers and menus. This whimsical butterfly theme was created in our Jones Bay Wharf venue on Sydney Harbour. The styling was founded on a neutral palette of white and gold, with accents of colourful florals and lush greenery.
Choose a venue that inspires your guests, is conveniently located and which can be styled to suit the occasion. The Doltone House venue collection has a great collection of large and small-medium event spaces with views of Sydney Harbour and Hyde Park, which are perfect for christening parties. For large events see Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island, Hyde Park Ballroom or Sylvania Waters. For smaller events see SoHo, Parkview, Manhattan, Loft and Signorelli Gastronomia.
Dessert stations are the focal point of christening parties. Decide on a theme based on colour and apply it to all the details. Choose a statement table, and use stands to add height at varying elevations. Make the cake the focal point and style with flowers and a selection of sweet treats like cake pops and macarons. Complete the look with a backdrop made from balloons or flowers!
It’s not a party without balloons! Popular trends in balloons for Christenings are jumbo balloons, foil balloons and balloon arches and walls. Position jumbo balloons on tables or as a backdrop to your dessert station, use foil balloons to spell out your babies name or use a half balloon arch or wall to create an exciting frame for your cake table.
Light up marquee letters and foam letter tables are an easy way to personalise christening events. Spell out the word baby or your babies name and create a great photo opportunity for guests.
Hosting a beautiful and memorable Christening celebration is best achieved when you enlist the help of professional caterers. Doltone House suggests a range of menu styles for christening events, from a ‘formal sit down’ experience to a casual canapé package or afternoon tea.