Well if you know me, you know I just love planning a party, and all the details that go along with it! So when it was my son’s Cristian’s baptism I was so excited to start designing and planning for his big day.  I started with his invitation…of course!

I designed this modern woodland inspired baptism invitation to help set the theme.

Modern Baptism Invitation

Modern Baptism Invitation, Birds, Birch Trees, photo Invitation

We celebrated my son’s baptism at Fazio’s Restaurant in Oshawa, ON. We had a delicious dinner and it was a great place to celebrate!

For the decorations I created a flag style banner, table seating tags and menu based on the same design as the invitation.  At Little Monkey Designs we offer these extra special custom details as printable party packages.  We design and provide you with print ready PDF documents that you can either print from home or take to your local print shop. You then just cut them out and voila, you look like a pro!

Here is how they turned out:

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My next favourite part of planning parties is decorating the sweet table.  I looked for little details to go with the theme and found some wood looking candles, that I used to place treats on.  I also a found a really cute mini chalkboard at Micheal’s, as well as this cute “peace” wood cut-out from Homesense.

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I love creating little desserts too, so I made these quick and easy marshmallow pops and chocolate dipped pretzel sticks.  They are both super easy to make.  For the marshmallow pops I found these cute stripped paper straws from Target, and used them as the pop sticks.  All you have to do is stick the marshmallow on the stick, melt chocolate, dip and then decorate how you like.

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I used sprinkles, and different coloured chocolate to swirl on the design.  For the chocolate covered pretzel sticks, you simply dip in melted chocolate and decorate the same way!  Easy peasy!  Now for the big details like the cake and cookies, I contacted the pros!  I had Tammy from Cupcakes Undercover create the fabulous cake and cookies.  I sent her the invite for inspiration and let her do her thing, and she nailed it!!

Here are her lovely creations:

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I wanted to send the guests home with a little gift, so I added a Thank-You design to a photo of Cristian that I had taken from Melissa Yvonne Photography and framed them up in these vintage frames.

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For the Godparents I wanted to get them something personalized to go along with their gift, so I decided to purchase their favourite bottle of wine and create custom labels with a little message from Cristian to them. They loved the keepsake and got all teary eyed at the message.  Here is what the message said:

“I’m so glad you are my Godparents
Someone to hold my hand.
A friend if I should need one
Who will love and understand
I just want to say ‘Thank you’
As you really are the best
With both of you beside me through my life
I know that I’ve been truly Blessed
xo – Love Cristian”

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That’s it!  A few little details make the party so special, unique and personalized! Now for some cuteness overload.  Here are some pics of my little angel on his big day:

Giveaway!!

Now for the fun part! Leave a comment below and on our Facebook post to be entered to win any printable invitation from our shop. Giveaway closes Friday October 17, 2014.  Good Luck!

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All photos from the event were taken by the lovely Najla from Once Upon A Birth.

God Bless.  xx Diane