Sunday, May 11, 2014

Planning Your Child's First Holy Communion? Don't Make These TWO BIG Mistakes!!

your child's first holy communion should be a beautiful celebration and Ontario Bakery is excited to have the honor to create and bake a custom cake just for you!
The first Holy Communion, is a notable landmark for a child in the Catholic church. It's like a rite of passage into the body of the Catholic church, and also a time of great celebration for Catholic families around the world. While the first communion is a sacred ceremony in the church, it's often celebrated by a large party for family and friends. But throwing a party for a first communion takes some thought out planning, and as the season for the festive rites is usually short lived it is essential to begin early. There are two big mistakes you don't want to make when planning the party for your child's first holy communion. 
Set a Party Date in Advance

Usually, Catholic churches only hold the first communion rites once or twice a year. Family’s choosing to plan or host a party need to begin planning early, so to best coordinate the date of the religious service with the date of their celebration. There will be a lot of children receiving their first Communion at the same time, and there may be a great deal of competition for suitable banquet halls and event spaces in which to hold your celebration. So make sure to give yourself plenty of time to make arrangements, and book your location as early as possible to make sure its available the day you need it.
Choose a Location Early

Where you choose to celebrate will largely depend on the size of your party. Some families choose to keep it simple and have their celebrations at home after the service. This is fine for small groups, of just immediate family and few close friends. But quite often first communion celebrations are large affairs, with family and friends coming in from out of town for the occasion. It will like be necessary to book an event space to host your party. Choosing a professional venue offers a variety of benefits like being able to accommodate a greater number of guests. Additionally, a hired venue will usually offer on site catering, and experienced staff to help ensure that your party goes off without hindering issues. Here are some things to consider:
  • Is it a central location and easy to get to and from?
  • Is it close to hotels for your guests?
  • Does it provide enough parking, restrooms and handicap access?
  • Does it include on-site catering service? If not, you'll need to look into that as well. 
These are the most major walls people run into when planning their celebrations and you don't want to have that problem raining on your day!

In addition to catering, you'll want to celebrate the sweet event with some delicious treats!  That's where Ontario Bakery is happy to be of service.  We would be honored to celebrate this rite of passage with you and your family.  We would love to bake you a custom cake just for your day.  But, like the venues, we get booked too, so let us know today, how we can help you, and help you have a wonderful celebration! 

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