the christening

Updated: Jun 13, 2018

With Tiggy’s brother and sisters being christened we knew we would do the same for her, it was just trying to work out when? With life becoming increasingly busy!

Felix and Indie were christened together when Indie was eight months old and Felix was two! Dottie was christened the week of her first birthday in June, so we could celebrate the two together, it worked so well we decided to do the same again for Tiggy.

Amongst the chaos of bathroom renovations and a new pup it seemed a bit ridiculous, but I knew if we didn’t do it now time would pass, and it wouldn’t happen!

Luckily the Church rooms in our village are quite pretty and large enough to hold our sixty guests so we chose them for the after party.... if that’s what you call the second part of a christening? Who knows!  Church rooms and village halls in general are quite cheap to hire so if you are on a budget it’s a good option!

Josh had put me under strict instructions not to let this spiral.... as I do tend to go a little over the top when it comes to celebrations, let’s just say there was a marquee involved at Felix and Indies christening, which ended up rivalling some people’s weddings.... completely unnecessary and over the top!

We hired soft play from a local bouncy castle hire company to keep the herds of children happy, and put on a decent spread of food, including a cake table which went down a treat! We used big Kilner drinks dispenser’s which are fab teamed with disposable cups if you want to get to chat to your guests and not just be tied to the kitchen! I found pretty disposable wine glasses in Sainsbury’s along with foil platters which meant the washing up was minimal!

Tiggy wore a beautiful Liberty print dress I had made for her from my favourite Insta shop for children’s clothes Juno Tribe. I teamed it with cream tights and suede shoes from Fornessi Studios, a handmade bonnet from Dainty Designs and some frilly knickers which were Dottie’s and matched perfectly! I bought myself a lovely floral jumpsuit but then the temperature dropped so much I ended up wearing something I already had teamed with my trusty faux fur coat! We have a wedding in April hopefully I’ll get to wear it then instead!

Décor wise we went quite minimal I already had masses of pastel bunting which looked lovely against the old hall walls! I bought ten bunches of daffodils which are £1 each in Tesco’s and dotted them around in pretty jugs and teapots, which was such a cheap but effective way to brighten up the place. Top tip if you’re thinking of doing the same, I bought my daffs five days before the christening and they were just blooming the perfect amount! All the other bits and pieces, napkins, straws, plates, cups pinwheels and garlands were from Tickety Boo Events they do the most beautiful array of party supplies including Liberty print ones! I chose a mix of pastels and the matching liberty print to Tiggy’s dress!

My favourite part had to be the amazing cake! A friend of mine made it for me, she makes all of our children’s birthday cakes and made our wonderful wedding cake too! I got little Schleich figures with party hats on from Bowbeaus and together with fresh berries and rosemary it made the quaintest first birthday/christening cake! I just love that she now has those little figures to keep and we’ll always think of her special day whenever they’re played with!

Here is a little list of all the suppliers, hopefully if you’re planning a little party this will have given you some inspiration!

Martha xx

Christening Dress          JUNOTRIBE

Bonnet                         Dainty designs by Ellie Pie

Shoes                        Fornessi

Party Supplies              Ticketyboo Events

Animal Cake Toppers    Bowbeaus