Although it is difficult to look at the statistics of baptisms in every church, it’s clear that the rate has been declining for years and many churchgoers are wondering why.
Perhaps people have forgotten about the importance of this sacrament and take it too lightly, and maybe they need someone to remind them what it’s all about.
That’s why we’ve pulled together these great baptism decoration ideas. So that the next time you’re organizing a party for this momentous occasion, it gets the recognition it deserves.
1. Water Theme:
Since the baptism is a water-centric sacrament, many people try to use themes centered around the idea of water. Oftentimes that shows up as Noah’s Ark table decorations and cakes.
But in actuality, Noah’s Ark isn’t really a cute kid story about a bunch of animals sailing around the world in a boat. It’s a story about God wiping out the entire planet to rebuild since He saw so much sin amongst humanity.
There is no reason that you should want your child’s baptism to be associated with such a cataclysmic event. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use a water theme.
Consider instead renting fountains, placing floating candles in glass bowls along with flower blossoms, and strategically placing nice glass pitchers of water around the party.
2. Cross Footprint:
This decoration idea may be strange for adult baptismal candidates. But if your baby is coming up on their baptism, how about considering marking the occasion by casting an impression of their feet in concrete?
To give the decoration a religious spin, you can cast the concrete in a cross-shaped container. That way you can always have a marker to remember the precious moment when your child began their relationship with the Lord.
3. Hanging Doves:
Many baptisms have an extensive floral design and some have a theme. But very few families actually pay attention to the meaning behind the baptism and use decorations that make sense.
The white dove has always symbolized the Holy Spirit. And baptism is the moment when the Holy Spirit enters you and washes you free of sin. By hanging doves at your baptism, your guests will know that you understand the true meaning of the baptism and take it seriously.
4. Photo Gallery:
Many people love to get photos taken for their baby’s baptisms. Adults to take time to mark the occasion, often hiring professionals to capture one of the most important moments of their lives.
But beyond using the photos for your baptism announcement, you can repurpose them as decorations at the party.
Consider hanging the photographs in a cross-shaped pattern and choose the best images from your session. If you want to, you can send guests home with the images as keepsakes.
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Now that you have these great baptism decoration ideas in your back pocket, you’re ready to throw the ultimate party.
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