Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Landon's Baptism

My son was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday.  In our church, we do this at age 8.   Almost every emotion I could possibly have was present that day.  
1.  Happy - because of the decision my son had made to be baptized.
2.  Sad - My son is getting too big!
3.  Stressed - There was a lot to prepare for this day!
4.  Uplifted - The program went well.  There were great speakers and lovely music.  I felt the spirit and I hope my son did too!
5.  Loved - Lots of people came to show their love and support for us.
6.  Pleased - Everything from the program to the dinner afterward went relatively smoothly.
7.  Relieved - All the planning, preparing and work was over!
8.  Beat - It was a big day and I was tired!  

I am so proud of my son and I hope he had a special day.  I know that his decision to be baptized will bring him joy all throughout his life.  I hope he continues to live righteously and make good decisions.  I also hope that he learns to recognize the Holy Ghost in his life.  What a precious gift he was given on Saturday.  

We had a celebration afterwards at our house.  Here are a few things I did to decorate for the party.

I filled up our apothecary jars with things that help our guests get to know Landon a little better.  He has always loved Hot Wheels.  The other jar is filled with Legos.  And just look at that handsome little bugger...   

I gathered my favorite pictures of him and hung them up on a photo garland.  I used tiny, white clothespins found at Hobby Lobby to hang the pictures on the twine.  

I covered our tables with white tablecloths, and had a blue-and-white chevron table runner.  The table runners are made out of....wrapping paper!!  I found the wrapping paper at Tai Pan for about $4 a roll.  The wrapping paper is that good quality kind that is heavy and thick.  I also bought the pots at Tai Pan and stuffed them with floral foam.  I then poked two doughnuts on each skewer (to make an "8") and arranged them in the pot.  I stuffed some tissue paper in the pot to cover the floral foam.  I finished the centerpiece off with a bit of blue-and-white twine and an "It's Great to Be 8" tag.  

The last detail I didn't get a picture of!!  I was SO busy entertaining guests that I didn't think about it! We served a dinner of deli sandwiches, salads and chips and had a two-tiered stand with some of Landon's favorite desserts.  In each brownie, I stuck a cupcake topper.  In this case, it was a brownie topper.   I wanted to share this pretty printable with you!

I cut out each circle with a 2 in. circle punch.  Then to assemble one, I found two of the same design, used a little double-sided tape on each circle, centered a sucker stick in the middle of one circle, then sandwiched the stick by covering it with the second circle, making sure the edges of both circles matched up.  So, it look something like a sucker, just make out of paper. ;)  Make sense?  I hope so!  I wish I would have taken some pictures!!

Here is the link to download the circles.  I had mine printed at a professional print shop because I wanted the colors to be vivid and bright.  My home printer just doesn't do that.  I printed them on regular paper, not card stock.  Though, I think you could do either one.  
It was a special day and I hope my son loved it and will remember it always!


  1. I love all of your ideas. I couldn't get the link to work for the cupcake toppers. My little boy's baptism is this weekend so hopefully you could get the link fixed quickly. Thanks so much!

    1. Thank you Jamie! I am sorry you weren't able to download the file. I just check the link and it seems to be ok. Try it again if you can and hopefully it will work this time. Hope your baptism goes well!



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