Friday, June 7, 2013

{Parties} Dedication Celebration

My baby girl's dedication was a few weeks ago, and we had a small, private ceremony at a local country club followed by brunch. All of our immediate family were present for this special day. A family friend performed the dedication ceremony...he also baptized me when I was ten, married my husband and me almost five years ago now, and dedicated our son three years ago. We were honored that he was able to dedicate Drew, and he will forever hold a very special place in our family.

Our family had a private room in which I set up a SUPER simple little display. A baby dedication is a celebration, but it's not really a party. It almost felt inappropriate to go over-the-top with decorations and party fluff because the day is really about so much more than that. I have Drew's first birthday for all of that fun stuff...ha!

I did order a cake, which was actually somewhat of a waste because Scotland Run's brunch is overflowing with decadent desserts. Oh well. I added a pink and green cake topper made from ribbon scraps that I made a few years prior but never used.

Behind the cake, I brought along my chalkboard and added the verbage, "God Bless Drew."

My friend Jamie made me sugar cookies and decorated them as pink and white daisies. I used these as a simple favor and way of saying thank you for coming. I bagged the cookies in clear plastic treat bags and added tags that I whipped up a few days prior. They sat in a white pot that I bought for Dean's dedication centerpieces. I took the brown and white polka dot ribbon off and added pink and white for my girlie.

At each guest's place setting was a little program listing the order of events for the dedication ceremony. I quickly created these and layered them onto dark pink shimmery paper.

Two days before the dedication, I went to Shoprite's floral department and picked out about ten bunches of varying floral blooms. Once home (and when the kiddies were napping), I spread them out on my kitchen island and mixed and matched the blooms together. I used my own glass holding vessels...most of them were just mason jars from spaghetti sauce that I rinsed out and saved. Lastly, I added some pink and white polka dot ribbon around the jars. So for approximately $25-30, I made four pretty centerpieces. Not bad.

My family of them! I tried to stay in keeping with a dark pink and white color palette. I ordered my son a tie from Etsy and my hubby had a few pink ties in his closet already. I found a dark pink shirt that I paired with white slacks, and my sweet girl wore a very simple dress that I unexpectedly found at Carter's {I wasn't even looking for a dress}. I had my son's dedication outfit made from the train of my wedding gown and my daughter got an $18 dress from Carter's. Don't has been a little busy! I had Lisa of My Sunshine make Drew a sweet headband {Lisa made my bridal jewelry and is a very crafty and talented lady!}.

All in all, a great day!

**TGIF! Boo rain!


  1. I see God in all those small loving details. What a beautiful family you have, Kate!!
    It looks like it was a very special day.

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