Wednesday, April 29

Celebrating Fitz & Alex: Their Sacrament of Baptism

 I must be nuts, because Saturday over 40 people packed into our little Pre-War cottage…Doesn't that make it sound fancy? I feel like it does…and we brunched and celebrated Fitz and Alex entering the Catholic Church.

After months of "putting it off," terrible, I know, I finally just booked it. Surrounded by love, Fitz and Alex received their very first sacrament!

The party was a blur. I know I had fun, and I think everyone else did as well, since we ran out of food and booze by about 3 p.m.

I knew the crowd we were inviting was a eatin' and drinkin' crowd, but sheesh, we killed a nugget tray, chicken salad tray and 14 bottles of champagne in three hours.

St. Therese, that idea to have both a candy bar for the little kids and a mimosa bar for the big kids was a great idea!

Gave everyone a lot of energy when it came time to get the glitter chalk out!

I ran around the night before and the morning of like a crazy person, and I am so, so, SO thankful my best friend from forever (and art school grad! and newly minted godmother!) was there to help. She did the most beautiful flower arrangements cobbled together from things purchased at Costco, Walmart and Winn Dixie.

I wasn't emotional like I thought I would be, and I wasn't as stressed as I thought I would be (during the party at least). I was completely at peace, and that 10000% has to do with my continued prayers to Mary's intersession for a successful sacrament and reception.
 Plus I had dove shaped cookies, so the Holy Spirit was on my side!

Maybe I have this mother thing down?
Maybe not.

I can't wait to share my faith, and our wonderful Catholic Church, with Fitz and Alex.


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Party details:
Invitations, menu cards, thank you cards: Shelby Berry
"Party Wares": cross confetti, mantle banner, plastic ware, napkins, balloons, etc.: Party City, Costco & Michaels
Serving pieces: My momma's stash!
Glittered champagne flutes: IKEA, with glittered stems of course!
Dove shaped cake pops: TK Cake Pops (they ship!)
Dove and Cross cookies: Ellen Hamilton (she ships!)
Chicken Salad Sandwich tray: Chicken Salad Chick
Chicken Nuggets: Chick Fil A
Fruit, Salad, Cheese: Costco
Candy Buffet: Party City & Fresh Market

**Photographs by the talented Shelby Berry**

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