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Vayda's First Holy Communion

April 27, 2018

Vayda's First Holy Communion

Welcome to Vayda's First Holy Communion, a very special blessing for Vayda and an exciting day for her entire family. Vayda's mother, Thelma, pulled together a beautiful and intimate celebration in her home to honour this special ceremony. When I saw all of the gorgeous details, I just knew that I had to share with all of you Mammas out there! 

Finding Inspiration

I love how Thelma managed to pull all of the colours and details together. Thelma was browsing around at HomeSense (as us Mammas do!) and she found the prettiest floral box. This simple treasure was the inspiration behind all of the decor for Vayda's celebration. The flowers, macarons, cake, sugar cookies, and picture frames were all inspired by this gorgeous piece. Thelma placed the macarons and floral bouquet on top of this lovely box which provided some height and visual interest on the table (more about that later!). 

First Communion Cake and Macarons

DIY Floral Centrepieces

I knew Thelma had some serious DIY talent when she told me that she created these gorgeous floral bouquets herself. After viewing a YouTube video on how to create DIY floral arrangements, Thelma simply purchased flowers from a local shop and created these gorgeous centrepieces.

roses for communion celebration

The Desserts!

I don't know about you but I LOVE cake and I LOVE pink and gold. So this lovely pink and gold drip cake really hit a soft spot in my tummy, I mean my heart! This particular cake was designed by Haus of Desserts in Kitchener, Ontario. The fresh florals really added a gorgeous touch and helped to pull everything together. Thelma has such wonderful taste (if I do say so myself) and she chose one of our very own sparkly gold cake toppers to finish off the cake.

pink and gold communion cake

And a close up of the cake topper:

Gold God Bless Cake Topper for First Holy Communion

Aren't macarons just the prettiest sweets? Well these quintessential treats were created by The Bake Shop on Main in Cambridge, Ontario. They have some amazing talent, using only the finest of ingredients, they bake everything from scratch. Check them out if you are in the area!


Cookies as Favours

Cookie favours are everyone's favourite aren't they? Custom designed sugar cookies make a unique favour for so many different types of celebrations. Baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, birthday parties, and of course Holy Communion celebrations! Thelma chose these gorgeous pink and gold sugar cookies designed by Brant Cookies, you have to check out all of their amazing creations! The thank you tags, designed by LittleBayleigh, added a personal touch and coordinated perfectly with the rest of the decor. 

Sugar cookies for communion favour

A Few Personal Touches

Hosting your child's First Holy Communion reception at your home really provides the opportunity to integrate personal pieces that can be found around the house. For instance, Thelma used a lovely mirror that she had in her home to display the Communion Prayer over the desert table. I love how she decorated that with matching florals to create beautiful display. And of course we can't help but notice the adorable pictures of Vayda on the desert table. Isn't she so precious!?

Holy Communion Desert Table

Thank you to Thelma for sharing all of the sweet details of this very special occasion with us. I'm sure that her pretty tablescape has inspired a few other mamas who are planning a party in their home. 

Dessert Table Checklist

1) Have a vision!

Do your research by scrolling Pinterest and Instagram. This will help to create a vision for your special celebration. Also, take a walk through some of your favourite shops, you will be surprised at what might inspire you!

2) Create a colour scheme.

By choosing a colour scheme you will have a focus for all of the party decor, florals, and sweets. 

3) Dessert tables as decor.

Dessert tables have become the focal point and party staple for today's celebrations. And who doesn't love to celebrate with something sweet?!

4) Variety is the spice of life

Include a few different dessert selections and have a separate plate or stand for each type of sweet. 

5) Include differing heights

By varying the heights of the decorations and desserts, you create visual interest. Get creative and use boxes, crates, books, and cake stands to build different heights.

6) Flowers are essential

Use fresh flowers and petals to decorate your table and dessert stands. 

7) Snap some pictures

Lastly, I always recommend taking your photos BEFORE the guests arrive. You don't want to miss the opportunity to capture all of your hard work! Also, by taking your pictures first, you can simply sit back and enjoy the party. 

Dessert Table Checklist

See you soon friends!



Vendor Details

Cake: Haus of Desserts

Macarons: The Bake Shop on Main

Sugar Cookies: Brant Cookies

Gold God Bless Cake Topper: Sugar Crush Co

Photographer: Thelma herself

Flower Centrepieces: Thelma 


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