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Christening help....

Lulu'sMammy Avatar
8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Right, i'm confused (yes, even more than usual!) What are the choices? I don't even know what happens after one, and until what time? Is it all night partying, is it a meal or what?
Please help, me not likey all this poop!
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
lol my kids had a reception and bufet for all the family and friends-no disco! local hall or club..or at home if you dont mind the mess!!! if there are less of you i guess a meal is nice.
#2
So after the church you go to the venue, where you only have to put on a buffet? What about entertainment, and what time did it finish?
#3
church
food
cake
**** up
1 Like #4
Yeah, usually a reception afterwards - nice meal/drinks. Some leave it at that and it finishes late afternoon/early evening, others sometimes carry on with the drinking untill later on ;-).
#6
I got christened and baptized in the same night, so after it we went back to my grandparents and had a small buffet with family friends round... bearing in mind I was 13 when I had it done!
#7
im not christened. does that mean i will go to 'Hell'?
#8
Mclovin
im not christened. does that mean i will go to 'Hell'?


you mean you're not already there...?


something else I forgot was my mum got me a fancy cake with a BABY on it! grr!
1 Like #9
some of us met at venue for a pre-drink (the venue was the home of the baby!)
church service - lasted about 40 mins .. photos outside church
back to venue
drinks.. buffet... cooing over baby... more drinks... more cooing over baby and watching mummy open baby's christening pressies... cut cake... some guests leave and others stay to polish off the rest of the drink :)
1 Like #10
Ok i'm getting ideas, the venue cannot be my house, so would have to hire somewhere, so if i was to have a mid day christening, then to the venue and put on a buffet about 2....if people were staying all night would i have to put more food on? the other option is, hiring a disco till 6 then making everyone leave lol
#11
not christened, not christened my kids, can't be buried at a church...what a shame!!......general consensus around the office seems to be, meet up, wander to church, christening, back to venue for food (dips 'n stuff) booze, and say goodbyes 'cos junior is worn out and needs a nap!
#12
I ain't christened either, so will have to be done same time. Please less of the personal views and "will i go to hell poop" ....
#13
Lulu'sMammy
I ain't christened either, so will have to be done same time. Please less of the personal views and "will i go to hell poop" ....


sorry...:oops:
#14
im worried Agent silver is the devil.
look at his avatar!
#15
Agent_Silver
sorry...:oops:

Glad you are, coz next time it will be a my nut flicking torture technique....
#16
I know several people that were not christened and were buried at church........to buy the plot they had to be a regular worshiper.........bit like when you ask them to marry you they like you to go for a while even if you live a distance away.
Christening doesn't mean you won't go to hell, it is welcoming the infant/child into Gods family and for grandparents to promise they will watch over the child if anything happens to the parents (or not).
#17
This might sound strange coming from me, but no, there is absolutely no need to have children baptised. It is a medieval myth that babies go to Limbo or Hell if not baptised. It was formulated by the established church to rake in a few extra millions into their coffers to build bigger catherdrals.
#18
twinks;2498325
Are you sure you will have to be? Im not, dont care what anyone says :roll: but had my daughter christened, long time ago, but didnt have a problem! Also Im Godmother to 3 different children and never was told i needed to be! All C of E

i got told when i got married that C of E will only marry you in church if you have been christened, then when we got the boys christened we were told that all godparents had to have been christened too :whistling:
#19
llm christening receptions never last that long in my experience as they are usually on a sunday so most people need to get back home as they have work the next day :lol: doesn't need to be anything fancy....
#20
cheerleader
i got told when i got married that C of E will only marry you in church if you have been christened, then when we got the boys christened we were told that all godparents had to have been christened too :whistling:

This is what i got told...thats why we are having it. Think I'll just do the thing that finishes early then....any cake makers about?
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Lulu'sMammy;2498488
This is what i got told...thats why we are having it. Think I'll just do the thing that finishes early then....any cake makers about?

do you know anyone who's a member of costco?
cos we got a massive personalised christening cake from there - you can pick the flavour of sponge, the filling, the icing, what you want written on it & in what colour for £10.99 :thumbsup:
they also do it the same cakes decorated for birthdays, etc we got one for my son's birthday party the other week & were still eating it nearly a week later :lol:
#22
Yes me lol!! Get in, always get my birthday cakes from there, never thought of this! Woop woop rep will be given
#23
Lulu'sMammy;2498616
Yes me lol!! Get in, always get my birthday cakes from there, never thought of this! Woop woop rep will be given

lovely cakes aren't they?:thumbsup: much better than the store bought birthday cakes you can get :whistling:
banned#24
Lulu'sMammy;2498296
I ain't christened either, so will have to be done same time. Please less of the personal views and "will i go to hell poop" ....

too late for the hell thing.. if your not christened why bother with your offspring.. just have the party to celebrate the small person ..:-D
#25
My LO is getting christened in a fortnight and celebrating her first birthday on the day aswell. For my son we did lots of food back at my house after. It was so much effort that this time we are getting the local indian takeaway to bring some curries and rice over. It probably works out cheaper than doing a buffet. We have also ordered a bouncy castle for the children. The christening is at 3.30 then all back here. I expect all guests to have gone by around 8 unless it is really hot and we all end up on the bouncy castle!!
Hadn't thought of Costco for the cake. How many does it feed??
I am having problems at the moment re god parents and being christened. My church insists they have to be and I used all christened friends for my son.
1 Like #26
wookiemummy;2498801
My LO is getting christened in a fortnight and celebrating her first birthday on the day aswell. For my son we did lots of food back at my house after. It was so much effort that this time we are getting the local indian takeaway to bring some curries and rice over. It probably works out cheaper than doing a buffet. We have also ordered a bouncy castle for the children. The christening is at 3.30 then all back here. I expect all guests to have gone by around 8 unless it is really hot and we all end up on the bouncy castle!!
Hadn't thought of Costco for the cake. How many does it feed??
I am having problems at the moment re god parents and being christened. My church insists they have to be and I used all christened friends for my son.

i reckon you could feed at least 50 with decent sized portions....
#27
i have been christened but am not a regular church-goer. I have 5 kids-when i got the older ones christened it was no problem i didnt attend church and it was 'the done thing' for kids to be christened.
Daughter age 14 now i had problems-lived ina different area and the church wouldnt accept her! i was so angry-why should my daughter be treated that way because of my choices?
Anyway someone old me of a little church (methodist, but i dont really care, live and let live!) the minister was lovely and thanked me!!!!! for choosing them-said it was a treat for his parishioners, the service was special as just for her and it was a lovely day. We hired the local club free (just pay £10 for barmaids!) and the buffet i did with family. No disco-we set up a video camera so she has memories of all the people who came for her day-and it lasted til about 6pm from 2..
#28
We had my son's christening bash at the local village pub after the actual event. We laid on food and I bought some bubbly from local supermarket and negotiated with the pub a corkage price - as the pub did the buffet food, we got a very good deal. That way, everyone one had something to eat and a glass or 2 of bubbly but if they wanted drinks they could from the bar. It went down very well and I could have been classed as drunk in charge of a pushchair!!
#29
My Mrs is Carribean so we have our christenings at the local gospel church. Usually a buffet of rice and peas, jerk chicken and curried goat then a big knees up at someones house.
#30
Thanks guys your really helping me :) keep them coming...
#31
If you really want to split hairs......prove you've been christened!!! (most people don't have the certificate and most churches don't keep a record,,,,,
#32
All 3 of my boys have been christened the eldest was christened during the evening service on new years eve, vicar wanted to do a new beginnings service and thought a christening would be nice.
afterwards we had drinks and food at home before everyone went out to other parties.

the other 2 were christened during regular morning services, afterwards we went to the local pub for a buffet and drinks.
most friends had young kids as well and the day was usually over by 6pm.

i remember the vicar asking for at least one godparent to be christened and confirmed into the CofE, the others could be of any other faith or not, provided they agreed to support our child morally and within our chosen faith.
one of my boys godfathers declared himself agnostic and the other hindu.
vicar had to consult his bishop about this but it was all fine because the godmother was a confirmed christian.
#33
twinks
Yeah, but would you lie to a vicar in Church if he/she asked you...oh no...even I couldn't do that :oops:



My ex did !! He was asked to be godparent, and the vicar mentioned that they all had to have been christened, and he lied about it, and so did the little girls dad !!! Men, ay :roll:

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