The first communion is a religious milestone in any kid's life. Thus, in order to celebrate it, it's a good idea to have a first communion party. When you celebrate this kind of party, this is most definitely one that will include the whole family. Although the party is for the kid that just took their first communion, you need to make sure that the party finds a way to include adults as well.
The first thing that you have to do is plan out the party. You need to find out if you are going to make the food or if you want to go out to a restaurant of some kind. If you are going to make the food and invite the whole family, then you need to rent out a banquet hall. If you are going to rent out a banquet hall, then you need to book early! You would be shocked at how fast these places rent out. After the party you need to think of the supplies you will need to get your home ready. Having part of the party at home is very important. Home is the prefect place to give out first communion gifts and other gifts, like party favors, to the family as well.
The next things that you need to think about are communion invitations. Since not everyone is going to be able to make it to the communion, you should at least try and invite some of the people that could not make it back to the party. They are going to want to be included on this great day as well. Be sure to include all times and dates on the invitations, as well as locations. For example, if you rented out a banquet hall, you need to include a map on how to get there. At the very least, include your phone number so people can contact you if they need to.
Decorating for the communion party is a lot of fun. You are going to want a lot of balloons and streamers up, so be sure to include that into the supplies that are needed. Also be sure to include a spot to set up the communion gifts as well. Since there will be a lot of kids at the party, it is a good idea to have some special kid chairs as well. Decorating should not be hard, because the theme is already picked out for you. When you go shopping online for decorating products, you will see that most of the supplies are clearly marked.
Food for the communion party needs to be something fun and simple. BBQ is almost always the most popular choice. If you are going out to eat, then you should go to a buffet of some kind. Back at your house be sure to have little finger sandwiches, veggies with dip, and small pastries as well. The good news is that you will not need a lot of sweets, because you will need a first communion cake as well. Other than that, you may want to come up with a few fun games for the kids to play during the party to keep them happy.