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Five tips for hosting a Communion party at home

First a holy communion is a special occasion, and is often celebrated with a party. There are a good many lavish and wonderful ways to throw one of these parties, but if all you’re working with is your back garden and your small kitchen, then knowing some tips, tricks, and best practice can make your day special, and stress-free.

Planning Is Everything

As with any kind of party, it’s the planning that makes or breaks your day. Communion celebrations are no different, and it’s important to have your ducks in a row and start planning in advance.

Establishing the basics — guest list, budget, food, entertainment — a good handful of weeks before the party is one way to ensure that everything goes smoothly in the run-up to the big day.

Can You Say Theme?

One of party-planning’s greatest secrets is that it’s easier to plan a party with a theme. Picking a colour or a particular motif makes it much easier to organise and decorate and, of course, it looks perfect when you’re done. If you’ve chosen a soft blue, or a hot air balloon theme, it’s much easier to gather your decorations and put some consistency and coherence into your event.

Food Is The Heart Of A Party

Feeding your guests is the quintessential duty of the host, but you don’t want to be spending the entire afternoon trapped in your kitchen. It’s also important to consider the fact that children will be eating as well, and that you have to feed the entire guest list.

If you don’t have budget for a caterer, then err on the side of easy to assemble but delicious finger foods that don’t require too much last-minute preparation.

Let Us Entertain You

The trick to inviting kids to your party, and not ending up in a maelstrom of chaos and sugar rushes, is entertainment. The global standard for a holy communion celebration is a bouncy castle, but if you’re looking to try something a little different, garden games for the kids are definitely a good way to go.

And if you have a little more budget to work with, hiring a magician or a puppet show is another good way to keep the kids busy.

Set Up In Good Time

Nobody really has the capacity to host a party for a dozen kids and their attendant adults, which is why you’ll need help. Which is where Prop House comes in.

From chairs to tables to all kinds of cute crockery and enough cutlery that you’ll never have to hunt for a clean spoon, we bring the foundations of the party, and you can set up in the calm and security that all party hosts deserve.


Ultimately, you want everyone (including yourself) to have a good time on the day, and focus on celebrating your special occasion rather than worrying about how your party is going.

Following the above tips is definitely a good start, and if you want all hands on deck and a one stop shop for everything you need, Prop House is right there for you, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!




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