If you are looking for some adorable first communion party ideas, this post is for you! DIY projects and pink, white, and gold decorations give this traditional party a cute modern twist!
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A Pink, White, & Gold First Communion Party
This past weekend was the first time that I got paid (in money, as opposed to cookies or hugs) to decorate a party! I’m super excited to share all of my first communion party ideas! Below you can see the vision board for the party! If you want to see all the details from the vision board, click HERE ! Be sure to read on to see more pictures from the party and get all the source details!
First Communion Party Ideas: Pink, White, & Gold Decorations
I love how the mantle decor turned out! We had planned to put the paper fans above the mantle and at the last minute, I decided to add the white foam flowers that I had gotten from Hobby Lobby for my daughter’s room! They added such a sweet and serene touch to the space. I had originally planned to adhere the fans to the brick using some double sided foam tape, but they would not stick! I had to go with plan B, which was to place small command hooks on the molding and hang the fans and flowers using fishing line.
In order to personalize the decor, I spray painted some wooden letters from Hobby Lobby. I chose white so that they would contrast against the darker brick.
Balloons are such a great way to make a big impact with a small budget! Using balloon sticks and cups, I clipped the balloons onto the cups and stuck them into the gorgeous lanterns that my client already had on her mantle.
I added the greenery garland for a pop of spring green and intertwined some fresh baby’s breath into the garland. Lastly, to flank “MADDIE,” I placed some small mercury glass vases with sprigs of greens and flowers!
paper fans | white foam flowers | wooden letters | greenery garland | similar small glass mercury vases | white 9 inch balloons | balloon sticks and cups | fishing line | command hooks
Dining Table Decor
We kept the dining table area fairly simple. The table got two of the cutest scalloped paper tablecloths from Target! They were pretty wrinkled when I took them out of the packages, but I used a steamer to get out a lot of the creases. For $4.99, you can’t beat them! Fresh tulips were displayed as the centerpiece. Flowers can be so simple, but so pretty! I placed three 5 inch balloons on balloon sticks and put them in small ball jars filled with white crinkle paper. The backdrop consisted of some pink, white, and gold tissue paper tassel garlands and 9 inch balloons.
The paper products were also placed on the table. They were basically like decorations because the pink confetti plates, napkins, and cups were so pretty! I put the gold utensils from Target and the pink and gold paper straws into small ball jars as well.
small ball jars | white crinkle paper | 5 inch balloons | 9 inch balloons | balloon sticks and cups | gold plastic utensils | pink and gold straws | white plastic dinner plates | pink confetti dessert plates | pink confetti napkins | pink confetti paper cups | white solo cups | white scalloped table cloths | pink, white, and gold tassel garland
Dessert Table Decor
You may have caught the DIY “First Communion Party Sign” that I created for this party, but if you missed how I did it, you can check it out HERE! It all started with the adorable customizable alphabet banner from Etsy. I added some Dollar Store flowers, and the sign was complete!
On the dessert table we decided to add a few more treats besides the cake. I found some pink lollipops and gum balls at Party City and put them into glass jars. Then we mixed in some white chocolate covered pretzels and mini powdered donuts on cake stands for some extra fun sweets!
We placed a few small ball jars filled with pink and white tulips or baby’s breath around the buffet table. The final pieces that were added were the pink confetti dessert plates, gold utensils, and white lunch napkins.
customizable alphabet banner | similar pin board | similar flowers | twine | glass anchor hocking jar | tall glass apothecary jar | pink gum balls | pink lollipops | small ball jars | pink confetti dessert plates | gold plastic utensils
One of my favorite first communion ideas was the giant balloon garland! This was my first balloon garland, so I’m really excited to show it to you! I swear anyone can do it! I added this sweet little glitter name garland (in champagne) to the balloon garland to complete the foyer decor. It’s just the cutest thing with those handmade felt balls!
I did a lot research before I jumped in. You can see my post on “Five Easy Ways to Make a Balloon Garland” where I shared different ways to make a balloon garland. After looking at these tutorials, I came up with my own plan to create my easy balloon garland.
In order to put mine together, I adapted a couple of different ideas. To string the balloons I used a large sewing needle and fishing line, but the most important part of making the balloon garland was the automatic balloon pump and the EZ-tie balloon tying tool! I could not have done it without these two tools!
I blew up a bajillion different sized balloons and strung them on the fishing line. After I tied the balloon garland to the banister, I placed smaller balloons into the holes using glue dots. It took a couple of hours to make since it was about 12 feet long, but I was watching a movie, so it didn’t matter! If you are thinking about making one, go for it! It was really easy!
(Spoiler Alert! I’m not a professional photographer, so these photos are the best I could get even after editing them!)
glitter name garland | 24 inch white balloons | 12 inch balloons | 9 inch balloons | 5 inch balloons | clear fishing line | automatic balloon pump | EZ-tie balloon tying tool | white lantern
All of these decorations could be used for a birthday party, baby shower, or ANY party theme! I had such a wonderful time planning and putting together this party! My clients were absolutely wonderful! I hope it’s the first of many parties!
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Omgosh, your decorations are spot on! Your daughter must have loved it and the guests too. My favorite part are the balloons 🙂
Thank you so much Erlene! That means the world to me! The balloons were my favorite also.
Mother of 3 says
That is beautiful! I’m not sure what I liked more her name across the mantle or the huge balloon arc. Pinned.
I couldn’t decide what I liked better either! Thank you so much for the pin!
T'onna | Sew Crafty Crochet says
What a lovely party! I love this color combo.
Thank you so much! I’m in love with pink and gold!