6 Ideas For Beautiful Christening Parties

In recent years, as social media and Pinterest have been growing in popularity so too have christening parties. In some cases, the planning can be as detailed as a wedding! From astounding desserts to ornate table settings, the details are becoming more and more important to clients. Our House of Doltone stylists have narrowed in on some of the best ideas for planning a memorable and beautiful christening party.


1. Theming

Event themes help to create a cohesive flow and memorable special occasions. Choose a theme based on colours, seasons or symbols. You can apply the theme at every stage, from the invitations to the signage, decor, table numbers and menus. This whimsical butterfly theme was created in our Jones Bay Wharf venue on Sydney Harbour. The styling was founded on a neutral palette of white and gold, with accents of colourful florals and lush greenery.

christening party ideas - Doltone House


2. Unique Venues

Choose a venue that inspires your guests, is conveniently located and which can be styled to suit the occasion. The Doltone House venue collection has a great collection of large and small-medium event spaces with views of Sydney Harbour and Hyde Park, which are perfect for christening parties. For large events see Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island, Hyde Park Ballroom or Sylvania Waters. For smaller events see SoHo, Parkview, Manhattan, Loft and Signorelli Gastronomia.

Christening Party Venue in Sydney - Doltone House

Photo: Peter Georges Photography | Styling: Sweet Events by Thanh Tran | Venue: Loft at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf


3. Decadent Dessert Stations

Dessert stations are the focal point of christening parties. Decide on a theme based on colour and apply it to all the details. Choose a statement table, and use stands to add height at varying elevations. Make the cake the focal point and style with flowers and a selection of sweet treats like cake pops and macarons. Complete the look with a backdrop made from balloons or flowers!

christening cake dessert - Doltone House

Photo & Styling: Sweet Events by Thanh Tran | Venue: Doltone House Sylvania Waters 


4. Big Balloons

It’s not a party without balloons! Popular trends in balloons for Christenings are jumbo balloons, foil balloons and balloon arches and walls. Position jumbo balloons on tables or as a backdrop to your dessert station, use foil balloons to spell out your babies name or use a half balloon arch or wall to create an exciting frame for your cake table.

balloons for christening celebration at Doltone House

Styling: House of Doltone | Venue: Ballroom at Doltone House Hyde Park


5. Large Letters

Light up marquee letters and foam letter tables are an easy way to personalise christening events. Spell out the word baby or your babies name and create a great photo opportunity for guests.

baby christening name letters ideas - Doltone House

Photo: Peter Georges Photography | Marquee Letters: Light It Up Letters | Venue: Loft at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf


6. Quality Catering

Hosting a beautiful and memorable Christening celebration is best achieved when you enlist the help of professional caterers. Doltone House suggests a range of menu styles for christening events, from a ‘formal sit down’ experience to a casual canapé package or afternoon tea.

christening catering in Sydney - Doltone House

Venue: Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf



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