Parties Vivian | 24 Jun 2011 07:39 am

First Communion a Religious Celebration with Friends and Family

The sacrosanct ceremony of the first communion is one of great importance to every young boy and girl of Roman Catholic heritage. While some Protestant and Lutheran denominations also follow this ritual, it is more prevalent and associated with the Roman Catholic Church, being celebrated with greater pomp and fervor by this group. The word is a layman抯 term for the child抯 first consumption of the sacrament of the Eucharist, at around 7 or 8 years of age.

Classic methods are the best when getting ready for a first communion party. Traditionally, white is worn by girls, along with a veiled headdress and long or short white gloves. This symbolizes purity. Boys also wear special clothes that day and many families spend extravagantly on clothes for this day. Wearing a special gown or outfit that was worn by a mother, father, or sibling can be equally special.

Gifts to the child are conventional, and usually religious in nature such as rosary beads or prayer books. Invite the whole family and close friends since this is always a family event. You can organise a party at home, or even go out for a meal afterwards. Make sure you get lots of photos ?with your family dressed up in their best clothes you can just click away!

Your child抯 first communion is a wonderful occasion to share with your family and close friends. With a few simple tips you can turn it into something that will be remembered many years on.

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