We received complimentary samples from Oriental Trading.
Last weekend my daughter received communion for the very first time. This is a huge milestone occasion in a little girl’s religious life, and such a big deal for our family that we decided to throw a party after the mass for our entire family to celebrate her special day. Having the celebration outside of our home was much easier on me but I knew it was going to be costly. Oriental Trading helped take the stress out of the big day by offering party supplies at reasonable costs.
I decided not to go with a theme, but instead I chose a color scheme of pink and gold. We stuck to this scheme when ordering the cake, decor and accessories for the party.
After consulting with restaurant staff, I decided that I’d make my own bouquets for the dinner. I was scrambling to find vases in my basement that would coordinate, but then I fell in love with this pack of 12 Gold Mercury Mason Jars. They were perfect and at an excellent price point below $35! I went to the local market the day before the party and picked up a few beautiful flowers and greens to fill the jars with.
We went back and forth on favors. There are so many wonderful options from Oriental Trading so it was not an easy decision. In the end we decided on the Personalized Religious Swirl Lollipops. You just can’t go wrong with personalized items for a party! Wanting to dress up the lollipops a bit more, I decided on a ribbon for that finishing touch. This sheer cream ribbon added a delicate gold flair without being too gaudy.
I had a card box from my wedding that I decided to repurpose for this event that worked really well with my color scheme, so these were all of the items I needed to complete the party.
After months of preparation and religious education, the day finally came. We were well prepared on right on point with the budget thanks to Oriental Trading.