Here's my handsome little guy all dressed up.
For the party afterwards, I made several dozen cupcakes and served them on a three-tiered cupcake stand I made myself.
Here's another post showing how I made a similar stand last fall. This one was the same except I made it with three tiers since I was expecting more guests. I saved a lot of money by not buying a cake from the bakery (total cost was about $15 for about 50 cupcakes, frosting, cross picks and stand) and it was easy for the guests to serve themselves. Plus, my nine year old daughter got the chance to frost the cupcakes herself ~ she was thrilled to have such an important role for the party and they turned out quite well.
I wanted my son to have a special keepsake from his important day, so I made this table runner that all the guests could sign.
I made a similar version in pink and gold (full tutorial HERE) for my daughter last year and I love the way they both turned out. It was fairly simple to make and looked nice on display during the party. Once everyone wrote their messages, it became a great keepsake that will last forever (yet it's not bulky and can be folded up and stored away).
Finally, I used cardstock to make these cute favor boxes that could be placed together to form a cake.
Once again, it's very similar to the one I made last Spring for my daughter, but using blue instead of pink (post HERE). I simply used the template I found HERE to make the boxes, added some patterned paper and little decorations, and filled with little treats and candies.
My son really enjoyed his First Communion day and I loved being able to make a few little things to make his day even more special and memorable (plus I saved a few bucks too!)
|Not sure where he came up with this pose, but he kept doing it all day long!|