Just about a month ago, our little Winnie was baptized. Following her christening at our church, we hosted a winter baptism celebration at our home. It was a beautiful day, made extra special with the presence of our dear family and friends.
I kept the decorations and the menu simple for Winnie’s baptism day (there’s only so much one can do on a few hours of sleep). There was sort of a theme – winter, nature, teals and raspberry pinks. When I think of blessings, I think of our beautiful world, which is what led me to nature-inspired decorations. I used pine cones and tree branches from our yard. Owen’s godfather polished and stained a round tree slice, transforming it into a stunning platter (see the photos below). Since it was January, I found clearance Christmas tree decorations that I also used for the woodsy decor. I think it came together perfectly.
Although, now that it’s a month later and these passing weeks have been unusually warm, the winter theme seems more than a little off. At least it looked pretty, despite being inaccurate. Perhaps a spring blossom theme would have been more appropriate?
Winnie’s Winter Baptism
So…I tried making a “naked” cake. I think it turned out okay for my first try! One plus to making a “naked” cake is that I had a lot of leftover frosting, which is a necessary food group for me during these stressful times.
And this cross cake topper was so easy! I just found some small branches in my backyard, cleaned them off, and then tied them together with a piece of vine. Next, I hot glued the cross to a wooden skewer and it was all ready to adorn the cake.
Winnie’s baptism invitation had a super simple design with branches and berries.
I really do have a cake stand fetish. My collection is slowly taking over our basement.
I’m loving the felt ball craze. Which is why I’m planning to re-purpose these teal, mint, and pink felt balls into garland to hang in Winnie and Carmendy’s future shared bedroom.
Now for the most important part: the pictures of Winnie, our little blessing!
Winnie wore my grandfather’s baptism gown; the same gown that Carmendy wore when she was baptized. My mother, uncle, my sisters and I, and my nieces all wore this precious heirloom that is over 100 years old. The significance of this piece of clothing, so lovingly stored for decades and decades, certainly deepened the blessings we felt during Winnie’s baptism.