A beach-themed backyard garden party achieves a unique baby dedication and reception using simple decorations and treats. Achieve a formal, classical ambiance by decorating for an evening ceremony at church with white flowers and white candles, followed by a themed reception.
You can make few simple beach-themed decorations, such as mason jars with some pink and coral silk rosebuds and matching cookies or cupcakes. Indoors or outdoors, some programming ideas include the christening, baby-naming ceremony or other religious rites. The baby's outfit provides another chance to coordinate with theme ideas, such as festive or formal colors and styles.
Make a scrapbook that includes photos, letters, cards and other dedication memorabilia, such as a pressed flower or a small decoration. A baby's first Bible makes a special gift for the child, especially if family and friends write and sign messages on blank inner pages.