It depends...what religion or denomination are you?
Annette(40)Dan(hubby) Rosalynd(7/06)Jeremy(3/08) Isaac(3/10)
In our faith, Catholicism, you have a celebration/lunch/party following the baptism.
Quoting UpstateAnnette:It depends...what religion or denomination are you?
In my family a baptism is a huge ordeal (we're Italian Catholic) and there's usually a huge party after with like every member of the family. However my DH & I couldn't afford a huge party so we kept it to immediate family only and it worked out fine. We're probably going to do the same for our son too. I know it pissed off some of my family members but I didn't care. You do whatever you feel is right or what you can afford!
As I recall the "god parents" were the ones who hosted the celebration at baptism. At least that is how it was done for myself and my sister. My ex in-laws paid for the celebration after ex's niece and nephew were baptized both times.
It varies depending on where you live, the traditions of your town and your specific church. I'm Episcopalian Christian, most people are in my town. Baptisms are a big deal in our town, after church everyone goes back to the childs house and theres a lunch party, things like sandwiches, etc., and it lasts a couple hours. People bring little things for the baby or just come indiviually wish them well.
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