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Baptism and traditions in the united states

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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Im not from the us but the baby will b baptized here
I haven't planned anything because I'm not sure about the traditions here
Am I supposed to invite people to a lunch or party after church?
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 9:43 AM
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UpstateAnnette
by Bronze Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:17 AM

It depends...what religion or denomination are you? 

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Mayra99
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM
We usually have a big party afterwards. The baby is baptized, then family & friends come over, celebrate, bbq &/or cook tons of food, enjoy. My husbands family get baptized when they are older everyone goes to their church to watch then be baptized, then some go out to lunch, & some just go hone. It's really how you want to celebrate it.
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mjande4
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:21 AM

In our faith, Catholicism, you have a celebration/lunch/party following the baptism.

atlmom2
by Ruby Member on Aug. 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM



Quoting UpstateAnnette:

It depends...what religion or denomination are you? 


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bbmkfo03
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM

 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!

CoeyG
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

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.  

LucyHarper
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 2:31 PM

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.

jakesmom323
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM
Catholic baptism? Baptist? Etc. I would ask your inlaws what to do since you don't know. Good luck:)
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rebeccasmly
by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM
It really depends. We always did a lunch after with family.
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