Food ideas for baby christening

47 Pretty, Potluck-Ready Recipes for a Baby's Baptism Party

Feed a crowd with these gorgeous apps, main dishes, desserts and other baptism party snacks.

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My daughter, Elizabeth, came up with this incredible recipe. The cream cheese in the middle is a fun surprise when someone takes their first bite. —Julie Flournoy, Laurelville, OH

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I always get requests for the recipe for these canapes whenever I serve them. They're delicate finger sandwiches with a creamy herb spread and festive red and green garnishes. —Nadine Whittaker, South Plymouth, Massachusetts

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To jazz up ham, I slow-cooked it with a beer sauce. Buns loaded with ham, pickles and mustard are irresistible. —Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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I enjoy serving these fruity scones for baby and bridal showers. They're a bit lower in fat than most other scones, so you can indulge with little guilt. —Jacqueline Hendershot, Orange, California

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I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it became a dish I crave during the summer. It's also a great way to use day-old bread and your garden's bounty of zucchini. —Felicity Wolf, Kansas City, Missouri

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You can add many different flavors to butter cookies to make them your own. Try an alternate type of citrus zest, or add an alternate liquid to change things up. —Sara Lark, Raton, New Mexico

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Roast beef sandwiches never last long at a party, especially if you dollop them with mayo, mustard, horseradish and pickled giardiniera relish. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin

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These little cuties pack all the appeal of a dinner baked potato into a perfect bite-sized appetizer. I top each one with a dollop of sour cream and coarsely ground pepper. —Sarah Shaikh, Mumbai, India

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Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck. —Roblynn Hunnisett, Guelph, Ontario

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A delightful coconut and ricotta cheese filling is hidden inside these chocolate cupcakes. —Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania

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These finger sandwiches are filling enough to satisfy hearty appetites. I've served the fun little stacks at every event, including holiday gatherings, showers and tailgate parties. —Kelly Williams, Forked River, New Jersey

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We came up with this fresh and fruity summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the ballpark, beach or playground, and the cinnamon-spiced yogurt dip adds a fun touch kids love. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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This lemony tart is loaded with fontina cheese and fresh asparagus. It's a snap to make but looks really impressive. Be advised…your guests will be vying for the last tasty slice. —Heidi Meek, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Our family wanted to share our love of ganache-filled cupcakes, so we made them into cookies. Even better: we bake the cookies in muffin cups, fill with ganache, and get the best of both worlds! —Adela Srinivasan, Parker, Colorado

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Fresh basil is the star of this mayo-free, Italian-inspired take on potato salad. —Sue Falk, Warren, Michigan

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Guests will think you spent hours preparing these cute appetizers, but they're really easy to assemble, using purchased puff pastry. And the tasty combination of Brie, caramelized onions and caraway is terrific. -Carole Resnick, Cleveland, Ohio

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With its slightly smoky flavor, this beef turns out tender and delicious every time! Plus, it slices well so it looks great on a buffet. —Deb Waggoner, Grand Island, Nebraska

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Don't be "intimidated" by the recipe directions for this coffee cake—it really isn't difficult to make. Try it sometime as a nice brunch item. Don't limit it to that,'s also a delicious dessert.—Shirley Boyken, Mesa, Arizona

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If you're looking for a fantastic make-ahead snack, try these miniature grilled cheese sandwiches. They're nice to have in the freezer for lunch with soup or a salad. My family loves to nibble on them anytime. —Anita Curtis, Camarillo, California

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These smoky-sweet meatballs are a Pennsylvania Dutch specialty. I like setting them out when folks come to visit. —Janet Zeger, Middletown, Pennsylvania

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Our church Christmas party always includes these pretty cupcakes as my home-baked contribution. The holidays were the sweet inspiration for their cheery garnish of cherries. —Leanne Beagley, Rochester, New York

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My daughter gave me the recipe for this delightful salad. The sweet dressing nicely coats a crisp blend of broccoli slaw mix, onions, almonds and sunflower kernels. Crushed ramen noodles provide even more crunch. It's a smash hit wherever I take it. —Dora Mae Clapsaddle, Kensington, Ohio

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This savory turkey tucked in homemade buns steals the show at any potluck or family reunion. It’s been a huge hit at football dinners, graduation parties and more. I like to add tomato and lettuce for crunch and color. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

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These moist, bite-size muffins from Linda Terrell of Palatka, Florida are melt-in-your-mouth good. "With their appealing look, they really dress up a party table," she notes. The recipe makes a big batch, so there's plenty to please a crowd.

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I sandwich full-flavored meats, cheeses and veggies between layers of flaky crescent dough for this sensational treat. We like to have marinara sauce on hand for dipping. —Amy Bell, Arlington, Tennessee

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Besides being tasty, these little tomato poppers are extra awesome because you can make them ahead of time. At parties, I often triple the recipe because they disappear fast. —Christi Martin, Elko, Nevada

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Mini peppers are so colorful and are the perfect size for a two-bite appetizer. They have all the crunch of pita chips but without the extra calories. —Christine Hanover, Lewiston, California

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I love a good lemon bar but when the holidays roll around and clementines are everywhere, I make this holiday twist on a classic dessert. —Laurie Lufkin, Essex, MA

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I developed this hearty appetizer for my mushroom-lovin’ kids. They’re grown now with families of their own, but they still request these when they come home. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

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Our family adores broccoli casserole. I wanted to try it as an appetizer, so I used a pecan tassie recipe for the crust. The result? We’re talking scrumptious. —Gail Gaiser, Ewing, New Jersey

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We make sugar cookies and fill them with a tangy raspberry cream cheese. They taste best after they've been refrigerated for at least 45 minutes.—Heidi Farnworth, Riverton, Utah

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We love to make meals into celebrations, and antipasto always kicks off the party for Italian dinners. This one is almost too pretty to eat, especially when sprinkled with pimientos, fresh basil and parsley. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

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My grandfather grows rhubarb and gives us a generous supply. The tartness is similar to a cranberry—perfect for tossing into a scone. —Danielle Lee, Sewickley, Pennsylvania

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I wanted to create a bite-sized version of rich, creamy artichoke dip. These adorable phyllo cup appetizers were a total success! —Neel Patel, Champaign, Illinois

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I use fresh blueberries and raspberries with chocolate ganache to make cheesecake bars that dare you to walk away. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

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My famous chicken salad arrives at the party chilled in a plastic container. When it’s time to set out the food, I stir in the pecans and assemble the sandwiches. They’re a hit at buffet-style potlucks. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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These yummy deviled eggs went over so well at our summer cookouts, I started making them for holiday dinners, too. Everyone likes the flavorful addition of crumbled bacon. —Barbara Reid, Mounds, Oklahoma

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Vanilla cake with cream cheese filling and strawberry rhubarb sauce make a grand finale for a Mother’s Day brunch. I made this to honor our moms and grandmothers. —Danielle Ulam, Hookstown, Pennsylvania

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It's believed the Greeks served cheesecake at the first Olympics, so why not rewrite history with a Greek cheesecake appetizer? Ingredients in this version "tame" the kalamata olives, so even if you shy away from kalamatas, you'll be glad you tried this one. For a milder flavor, use the more common black or green olives. —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California

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Gourmet strawberries are pricey to order but easy to make. We serve strawberries with hazelnut spread as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or dessert. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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I created these unique pinwheels for a football game snack using ingredients I had on hand. They were a huge hit! I appreciate how quick and easy they are to prepare. —Melanie Foster, Blaine, Minnesota

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This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They can help decorate the cookies-not to mention help eat them! —Paula Pelis, Rocky Point, New York

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For a change from the usual toasted tomato appetizer, try this baked crostini recipe. If you like, slice the baguette at an angle instead of making a straight cut. —Leondre Hermann, Stuart, Florida

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Trade in the usual veggie platter for these fun kabobs. In addition to preparing these for get-togethers, I often make these as snacks for my family. And because assembly is so easy, the kids often ask to help. —Christine Mitchell, Glendora, California

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This recipe is down-home baking at its best, and it really represents all regions of the country. It's won blue ribbons at county fairs and cookie contests in several states! Easy to make, it's perfect for potluck suppers, bake sales, lunchboxes or just plain snacking.—Jill Moritz, Irvine, California

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Here’s an appetizer that tastes just like traditional spanakopita, but it’s much less work to make. —Lynn Scully, Rancho Santa Fe, California

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In the summer, we can get beautiful, plump blueberries, which I use in this easy-to-make coffee cake. I like to freeze extra blueberries so I have them available anytime I want this treat. —Anne Krueger, Richmond, British Columbia

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Originally Published: July 16, 2018

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As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.

20 Best Baby Baptism Gift Ideas for Boys and Girls 2022

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These picks are so sweet.

By Alison Allsopp

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A baby's baptism is a very special day for both the newborn and the parents, and it deserves to be commemorated as such. After all, it only comes around once in everyone's lifetime—so you don't want to let it go by without any recognition! Here, we're going to help you celebrate the significant moment with our list of the best baptism gifts around. These hand-curated picks are both adorable and practical, and many even feature religious themes (think: a children's bible and framed "christening print"). In fact, because of those Christian elements, all of the presents on our list double beautifully as Easter gifts for kids.

The best part? Most of the gifts we've compiled here work beautifully for boys and girls alike. A neutral-colored baby bonnet, for instance, looks lovely on babies of either gender, and books like Thank You Lord, for Everything and Baby's First Book of Prayers will become treasured keepsakes for years to come. It's the personalization factor, though, that we're most proud of. From a personalized stuffed elephant with his or her name emblazoned on its ears to a customized wooden baptism keepsake box, there's a way to add a personal spin to nearly every one of our picks.

P.S. Check out our Easter basket stuffers for adults and cute Easter gifts for babies too!

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Silver Baby Brush & Comb Set


What better way to commemorate such an important day than with a beautiful brush and comb set?


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Noah's Ark


A wooden Noah's Ark toy will be cherished and played with for years to come.

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Neutral-Colored Baby Bonnet

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A gift that's as adorable as she (or he!) is. We love the homespun look of this hat!

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Personalized Baptism Dedication Book Gift


This isn't just a wholesome picture book; it's also personalized. Talk about a memorable gift!


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Baptism Keepsake Box


This cross-shaped keepsake box can be personalized with a name and date of baptism.

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Baptism Bracelet


Any baby girl would look beautiful in this sweet baby bracelet, which can be worn during and after the christening ceremony.

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Printable Baptism Graphic

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Add your recipient's name, their baptism date, and a dedication to this dreamy print. You can also customize the colors.

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Personalized Baptism Trinket Box


Collect future memories in these gorgeous silver boxes. You can select from several different fonts.

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Ceramic Blessings Box

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Make sure your gift strikes the right tone! Equal parts "whimsical" and "sophisticated," this box fills the bill.

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Jesus Loves Me Snow Globe


A little girl, a lamb, and a sweet message will make this snow globe a treasured keepsake. We love the pink gingham exterior too.

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Praying Musical Lamb and Prayer Book

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Press on this plush lamb to hear it recite "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep."

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Baby's First Bible Boxed Set


This set includes four stories about Jesus, Moses, Noah's Ark, and Adam and Eve.

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Crocheted Baby Booties


These warm, cozy knit booties come in several different colors.


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Personalized Bank


This sophisticated option serves as a piggy bank for the recipient. Choose a name and symbol for the front. The back can be further personalized with a special message.

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My Baptism Book


This children's book is filled with prayers, simple blessings, and more.

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Personalized Stuffed Elephant


Here's a sweet, fluffy keepsake the family will treasure for years.

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Engraved Xylophone


The guest of honor may not be able to make music just yet, but she or he will love jamming with this personalized gift soon enough.

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Trinkets Bowl


For now, the baby's mom can use this dish as a charming catch-all.

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Personalized Baptism Keepsake Box


This wooden keepsake box is the perfect place for the baby's parents to store other memorable items from the christening.

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Personalized Christening Print


For godmothers and godfathers, here's a personalized gift that's sure to hang on the little one's wall for years to come.

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What to cook for the christening of a child on the table. Festive table for christening

Today we will tell you how the christening of a child is celebrated by those who are ready to organize a real holiday for themselves and their guests!

We will offer you interesting and original baptismal ideas that will make your celebration special!

Invitation to the christening of a child

Any holiday begins with bright and original invitations! Christenings are no exception, and therefore we have prepared some interesting preparations for you!

These can be either standard-shaped postcards with interesting scrap-elements, or stylish christening invitations of original form and content.

Do not forget to beautifully fill out the invitation to the child's christening, writing the place and time of the celebration, the possible style or dress code for guests, as well as wishes for gifts.

Christening menu: what to cook

Another important factor is the table for the christening of a child. Depending on what type of holiday you want - standard get-togethers, summer barbecue in nature, a buffet table or a tea party - you must determine for yourself the most delicious and satisfying menu.

We recommend neutral foods such as chicken and salads, cold starters and juicy fish. Of course, you can form a festive table for the baptism of a child using ours.

We have also prepared a sample menu for you:

  • Dish with cold cuts and vegetables - boiled pork, tongue, chicken rolls, sausage, lined with sweet peppers and cucumbers
  • Fish dish
  • Fruit plate
  • Pickled mushrooms
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  • Other marinades to taste (eg Korean cuisine)
  • Cheese slices
  • 3-4 types of salads
  • Main course - potatoes with chops (cutlets, steaks, steaks, hams) or fish.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Tea, coffee, dessert.

It is worth remembering that the christening table directly depends on the format of the party and the number of guests. If you are planning to celebrate the christening of a child in a narrow circle, you may be satisfied with the tea format of the holiday with several types of desserts and homemade pastries.

Decorating the christening table is up to you. You can use small flags and garlands, pointers for products, and decorate the surface of the tables with small compositions on a children's theme.

Blue or pink turntables look very stylish.

You can also decorate the table for the christening of a child with interesting details related to childhood.

Thinking about how to decorate the table for the christening, do not forget about the beautiful, themed food - sweets or a cake.

Christening Decoration Ideas

When planning how to celebrate your baby's baptism, pay attention to how best to decorate the christening. Perhaps you use interesting figures of angels, colored garlands, paper pompoms, flower arrangements and other decorative elements.

For you, we have selected inspiration that will help you to decorate your christening with your own hands!

You can also use ready-made decorations for christening - wood letters, balloon figures or paper elements.

In general, how to decorate the christening is up to you. A budget option for celebrating a baby's baptism will allow you to make a modest celebration with inexpensive decorations.

If you want to realize interesting ideas for a child's christening, you can use the services of a children's animator, mime, magician or caricaturist. Do not forget to also invite a photographer who will capture a bright and unforgettable holiday!

Christening competitions for guests

When deciding how to celebrate a boy's or girl's christening, remember that entertainment is an important factor in an interesting evening. If you are planning to celebrate the christening of a girl or a boy in a restaurant or cafe, we recommend that you contact the host. Having such a person will allow you to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family without any problems.

Are you wondering how to celebrate your child's christening economically? Then prepare your own baptismal contests!

  • Competition "Quiz". Ask all present questions about the baby. Weight, height, foot length in mm and other tricky questions, including time and date of birth. Let everyone break their heads :).
  • Game "Determine the weight". Anyone can weigh the child in their arms and try to guess the most accurate weight of the baby.
  • Guessing children's riddles
  • Child or adult "Crocodile"
  • Performing karaoke lullabies for the baby
  • Writing a letter to the future, where everyone can wish the baby something special. Mom will give letters to a child for 15, 16 or 18 years.

  • An interesting moment will be filling out the first questionnaire for a baby or playing Prophecy

We hope that with our advice we not only suggested how to celebrate the baptism of a child, but also found interesting ideas and solutions for you! Remember that the idea of ​​how to celebrate christening depends on your personal wishes!

You can also find a large number of themed holidays and use them as a basis for deciding how to celebrate a child's baptism. Perhaps it will be an exciting or purely masculine party in the style of a Little Gentleman!

If you are planning to baptize your child, then most likely you have a lot of questions about the activities that are necessary to organize this significant day in the life of every person. This material, which the editors of the site helped us to prepare, will help you properly prepare the festive table for relatives and friends who want to congratulate you on the baptism of your child.

As a rule, the parents of the baby arrange the festive table, but godparents, relatives or friends can help them. It is believed that the more close people take part in cooking, the better for mother and baby.

What dishes should be prepared for christening?

Every parent asks the question: What are the best dishes to prepare for christening?

Most often in such cases, such dishes are prepared as: "Babkin's porridge", "Babkin's pies", "Babkin's cheesecake". In the old days, a “grandmother” was called a midwife who took birth and helped the baby be born. The midwife, as a rule, brought "Babkin's porridge" with her to the feast. Now this dish is known as "kutya". It is prepared with milk, with the addition of honey and eggs. Decorate the porridge with hard-boiled eggs and cut in half. Along with porridge, a variety of baked meat and egg dishes, confectionery are served.

No less popular at a feast in honor of a child's christening and "Grandma's Pies". Previously, they were prepared according to a special recipe and required a huge investment of time and effort. Today, a more popular option is to buy ready-made flour products in the store. However, you should pay attention to the composition of the muffin, since a huge amount of flavorings and other additives can adversely affect the health of a nursing mother and, accordingly, a child.

At the very end of the feast dedicated to the christening, the guests were served "Babka's porridge". According to tradition, kutia became the subject of bargaining. Instead of the kutya itself, at first they could serve a pot of potatoes, or even a pet.

The one who won the auction had to break the pot with kutya on the corner of the table. After that, the porridge was divided among the guests. The mother of the baby received the first portion of porridge, she also became the owner of all the money raised during the auction. In other cases, the midwife received the money.

The baby's father received a portion of kutya with some spicy seasonings, for example, horseradish or pepper. During the feast, he was asked: “What was it like for a wife to give birth - bitter or sweet?” The child's father was supposed to eat his portion clean and pay for it.

Walnuts were a traditional gift for mothers. Kutia was also treated to neighboring children, punishing them to protect and protect the baptized child. They were also given gifts, because it was believed that if you give someone else's child, the Lord will give yours too.

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Girls, please help! On Sunday we baptize our youngest daughter. What is prepared for christening? What traditional dishes are served on this holiday? Share your experience, because I only know about chicken and pies ...


Many treats are usually prepared for christening, for example
Grandmother's pies are small baked goods made from rich yeast dough of various shapes: buns, bagels, buns, bows, hearts, lilies, roses, sheaves, pretzels, horseshoes, rabbit ears, lamb horns.
Porridge, which was cooked by a midwife and brought to a woman in labor, also played a special role in motherlands and christenings. It was the main dish on the table, they were treated to it, they ate hearty. Unlike ordinary porridge, baptismal porridge was cooked in milk, even cereals were soaked in milk. A lot of oil was put into the porridge. Who knows, maybe the saying "you can't spoil porridge with butter" came from baptismal porridge. In any case, for grandmother's porridge, they did not skimp on such additives as milk, cream, butter, and eggs. Ready porridge was decorated with halves of boiled eggs. A chicken or a rooster was baked in baptismal porridge, depending on whether a girl or a boy was born. Together with porridge they brought scrambled eggs, jelly, baked ham, drachena, cheesecakes and, of course, grandmother's pies.


"Babina" porridge was served at the end of the festive dinner, porridge, most likely, symbolized the continuation of the family, which is also confirmed by this custom: if there were young childless friends in the house, the pot had to be broken so that as many shards and porridge as possible would fly towards them. According to popular beliefs, this was supposed to "provide" the young for the continuation of the family.


Nowadays, when celebrating christenings, they give sweets, biscuits, cake, which are traditionally served in a pot, as a woman's porridge. Today, on the christening, cover the festive table with a starched white tablecloth. In the middle, place a low vase with delicate flowers, and from under it, stretch narrow ribbons of pinkish or blue color in different directions. If you put a cake in the center, then the flowers in low vases look good on both sides of it. If twins are born, decorate the table with two cakes. Place the cutlery on the table, taking into account whether you will be serving a full meal or just snacks and sweet dishes. On each plate, put a napkin folded in a square with one curved end, on which place a card with a record of the new family "title" of relatives in connection with the birth of a child: mom, dad, granny, sister, brother, aunt, etc. If parents, with the help of close relatives, want to organize a christening, we offer them the option of a festive dinner.


If the plans of the parents do not include lunch, we recommend that you limit yourself to a snack and sweet table.


I was also worried about this question, so I found the following in due time:

On the day of baptism, parents, as a rule, arrange a festive dinner, to which they invite their closest people. In the old days, it was customary to serve a special porridge (buckwheat or millet) for such a dinner. Groats for such porridge were soaked in milk and cooked in milk with the addition of cream. Sugar and jam were added to baptismal porridge, and it was decorated with boiled egg halves - symbols of fertility. In some places, a chicken or a rooster was baked in baptismal porridge (of course, not sweet), depending on the sex of the child. But for the newly baptized father, they also prepared a special porridge, to which they added a lot of salt and horseradish, so that he could feel the torment his wife experienced during pregnancy and childbirth.


In order for a baby to have a successful life, on the day of christening it is necessary to follow a number of rules:

· During the festive dinner, treats should be plentiful, but do not put too much food on guests' plates. If leftovers remain on the plates, the child will be unlucky.

· Never serve pancakes to guests. It is best to serve pies with chicken or rooster meat.

· Pork is not served on the day of the christening.

· Guests are not allowed to get drunk on the day of christening, especially godfathers, otherwise the child will become a drunkard.


(hu) Oh, oh, oh, girls ..... sooooo many troubles ..... That I baptized the first, that the second, and this is the first time I'm reading about it .... It's probably better to bother less, go with godfathers, book a table, and it’s good, to sit quietly.


This is porridge made from barley groats, cooked with beans or peas.
Mash a handful of boiled peas (beans), dilute with broth. Pour barley groats, add bacon, salt, cook for 20 minutes. Eat this porridge with vegetable oil, honey or sugar.

Peas - 400 g, meat broth - 200 ml, barley grits - 400 g, salted pork fat - 50 g, vegetable oil - 50 g.


This most common and unsophisticated ancient Lenten dish is a bowl of cold salted water with slices of bread and chopped onions floating in it. However, you can try this dish a little diversify.

Raw vegetables (they can be brought to a boil), leaves, roots, herbs, edible wild plants, as well as almost all types of dairy products - sour milk, fermented baked milk - are also added to tyuryu. Mayonnaise will do. Before serving, finely chop the onion, season with vegetable oil and put the croutons.

1 l water, 2 tbsp. spoons of small crackers from rye bread, 1 onion, salt, 1 tbsp. a spoonful of vegetable oil.


Boil cherries, wipe through a sieve. Pound flour, sour cream, sugar (honey), add to the cherry.

Cherries - 800 g, flour - 1 tbsp. spoon, sour cream - 2 tbsp. spoons, sugar (honey) - 1 tbsp. a spoon.


Cherry aspic

Crush the ripe cherries with their pits, add cinnamon, 2-3 crushed cloves, potato flour and rub through a sieve. Add sugar, red wine, lemon juice, dilute with cold boiled water, cool in the cold.

Cherries - 800 g, cinnamon - 0.5 g, cloves - 0.5 g, starch - 30 g, sugar - 200 g, dry red wine - 1-1.5 cups, lemon juice - 60-70 g , water - 200 ml.


Buckwheat porridge makes delicious cereal. In a large bowl, mix 4 cups of crumbly buckwheat porridge, 2 cups of cottage cheese rubbed through a sieve, 2 eggs, 50 g of softened butter, salt, sugar (to taste). The mass is laid out in a round shape, oiled and sprinkled with breadcrumbs, smeared on top with sour cream (1/2 cup) and baked at 180 degrees until golden brown.


These dishes were prepared traditionally on Christina. The rest you can cook whatever you like;-)


THANK YOU SO MUCH! I will definitely make a table! and as for "reserving a table" - it's not convenient for us! we will gather 8 (!) Children of different ages, where with such a kindergarten ?! (fr)

It just so happened that we used to celebrate every important event in life with a feast. An event such as the christening of a child is no exception. Unfortunately, over time, the meaning and meaning of many rituals is lost, and yet one wants to observe at least the appearance of traditions. Hence the many questions on the topic, what should be the festive table after the Sacrament of Baptism, what is prepared for the baptism of a child from food?

Now, as in the old days, there are no too strict requirements for such a feast. However, it is desirable that a couple of mandatory dishes are still present.

Food for a child's baptism: Babkin's porridge

In the old days, this porridge was prepared by a midwife who helped with the birth of a baby. Hence the name of the traditional dish. Such porridge is boiled in milk, honey and butter, eggs and cream are added to it. The finished dish can be decorated by laying hard-boiled egg halves on top. In Rus', most often Babkin's porridge was buckwheat or wheat. However, in the modern world, no one forbids the use of rice and other cereals.

Baptism food: Grandma's pies

Grandmother's pies are another traditional treat that was prepared for christening. Strictly speaking, these are not really pies. In former times, this name was used to hide pastries from rich yeast dough prepared according to a special recipe. The filling in such pies, as a rule, was not put, but they gave the most diverse form: birds, hearts, buns, pretzels. To do something similar for a modern hostess is not difficult. If you don’t want to mess around, then you can get by with purchased confectionery.

Other meals and snacks prepared for a child's baptism

Poultry was usually served as the main course for christening. At the same time, if a girl was baptized, then a chicken was baked, and if a boy, a cockerel. Now such subtleties are unlikely to be observed by anyone. It's too difficult to determine the gender of a chicken bought in a supermarket. So parents of boys can be advised to cook a goose, and duck or chicken are perfect for a girl's christening.

The presence of a wide variety of meat snacks and salads from food at the christening of a child is not forbidden. It is desirable to have nuts on the table in a variety of ways. Firstly, it is tasty, and secondly, it is useful for a nursing mother.

Returning to traditions, it is worth recalling that children must be present at the table. After all, christening is a children's holiday. If there are no kids among the invited guests, then you can simply treat the neighbor's kids with some goodies. In the end, it is with them that a newly baptized baby will someday communicate.

How to set the table for a child's christening step by step menu with photo

It is believed that the baptism of a child helps to protect the newborn from all evil, as well as take care of his health. In Orthodoxy, when a baby appears in a family, the question of how the child is baptized, rules and signs is raised.

After baptism, many people take off the cross so that the baby does not pull it, and the rope does not rub the delicate skin. Put on already at a conscious age.

Features of the process of baptism of a newborn, as well as folk signs that have been preserved in the memory of many generations, will be considered in our article. How is a child baptized?
To begin with, let's find out in more detail how a child is baptized in a church. This rite is recognized by Orthodoxy if it is performed by Armenians, Calvinists, Catholics, as well as in the Anglican or Lutheran Church.

Rules for the baptism of a child in the church

Any occupation or business implies certain rules, the observance of which is necessary for all participants. Similarly, all rituals and traditions have their own canons.

Basic rules for baptizing a child in the Orthodox Church:

  • The sacrament is performed in the temple, although there may be exceptions. For example, if the baby is under the supervision of doctors, and it is not possible to take him to the temple.
  • The sacrament is performed by a priest within an hour on the 40th day from birth, since both the baby and the mother will be able to physically endure the rite.
  • First, the priest reads prohibition prayers protecting the baby from all evil.
  • Since the baby is not yet talking, godparents instead of him must renounce Satan three times, and also voice the desire to be reunited with Jesus Christ.
  • The priest also reads the “Symbol of Faith” prayer three times.
  • Next, water and oil, that is, oil, are consecrated.
  • Traditionally, the baby is dipped into the font three times.

a) dipping in a font; b) chrismation

  • The name given to the baby in the church is not disclosed, because it has a protective function and is a kind of talisman - a talisman.
  • After that, the baby is wrapped in kryzhma, that is, a diaper special for this ceremony, so as not to catch a cold. But it is better not to remove the water from the face.
  • The next step is chrismation, when the priest anoints the child with oil.
  • Next, the Gospel and the Apostle are read, then the priest cuts off a small amount of the baby's hair.
  • After putting a cross around the neck, the baby becomes a Christian.
  • In the process of baptism, babies are not only dipped, but also splashed, which is also allowed.
  • Any person can be baptized only once, just like being born into the world.

According to one belief, if a baby cries very loudly during baptism, then the evil spirits leave the child alone. The very rite of baptism of a child in Orthodoxy, the rules of which we examined, is the most important step for parents, as well as relatives, therefore, on such a day, they all come together to celebrate this event.

Proper christening

The rite of baptism symbolizes a person's accession to God, his renunciation of the forces of evil and the transfer of the soul under holy protection. Of course, you need to do everything right! There are not so many strict rules, if they are not followed, no christening will take place. But individual subtleties - more than enough!

Church rules

The priest will explain everything, but it is better to be informed in advance.

For a girl's christening, you will definitely need:

  1. godparents;
  2. ready-made name;
  3. cross;
  4. christening gown and cape.

Everything is the same as for a boy (but the name, of course, is a girl's). Even christening clothes for boys and girls do not differ much: a white dress or a shirt with a minimum of jewelry.

  • Godparents must be of age, capable, not married to each other, of the same denomination as the future goddaughter (Orthodox in case of baptism into the Orthodox faith), people of strong moral principles.
  • The name of the girl is chosen according to the holy calendar. Preference should be given to the saint who impressed with her deeds and virtues. The priest will have his recommendations, and it's good luck not to argue with him about the name.
  • It is better to choose a silver cross for a girl. Necessarily new and consecrated. Those that are sold in the church shop are already illuminated, the store ones will be consecrated immediately before baptism.
  • Kryzhma - a special diaper, in which the baby is wrapped after the font. As a rule, the godmother acquires it along with the dress. Special christening sets with kryzhma and clothes are on sale.

For a girl's christening, special attention should be paid to the choice of a godmother. She will serve as an example and spiritual mentor, support for the goddaughter.

Optional moments and rituals

Ask your parents how they baptized you? Are there any family traditions?

In addition:

  1. It's good if the godmother prepares the cross, and the godfather prepares the cross.
  2. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible for a pregnant woman to be a godmother, but it is difficult: she will have to stand in church for a long time and hold the child in her arms.
  3. Baptismal water on the girl's face should dry by itself – for good luck .
  4. Let the baptismal dress be new, not inherited from the sister. The same clothes allegedly strengthen the relationship between children, but also promise illness to one child if another gets sick.
  5. It is believed that a godmother should not have a girl as the first godmother - otherwise failures will come in her personal life . Someone adheres to this rule, someone does not, the consequences do not come at once.

Christening of a girl: rules and signs

Let's take a closer look at the christening of a girl - rules and signs:

  1. You need to arrive in advance, and when they call you to the church, the godfather brings the baby.
  2. Anointing with oil and dipping into the font takes place.
  3. They put on a cross and bring it to the icon of the Mother of God.
  4. During the ritual, the godmother says the prayers “Our Father” and “The Symbol of Faith”.
  5. After dipping into the font, the baby is covered with a blanket, and the mother calms the child.
  6. The godfather gives a silver cross, but the godmother has to take care of the crown and the baptismal set.

a) kryzhma; b) baptismal set

Everything that is needed for the baptism of a girl's child is thought out and prepared in advance: a cross, a white diaper, a dress for baptism. The godfather pays for the entire ceremony. When choosing a cross, you need to take into account that the girl does not prick its ends, so choose rounded ones. A cross or the girl's date of birth can be embroidered on the roof. It is also worth stocking up on a hat, dress and booties.

There is a saying that kryzhma is not washed during the year. During the illness of the baby, it can be used to cover the baby for his speedy recovery.

You can give a girl a chain for a cross, books, a photo album, as well as various toys and hygiene products. Icons of the Mother of God, Matrona, Nicholas the Wonderworker, embroidered with a cross or beads, will become symbolic.

Remember that choosing godparents for your child is a responsible task. It is impossible to change them, even if the person does not suit you over time. An important goal of the godparents is to introduce their godson to the church, talk on a moral topic and go to the temple together.

Christening clothes for a girl

After mom and dad have decided who they want to take as godparents for their baby, the main preparations for the solemn event begin. Most often, the duties of the godfather include the purchase of a cross, and the clothes for the baptism of the girl are bought by the godmother. The cross must be made of silver or wood.

There is an opinion that silver is able to protect from the evil eye, while gold, on the contrary, attracts evil spirits. In most cases, when choosing a material for a cross, the godfather proceeds from his financial situation.

Christening clothes for girls must be new. In the old days, it was customary for the godmother to sew the christening outfit. Now you can buy clothes for baptism not only in any children's store, but also in the church itself. The main thing in this matter is how much the godmother is ready to part with, because the more magnificent and embroidered the outfit, the more expensive it is.

A christening outfit for a girl should include the following items:

  • White dress.
  • Cap or scarf.
  • Kryzhma, where a girl from the font is taken.

An important point when buying a baptismal set is the choice of a white robe, as the white color symbolizes sinlessness and purity. Also, the predominance of other colors, for example, pink, and small embroideries and drawings, is allowed in the attire.

After the completion of the rite, the parents must take the coat and dress, dry them at home, and then put them away in the far corner of the closet. According to tradition, in clothes for baptism they accept a person into the Christian faith and see him off on his last journey. Washing the christening outfit is prohibited.

What is needed for the baptism of a boy's child?

Traditionally, the child's parents are not in the church, so all duties are assigned to the godparents. You can be a mother, but only after long conversations, fasting, following certain rules. The godmother carries the baby into the church, covered with a white cloth. The priest and godparents repeat prayers. Then it is turned to the west, smeared with oil, dipped into the font and carried around it. The sacrament is completed by the priest himself at the altar with a child in his arms.

It is important to know what is needed for the baptism of a child-boy so that the sacrament takes place at the highest level and is properly organized:

  • You will need a robe, a baptismal shirt and a white blanket.
  • A non-pregnant adult woman without mental illness should be chosen as a godmother.
  • The godmother buys a silk scarf for the priest.
  • The godfather is responsible for the financial side of the issue, for gifts. He must also be of age and of high morals without a criminal record. Also, the godfather should not be married to the godmother.

What you need to know about the baptism of a girl

Baptism is one of the most important rituals in the life of every person. Therefore, many parents approach this celebration responsibly.

An infant can be baptized on the 8th day after birth. But most often the rite is postponed to a later date. This is due to the fact that in most churches, mothers are forbidden to enter the church until they run out of menstrual flow. The christening of girls is similar to the sacrament of the rite of boys, but with one difference - the clergyman does not bring the girls to the altar.

It is generally accepted that only a person of the same sex as his godson can be a godfather. In some churches, this rule is not followed, believing that only a responsible person can take on the important role of a godparent, and what gender he will no longer matter. But still, it is better when the girl has two godparents, the main thing is that they adhere to the same faith as the goddaughter, since according to Christian laws, a non-Christian cannot be the godfather of an Orthodox person.

It is best to take as godparents close relatives or friends with whom the baby's parents keep in touch. It is also desirable that these people live close to their goddaughter, so that they can see her at any time.

Some believe that a married woman cannot be a girl's godmother, since the goddaughter will be able to take over the fate of her godmother. There is no evidence for this belief.

Therefore, absolutely any woman can be taken as godmother, regardless of her financial and social status. The only condition is that she must be a believer and understand what responsibility is placed on her during the ceremony.

Festive table for the christening of a child

When the rite of christening a child is completed, you always want to celebrate this event with pleasure. To do this, you need to know some secrets, as well as traditions and signs.

We will tell you how to prepare for the baptism of a child and think over all organizational issues.

How to set the table for a child's christening?

Initially, we note that the organization of the feast is carried out by the parents of the baby, and godparents and relatives help. If there is a desire to celebrate the ceremony according to ancient traditions, then it is worth remembering how our grandparents did it.

For the christening of a child, dishes with such names as "Babkin's pies", "Babkin's porridge", "Babkin's cheesecake" are suitable. This is due to the tradition of calling the midwife who helped the mother give birth.

So the midwife brought this porridge with her, and they called it kutya. Porridge was seasoned with butter, eggs, honey, cream, milk was added. Decorated with halved eggs. There was a tradition in ancient times when porridge had to be ransomed.

A rooster was baked in baptismal porridge, if a boy was born, and if a girl, then a chicken was cooked. Yeast cakes in the form of hearts, flowers, pretzels, horns, ears, birds, and buns were very popular.

Any feast is not complete without signs and gifts to each other. The mother of a baptized child was given walnuts so that her milk would be nutritious and tasty. But older children received nuts, peas or legumes. As you know, guys with such gifts became good speakers. Our ancestors believed that if children were given various gifts, then fate would be favorable to them.

Menu for a child's christening

Naturally, in addition to preparing traditional dishes, one should take into account the tastes and wishes of the invited guests. So, young people will prefer salads, various desserts, and it doesn’t hurt to cook an original cake for the holiday.

You can choose several options for dishes and discuss them with godparents, relatives. For example, you can prepare a vitamin salad, a children's snack, cutlets with mashed potatoes, fruit jelly cake.

The following menu would also be a good option: salad with chicken, stuffed vegetables, baked potatoes with cheese, fish in tomato sauce, cottage cheese cake with berries.

Each family can choose what is better and more appetizing, because the main condition is a wonderful friendly atmosphere, and not a certain delicacy.

Try to make several dishes on the table so that each guest picks up something to their taste.

Of course, the holiday will not become truly memorable and bright if you do not take care of the cake. A real pie made with your own hands, or a custom-made cake with a fancy design, will equally please both young and adult guests on the festive table. The cake is also a gift from the godfather.

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Who buys a cross for a christening?

Ceremonies are always accompanied by folk beliefs and signs. So, people advise not to use red shades in the baby's clothes, and the kryzhma should be white.
In addition, the baby must be dressed in a cap during the christening process. And within 12 weeks, the cap is recommended to continue to be worn. And in order for the baby's life to be successful, during baptism they put water in a cup on the window.

Find out, for example, who buys a cross for a boy's christening. There is a tradition according to which the godmother buys the kryzhny godson, and the godfather presents the cross as a gift. It would be appropriate to give the child and his family a Bible, which in the future he will be able to read and join the spiritual life.

The christening of a baby is a big and important holiday for any religious family, so take the time and effort to prepare yourself for this important event.

In addition, many parents believe that their child will be less sick if he is christened, because he will have invisible protection.

Modern parents often film the ceremony on a video camera, use the services of photographers, thanks to which they will be able to show this event to their adult children in the future and once again plunge into the atmosphere of the sacrament.

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The Sacrament of Baptism is not just a beautiful Orthodox rite, but also a solemn and important event in the life of every person. Flickering candles, the fragrance of incense, splashes of holy water sparkling in the gilding of icons, silent prayer and the expectation of a miracle in the air. And indeed, baptism is a miracle, because in these moments a person (whether born a few days ago or having lived for more than a dozen years) is born a second time, from that moment he steps the cover of the hand of God and finds a guardian angel for life.

When choosing godparents for your child, remember that it is these people who will become the spiritual mentors of your blood, advisers and assistants to them in life. Therefore, treat the choice of the godfather and godmother with all scrupulousness and prudence.

Baptism is an important event that happens only once in a lifetime. Therefore, for a long time there has been a tradition to celebrate this significant event, gathering relatives and friends at a rich and satisfying table. And the name of this feast is christening.

In ancient times, the main figure at the christening was the midwife, because it was she who was revered and thanked for helping the woman in labor to ease the pain, and the baby to be born as quickly and painlessly as possible. Therefore, one of the obligatory treats at christening was the so-called "grandmother's pies" - small products made from sweet yeast dough (buns and bagels, flowers, horseshoes, ears, pretzels, etc.).

What to give for baptism

Many godparents don't know what to give their goddaughter after the rite. In this case, thematic things are the best gift. Godparents can purchase icons, a children's Bible in pictures, or other items containing Christian symbols. Another gift can be a silver spoon, which, as a rule, is given for the first tooth. On the spoon you can engrave the date of baptism, the name of the goddaughter.

Some godparents prefer to buy beautiful dresses as a gift, which the girl will be able to wear in a few months. Such a gift is considered practical, but it has little to do with the celebration itself.

After the ceremony, parents should invite relatives and godparents to their home to celebrate the baptism. Dishes for the celebration can be absolutely anything, but you still shouldn’t abuse alcohol.

Baptism is not only a rite through which every person born into the world must pass. Baptism gives people the opportunity to receive their personal guardian angel, who will look after them all their lives.

Also, thanks to baptism, it will be easier for a person to refrain from various temptations, and it will be more difficult for the devil to get his soul. Unfortunately, recently the rite of baptism is perceived more as a tribute to fashion, but not an opportunity to join the Christian faith.

What to prepare for the baptism of a child on the table?

The traditions of the Russian people in relation to the menu go back to ancient times, and modern people are invited to listen to them.

Every family wants their child to grow up strong, healthy and happy. In addition to the main dishes, you can cook ordinary, festive ones for the christening of a child.

Babin pies are small various figurines made from rich yeast dough. Among them are flowers, birds, horseshoes, the like. They are distributed mainly to kids, since the holiday is considered children's.

Father's porridge is prepared with horseradish, pepper, lots of salt. On a joking note, they treat, say: "The share of women in childbirth is a hundred times harder than eating a spoonful of porridge."

Babina porridge is a special preparation. 1-3 cereals are soaked in advance in milk. A lot of butter, cream is added to the finished product, it is decorated with eggs cut in halves on top.

You can bake a chicken here if a girl was born, a rooster if a boy. Porridge carries the meaning for the crumbs, so that life is oily, satisfying. Serve before the end of the holiday, breaking the pot on the edge of the table. First, the mother tries the product, then the rest of those present.

In addition to dishes that have come from ancient times, you can cook for a child's christening:

  • vegetable and meat salads;
  • pie with nuts, raisins, fish;
  • shaped biscuits;
  • cake with berries;
  • cupcakes;
  • cereals.

Any dishes chosen for the holiday are prepared with passion and love.

Festive table for the christening of a child with a photo

Boxes with multi-colored dragees are handed out to guests - children and adults - before going home, symbolizing a varied, sweet life for the baby. The custom came from European countries a little later than the main ones.

What to cook for a celebration in honor of the baptism of a child

After the baptism of a child in the church, his godparents, parents and other relatives arrange a festive feast. You should not invite many guests on this day - let it be only the closest people, because baptism is a special, church holiday.

What festive dishes can be served for a child's christening? We will talk about the traditions that have developed in Rus' and give recipes for such dishes.

What should be the menu for the baptism of a child?

A variety of salads and snacks, ceremonial porridge, pancakes, pies are served at the festive table for the christening of a child, and at the end of the holiday, you can offer guests an originally decorated cake.

Portions of meals should not be too large, because on this day it is not customary to leave food on plates so that the child does not have to “shed tears”.

In the old days, the menu for the baptism of a child necessarily included a ritual dish - kutya, which was prepared with the addition of milk, butter, eggs, honey and cream, or the so-called baptismal porridge - buckwheat or millet. Groats for such porridge were soaked in milk and also cooked in milk with the addition of cream.

Baptismal porridge, in which a chicken or a rooster was often baked, depending on whether the daughter or son was baptized that day, was served in a large pot, which was then carefully smashed against the corner of the table. The porridge left on the table was served to the mother of the child and the guests.

Buckwheat porridge with egg and mushrooms

For 4 servings you will need:

  • buckwheat 2 cups, spoons,
  • eggs 4 pcs.,
  • smoked brisket 4 slices,
  • onion 2 heads,
  • water 4 cups,
  • butter 4 tsp,
  • dill greens 4 tsp, finely chopped
  • ground black pepper and salt.
  1. Place brisket and onion cut into small cubes in ceramic pots, add mushrooms and grits, salt, pepper, pour in hot water.
  2. Cover the pots with lids, place in the oven and cook the porridge for 1 hour at 180°C.
  3. Crack an egg into each pot, add 1 teaspoon of oil and cook the porridge for another 5-10 minutes until the eggs are ready. Sprinkle with chopped herbs when serving.

Another traditional dish that is prepared for the christening of a child is pancakes. They can be served with different toppings.

Pancakes in a runs

For 3 servings you need to take:

  • wheat flour 160 g,
  • Egg 1 pc.,
  • cottage cheese 100 g,
  • yogurt 250 g,
  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp. spoon,
  • baking soda 1/4 teaspoon,
  • sugar 1 teaspoon.
  1. Mash the egg with the curd, add the rest of the dough ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. Bake pancakes in a frying pan greased with vegetable oil, serve with sour cream or jam.

It is believed that at the celebration of the christening of a child, it is better not to serve pork dishes for the festive table, but you can cook dishes from fish or poultry.

Duck with apples and prunes

For 4 servings you will need:

  • duck 1 pc. ,
  • apples 3-4 pcs.
  1. Peel and core apples, cut into slices. Cut prunes in half and mix with apples.
  2. Rub the duck inside and out with salt and pepper, stuff with prunes and apples, secure the belly with wooden skewers and place in a roasting pan.
  3. Roast the duck in the oven at 250°C until golden brown. Then add water or meat broth, reduce the heat to 170 ° C and simmer the duck for 1.5–2 hours, periodically pouring it with the resulting juice.
  4. Put the finished duck on a dish and pour over the broth formed during the stewing. Put apples with prunes next to it.

Also, the menu for the baptism of a child traditionally includes pastries - "grandmother's pies". Figures in the form of birds, hearts, flowers, pretzels, horns, rabbit ears, etc. were sculpted from rich yeast dough and baked. This dish for the baptism of a child can be prepared according to the following recipe.

Grandma's Pies

For 10 servings you will need:

  • wheat flour 1 kg,
  • egg 1 pc. 0033 sugar 115 g,
  • milk or water 250 ml,
  • pressed yeast 30 g,
  • raisins 60 g,
  • egg for brushing 1 pc. From the rest of the products, knead the yeast dough, put it in a warm place for fermentation. During the fermentation process, make 2-3 punches.
  • Shape the dough into a rope and cut it into pieces of about 50 g. Form the ropes from the pieces, tie them in a knot and shape them into birds. Stick raisins - eyes.
  • Slightly flatten the products, make cuts on one end of the knot with a knife - feathers. Place on a greased baking sheet and leave to rise in a warm place.
  • Brush with egg and bake at 230°C until done.
  • According to established traditions, many sweet dishes are prepared for the celebration of the christening of a child - so that his life in the future will be sweet.

    And, of course, it is impossible to imagine the menu of this festive feast without a cake. It can be decorated in an original way, decorating it with congratulatory inscriptions, placing figures of angels on top, etc.

    Honey cake

    For 8 servings, you need the following ingredients.

    For the dough:

    • wheat flour 480 g,
    • sugar 230 g,
    • eggs 4 pcs.,
    • honey 3-4 tbsp. spoons,
    • baking soda 1 tsp.

    For the cream:

    • thick sour cream 1 kg,
    • sugar 350 g,
    • chocolate 50 g. Add flour mixed with soda and quickly knead the dough.
    • Divide it into 10 parts, roll them into thin cakes, from which cut round cakes of the same diameter.
    • Bake the cakes on a greased baking sheet in the oven at 200-220°C until golden brown. Separately bake the trimmings from the cakes and grind into crumbs.
    • Whisk well-chilled sour cream with sugar into a thick fluffy foam. Lubricate the resulting cream cakes and stack on top of each other.
    • Spread cream on the top and sides of the cake, sprinkle with crumbs and grated chocolate, or decorate as you like (eg powdered sugar and chocolate). Before serving, keep the cake in the refrigerator for 6-7 hours so that it is properly soaked with cream.
    • According to tradition, alcohol is not served at the table at the celebration in honor of the christening of a child. In extreme cases, you can limit yourself to red wine. And it is better to offer non-alcoholic drinks, for example, dried fruit uzvar, kvass, fruit drink, coffee or tea.

      We hope that our recipes will help you create a suitable menu for the celebration of the baptism of a child, which your guests will certainly enjoy.

      Menu for a child's christening

      So, traditional dishes are ready, in the menu for a child's christening you can include recipes prepared for birthdays or a guardian angel.

      For the baby's christening celebration menu, family favorites are prepared using a design that matches the date. The recipes below are sure to please many.

      Red fish salad:

      • fish - 100 gr;
      • fresh cucumber - 2 pcs. ;
      • boiled egg - 3 pcs., 1 left to decorate the surface;
      • mayonnaise - 1 tbsp. l.;
      • spices, salt to taste.

      Grind all the ingredients, mix and place on a round dish. Sprinkle the yolk on top, distribute the yolk slices nicely.

      • fillet - 550 gr;
      • hard cheese - 100 gr;
      • sour cream - 60 gr;
      • garlic - 1-2 cloves;
      • potato starch - 40 gr;
      • ground pepper, salt.

      Pass the meat through a meat grinder, add chopped cheese, garlic. Mix, adding sour cream, gradually pouring starch. Put in the cold, let stand for 30 minutes.

      Put the meat mass into the oil heated in a frying pan with a spoon dipped in water. Fry until golden brown on both sides.

      Drinks. As a sweet drink, you can serve juice cocktails, garnished with a sprig of mint, or lemonade based on sparkling water with jam syrup. Here is the composition for 3 liters: syrup 200-250 gr., Water is added to the neck of the jar. Drinks stand until ready for 5-10 minutes. in a cool place.

      You can cook anything for a child's christening, focusing on children: buy nuts, sweets, and other sweets.

      Recipes for a child's christening

      Baptism is an important event that happens only once in a lifetime. For a long time, it has been celebrated in a wide circle of relatives and friends. One of the obligatory treats are "grandmother's" pies.

      In addition to baking, there must be porridge on the table. The rest of the dishes for the christening of the child are chosen by the parents arbitrarily. Guests sit down at the table after the baptism ceremony taking place in the temple.

      Salads. Salads for the christening of a child should be prepared directly on the same day. In this case, they will retain their delicate aroma, pleasant taste. Salad "Caprice" can be called hearty.

      Other dishes and snacks prepared for a child's baptism

      Birds were usually served as the main course for baptism. At the same time, if a girl was baptized, then a chicken was baked, and if a boy, a cockerel. Now such subtleties are unlikely to be observed by anyone. It's too difficult to determine the gender of a chicken bought in a supermarket. So parents of boys can be advised to cook a goose, and duck or chicken are perfect for a girl's christening.

      It is not forbidden to have a wide variety of meats and salads from the meal at the christening of a child. It is desirable to have nuts on the table in a variety of ways. Firstly, it is tasty, and secondly, it is useful for a nursing mother.

      Returning to traditions, it is worth recalling that children must be present at the table. After all, christening is a children's holiday. If there are no kids among the invited guests, then you can simply treat the neighbor's kids with some goodies. In the end, it is with them that a newly baptized baby will someday communicate.

      How to set the table for a child's christening?

      So this main sacrament happened in the life of a little man - he had baptized parents. This event was always celebrated with a feast, which earlier in Rus' was very symbolic - with traditional semantic dishes and mischievous fun.

      The table for the christening of a child is being decorated even now to celebrate the long-awaited event. Parents and grandparents prepare for it in advance in order to thank the guests for the gifts to the little angel. Now they still serve “midwife treats” to the table: “grandmother's” pies, cereals, cheesecakes. Each hostess has her own signature recipes, which she will delight guests with pleasure.

      How to decorate a table for a child's christening photo

      Since this wonderful event will be celebrated by adults, the festive table for a child's christening is being prepared for this category of eaters. Regardless of the format in which the celebration will take place (a buffet table in a cafe, a barbecue in nature or a walk on a grand scale), it is unlikely to do without alcohol.

      Although the event happened to a child, church wine on the table would be appropriate, and to it, respectively, snacks (salads, sandwiches) that should precede hot dishes (for example, steaks, steaks, chops with a side dish of potatoes). Vegetable and fruit cuts, cheeses, sausages, marinades, etc. - These are traditional additions to any table.

      The main menu will to some extent dictate the time of year, but the festive table should be hearty if the company has gathered a solid one (after all, they walk for the health of the child). In a close family circle, you can limit yourself to a light dessert buffet with tea drinking. Everything will depend on the preferences and financial capabilities of the parents.

      You can also create a festive table from ordinary dishes. If they are presented beautifully, showing imagination (decorating in a children's theme), this will make the christening more memorable.

      Decorating the house for christening with your own hands

      In addition to beautiful dishes on the table, you should also take care of serving by preparing original napkins and garlands. And the whole house should be decorated in the appropriate theme - balloons, flying angels, hearts and delicate flowers.

      Someone will go to buy such jewelry in the store, but they will look more original if they are made by hand. These accessories are not only worth decorating the house, but also preparing decorations that will be presented to guests who leave the home of a baptized baby.

      Next, with the help of master classes, we will make an angel and stars with our own hands. Homemade table decoration for a child's christening will give a special festive atmosphere.

      How to make an angel for christening? This is a fairly simple applique of pieces of fabric. It is better to use multi-colored felt, but the wings must be white. First, templates are prepared, according to which all the details are cut out separately.

      What does a godmother need to know?

      Becoming a godmother for a new little life is a real honor, and therefore the importance of the event itself should be clearly understood. After all, parents do not choose their godfather as spiritual mother to her baby.

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