Communions are a wonderful occasion to bring all your friends and family together and celebrate!
It’s also the perfect opportunity to book party entertainment for the kid’s (and perhaps the parents too!).
However, booking communion party entertainment can be stressful, and overwhelming. But, there’s no need to worry! We’ve organised hundreds of events, so we know a thing or two about making the party spectacular…
In this blog post, we’re going to share some of our insider secrets and tips so the day can run as smoothly as possible!
Start by planning the basics.
However, here is a quick recap.
1. Get The Guest List Ready
Every good event has a detailed guest list written weeks in advance. You want to make sure you have everyone important invited. So, it’s good to double check your address book!
Normally, your child’s school will inform you of the date and time. The most common time of year for communion is June or May, which is perfect for throwing a big summer celebration!
Once you know the time and date of the event you can start sending the invites to your guest. You can either buy some gorgeous ones online, or make your own. A handmade invitation is always a nice little touch for any event.
Now, onto the venue…
2. Pick The Perfect Venue
Picking a venue for your child’s first communion tends to be the most difficult part of the planning process…
As communions are for everyone, and normally happen at the same time of the year, it means that venues get booked up very fast!
However, a great way to negate the disaster of not having a venue, you could team up with a friend and throw a party for your children together.
Sounds like a good solution, right?
But, in times of the pandemic there might be a few guests that don’t want to meet up in close spaces, which is completely understandable…
Event planning, and event attending, can be a big source of anxiety for people nowadays. So, the best solution might be to hold the party at your house!
That way, you can tell guests to wear masks, social distance, or prepare the garden for outdoor seating. At the end of the day, it’s about making people feel comfortable.
After getting the invites organised, and picking the venue, there’s one very crucial part of the day to plan…FOOD!
3. Book A Delicious Meal
There’s never been a great party in history with some wonderful food, right?
After a long ceremony in the church, your guests will be hungry for some food. It’s good to have a variety on offer for guests who might have certain allergies, or preferences.
And, don’t forget to prepare bibs for the children! You don’t want their beautiful suit or dress to get ruined by a tomato stain…
If you do decide to host the party at your house, you can decorate the place for the occasion!
Since it’s a communion, you can buy some religious themed decorations. You can find some ideas here.
If you need something quick, you can never go wrong with some helium balloons. They always look great, and the kids love them!
Communion party entertainment ideas
Once you’ve planned the essentials, it’s time to book the communion party entertainment. It brings people together, and it avoids those awkward moments when people are hanging around not knowing what to do with themselves…
Our job is to provide the highest quality entertainment for our clients, and we would love to help you out.
The secret here, is to start planning things as soon as possible! Calendars fill up quickly. Making a booking 6 months in advance is not too early!
Why not sprinkle a little magic into the day?
Magicians are ideal for a kids event like a first communion.
Plus, it takes the pressure off of you for a moment so you can put your feet up knowing that the kids are covered.
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a magician directly through the PartyWizz platform.
2. Face Painters
After a whole day of wearing a fancy outfit, we’re sure you child will be ready to take it off and play.
Why not treat them to a fun face paint after their communion?
It adds some colour and fun to the event!
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a face painter directly through the PartyWizz platform.
To remember the day for years to come and to give your guests something special to take away with them, you can book a photobooth.
Everyone always looks so beautiful on the day of a communion, so it’s a great time to take some photos so you can all remember it. It’s not every day your little one has their first communion!
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a Photo Booth directly through the PartyWizz platform.
Another great entertainment option for an evening party is to hire a karaoke entertainer.
All of the guests can join in and it’s a fabulous way to make special memories!
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a karaoke party directly through the PartyWizz platform.
5. Bouncy Castle
However, if you’re hosting the party during the day then you can book a bouncy castle. Every kid loves a bouncy castle and it will be SO much fun for your child!
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a bouncy castle directly through the PartyWizz platform.
6. DJs / Disco party
If you’re in the mood for some dancing, then check out our disco entertainers!
They are guaranteed to make everyone have a great time.
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a disco party directly through the PartyWizz website.
7. Party packages
Kid’s party packages are a series of fun activities that are planned (and performed) by entertainers. These packages are often themed. To learn more, check out our article on what is a kid’s party package.
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a party package directly through the PartyWizz website.
Why not book a singer for the communion party entertainment? It’s a great solution if you want to entertain kid’s and adults alike.
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a singer directly through the PartyWizz platform.
9. Balloon modellers
Just as popular as face painters are balloon modellers.
There is something truly unforgettable and unique for kids when they see their dream balloon creation coming to life.
If you’re based in Ireland, you can hire a balloon modeller directly through the PartyWizz platform
Slapstick comedy is universal which is why clowns always go down a storm with younger kids.
You can book 40 min+ shows to entertain the kids and have them howling with laughter.
If you’re based in Ireland, you can hire a clown directly through the PartyWizz platform
Don’t forget the pictures!
The other important part of the day is making sure you take lots of photos. Even if you hire a photobooth for the day, it’s also good to take candid photos of the whole event.
For instance, you can get family members to take photos of your child in church, before pictures while they’re getting ready, and family photos at the party.
Taking photos is a lovely way to remember each and every moment of the day, so double check you have a camera, or your phone in a safe place!
If you’re based in Ireland, you can book a photographer directly through the PartyWizz website.
That’s a wrap
Apart from all the preparations, relax and enjoy the celebration. It’s a momentous day when your child has their first communion, and you should cherish it. Have a good time planning and an even better time on the day of the event!
PartyWizz helps parents and party organisers easily book entertainment and key elements of a party online.
If you’re based in Ireland and you’re interested in hiring a kid’s entertainer you can place the booking directly through PartyWizz.