Saturday, January 4, 2014

I Like to Look for Rainbows {LDS Baptism}

This little snarky kid got baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today.  He's the middle child... of 3 boys... this kid gives me a run for my money.  And I love him to death.  I am so proud of him for making the decision to be baptized.
 Our primary has been singing the song "When I am Baptized" for the last few years.  It is my children's favorite song.  The lyrics to the first verse of the song are in my free printable below.  It talks about looking for rainbows after the rain and the concept of being clean again.  I love the idea of a rainbow party and didn't think I'd ever be able to do one because I have 3 boys.  But this boy loves color (he has bright purple shoes)(and had a neon birthday party) so he loved the idea of a rainbow themed baptism luncheon... and yes, my boys love my themed parties.
Here is his invitation. I created it in Photoshop Elements.  And I made it colorful.
The invitation said the baptism luncheon would be at our home.  I realized there would be around 40 people and decided that was too many for my little home. So we decided to have it in the primary room of our church.  
I set up the tables with white table cloths with a 36" square of a color fabric in the middle.  in the middle of the fabric was a piece of scrapbook paper with rainbows printed on it.  
For centerpieces I used glass jars and vases that I had around my house.  I added ribbon, washi tape and baker's twine to embellish the jars.  I would have liked real flowers, but I couldn't find any of the right colors at Costco and I didn't want to spend a fortune.   I had a table for each color of the rainbow.    
To decorate the serving table I hung streamers in rainbow order over the chalk board.  I hung one tissue paper "cloud" with raindrops. I would have liked to have more of those, but there really wasn't any where to hang them. 
 I also laid streamers along the middle of the table.
 I got super cute colorful polka dot napkins at Walmart and forks in every color.
 I found this huge cylinder glass bowl at our local Deseret Industries for $2.    I just had to use it!  I layered fruit in rainbow order...  I love that I was excited about my cheap $2 bowl, but spent almost $30 filling the bowl with fruit.
 And you gotta love my leaning rainbow cake...

 Off to the side, I had a table with some printables.   
The small printable is a free download that you can customize in Photoshop from Oopsey Daisy.  I customized it and also changed the colors to be rainbow.
The middle printable is a free printable from LDS Printables.  I LOVE it... I love the way it looks.  But I also wanted a poster with the full lyrics to the song.
The large printable was made by yours truly:)    If you would like to download it, you can get it here.

18 comments:

  1. amazing! I may have to use this when Sophie gets baptized later this year. It would be aweome for a YW value night, too.

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  2. I just cam to your site and you ad in the corner for some game is very pornographic. Just thought you should know.

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    1. I'm sorry. That's terrible. I've never seen any inappropriate ads on my site. Hope it never happens again.

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  3. Love it! Thanks for sharing for free! You do really great work!

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  4. Hi Anisa! I love how you customized Oopsey Daisy's printable in photoshop. I am doing the same rainbow theme for my daughter's baptism this Saturday. :) Any chance you could email yours so that I could edit it to change the name & date for my daughter? I'm not so great Photoshop. :/
    My email is: jenn_seiter@yahoo.com

    Thanks a bunch!
    Jennifer

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  5. Just wanted to let you know I LOVE how creative you are. I found your printables on pinterest. I gave you a shout out of my own on my blog post. Check it out! http://amominneedofadvice.blogspot.com/2014/05/pinterest.html

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  6. I love the baptism day customizable print from Oopsey Daisy, but I don't have Photoshop to change the colors. Can you send me yours or put a link to download it? My email is tharmon02@yahoo.com I love the theme by the way. I'm using it for my son who turns 8 this month. I can't believe he's getting baptized!

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  7. I love the rainbow theme and I'm using it for my daughter who turns 8 this month. I don't have Photoshop, but I love the baptism day customizable print from Oopsey Daisy. Can you send me yours or send a link to download it? My email is kimmyhansen@gmail.com. THANKS!!!

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  8. Hi! I love all you did for this baptism! I am doing the rainbow theme as well next week and I have the same problem as the other comments, no photoshop :( Would you be able to send me yours or the link please? My email is bshipley16@hotmail.com Thank you so much!!

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  9. I love this! I am using the rainbow theme at my daughters baptism next weekend. If there is anyway for you to send this to me so I can change the name and date I sure would appreciate it. tricialovato@yahoo.com

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  10. Thank you for pinning this! I love the images and ideas!

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  11. What else did you do for food? I am thinking rainbow rice krispy treats and we always have rainbow bread for his birthday (rainbows are his fav). But other ideas for main dish foods? And not those rainbow colored noodles, my kids will not touch them. Thanks

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  12. I have the same problem as others...no photoshop. Would you mind emailing me your customizable print in the rainbow colors? jsedgwick@me.com. Thank you! I'm totally copying your ideas!

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  13. So fun! I am using so many of your ideas! Thanks

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  14. I love your ideas and also don't have photoshop...any way you can send me a copy that I can use in word? I like the pink girl collage of words that includes the baptismal day.
    Thanks, Jessica B (jessielou2000@yahoo.com)

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  15. I love this! Do you by chance have the second verse as well??? Or can you email me a file I can change a little? kt7bug@gmail.com

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  16. I LOVE your large printable, but it says it is not there anymore. Do you have it somewhere else? Even for sale??

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  17. I want your printable that I can print in an 8x10 but it says file isn't there.
    I'd also love the one you did in Photoshop I could change name & date in too.
    CLBos1@juno.com

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