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Baby’s christening party ideas

By ConderKaz - 29 September 2009 24

We’re looking at having our baby christened at the end of the year but we don’t know where to have the ‘after party’. We’ve got a lot of friends with small children and as this is our first child we don’t have any toys or play equipment at our home. We like the idea of having it at a party, like Kambah Adventure Park, Fadden Pines or Gordon Park but we’re worried about the weather. Does anyone know if it’s ok to put a marque up at any of these locations or is there an alternative venue that could be suitable?

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Baby’s christening party ideas
Woody Mann-Caruso 8:57 am 30 Sep 09

if you don’t believe in all that god stuff, that is your right. just have some respect for those who do.

Why? I don’t have to respect other kinds of outlandish fantasies. What’s so special about yours?

Of course, the anti-christening lobby here will explain how they raised their own children without passing on any of their own beliefs (or lack thereof).

Don’t need to. Our ‘beliefs’ are facts about the real world as opposed to, say, beliefs that gay people and rape victims should be beaten to death with rocks, or that a genie, his son and some ghost are watching our every move like Santa Claus and will damn us to burn in eternal flame if we think our neighbour doesn’t look half bad in those short shorts.

ConderKaz 8:56 am 30 Sep 09

Thanks for all the great suggestions 🙂

Kramer 8:37 am 30 Sep 09

If the weather is nasty then one of the indoor play centres like Kid City, or Kids Rampage is good. Can be a little pricy, but the kids will really tire themselves out while you just kick back.

peterh 1:34 am 30 Sep 09

Clown Killer said :

I’m a fan of Fadden Pines. Needs to be good weather though, but otherwise it’s pretty much got what the little folk are after.

if the weather is forecast to be nasty, perhaps have a look at mpowerdome, the little kids can play soccer on one of the courts, it is undercover, and the prices are reasonable.

whoever is judging another person about religion, my children are all christened. they don’t go to church, I am not going to force them to do something they know nothing about, and if anyone goes, it will be me, the registry office christian. (births, deaths and marriages)

if you don’t believe in all that god stuff, that is your right. just have some respect for those who do. we aren’t all missionaries. 😉

me70 10:42 pm 29 Sep 09

I’m Northside so prob not much help..but I have found it much easier to have these things where you have a fenced in play area..NOT near water or roads (or mums spend the whole day chasing littlies)..with your own (clean!)toilet & kitchen facilities.I’m sure there is a local playgroup hall that would be perfect & they’re usually quite cheap for the convenience! We had someone come play games & face paint for the toddlers up when we christened our last..& yes, we did force our religious views on our children..same as we force our choice of language..school..clothing choices & so on & so on… :)))))

Clown Killer 6:37 pm 29 Sep 09

I’m a fan of Fadden Pines. Needs to be good weather though, but otherwise it’s pretty much got what the little folk are after.

Whatsup 5:06 pm 29 Sep 09

Jim Jones said :

Whatsup said :

justbands said :

The sooner we put a stop to the forced indoctrination of children into the particular religious slant of their parents the better I say.

Who gave parents the right to introduce any ideas to their own children that you do not agree with ? It’s illegal in some countries you know.

By that logic, it’s completely acceptable for parents to keep their children locked in a cellar and told lies about the outside world. It’s their children, why should anybody be allowed to criticise them?

I don’t think Christening a child is in the same league as locking a child in a cellar and telling them lies about the outside world, but that is my opinion.

In some countries religion is illegal in any form other than a particular one chosen by the ruling government. I would not want to see Australia were to pass laws that prevent parents from passing on their beliefs if they are not of a certain approved “slant”. The Government tried to make the aboriginals “more white” by banning them from observing their traditions, customs and culture at all. Are Muslims, Christians and Buddists etc going to be made to be more “Australian” ? Who defines what an Australian should be ?

Igglepiggle 4:56 pm 29 Sep 09

Fadden is great for kids of a variety of ages, plus has ample parking, toilet block and a fair run to get to the road. At the whims of the weather though…

housebound 4:50 pm 29 Sep 09

The hide of some people, daring to ask for advice for a christening party, of all things. How subversive, how bigoted. Daring to pass on their own views to their children. Imagine that.

Of course, the anti-christening lobby here will explain how they raised their own children without passing on any of their own beliefs (or lack thereof).

I am so happy we live in such a tolerant society.

Jim Jones 4:34 pm 29 Sep 09

Whatsup said :

justbands said :

The sooner we put a stop to the forced indoctrination of children into the particular religious slant of their parents the better I say.

Who gave parents the right to introduce any ideas to their own children that you do not agree with ? It’s illegal in some countries you know.

By that logic, it’s completely acceptable for parents to keep their children locked in a cellar and told lies about the outside world. It’s their children, why should anybody be allowed to criticise them?

Whatsup 4:23 pm 29 Sep 09

justbands said :

The sooner we put a stop to the forced indoctrination of children into the particular religious slant of their parents the better I say.

Who gave parents the right to introduce any ideas to their own children that you do not agree with ? It’s illegal in some countries you know.

emd 3:25 pm 29 Sep 09

Weston Park in Yarralumla has a covered area with BBQs near the kiosk and mini railway. Great for kids parties.
You could also hire Thiess Cottage through Kambah Playgroup Association. Full kitchen, plenty of room for indoor and outdoor play, easy location to get to.

ConderKaz 1:42 pm 29 Sep 09

Thanks, the Cotter is a lovely idea 🙂

justbands 1:38 pm 29 Sep 09

The sooner we put a stop to the forced indoctrination of children into the particular religious slant of their parents the better I say. Having said that….the Cotter is lovely, good facilities….playground, open grass, bbq’s…& some decent cover should the weather be nasty.

RatsNest 1:26 pm 29 Sep 09

any park with a covered area would be fine. just ask your friends with kids to bring one toy or gameset that can be shared/played with by all kids who are there. if the weather does turn bad make sure to have some simple activities like a colouring competition to keep them busy

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