Creating memories through ceremony and celebration.

Celebrations

 

As an experienced Celebrant I’m privileged to conduct many other celebrations.  While there are no legal obligations involved, they are such fun and I love getting caught up in all the planning and story telling. I can be an MC for a family occasion or almost any other celebration. Perhaps you belong to a community service club and need an MC for your changeover dinner or anniversary celebration. Whatever the occasion it can be as relaxed or formal as you wish.

Here are just some ideas to get you started.

Gender Reveals

This new player on the block is gathering momentum here in Australia and is driven by advances in medical technology that allow parents to know for sure their babies gender before the birth date.

Let’s collaborate on ideas to surprise family and friends with a gender reveal.

It’s also a great way to announce expected multiple births or for young siblings to learn if they are getting a little brother or sister.

Baby Namings

With a more secular society these days, many parents are wanting the arrival of their new bub to be formally welcomed and named outside the religious norms.

There’s no legal requirements to do so as baby’s name has already been registered at the time of birth with Birth, Deaths and Marriages but it is a fun way to introduce your little one into his/her new community.

Significant Birthdays

Reaching a significant birthday is something we all hope to be blessed with whether it has a zero on the end or not.

Twenty firsts and eighteenths are still popular in Australian culture but those birthdays with a zero on the end can either fill us with dread or a desire to party.

Perhaps just arriving at your next birthday after some rigorous medical treatment with a feeling of gratitude is worth celebrating. 

Anniversaries

Who doesn’t love seeing couples who have walked through life’s challenges and experiences reaching a significant anniversary and still madly in love.

Perhaps it’s a formal affair orchestrated by grown up kids as a nod of gratitude to their parents or a relaxed affair celebrating family togetherness.

Including renewal of vows can add a nice touch and getting the original wedding party back for a repeat performance even if the original attire is fitting more snugly these days adds to the excitement.

Adoptions

I have a personal interest in creating adoption celebrations as my family have welcomed two of my grandsons through the Overseas Adoption Program.

They bring us such joy and wonder as they explore their new home.

An adoption celebration can be in addition to a christening/baptism through your choice of faith and is a great way to introduce your newest member of the family to your wider family and community circle. 

Citizenship

Just received Australian Citizenship? Congratulations and welcome to Australia. We are honoured to have you join us.

The legal requirements have been undertaken and hopefully there has been a formal recognition of your citizenship through your community council.

Welcoming and celebrating a new citizen is a wonderful way of introducing them to the wider community. You’re just limited by your imagination on this one and including cultural traditions is a great way towards inclusion and acceptance. Sharing food, stories and experiences help our new citizens to integrate into their new community.

Whatever the occasion, whatever the vision, let’s create memories through ceremony and celebration.

Gender Reveals

This new player on the block is gathering momentum here in Australia and is driven by advances in medical technology that allow parents to know for sure their babies gender before the birth date.

Let’s collaborate on ideas to surprise family and friends with a gender reveal.

It’s also a great way to announce expected multiple births or for young siblings to learn if they are getting a little brother or sister.

Baby Namings

With a more secular society these days, many parents are wanting the arrival of their new bub to be formally welcomed and named outside the religious norms.

There’s no legal requirements to do so as baby’s name has already been registered at the time of birth with Birth, Deaths and Marriages but it is a fun way to introduce your little one into his/her new community.

Significant Birthdays

Reaching a significant birthday is something we all hope to be blessed with whether it has a zero on the end or not.

Twenty firsts and eighteenths are still popular in Australian culture but those birthdays with a zero on the end can either fill us with dread or a desire to party.

Perhaps just arriving at your next birthday after some rigorous medical treatment with a feeling of gratitude is worth celebrating. 

Anniversaries

Who doesn’t love seeing couples who have walked through life’s challenges and experiences reaching a significant anniversary and still madly in love.

Perhaps it’s a formal affair orchestrated by grown up kids as a nod of gratitude to their parents or a relaxed affair celebrating family togetherness.

Including renewal of vows can add a nice touch and getting the original wedding party back for a repeat performance even if the original attire is fitting more snugly these days adds to the excitement.

Adoptions

I have a personal interest in creating adoption celebrations as my family have welcomed two of my grandsons through the Overseas Adoption Program.

They bring us such joy and wonder as they explore their new home.

An adoption celebration can be in addition to a christening/baptism through your choice of faith and is a great way to introduce your newest member of the family to your wider family and community circle. 

Citizenship

Just received Australian Citizenship? Congratulations and welcome to Australia. We are honoured to have you join us.

The legal requirements have been undertaken and hopefully there has been a formal recognition of your citizenship through your community council.

Welcoming and celebrating a new citizen is a wonderful way of introducing them to the wider community. You’re just limited by your imagination on this one and including cultural traditions is a great way towards inclusion and acceptance. Sharing food, stories and experiences help our new citizens to integrate into their new community.

Whatever the occasion, whatever the vision, let’s create memories through ceremony and celebration.