little girl at her first communion wearing a pearl rosary and matching necklace.

Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Communion Celebration for Your Daughter

Planning a memorable First Holy Communion party for your daughter? This ultimate guide is your go-to before you begin!

Girl on her communion day.

First Communion is one of the most celebrated coming-of-age experiences across multiple Christian denominations. Not only is this a precious and emotional religious ceremony for many, but it also presents a beautiful opportunity for those in the child’s life. When participating in First Communion, Godparents gifts are a lovely way to show the little girl in your life how much you cherish her. 

To help express your love on that special day, Little Girls Pearls offers not only the best selection of Communion-focused jewelry, but we also provide you with a helpful set of tips to fill her Holy Communion celebration with joy and love and wonderful memories.

This planning guide covers essential planning expectations, sweet ideas for a gift for her first Holy Communion, and ceremonial gestures you may want to know to make this very important moment special.

Tips For Planning

Ensure everything is in order and running smoothly. One of the first things to keep in mind is your child's relationship with her faith. Build up the special day with small - but precious - moments to help her embrace expressions of her faith. 

As you’re planning the celebration for this time-honored tradition, here are a few questions to help you prepare:

  • Where do you want to have your celebration?
  • Does your little girl have a special spot they want the party held?
  • How big would you like the celebration to be?
  • Does your little one want the invitations to be sweet and charming or elegant and refined?
  • What gifts do you have in mind?
  • Do you think your child is prepared spiritually?

This rite of passage only occurs once and becomes a cherished memory for everyone involved, so try to plan your Communion party or event a month or two in advance to make sure things are exactly as your little girl dreams.

Types of Celebrations

Although First Communion is a time of love and reflection for a young girl, it is also a time of celebration. Friends and family show support as a new member of the community passes into one of the greatest moments of their life.

You may prefer celebrating at a unique location important to the little girl in your life who is receiving Communion for the first time. This helps to create lasting memories they will treasure for the rest of their life. Consider letting your child choose where they want to share that love and joy.

If they are unsure, this list may inspire you:


If you plan on hosting a party at a separate location from the church, be aware of venue costs, times, and dates. Once all of that is taken care of, ask yourself how your guests will get there. Remember, it is your daughter’s special day, so make sure to discuss location options with them!


Playing with fun decor and props can make First Communion even more memorable. Your daughter may appreciate the fresh pops of color, floral arrangements, and antique tableware. If you are outside, be sure to keep an eye on the weather and have a back-up in mind if it’s expected to rain.


A simple photo shoot is a charming idea, whether you plan to have a party as well or not. If your daughter is not too keen on huge parties and celebrations, consider booking a photographer to help immortalize this memorable moment forever. 


First Communion is about accepting the body and blood of Christ, and the celebration after is a wonderful way to welcome her into the church community. Spending these most important moments with the ones you love, trust, and, above all, cherish is the perfect way to celebrate her special day.

Even if you choose not to throw a party, having a simple at-home celebration with food and a few guests is a commemorative way to create fond and loved memories.

First Holy Communion Gifting Guide

Choosing a meaningful gift for First Holy Communion is a delightful way to express your love during this impactful milestone. Every gift given will remind them of their spiritual journey, which can sometimes lead to the generational journey of that special gift. Something she can pass down to her little sweetie someday will carry so much love and fond memories with it.

Family & Friends Gifts

Family members and friends will clamor to you for gift ideas. Not sure where to start? Here are some ideas:

  • Wooden keepsake box for holding jewelry
  • A Rosary
  • Jewelry charms
  • Cards
  • A personalized Bible

If a friend or family member cannot attend, remember to send them the address and date to allow them to send a token of their love.

Personalized Gifts

Gifts for First Holy Communion hold cherished memories of her very special day. An excellent gift is something your child can wear or place in a special spot. A personalized name bracelet is a fantastic item to include on your list. The Adorable Pearl and Birthstone Name Bracelet is a beautiful pick and works excellently as Holy Communion jewelry.


Holy Communion jewelry is an elegant way to personalize a gift for a girl. Our alluring keepsakes have a unique heirloom quality, handcrafted pieces that can be passed down for years, carrying the memory of the moment.

First Holy Communion Jewelry Sets

The Adorable Pearl and Birthstone Jewelry Set is the perfect gift for anyone looking for quality First Holy Communion Jewelry sets. You can customize the bracelet, the freshwater pearl color, and the birthstone! If your daughter's birthday is close to her First Communion day, this is a darling gift that reminds her of this special occasion every birthday.

First Communion Godparents’ Gifts

First Communion godparents gifts do not need to be challenging to find. Godparents are our chosen families; they have chosen to love your child as they would love their own. Here at LGP, our Precious Pearl and Daisy Dangling Earrings are elegant pieces of Holy Communion jewelry that can be worn repeatedly in memory of such an important milestone. This is the perfect gift for those wanting to let a memory exist in perpetuity, a gentle reminder that they are forever loved.

We also provide gift wrapping for First Communion Godparents’ gifts, making it easy to prepare for the big day. Your child’s Godparents will thank you for guiding them to the perfect gift. It will create a new precious memory for you all to share.


A symbol of hope and prayer, rosaries are some of the essential tools of the Catholic faith. Beautiful pearl rosaries can symbolize beginning anew on your child’s path with God, with each luminous pearl representing continuous virtue and love. The First Holy Communion Pearl Rosary features ten delicate freshwater pearls and is one of our top picks for a special communion gift. Make sure to inform the Godparents so that it can also become a First Communion Godparents’ gift!

When the Day Comes

It is important to remember that this day is to commemorate not only the Last Supper but to reaffirm the loved, joyous, and precious life in Christ that began at baptism. Every moment of this event becomes a special memory, passed down through word of mouth, action, and tokens of remembrance.

Are you looking for more special jewelry gifts? Check out our personalized gifts, pearl earrings, necklaces, ornaments, bracelets, and more! Little Girl's Pearls is based in California and provides handcrafted, made-to-order jewelry for special occasions, such as holidays and important milestones. 


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Hi, I'm Julie and I love to share bits of joy.

Like creating special (and fun) family traditions, celebrating the small moments with big hugs and tiny tea parties, and how I’m embracing mama-hood with a smile...and maybe even a little extra time for myself.

I think that family holds so much magic, from babyhood to adulthood. So, it’s important to me that we celebrate all of it - in my own family here in Lompoc California, and in the LGP family all over the world.

I’ve made this blog into a little place where we can do all of those things together, with teacups and toadstools, tied up with a bow.

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