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Christening Party Ideas

After the Christening ceremony many couples now opt for a family party, complete with live music and childrens entertainers. Find out all you need to know about how to make your christening party amazing with Alive Network.

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Christenings: A brief history

The christening or baptism of a baby or child stems from the Christian religious practise of immersing oneself in water to wash away sins (The Greek word ‘baptizo’ literally means to immerse, plunge, dip, or bury in water) and in later years the ceremony became associated with the taking of a name to symbolize new life.

Adults may choose to be baptised later in life but whatever the age of the participant, the naming ceremony whether religious or otherwise is usually followed by a family celebration.

More about Christenings & Baptism & how to organise a christening.

Make it musical

Regardless of the size of your christening or naming-ceremony, musical accompaniment will both enhance the atmosphere and entertain your guests throughout the day.

Classical music such as string quartets, harpists or singers are popular choices for the ceremony, with jazz bands, swing bands & pianists proving good choices for the drinks reception afterwards.

Many Christenings now also run on into the night with a live party band or DJ.

If you will have a good number of children attending then it pays to hire entertainers to keep them occupied. Check out our great childrens entertainers, magicians & street entertainers. Also think about face paints & fancy dress costumes which are always a great way to keep them entertained.

Our entertainment coordinators will advise as to the perfect choice for your event and ensure hassle-free service from the booking stage right up to the performance and afterwards.

Recommended Christening Entertainment
  • Lee Mathews Christening Entertainment Lee Mathews 
    Based in Hertfordshire
    From £218 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . Lee Mathews repertoire is extremely vast and consists of just about anything you can think of from Boogie Woogie to Rachmaninov! Resident Pianist at The Dorchester & Harrods. Lee is a versatile and lively musician who always gives a smile.

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  • Straight No Chaser Christening Entertainment Straight No Chaser 
    Jazz and Blues
    Based in Lancashire
    From £381 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . Straight No Chaser is a highly skilled jazz duo who will add sophistication and a great atmosphere to your event playing carefully selected jazz standards and popular songs. Variety of line ups to chose from duo to quartet to suit your event perfectly.

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  • The Quartones Christening Entertainment The Quartones 
    Jazz and Blues
    Based in London
    From £840 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . The Quartones are a professional 4 piece band brimming with a wealth of music and performance experience. With music ranging from smooth jazz to funky tunes, the young and energetic Quartones can tailor a set to suit any event!

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  • The Rose String Quartet Christening Entertainment The Rose String Quartet 
    String Quartets
    Based in Hertfordshire
    From £708 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . Rose Quartet are a highly professional, all female contemporary quartet. Their huge repertoire includes pop music & jazz, light classical, show songs, traditional sing-a-long tunes & Christmas carols. Perfect for weddings, corporate events & parties.

    Read customer reviews & get more info for this artist >
  • Adelaide Quartet Christening Entertainment Adelaide Quartet 
    String Quartets
    Based in Surrey
    From £557 +

    Christening Entertainment

    A young, professional string quartet who have all studied at The Royal College of Music in London. They provide music for weddings, celebrations & corporate events, drawing on an extensive repertoire which can be tailored to suit any occasion.

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  • All That Jazz Christening Entertainment All That Jazz 
    Jazz and Blues
    Based in South Yorkshire
    From £605 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . EXCLUSIVE TO ALIVE NETWORK - All That Jazz is a versatile collection of the country's finest young Jazz musicians. They are available in a range of ensemble formats, including duo, trio, quartet and quintet, with male & female musicians.

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  • Hannah Daisy Christening Entertainment Hannah Daisy 
    Based in Oxfordshire
    From £484 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . Hannah Daisy is a talented singer pianist performing throughout the UK and internationally on prestigious, professional engagements. Hannah provides beautiful, enchanting music for your wedding or special event offering a top quality and friendly service.

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  • Status Cymbal Christening Entertainment Status Cymbal 
    String Quartets
    Based in London
    From £684 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . A refreshing string quartet performing a blend of musical styles from classical through to popular favourites from the Beatles to Oasis & more! True professionals, members have worked with a host of names including McCartney, Vanessa Mae & Take That!

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  • Comedy String Quartet Christening Entertainment Comedy String Quartet 
    String Quartets
    Based in Surrey
    From £1800 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . Comedy String Quartet will leave you with a smile on your face; 16 strings, 8 dancing feet & 4 voices. A talented quartet, they are a male & female group performing modern & classical music with a unique style & mischievous wit.

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  • Crystal Strings Christening Entertainment Crystal Strings 
    String Quartets
    Based in West Midlands
    From £576 +

    Christening Entertainment
    . Excellent male & female string quartet based in the Midlands who are as comfortable playing Status Quo as they are Strauss, and who move from The Beatles to Bach with ease.

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