THE MILESTONE ones...
Sweet Sixteen Candle Ceremony:-
During a Sweet 16 candle ceremony, the person whose birthday is being celebrated lights each candle on the cake individually, to represent certain important people in her life. Generally, only girls have Sweet 16 birthday parties.
Each person or people assigned to a candle in a Sweet 16 candle lighting ceremony joins the birthday girl and helps her light the candle. The birthday girl usually makes a speech or shows her appreciation of the most important and influential people in her life, telling stories or specifically thanking the honorees for being especially kind or thoughtful on particular occasions. Guests often take photos at this time. Although the people honored and the order in which they are recognized can be customized for each party, there is a general process to follow.
- The first candle is for her parents
- The second candle may be for the next-closest family, such as siblings and grandparents.
- The third to sixth candles are generally reserved for aunts, uncles, cousins or other family members.
- The seventh to 14th candles are dedicated to the birthday girl's closest friends outside of family.
- The 15th candle is usually assigned to the birthday girl's best friend.
- The 16th candle is reserved for the birthday girl as she makes a wish to herself for her own future.
Not Just Bricks & Mortar:- a.k.a. Welcome to your new home!
No better way to start life in your new home, a housewarming with a difference!
Cast out all the negative energy with a fabulous smudging.
As we move from room to room, getting into the all of the dark recesses, we burn smudge sticks, bringing light & positivity into your life.
A smudging is a Native American ritual where herbs are burned to dispel negative energies and bring positivity into any space.
Even the happiest of homes has some negative vibrations from time to time, so start off as you mean to go on...oh, and they smell amazing too!
Commemorating the Pets in your life:-
If you're anything like me, you're potty about your pets!
From a doggy or moggy adoption to the final goodbye; commemorating your favourite pet with an inclusive, fun and warm ceremony is the fabulous way to ensure your furbaby is honoured in the best way you know how!
A New Beginning:-
It might seem a bit weird...writing about divorce on a website that is dedicated to celebrating milestones in life!
For some, a divorce is a liberating experience and one to be celebrated...for others, it is a time for reflection and healing as a new path is walked.
A Divorce Healing Ceremony offers an opportunity to mourn the breakdown of a relationship and accept your 'new state of being' before you look forward to your future.
Ideally both partners would attend, to wish each other well as the book is finally closed on their relationship. (Especially important when there are children involved as they can see that albeit relationships break down, it doesn't have to be acrimonious).
If you want some self soothing with family and friends but not the ex, we can devise a ceremony that respects and reflects where you are right now in life.
As with all of my ceremonies, I am always open to suggestions as I'm constantly researching the symbolic elements that can be included into your special day. Let's work together and see what milestone ceremony we can create for you.