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Communion at home with Select Hire

In April and May, Select Hire is busy organising the hundreds of Communion and Confirmation parties they hire to each year. We offer a great choice of cutlery, crockery, glassware and furniture and with over 60 years of experience in the catering equipment hire business, we have got very good at it.

So here are a few ways to ensure that your child’s special day goes smoothly. Please remember that this is not the typical children’s birthday party nor is it a wedding! You will have guests of all ages. Communion parties at home are very popular and it is an ideal way for family and friends to get together in a relaxed atmosphere.


  • Make sure that you have sufficient quantities and possibly a few extras for the unexpected guests on the day like chairs ,table linen ,crockery, cutlery and glassware hired in advance and supplied by Select Hire
  • Always be prepared in case of rain and though the months of April and May are generally bright and dry, it may be worth hiring a gazebo
  • Let your child choose the colour he/she would like for flowers, balloons, serviettes


  • Simple dishes – guarantee success!!
  • Plan food that can be prepared in advance
  • Prepare food that does not require too much “last minute” attention or preparation
  • If you are to serve hot food make sure that you have enough hot trays or chafing dishes to keep food hot
  • Choose a selection of dishes & desserts that are suitable for self-service and appeal to all ages
  • Organise a caterer - This is a lot cheaper than you think and it means you will have time  with friends and family and they will even wash up!
  • Before planning the celebration, it is a good idea to check with your parish if they hold a post service reception or light refreshments for the adults after Mass whilst the photos are taken – this could delay your plans!
  • Most importantly, enjoy the day
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