For Catholics and many other Christians, their First Communion and Confirmation are two milestone moments and ones that should be appropriately celebrated. Traditions vary from community to community and sometimes family to family. At Skyline Cruises, we take pride in arranging precisely the ones you wish to embrace. Whether it’s a small lunch or dinner for immediate family only, a more significant celebration, or a big party for your child’s First Communion or Confirmation, Skyline Cruises can accommodate your needs.
What Do You Serve at a First Communion Dinner?
The menu for a First Communion party will depend upon the family’s preferences and traditions, and ethnic background. Many Irish families serve glazed ham, pickled onions, brown bread for First Communions, Confirmations, and Easter, and Italian families often favor a menu focused on lasagna.
Spanish traditions for a Confirmation or First Communion party don’t focus on a particular food. Instead, it tends to be a big family celebration – though delicious desserts are a must. Slow-cooked beef curry with rice pilaf, flatbread, dumpling soup, and pickled fish are other ethnic traditions for these special celebrations. Still, other families focus on dishes appropriate for spring and summer since that’s the most common time for First Communions and Confirmations.
Why should you and your family choose Skyline Cruises for your First Communion / Confirmation dinner or party? Here are three reasons you should celebrate with us when it’s time for these milestone events for your children.
The Perfect Backdrop for Making Memories
Everyone carries the ability to shoot photos and video in their pocket these days, which is excellent for recording memories. Skyline Cruises provides the perfect, ever-changing backdrop for outstanding selfies and group shots.
You cannot beat the atmosphere as your dinner is matched by the world-renown scenery of the New York City skyline and New York Harbor! You will see historical landmarks such as the Empire State Building , the BMW bridges (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg), the Statue of Liberty , Ellis Island , and more!
Your Culinary Traditions, Our Expert Culinary Creation
No matter your family’s food traditions for these events, our experienced culinary staff can make sure they are realized with flair! You can even decide on your level of involvement up to and including being wholly hands-off and letting us handle all the details of menu planning and preparation. Whether your family traditions involve an entree of lasagna, glazed ham, or lemon sole stuffed with crabmeat, side dishes like vegetable pasta, or time-honored traditions like pickled onions and brown bread, and, of course, dessert. We take pride in setting the table exactly as you desire.
Versatility of Venue
First Communion and Confirmation party ideas are often geared toward children and early teens. Later-life converts may also wish to have a private dinner with friends, family, and their priest, or those who want to celebrate with more of a party. No matter what size or style of event you have in mind for the occasion, a Skyline Cruise can be crafted to suit your needs. We’ve got it covered from small quiet dinners at a reserved table during our public cruises, large parties involving a deck rental, or a full-ship rental for a massive celebration. And remember, you can dance the night away on our all-weather rooftop deck, the Skylight Deck, with its built-in dance floor and DJ space.
Make Skyline Your Communion and Confirmation Venue
Skyline Cruises can cater to celebrations of any size from a full-ship charter, a private deck reserved during our public dinner cruises, or just a table or two for a small group. Our lunch and dinner cruises leave our home port at the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing, Queens. Our private charters depart from ports across New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, New York City, and Long Island. Connect with us via our contact form or call (718) 446-1100 and let one of our expert event planners make your event the best it can be!