Special and fun ways to ask someone to be a godparent

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Asking someone to be a godparent is a special and meaningful moment. It’s a memory that’ll be cherished by the person being asked and is a lovely story to tell the child who will be blessed with a loving guide and mentor.

If you’re planning to ask someone to be a godparent, you’re likely looking for fun and unique ways to pop the question. Here are a few ideas to help make your proposal unforgettable.

6 ways to ask someone to be a godparent

From silly parties with your nearest and dearest to special keepsakes, we have all the best ideas to propose to your tot’s godparents right here.

If your special someone lives abroad or you can only ask them virtually, don’t sweat it — we’ve got you covered!


1. Host a godparent-themed party

Invite the future godparent to a special party in their honour. Make sure to include decorations, games and activities that are themed around the role of a godparent.

You could even include a special ‘godparent proposal’ as part of the event, such as a scavenger hunt with clues leading to a special gift.


2. Personalise a mug

If you’re looking for a fun, simple and practical way to ask your special person to be your child’s godparent, nothing can beat a good mug. 

Invite them round, pour them a cup of tea, and see how long it takes them to notice they’re sipping from a ‘World’s Best Godparent’ mug. For bonus points, add personalisation.


3. Personalise a baby onesie

There’s nothing cuter than a personalised ‘Will you be my godparents?’ onesie! This super-cute gift idea is sure to bring a tear to their eyes.

Plus, this gift doubles as an outfit your baby can wear every time they see their godparents. Score!


4. Create a special keepsake

Give the person you’d like to ask a special keepsake they can keep as a reminder of their special role. This could be a personalised piece of jewellery, a custom-made ornament, or a special photo of the child with a heartfelt message.


5. Create a video message

Create a short video message you can share with the person you’re asking to be a godparent. In the video, you could include a message from the child, as well as a heartfelt message from yourself. You could also add pictures and videos of the child and the godparent together, highlighting the special bond they already share.


6. Have a special ceremony

Plan a special ceremony to formally ask that special someone to be a godparent. You can host the event at home or arrange a small ceremony at a meaningful location and include special readings, prayers, and other elements that reflect the significance of the role.



4 tips for making the moment special


Here are our tips for getting the most out of this special moment.

Tailor the moment to fit the person

Whether you decide to plan a party or opt for a mug-based proposal, remember to make it personal and heartfelt.

Being a godparent is a sacred and special role, and the person you ask will be honoured to be chosen for this task. By making the proposal thoughtful, fun and heartfelt, you’re setting the foundation for a beautiful and long-lasting relationship between your child and their godparent.

Take a video

Trust us when we say you’ll want to record the moment you ask some of the most special people in your life to be godparents to your tiny bundle of joy.

Moments like these pass in seconds but mean the whole world, so make sure you capture it in video form and take lots of photos. These are photos you’ll cherish forever and will be some of the first you add to your child’s first scrapbook or photo album.

Make it a surprise

Think of a creative way to surprise the person you’d like to ask to be a godparent. This could be an elaborate scavenger hunt, a flash mob-style performance, or a surprise visit.

Make sure you never forget it

Immortalise this special moment forever with a sweet personalised photograph, keepsake or picture album from our wonderful homeware range.