Celebrations for Families and Kids
Celebrants perform many kinds of ceremonies for families and children, including baby namings and welcomings, ceremonies for adoptive families, coming of age celebrations for adolescents and ceremonies marking birthdays, graduations, family reunions and more.
- Celebrant-Led Showers:
Celebrating a new phase in a relationship, or recognizing a new life and publicly giving him or her a name, are perhaps the most joyous celebrations we can share with our family and friends.
- Adoption Ceremonies:
Share your new bundle of joy with the love of family and friends in an official welcoming ceremony.
- Coming of Age & Graduation Ceremonies:
With the often vast cleft between the youth and adult worlds, these rites are more important than ever.
- Milestone Birthdays:
All birthdays are special, but some are more special than others. For adults, these are the milestone birthdays; the ones that make you feel the passage of time.
- New Home Blessings:
We pin so much hope on renovations or a move to a new home. It is in so many ways a fresh and promising start. A Home Blessing Ceremony helps you symbolically lay a foundation for the wonderful experiences that you hope will unfold within its walls.
- Retirement, Job Loss & New Job Ceremonies:
A job loss or downsizing ceremony can help you change your perspective and bring hope and love into your life just when you need it most. New Job Ceremonies are a wonderful way to begin a new chapter in your work life.
- Divorce Healing Ceremonies:
Recognize the hurt and pain that divorce causes and begin, together with friends and family, the process of healing and the journey forward to a life of peace and happiness.
- Ceremonies for Pet Bereavement:
A memorial service for your pet offers comfort, embraces the grieving process and acknowledges your relationship with your pet.
These times are moments in your family life that deserve to be honored through ceremonial acknowledgement of the changes that are occurring. If you would like to discuss the possibilities for honoring a time of transition in your family, please call or email me to discuss your needs.
Weddings & Civil Unions
Next to the work as a certified Celebrant, I am also a Wedding Officiant and Non-Denominational Minister. To find out more about my other services, please visit any of my specialized websites:
- Weddings by Sarah Ritchie
My wedding site
- Destination Weddings NY
For couples who choose New York City as a special destination for their wedding.
- Sarah Ritchie Unions
Focusing on Civil Unions, GLBT Weddings and Commitment Ceremonies.
We just adopted a baby from another country and were a little confused about how to announce this wonderful gift in our lives. Sarah presented many suggestions about recognizing our special occasion, why we wanted to be parents, and what a great act of generosity this was by the birth mother. Mike and Kathryn Smith
Long Island, New York