When I was a lad communions were completely different from today. We came home from the church - with £30, not €1,000, in our pocket - and the family gathered for a fancy dinner. Then everyone went home. By four the suit was off and I was back to being a boy. One friend was brought to Bunratty Castle for the afternoon. That was the height of poshness.
Now it has become a far more fancy affair, with bouncy castles, magicians, catered dinner. But it is still great fun for the kids, and that is what we need to remember. Like many celebratory occasions it is about the kids, and that is why we put in such an effort to keep them happy.
This year people are booking entertainment far earlier than any other year I remember. So get in touch soon!