A Baptism in Krapinske Toplice, Croatia

31 Jul

Author: Keegan

On Sunday we woke up and went to a baptism for our friend’s baby named Layla.  She is really cute.  The baptism was at a cute little church in their hometown Krapinske Toplice, Croatia.   After the baptism there was a huge party at the Grandparents house, which was in the same town (you walk everywhere). There were at least 60 -70 people there, they used all floors of the house (there were 3 floors)!!  A live group of musicians played music.  People danced, even all of us Americans, we were yelling opah!!  The party lasted all day and into the night.  There was a good amount of Croatian kids at the party and because our friends live in the U.S. there were English-speaking kids there too.  It was a blast!  Then around 4:00 we went back to the hotel and went to the spa on the top floor there was free tea and there were two saunas; a bio sauna and an infrared sauna so after we went in the big hot tub we went in the sauna to dry off.  Friends of the people who had the party own the hotel.  It is known for their therapeutic waters and services.  We were very refreshed! Then we went back to our apartment and changed for round two.  We walked back to the party around 7:00, the musicians were still playing and everything was the same as when we left.  We met this girl named Marta who was from England and speaks English and Croatian.  She was really funny. When it got dark Kendal, Marta, Brooke, Coleman, and me went on the streets and played manhunt!  We got really competitive and the teams were Coleman and I against the girls.  Coleman and I won most of the time.  Then it was time to leave around 10:00!  So then we went to bed and replayed the day in our heads.

                        THE END THE END THE END THE END!!

After mass in the cute church

The live band went all day and all night!

Me and my friends

In the beautiful Villa Magdalena hotel spa overlooking the village

The band moved inside and kept on playing!

The happy family - I told you she was cute!

This is just one table of deserts, my favorite table!

Dad dancing with Gorinka, our awesome hostess!!


Posted by on July 31, 2011 in Croatia


3 responses to “A Baptism in Krapinske Toplice, Croatia

  1. Carey

    July 31, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Love the festivities! It is wonderful that you were able to enjoy a true Croatian baptism and all the fun that goes along with it!

  2. Grandpa & Grandma, Mom & Dad

    July 31, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Keegan, great writing. What a wonderful day. Yes Layla is a cute baby. It was so much fun for everyone, even your Dad!!! LOL G&G

  3. Anthony R I.

    July 31, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Keegan, did you sit in with the band? lol


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