Aameen and Bismillah ceremonies are momentous events in the Desi community. A Bismillah ceremony marks a child’s official introduction to Islam and an Aameen is a continuation into the child’s Islamic formation; when the child completes reading the Quran. This process could take a few years, depending on the child’s pace.
Many parents turn this event into a grand affaire to make the child feel proud of his/her achievements. Because parents often inquire about party supplies to commemorate this joyous event, we put together some simple ideas that will help embellish any Aameen or Bismillah ceremony.
For this joyous event, we picked gold as the accent as it is very popular in the Muslim community. With our gold diy banner, you can personalize your event by adding your child’s name or just put Bismillah, Ameen Or Aameen depending on how you are accustomed to spelling it.
Paper fans in your color scheme are ideal and adorns any bare wall within minutes. Add our free “iqra/read” printable medallions that were designed for that joyous occasion. For our set up we used a gold, black and white fan set.
For the plates, we suggest gold and crescent paper plates that will best fit the occasion.
Now the best part of the event will be the food menu and for that we will leave it up to your culinary skills or your favorite restaurant for your catering needs! We have included, however, a recipe of date truffle recipe created by Sweet Connoisseur Cakes that will add a smile to any of your guests young and old!
Date Truffle Recipe
To make it easy, you can just bake a vanilla cake and add in the date mixture or follow directions below to bake the vanilla cake from scratch.
• 3/4 cup of chopped pitted dates
• 2 tbs cream cheese
• 1 bag of Wiltons melting
chocolate wafers or any
brand of your choice
Ingredients for cake (recipe adapted from Charles Schiller, Country Living)
- 1½ c. All purpose
- 1½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ c. unsalted butter
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ c. whole milk
- Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8-inch cake pan with butter and dust with all-purpose flour. Sift the cake flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- Beat in the butter one heaping 1/4 teaspoonful at a time, using an electric mixer set on low speed, until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Beat in the sugar a tablespoon at a time, until the mixture resembles fine damp sand. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla and milk, and beat on medium-high, just until blended. Do not overbeat.
- Pour into the prepared pan and bake until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean — 30 to 35 minutes. Cool cake in the pan on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
- Remove cake from pan and transfer into a large bowl and crumble the cake. You may use your hands or a fork and set aside.
- Combine the cream cheese and dates well and then transfer into the cake crumble and incorporate the mixture until you are able to form round balls about 1″. Add more cream cheese if cake mixture is too crumbly. Form balls and place on a tray covered in wax paper. Transfer truffles to refrigerator for about 45 minutes.
- Melt chocolate in a bowl or tall microwave safe cup as directed on package.
- Take each date truffle at a time and dip in chocolate with a spoon letting the excess drip and placing on wax paper to set. You may use cake-pop sticks and let set. Repeat until done. You may drizzle with more chocolate or sprinkle the truffles before the chocolate has set to pretty them up! Enjoy!
Free printable medallion for your Aameen Celebration:
It can go on any fan set, favor boxes/bags or be used as cupcake toppers!
You can share our ideas with friends and family planning a Bismillah/Aameen party.
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