Tree planting, naming ceremony
You might want to include a tree planting, naming ceremony. So many young couples today are buying a home when their children are born. A lovely idea is to include a tree planting in the naming ceremony or at a wedding. A tree, shrub, rose bush etc. is planted on the day and a plaque is placed in front of it commemorating the day. If the size of your yard is big enough a lovely quick growing shade tree is ideal.
Guests help plant the tree and as they place dirt into the ground. They either say a word/s expressing their wish for the child OR give out bells for guests to ring as the tree is planted. (Native Australian Plants are ideal and symbolic).
Another idea is to purchase a tree to be planted in a botanical garden in your city. Once again a plaque could be placed by the tree with wording such as:
“This tree was donated by John and Pam Smith to commemorate the birth of their baby boy Jason Smith born 6/06/2006.