Celebrate adulthood with a big bar mitzvah bash
May 03, 2010
There comes a time in young Jewish boy or girl's life when they must step to the podium at their synagogue and read from torah in front of their close friends and family. Known as a bar or bat mitzvah, this requires years of study and months of intense preparation. At 13 years old, this can often be an intense experience.
So, what better way to mark the occasion than with a huge bar mitzvah party? Your child will be exhausted but will most definitely want to celebrate the moment with his or her buddies and relatives. It may take some time to prepare, but considering all the work they put into making their mitzvah come together, it will be worth it.
To start, make sure you have a number of bar mitzvah party supplies on hand. These can look like anything, but we suggest sticking with a theme. Ask your guest of honor what they want to base their party around, and go with it. It will certainly add another dimension to the affair.
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Next, carefully plan out your bar mitzvah decorations. Shopping for these items is when you can really have a blast. If your bar mitzvah boy or girl isn't too busy hitting the torah, ask him or her to join you and give some input. It will wind up being a bonding experience.
Choosing the right bar mitzvah decorations really depends on where you are holding your event. If you've rented out a catering hall, most likely it will already look special. The key is to add the small details, like centerpieces and Judaic banners. If your son or daughter has picked out a theme, make sure the centerpieces call attention to it.
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Finally, there is an extremely important party detail every host of a bar mitzvah must remember - giveaway items! This is when your party guests will really start getting into the shindig. As the band starts playing Hava Nagila and the special someone is lifted into the air, it will be time to bring these favors out.
In regards to top bar mitzvah top giveaway items, you really have to choose what suits your guest of honor's personality. Items such as LED bracelets and glow-in-the-dark sunglasses are always a hit. However, some kids may really want to go wild. Consider purchasing T-shirts with the special someone's photo on them and pass them around. We guarantee everyone will be wearing one by the time the soiree has ended.
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A mitzvah is no doubt a serious occasion - it's the time when your special child enters adulthood. Still, that doesn't mean you can't have a blast when the time comes around. Raise your glass and toast the kid for a job well done. L'chaim!