In the Jewish faith, when a boy turns 13 years old, it is recognized as the time that he is entering adulthood. To celebrate this time, a Bar-Mitzvah ceremony is held to honor this rite of passage. To celebrate the young man reaching this age of responsibility to faith and family, a celebration often follows after the religious ceremony and his Synagogue, family and friends are invited to attend.
The planning of this party will begin as soon as one year before the boy’s Bar Mitzvah and careful planning is required. The child is usually a part of this planning and helps with the arrangements and the guest lists. It is his party and should be his event to plan, along with the guidance of his elders.
Most families have their own traditions to follow when planning this party all of which are followed to ensure a successful Bar Mitzvah celebration is achieved. While some families may hire a party planner to work along with the son, some families prefer to do the bar mitzvah planning themselves. Starting a year ahead, the guest list needs to be planned and can be finalized by sending out Bar Mitzvah save the date magnets. This Bar Mitzvah save the date magnet will serve as both an invitation and a reminder to all the extended family and friends allowing them to plan their travels accordingly and start deciding on a gift that is appropriate for this momentous event.
Locating and securing the hall for the date is next, making sure it is large enough to hold the invited guests as well as food or other entertainment planned is also important. Traditional kosher foods and supplies will follow as will deciding the proper attire. A vital part of the Bar Mitzvah celebration is the food as different dishes may add meaning to the tradition depending on the family’s traditions.
Since this is a once in a lifetime milestone, a photographer should be hired and scheduled well in advance as well. You want this spectacular celebration to be captured in picture for everyone to enjoy the memories for years to come. Along these lines, the Bar Mitzvah save the date magnets will give those invited a treasured keepsake to place on their refrigerator.
With the guest list, the date, the hall, the food and photographer all in place, it is time to send out the Bar Mitzvah invitations. They need to be sent well enough in advance for those invited to finalize their plans to attend, but no sooner than six months prior to the date of the Bar Mitzvah.
With great planning and well thought out Bar Mitzvah invitations, done well in advance, you can be sure this celebration of adulthood will be an enjoyable time for the guest of honor, his family, his Synagogue and the invited guests. A formal affair such as a Bar Mitzvah is an important and momentous time for all as a son comes of age in superior style.