Bar Mitzvah Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Bar Mitzvah event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


Many people tend to have the wrong impression of what type of music is played at a Bat Mitzvah. Singing, dancing and having a great time with family and friends is what most celebrations are supposed to be like. Therefore, finding the right melodies and tunes for those special events is very important. From rock and country to jazz and blues, getting together with friends and celebrating great times or special events will make your event very popular. Some tend to think that it has to be only traditional Jewish music. Although the party supplies are traditionally Jewish, the music tends to be more contemporary. After the feast and the normal traditions are done it is time for the children and adults to enjoy dancing.

Start out the dancing with a mother and son dance. This will be memorable for the mother and the son. Beautiful Boy by John Lennon is a perfect dance for the mother and son. First Time I Ever Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack is another great song. After the mother and son dance is done, let the children and adults have fun dancing to a mixture of music.

If your son has a favorite singer make sure to include songs by that artist, some other ideas include:
Itís My Life- Bon Jovi
Photograph- Nickelback
Time Of Your Life- Green Day
We Are The Champions- Queen
YMCA- The Village People
Wild Thing- Tone Loc
These songs are guaranteed to get everyone out on the dance floor. You son will thank you for picking out great songs that are perfect for your son and his friends. Creative tip: Make sure to put a stamp on all invitations that are to be mailed in a timely fashion. Sending out save-the-date cards is extremely important as the holidays approach and guests have a number of social engagements to attend. Plan ahead by including at start time for the day and if needed include a reasonable end time as well.

Homemade party supplies such as banners, flags and centerpieces will make your sonís Bar Mitzvah party special! Celebrating a special event with outstanding event adornments, designs and materials are always a great addition to a festive celebration and fun designs that are perfect for guests of all ages will boost up the event and make the guests feel very special. More often than not, these colorful embellishments will add an excessive amount of attention to the celebration.Your Bar Mitzvah guests will enjoy handmade party supplies created especially for the Bar Mitzvah party. This Bar Mitzvah party will be very special with a variety of handmade party supplies like banners, streamers and homemade balloon bouquets. Homemade Bar Mitzvah streamers, handmade candles and various sizes of colorful balloons will be great for your Bar Mitzvah party. Many people enjoy handmade party supplies and the addition of a handmade centerpiece will be perfect for the Bar Mitzvah party.

More than likely, your family and friends will enjoy party supplies such as drink umbrellas, beach balls and other party goods as well as other Bar Mitzvah homemade party supplies. Bar Mitzvah party streamers, inflatables and personalized Bar Mitzvah banners can all be personalized for this Bar Mitzvah party. These items add to the excitement of the Bar Mitzvah party and can be a lot of fun. Bar Mitzvah party supplies, gift baskets and paper products can all be personalized for the Bar Mitzvah party.

Making both the homemade banners and party streamers for the Bar Mitzvah party is very easy and they will compare to no others. Homemade party banners can be made by using a large sheet of newsprint and writing a personal message on the banner. A variety of markers, stickers and crayons can design the Bar Mitzvah banner for this special occasion. For the most part, handmade banners, homemade party streamers and other handmade party supplies such as handmade Bar Mitzvah centerpieces and balloon bouquets will add a lot to the party.


A sports or music related themed cake is perfect for a Bar Mitzvah party. Great tasting delicous desserts and other tasty finger type treats are always a great addition to a special celebration. These extraordinary tasty desserts along with other treats that are designed especially for this celebration will make everyone feel very special. More often than not, these great party foods and desserts will add a lot of fun to the celebrated event. Regardless of the type of cake that is being used for the Bar Mitzvah decorating it with a sports or music theme will make a difference in the party. For instance if your son is into baseball, then a round cake decorated like a baseball will be perfect, whereas if he plays the guitar then a guitar shaped cake will add to the celebration.

As with most parties, the Bar Mitzvah party theme should be evident through the cake and the party supplies. Most Jewish families plan for years for their sonís Bar Mitzvah party. Therefore, the cake chosen for this party is almost as special as the party itself. Additionally, Bar Mitzvah party supplies such as party streamers, banners and balloons should go along with the theme.

Finding the perfect Bat Mitzvah party theme can be as challenging as deciding on the cake and decorations. From a traditional round chocolate cake with white icing trimmed to look like a baseball to a uniquely shaped guitar cake with licorice candy trim and jelly beans, the options for cakes at a Bar Mitzvah are basically endless. Therefore, decide on a Bar Mitzvah party cake prior to planning the rest of the party. This simple tip will save you time, effort and sometimes money.

Party Hosts putting together the celebration of the Bar Mitzvah usually have a lot on their hands when they are planning the event. Most Jewish parents will find it very beneficial to plan the event in advance. From making a guest list to preparing the food, having a plan will make the celebration go off without a hitch. Simple hostess tip: Prepare for the entire celebration in advance and avoid adding any extra commitments or stress on the hostess during the preparation period. This simple tip will ensure that the hostess has a stress free and very entertaining time during the actual celebration. It can take a long time to properly plan the Bar Mitzvah party of that special boy or shall we say, young man. Itís worth it though to find the right party supplies for the event, that are both fun and appropriately themed. Many boys at this age would like to celebrate with a sports themed party, with aBaseball Partybeing the most popular.

Paper Goods for the Bar Mitzvah are usually easy to find. Youíll notice that there are plenty of plates, napkins, and cups with the traditional Star of David symbol on them. Theyíll even come with more interesting decorations such as bright blue backgrounds and silver glitter to catch the light on. Guests may end up taking these paper goods home as keepsakes instead of using them.

You can give them a nice keepsake in the form of an appropriately themed Star of David invitation in that same bright blue color with sparkling silver on the front. After the party is over you can send thank you notes to everyone with the same theme. Just make sure you write down who gave the Bar Mitzvah boy what at the party so itís easier to make the thank you notes personal to each of your guests.

Be certain to put up a large Bar Mitzvah banner declaring a Mazel Tov to the young man along with your own personal message. Itís possible to personalize many party banners when you purchase them. Donít worry about being eloquent, just saying how happy you are on the banner will send the right message.

Blue or Silver gift bags make great loot bags to place small treats into for the guests when they arrive at the party. Theyíll love that you thought of them, since theyíll have certainly thought of your guest of honor by bringing him a gift.

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Bar Mitzvah History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Bar Mitzvah theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The history of the Bar Mitzvah is deeply rooted in Jewish tradition. It marks the passage from a boy to a man. According to Jewish law it is when a boy is capable of making his own decisions, and being responsible for himself. To celebrate this momentous event a grand celebration is usually held. Keeping the celebration lively and very entertaining as well as educational is important for guests of all ages. Sensational activities and other worksheets are a great way of bringing fun and entertainment to the event. More often than not, these activities will add a great deal to the overall celebration.

History has dictated that the young man officially achieves his majority the Saturday after his 13th birthday. He speaks his Bar Mitzvah during the Shabbat. The young man will receive his yarmulke and tallit. These traditional gifts help others realize the young man is now an adult according to Jewish law. Another custom is to present monetary gifts in multiples of 18.

After the ceremony guest enjoy a Seudat Mitzvah. This is the traditional meal with family and friends. It is elaborate and similar to a wedding reception in is grandeur. The Rabbi will speak a Motzi, a blessing of the event. The prayer will be said over a braided loaf of egg glazed bread. Then the fun begins.

Other traditional aspects of the celebration include the candle lighting ceremony and the Hora. During the candle ceremony, the young man lights 13 candles. The Hora is the familiar circle dance that occurs while hoisting the young man high in the air while he sits in a chair. The party lasts well into the evening. Food, fun, music and dancing provide lots of entertainment and refreshment for guests to enjoy.

The history and traditions associated with a Bar Mitzvah is crucial to the Jewish faith. It is a milestone that is sacred and celebrated throughout the world. It is a memorable event that marks a turning point in the young manís life Group activities and games can be used to keep the guests entertained while keeping them busy at the same time. Pick your favorite music and play it softly in the background before your guests arrive, to help you calm down and start to relax. Group activities and games can be used to keep the guests entertained while keeping them busy at the same time. The history of Bar Mitzvah has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Bar Mitzvah to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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