A bar or bat mitzvah is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration that should be memorable. It is the time when you celebrate your child’s coming out of childhood and stepping into the world. Do everything you can to help your son or daughter become welcomed into the Jewish community. Review a few tips on how to make your child’s bar or bat mitzvah unforgettable.
Avoid Saying “No”
All parents want to protect their children and promote their wellbeing. They are used to saying “no” every time a child wants to do something that seems dangerous. However, since a debutante party for your son or daughter only happens once in a lifetime, you should celebrate it well.
Avoid saying “no” just for this one occasion. Ask for your child’s input on the kinds of things that he or she wants for the party. It is best to ask directly for the child’s opinion instead of make assumptions.
Create a Memorable Centerpiece
Every party has a dining table full of foods, drinks and table decorations. In the middle is a centerpiece that consists of anything from candles to flowers.
For a bar or bat mitzvah, avoid creating a centerpiece that is bland and blends into the rest of the table. Create one that everyone will remember, even after the table is cleared.
Create Memorable Food Arrangements
Create a display of food that is arranged from an artist’s viewpoint. Combine the colors in a creative way that catches the eye. Create an artistic display of flowers, candles, napkins and glassware.
For any party, the more food there is, the better. Anyone enjoys having full access to a very large, buffet-style selection of food. Make sure you have extra hands to help prepare the cooking.
Engage in Stress Relief Practices
Being Jewish is stressful enough with all of the required studies. For most kids, they feel nervous having to stand in front of a large crowd of family and friends, read from the Torah and chant passages in Hebrew. In addition to buying the decorations and preparing the food, help your child relieve the stress that comes along with the celebration.
Practice is the best medicine for anyone who is sick with fear and anxiety. Help your child prepare for the big day. Set a mock stage where the child will stand and get used to the routine.
Becoming Jewish does not involve attending Hebrew school and chanting verses out of books. The process also involves creating a bar or bat mitzvah, which is one of many celebrations for followers of the Jewish faith. As a parent, your duty is to prepare a party that is unforgettable for everyone who attends it. You want your child to understand the cultural significance of being Jewish and enjoy the celebrations that are included.