By Carolyn Schwartz, Poems By Carolyn
It’s a big day for your whole family when celebrating a milestone, such as your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Many parents are concerned about what to say when toasting their child in front of all their guests.
Here are some tips in writing a memorable toast:
Introduction – This is where you welcome everyone and thank them for celebrating with you and your family. You may want to acknowledge grandparents, a great-grandparent or family/friends that traveled great distances to attend.
Body Paragraph – Express the pride you feel for your child on becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Share with your guests a short story about what makes him/her unique. I always find that speaking of your child’s character gives insight into who your child really is.
Conclusion – It is important to briefly acknowledge your spouse and other children in the family on this special day. In addition, this is the time to express your wishes for your child’s future as he/she moves toward adulthood. And of course, toast the moment with a big I LOVE YOU and MAZEL TOV!
Practice your speech several times before the big day. This will help you feel comfortable and confident.
Remember, everything you want to say comes straight from your heart. As long as it is genuine and heartfelt, your speech will be meaningful and memorable.
About Carolyn Schwartz
Carolyn Schwartz is a creative writer for special events and celebrations who has been providing personalized writing services for over the past 17 years.
She started writing poems and speeches for others when a friend asked her thirteen years ago to help with her daughter’s candle lighting for her Bat Mitzvah. She knew Carolyn was a great writer and poet, and Carolyn wrote something for each of the guests who were coming to light a candle at the Bat Mitzvah.
Carolyn’s special gift of putting others thoughts and feelings into words stems from working one-on-one with individuals to create a personal experience that develops the true connection of what they are trying to express.
Helping bring thousands of celebrations to life, Carolyn has been working with clients for more than 12 years to write speeches, toasts, roasts, poems and candle lighting ceremonies.