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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Party Favor Bags: 6 Ideas For Your Celebration
February 5th, 2022

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Party Favor Bags: 6 Ideas For Your Celebration

You have selected your Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah wearable and edible party favors. Now it’s time to figure out how to present them to your guests. Some like to use reusable drawstring bags or something in a clear or cardboard box. Others select a clever way to tie their party favors with a string. These favors can coordinate with a logo, theme or color scheme. Labels can also play a role in packaging by showcasing names, dates or a cute saying.

Here are some of our favorite ways to easily hand out your party favors. We hope to provide inspiration during the final planning stages of your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration.

Drawstring bags above featured a logo created by FabuDesigns.com. Read about all the ideas from this celebration.

Boxes With Sayings and Logos

Fabric & Plastic Bags

Using A Bucket for Your Party Favors

Paper & Clear Bags

Drawstring Bags

Ribbons & Bows

You can also ask questions and get advice about favors and exit treats in our regional Bar Bat Mitzvah planning groups on Facebook. Join here.

Do you have a unique way to wrap up your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah favors? We’d love to see your idea, add it to our story and share it with our readers. Please email us at [email protected].

Mitzvah Inspire: Broadway Bound
September 12th, 2021

Mitzvah Inspire: Broadway Bound

We are excited that Broadway is coming back! If you are planning a Broadway themed Bar or Bat Mitzvah, check out how these families celebrated with this theme and Broadway touches to make their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration a smash hit!

Mitzvah Family Spotlights

Other Ideas

 

Did you have a Broadway themed Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration? We would love to share your ideas, email your ideas to us at  [email protected].

Top Bar & Bat Mitzvah Montage Songs
July 25th, 2021

Top Bar & Bat Mitzvah Montage Songs

Among the many decisions that need to be made when planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration is the selection of songs to go along with your child’s montage. As these memories are shared with your guests, make sure to select songs that are reflective of the pictures being shown in your montage.

Here are the most popular songs for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Montage that families use in various categories. If you want to ask other Bar Bat Mitzvah families what songs they used, join one of our regional Bar Bat Mitzvah planning groups on Facebook and join the conversation!

Bar or Bat Mitzvah Child Alone

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen
Just The Way You Are by Bruno Marz
Story of My Life by One Direction
Better Place by Rachel Platten
Baby by Justin Bieber

Bar or Bat Mitzvah Child with Mom & Dad

I Lived by One Republic
Count On Me by Bruno Mars
Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift
Have It All by Jason Mraz
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye

Sibling Section

Back Home by Andy Grammer
We Are Family by Sister Sledge
Hey, Soul Sister by Train
You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman
Home by Philip Phillips

Extended Family

Don’t Forget Where You Belong by One Direction
On Top Of The World by Imagine Dragons
High On Life by Martin Garrix, Bonn
Just Like Fire by Pink
These Are The Days by 10,000 Maniacs

Home Friends

A Friend Like You by Andy Grammer
All Night by Icona Pop
Brand New by Ben Rector
Magic by B.o.B
Hall of Fame by The Script, featuring will.i.am

 

Camp Friends

Summer by Calvin Harris
Crazy Youngsters by Ester Dean
True Friend by Hannah Montana
I’ll Be There For You (Theme From FRIENDS) by The Rembrandts
With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles

You can also ask questions and get advice in minutes about entrance songs, Bar/Bat Mitzvah music and more in our regional Facebook groups. Join here.

Football Themed Bar & Bat Mitzvah Celebrations
January 31st, 2021

Football Themed Bar & Bat Mitzvah Celebrations

Are you ready for some football? Football is a a great theme for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. We’ve seen many ideas from creative decor to unique fashion.

Check out these ideas and make some of them your own!

Place Cards/Seating Charts

Bar Mitzvah Style

Decor and Party Details

Did you celebrate your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a football theme? Let us know at [email protected].

 

Custom Stamp Tips
March 1st, 2020

Custom Stamp Tips

Your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah invitation can set the tone for their celebration. After spending hours choosing just the right invite, you are faced with yet another dilemma… the stamp!

We all say we aren’t going to do it! It seems ridiculous to spend extra money on a custom stamp, but soon we find ourselves placing the order anyway.

Before making the decision to order a custom stamp, make sure you check with the USPS to see what regular stamps with different themes they are offering. These non-custom stamps are less expensive (pay just the face value!) and can be used on the outside of your Bar Bat Mitzvah invitation envelope or for the RSVP and/or thank you notes.

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The current “Forever” stamp from the USPS is perfect for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah!

If you do decide on a custom stamp, here’s what you need to know:

Step 1- Visit the Post Office in your area with your finished invitation – bring the RSVP card and any other item(s) you will be sending. Please note: If your invitation is not bendable, it can be considered a parcel and the postage can differ depending where in the U.S. you are mailing from.  

Step 2- Speak to a USPS worker to check the size, weight and shape of the envelope. Sometimes more postage is needed for odd shaped envelopes and oversized invitations may be considered “packages” and subject to different rates.

Step 3- Visit a second USPS office and repeat the pricing process. Why? Believe it or not, Mitzvah parents frequently report getting two different stamp prices from two different Post Offices. If that happens, go with the higher priced postage; it’s not worth the risk of the invitations being returned.

Once you have confirmed the type of postage you will need, you are ready to design your custom stamp online!

Stamps.com & PhotoStamps.com

There used to be several online retailers to purchase customized valid U.S. postage, but now Stamps.com is the only independent, approved licensed vendor of the U.S. Postal Service. Photostamps.com is a part of Stamps.com. Both sites (which link to each other) sell sheets of 20 custom stamps, with 15 different postage denominations to choose from — 35 cents for a postcard up to $2.oo for a flat 6 oz envelope. 

The big difference? Stamps.com requires a monthly membership and you actually print your custom postage at home. Photostamps.com does not have a monthly fee, and your custom postage will be mailed to you. If you do not already have a Stamps.com account (for business or personal use), make sure you place your order through Photostamps.com.

Pricing varies based on the number of sheets you order but as a general rule, the more you order, the lower the charge for the individual stamps. Both sites offer an easy-to-use interface to create your stamp. You select your image and can zoom, move, and rotate your image, add custom border etc… Keep in mind, if you create a Stamps.com account, you will actually have to print your own postage and it can be confusing, so always read the fine print before you place an order. 

Custom stamps will arrive at your home in sheets, like Sasha’s, which were made on Stamps.com

You can also create custom stamps on Shutterfly.com, Minted.com and other online stationery stores. Each of these sites will ultimately bring you back to Stamps.com to create the actual postage.

How do these sites differ from ordering directly from Photostamps.com? The stationery sites offer fewer denominations of postage (most have only a .55 stamp) and the cost per stamp remains the same whether or not you order 1 sheet of 20 or 10 sheets of 20. Since many of these sites offer discount codes, be sure to see if you have a valid code that would help to bring the cost down.  

Mitzvah Advice

 Always look for a USPS logo or look for the PhotoStamps® (single word) brand before you purchase any customized postage product anywhere on the Internet. When you see a logo like the one above or you see the PhotoStamps trademark, you can be assured that the U.S. Postal Service will accept your mail and process it without delay. Be careful because there are many imitations out there that are nothing more than photo stickers! PhotoStamps from Stamps.com is the original customized postage product and is always genuine U.S. Postage.

See below for a gallery of customized stamps that Mitzvah Market Spotlight families have used over the past year.

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah and looking for local advice from Vendors and other parents? Visit MitzvahMarket.com’s 17 regional Facebook groups here.

 

Incorporating Halloween Into Your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Theme
October 27th, 2019

Incorporating Halloween Into Your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Theme

For those celebrating their child’s Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah close to Halloween, we wanted to share ways other families have embraced the holiday at their child’s celebration with costumes, candy, and other spooky treats! 

Get into the Halloween spirit with the below ideas:

Invitations

Party Style

Party Details

Desserts/Favors

Mitzvah Project Ideas

Did you have a Halloween themed celebration? Let us know at [email protected]

Mitzvah Inspire: Stanley Cup Fever
June 12th, 2019

Mitzvah Inspire: Stanley Cup Fever

There is always lot of excitement when there’s a Stanley Cup final.

Perfect timing to share some of our past ideas as well as some recent creative ways to incorporate hockey elements for the most avid hockey player or fan.

No matter what team you are rooting for, here are some great ways for a hockey fan to share their passion for the game with family and friends on their big day.

 Balloon Artistry hockey

NY Rangers hockey themed balloon sculpture pennant and puck from Balloon Artistry

gotham tshirt hockey
Gotham T-Shirts created the logo and this hoodie sweatshirt

 Weinberg decor

Hi-Tech Photography Events did a great job on the centerpieces for Evan Weinberg’s Bar Mitzvah – to read more about this hockey themed party click here

Ruth Ridgeway Hockey

 Cute use of signage for the cubbies and favors from Ruth Ridgeway Design

hockey Parties! Rare to Well Done

Parties! Rare to Well Done used a Stanley Cup replica as the sign-in for a Bar Mitzvah party

Rothenberg Horah Chair
 The Rothenberg family created their own Horah chair using old hockey sticks! To read more about this spotlight, click here

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Adam Leffel Productions created a great place card scene putting the puck place cards inside a mini rink. Photo credit: Abbey Creative Photography

Beautiful Blooms hockey floor
An ice hockey rink dance floor from Beautiful Blooms, Photo Credit: Pictures By Todd

Abby Rose Photo 

 Abby Rose Photography captured this Bar Mitzvah boy making his “entrance” on skates and high-fived his guests as he circled the room – To read more of this Bar Mitzvah, click here

Milbauer Make an Entrance

Here’s another great entrance idea from the Milbauer Family Spotlight story. Hockey fan Mitchell made his “entrance” by walking thru a tunnel of hockey sticks being held up by his teammates/friends! To read more about this spotlight click here

Jill Reiner place cards

Yes, girls play ice hockey! For more of  Jill Reiner’s Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight, click here

 

Shindiz hockey palyer
A cutout hockey player from Shindigz.com has the look of a real hockey player with the blue and white jersey and hockey stick. Each one-sided hockey goalie photo op is 72 inches high x 42 inches wide and is made of sturdy cardboard

Hockey Invite Plain Jane Graphics Etsy

 Plain Jane Graphics on Etsy.com designed this invitation clearly revealing the interest of the Bar Mitzvah boy!

Los Angeles Kings Cookies

This Los Angeles Kings photo cookie is a hand made 2.5″ x 3.25″ classic butter shortbread iced with a sugar icing from 1-800-Bakery.com

Did you incorporate any creative hockey elements into your Bar Bat Mitzvah celebration? Let us know at [email protected].

 

 

Creative Ways To “Sign-In” At Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration
June 2nd, 2019

Creative Ways To “Sign-In” At Your Child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah Celebration

“Sign-in” options for guests at Bar Bat Mitzvah celebrations have come a long way!

After our previous story, “Unique Ways To Sign-In,” we heard from many of our readers who were able to adopt these ideas and make them their own. Thank you, we love that!

Now we have a new batch to share with you….get your Sharpies ready!

Enjoy these creative options below….

 

The collage style sign-in board featured the Bar Mitzvah Boy’s custom logos and hashtags. Read more about Logan’s celebration here

The United States Constitution was the perfect sign-in moment for this Red, White & Blue Bat Mitzvah. Read more about Alexis and her Bat Mitzvah inspired by American politics here

A pink director’s chair (found on Etsy!) was a creative alternative to the traditional sign-in board for this Broadway theme Bat Mitzvah. Read more about Ellie’s celebration here

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Cousin’s Brett and Lindsey chose sign-in trunks for their LIVE BIG B’nai Mitzvah. Read more about their special celebration here

At Cole and Chase’s Amazon Adventure, the sign in board allowed guests to write their message on a leaf and drop it into the wooden frame. Read more about this B’nai Mitzvah here

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For their sign-in boards, Evan had blue and Morgan had yellow custom Corn-hole games with their logo. Read more about this B’nai Mitzvah here

This mirror was purchased online and personalized with a decal of the Bat Mitzvah girl’s logo resulting in a unique sign-in board and decor element. Read more about Cassidy’s celebration here

  

An Acrylic sign, featuring Gabi’s logo in the center, was just one part of this showstopping celebration. Read more about Gabi’s party here

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The mom of this Bat Mitzvah girl found a unique Acrylic sign-in board on Etsy. Guests left messages on small hearts which slid into the board.  Read more about this AMazing celebration here.

At this Carnival themed celebration, guests wished Lucy a lifetime of Mazels on a a metal vintage Coca-Cola horse that used to sit outside a drugstore! Read more about this celebration here.

A mirror sign-in board was on point for Gabriella’s Bat Mitzvah theme which celebrated her love of all things girlie and glam. Read more about her Gabulous party here.

Bat Mitzvah, sign-in ideas, sign-in chair

The sign-in chair, taken from the Bat Mitzvah girl’s room was blinged out with some candy stickers. Read about this candy themed celebration here.

Each boy had a sign-in locker which are now in their bedrooms. Read about this Fire & Ice themed celebration here.

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Max Ganem from Charlotte, North Carolina celebrated with a luxury car and diamond themed Bar Mitzvah. Check out his mini McLaren sign-in car from Bridget Loftus at Loftus Designs!

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A custom sign-in blanket from The Mitzvah Mavens 

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An oversized acrylic sign-in letter from Lighter Than Air Events

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This masculine leather sign-in board with nail heads was created by Extraordinary Productions

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The Event Of A Lifetime used a lucite chair as the sign-in board for this Bat Mitzvah

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Stephanie Feldman from CutiePatootieCreations.com used a Sign-in Pillow with her son’s logo and a Bean Bag Chair for their guests to leave special messages

A giant tennis ball sign-in board.

A giant tennis ball served as the sign-in board at Space, an event venue in New Jersey

A clear box that held sign-in tickets for the Bat Mitzvah girl.
Out of the Box NY used this clear acrylic box that held neon acrylic “tickets” with special messages for the Bat Mitzvah girl

A basketball hoop Bar Mitzvah sign-in.

The custom Basketball backboard sign-in by Flower Power Designs was photographed by Ira Casel

A guitar case Bar Mitzvah sign-in.

Hal Prince Music & Entertainment recently planned a rock-themed Bar Mitzvah for a guitar player. Rather than using a traditional sign-in board, they suggested using an actual guitar case so there would be a permanent reminder of this special day

A long mirror for a Bat Mitzvah sign-in.

 A long gold mirror with a custom decal served as the sign-in for a Bat Mitzvah from Lighter Than Air

Over-sized bean bag chair Bat Mitzvah sign-in.

The Event of a Lifetime designed an over-sized bean bag chair with the Bat Mitzvah logo for the sign-in


A ping pong table sign-in board.

A Ping Pong Table sign-in photographed by Sarah Merians Photography & Video

Digital sign-in board.

The digital iSign board, created by Simon Elliot Events for a PBG Miller Immersive Environments iMax themed Bar Mitzvah, was designed to look like a giant “MaxBook” Pro computer

Guests had the opportunity to write a note on speech bubbles to the Bat Mitzvah girls in a customized photo sign-in. For more on this great comic themed B’not Mitzvah, click here

Custom pillow Bar Mitzvah sign-in.
For Max, who loves NY sports, Knicks/Mets blue and orange fit the bill! The Pieced Palette printed his logo on the front and back of this pillow

Baseball bases as Bar Mitzvah sign-in boards

From Oh So Fab and Chris Jorda Photography these baseball bases cleverly served as the sign-in

 

From Save the Day Events: Three great friends, all with the first initial “J,” celebrated together in Israel as the “J” Crew. Their sign-in board was made to look like pin-striped oxford shirts with each boy having their own section


This Bar Mitzvah family created a Fathead sign-in from Fathead.com. It’s now a keepsake that hangs on his bedroom wall

Patten Creation’s guestbook signature quilt is a wonderful way to collect the signatures and sentiments of your guests for your child’s special day

Did you child have a creative sign-in board that you would like to share with MitzvahMarket.com? Let us know at [email protected].

You can also ask questions and get advice about creative sign-in options in our regional Bar Bat Mitzvah planning groups on Facebook. Join here.

March Madness Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations
April 7th, 2019

March Madness Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations

It’s that time of year again. If you have basketball fans in your house, they will be glued to the television for March Madness!

Here are some ways other families have incorporated basketball into their Bar or Bat Mitzvah party theme.

See our past March Madness story for more ideas.

Finish filling out your brackets and get planning!

Are you planning to celebrate your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah with a basketball theme? Let us know at [email protected].

The Woodmere Club For A Bar or Bat Mitzvah Celebration
March 10th, 2019

The Woodmere Club For A Bar or Bat Mitzvah Celebration

The Woodmere Club, a waterfront country club located in Woodmere, New York, has a variety of newly renovated spaces that are perfectly suited to host a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The historic main clubhouse features a lodge-style bar, a grand ballroom that accommodates hundreds of guests, a grille room, surrounded by windows, with views of the 18th hole, and a beautiful outdoor patio overlooking the magnificent grounds.

Whether you’re planning an elegant, formal party or an intimate luncheon, The Woodmere Club will work with you to create the party of your dreams. Their culinary team offers non-Kosher or Kosher style menus, and they also allow Kosher caterers to utilize the facility.

Read on to see photos and learn about recent Bar Bat Mitzvah celebrations at The Woodmere Club.

Inside The Woodmere Club

Creative Touches

To learn more about The Woodmere Club, please visit their extended profile page in our Vendor Directory.