A 1979 Bar Mitzvah Celebration

A 1979 Bar Mitzvah Celebration

A 1979 Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Our Mitzvah Family Spotlight’s are very popular with our readers. Everyone loves looking at how other families celebrated their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

We thought it might also be fun to look back and remember how milestone events were celebrated over 30 years ago.

It’s always fun looking back and remembering when….

Mitzvah Grandma Linda saved all the receipts from her son Gary’s Bar Mitzvah. She has shared some photos and pricing (!) from 1979.

Dad Alan, Bar Mitzvah boy Gary, Mom Linda and his brother David.

Gary Lustberg 1975

This party was held at the Sands at Lido Beach using Jem Caterers. The bill shows $26.00 a head! They used Dalsimer Florists & Event Decorators (who are still in business today) for all their centerpieces and decor. Centerpieces with sports motif were on all the kids tables and were $45.00 a piece

Gary Lustberg 1975

Floral centerpieces were on the adult tables and were $50.00 a piece and they paid extra for the navy ultra suede tablecloths!

Gary Lustberg 1975

A candy cart with balloons for the kids was provided by Dalsimer at no extra charge

Gary Lustberg 1975

Just like today, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s back then had beautiful cakes and a candlelighting ceremony. Gary and his Grandma Miriam during his candle lighting ceremony

Gary Lustberg 1975

They also had sign-in boards back then. This blow-up cost $8.41!

Gary Lustberg 1975

Instead of video montages, back then Mitzvah Moms created picture montages like the one above

Gary Lustberg 1975

In 1979 it was common to have a band, as opposed to a DJ for your musical entertainment. The Ken Michaels Orchestra, with six musicians performed for $780.00

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The total cost for Gary’s invitations was $305.00 from Elite Personalized Creations, Inc.

A big thanks to Linda for saving all her receipts! I wonder what Bar and Bat Mitzvahs will look like 30 years from now!

 

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