Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are exciting celebrations for boys turning 13 and girls turning 12. However, with stay-at-home mandates in effect and social distancing being the norm, it may seem hard to celebrate this milestone. Many people all over the world have had to get creative. One, to keep themselves sane. Two, to find ways to celebrate the magical moments in their life that needed postponing or cancellation altogether. Still, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are a little different. Girls and boys only turn 12 or 13 once. Therefore, postponing or canceling the celebration isn’t the best idea. What IS the best approach? Read on for tips on how to celebrate a Bar and Bat Mitzvah virtually.
Still, Send Invitations
Invitations set the tone for any event. You can save money by sending e-vites. If you prefer to go old school, mailing invites is a warm and personal touch. Most people would agree that they love getting things in the mail that aren’t bill-related. Sending invitations is helpful because not everyone is familiar with video chatting. You could include instructions on how to join the celebration.
Limit the Number of People You Invite
This tip may come as a surprise. The more, the merrier. Right? Not necessarily. Technically, hundreds of people could join a webchat. However, if you want to see and interact with everyone, we still suggest that you limit the number of families to a few. It’s up to your discretion, but inviting too many families may feel overwhelming. If you can’t narrow your list down, you could indeed virtually chat with a few families, your children’s friends, and others separately.
Dress Up and Dance the Night Away
Being confined to your home means that wearing pajamas and sweat pants are now the norm. However, for this occasion, we bet that it will feel fantastic for you, your family, and your guests to dress up as you dance the night away. Many online DJs exist. We’ll also suggest that for your child’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah, kosher food and traditional Jewish rituals are still a part of the program. We have experience in kosher catering and can indeed provide delicious meals for you and your guests to share. Also, you still want to have a plan and an itinerary. So make sure that you test the technology a few times before celebrating the big day.
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