A Classic yet Fun Bar Mitzvah
Becoming a bar mitzvah is a huge step in the life of a young Jewish boy. The coming of age ceremony that accompanies this step signifies that he is no longer a child, but a man. Bar mitzvah parties can range from very traditional to wild and crazy. There is an appropriate balance to strive for when planning a great bar mitzvah party.
It is always very important not to throw tradition out the window entirely. There are certain rituals and ceremonies that should always be performed to properly celebrate this important milestone. Many people simply see this celebration as just a big party; however, the meaning behind all of it is much deeper than that. Keep the bar mitzvah invitations classy and formal, and make sure guests understand the significance of the bar mitzvah.
New Tradition and Personalization
Keeping old traditions around, however, does not mean that new traditions cannot be created. A bar mitzvah party should be fun and exciting. Most of the time, not all of the guests are Jewish, thus they would not enjoy a party that consists of nothing but boring rituals. Guests should be entertained and enjoying themselves. So, have a blast. Go a little wild, and make it personal.
If the Jewish boy is a big fan of music and dancing, try having a break dancing competition after the traditional Jewish dancing is over. Maybe instead of the typical formal attire that most bar mitzvahs require, have a themed party where attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite movie star or musician.
Mixing new things in with the old can bring a sense of uniqueness and excitement to the party and allow everyone to have a great time. This also makes room for some barriers to be broken to form new traditions while still keeping the old around as well, thus providing the perfect combination for a wonderful bar mitzvah party.