We all know cash is king as a bar or bat mitzvah gift, but since so many give it, it can be a tad (yawn) boring. Bump up the excitement of gifting bucks with these creative ideas:
A big balloon filled with bills and confetti is a festive way to present a monetary gift.
Money doesn’t really grow on trees, but you can make it look like it by crafting a topiary of bills in a hand painted pot.
A pizza box and a round base is all you need to make a dollar bill pizza. Many pizzerias will give you an extra box after dining, so think ahead when you next go out for slices.
Fill an empty facial tissue box with bills, taped together end –to-end with pretty washi tape. Decorate the outside with a message to the recipient reminding them to not “blow” it all in one place!
Present the bar/bat mitzvah kid with a fresh new wallet, filled with bills and/or gift cards. Combine cash with a lasting, useful reminder of your gift!
For more ideas, visit Atlanta Mitzvah Connection’s Gifts of Cash Pinterest board!
Most Atlanta families are welcoming non-Jewish family members and, at the very least, school and/or work friends who don’t know about much the Bar or Bat Mitzvah service. They may have never set foot in a synagogue before! Here’s are some of the best tips we’ve heard for welcoming and including non-Jews into the experience.