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Mitzvah Family Highlights Recap: Brandon G.

Mitzvah Family Highlights Recap: Brandon G.

A rock star bar mitzvah bash at Opera

What to Do after the Big Mitzvah Weekend

What to Do after the Big Mitzvah Weekend

What to do after the bar mitzvah weekend

How to Choose a Bar Mitzvah Celebration Theme

How to Choose a Bar Mitzvah Celebration Theme

When/How to Choose a Bar Mitzvah Celebration Theme

Special Mitzvah Celebrations

Special Mitzvah Celebrations

Adding a party to the plans may seem overwhelming but know that outstanding

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Ryan G.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Ryan G.

With the date falling on the first weekend of the NCAA college basketball ...

7 Things to do While your Bat Mitzvah Kid is at Camp

7 Things to do While your Bat Mitzvah Kid is at Camp

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Mitzvah Family Highlights Recap – Jessica and Isabella R.

Mitzvah Family Highlights Recap – Jessica and Isabella R.

The Westin Perimeter North hosts twin sisters’ glamorous camp-themed bash.

Top Venue Questions

Top Venue Questions

Mitzvah questions to ask when you visit and tour.

5 Ways to Save on your Bar Mitzvah Budget

5 Ways to Save on your Bar Mitzvah Budget

Save money on your bar mitzvah budget with these tips

Mitzvah Family Spotlight – Kirk and Liv

Mitzvah Family Spotlight – Kirk and Liv

An out-of-the-box nightclub-themed b’nai mitzvah at Opera featured multiple

Mitzvah Family Highlight Mollie B.

Mitzvah Family Highlight Mollie B.

Mollie led services as a bat mitzvah at Congregation Or Hadash in ...

EXPO EXTRA – February 2018

EXPO EXTRA – February 2018

Here’s what Mitzvah parents and kids were most excited about at the EXPO.

Mitzvah Family Spotlight – Eli S.

Mitzvah Family Spotlight – Eli S.

A rocker's bar mitzvah party featured guitar décor everywhere, including a ...

Newly Constructed: Atlanta’s Newest Venues for Mitzvah Celebrations

Newly Constructed: Atlanta’s Newest Venues for Mitzvah Celebrations

Do you know about these newly constructed venues in the metro Atlanta area ...

Party Surprises for Your Mitzvah Kid

Party Surprises for Your Mitzvah Kid

Surprise your Mitzvah teen with unique experiences during the big weekend.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Noah H

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Noah H

A FanFest-style tailgate bar mitzvah celebration highlighted a teen's love ...

5 Reasons to Call the CVB about Your Mitzvah Weekend

5 Reasons to Call the CVB about Your Mitzvah Weekend

Your Convention and Visitors Bureau can help with plans for out-of-town bar

Celebrate Mitzvah Guests with Specialty Entertainment

Celebrate Mitzvah Guests with Specialty Entertainment

While the focus of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration is the guest of honor, ...

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Jordan P.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Jordan P.

A college football fan celebrated his bar mitzvah in a recreation of his ...

Most Asked Questions of Your CPO (Chief Party Officer)

As your Chief Party Officer, I get asked tons of questions about Mitzvah ...

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Brock W.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Brock W.

A Super Bowl weekend bar mitzvah celebration highlighted the guest of ...

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Margo K

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Margo K

Temple Sinai in Sandy Springs gave Margo a home court advantage as she ...

Helping Non-Jews Navigate the Bar Mitzvah Experience

Helping Non-Jews Navigate the Bar Mitzvah Experience

How to welcome and include non-Jews in the bar mitzvah experience.

Places to Party!

Places to Party!

A curated selection of Mitzvah venues, plus questions to ask when you visit

Bold and Gold Bat Mitzvah Dress Trends 2018

Bold and Gold Bat Mitzvah Dress Trends 2018

Atlanta bat mitzvah dress trends for 2018

Menu Magic: Mitzvah Meals on Display

Menu Magic: Mitzvah Meals on Display

Unique ways to display your bar mitzvah party menu.

Welcome to Our House! Hosting Mitzvah Weekend Meals at Your Home

Welcome to Our House! Hosting Mitzvah Weekend Meals at Your Home

Tips from Mitzvah parents on hosting bar mitzvah weekend meals at home.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Skyler N.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Skyler N.

Guests walked the red carpet at a Hollywood-themed bat mitzvah celebration ...

Montage Music: Most Popular Song Choices

Montage Music: Most Popular Song Choices

Popular song choice ideas for your bar mitzvah montage.

Initial Ideas: Letter Mitzvah Decor

Initial Ideas: Letter Mitzvah Decor

Use your Mitzvah kid's initial as a design motif.

The Advantages of Afternoon Affairs

The Advantages of Afternoon Affairs

Consider these factors when deciding between an afternoon or evening bar ...

Checking In: How to Choose a Mitzvah Hotel

Checking In: How to Choose a Mitzvah Hotel

Everything you should consider when choosing a Mitzvah hotel.

Hand-held Mitzvah Party Sweets

Hand-held Mitzvah Party Sweets

Creative pick up sweets to consider for your bar mitzvah menu.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Seth F

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Seth F

What Does a Day-Of Mitzvah Manager Do?


What Does a Day-Of Mitzvah Manager Do?


What a day-of Mitzvah manager does, and how to know if you need one.

Mitzvah Invites for People You Pay?

Mitzvah Invites for People You Pay?

Tips for deciding which people in your lives should make the bar mitzvah ...

Center Stage: Six Centerpiece Picks for the Middle of the Table

Center Stage: Six Centerpiece Picks for the Middle of the Table

Creative centerpiece ideas for your Kiddush luncheon or celebration tables.

Mitzvah Portrait Settings: Off the Beaten Path

Mitzvah Portrait Settings: Off the Beaten Path

Pro photographers and Mitzvah moms share unique bar and bat mitzvah ...

Remembering While Celebrating: Honoring Those of Blessed Memory during Bar Mitzvah

Remembering While Celebrating: Honoring Those of Blessed Memory during Bar Mitzvah

How to honor loved ones of blessed memory during the bar mitzvah weekend.

Glam Grub: Kid Faves Grow Up

Glam Grub: Kid Faves Grow Up

Put an adult spin on favorite kid comfort foods at your bar mitzvah party.

Big Ideas: Balloon Décor

Big Ideas: Balloon Décor

Balloons can decorate and define celebration spaces in unexpected ways.

7 Camp-Style Celebration Touches

7 Camp-Style Celebration Touches

Summer camp serves as great inspiration for Mitzvah celebration decor.

7 Heavenly Bar Mitzvah Dessert Ideas

7 Heavenly Bar Mitzvah Dessert Ideas

Clever dessert ideas for your bar or bat mitzvah party.

6 Slick Ways to Incorporate Technology in Your Bar Mitzvah Weekend

6 Slick Ways to Incorporate Technology in Your Bar Mitzvah Weekend

Tech-savvy teens love digital décor touches and experiences.

Where in the World is Your Mitzvah Party?

Where in the World is Your Mitzvah Party?

A travel theme can transport guests to favorite destinations.

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Tips for Handling Bar Mitzvah Family Drama

Can’t We All Just Get Along? Tips for Handling Bar Mitzvah Family Drama

Counselor tips for handling bar mitzvah family drama.

EXPO EXTRA –August Edition 2017

EXPO EXTRA –August Edition 2017

Go Ahead, Invite Celebrities!

Go Ahead, Invite Celebrities!

Invite your teen's favorite celebrities to get congratulatory responses for

Do Them a Favor! Creative Gifts for Guests

Do Them a Favor! Creative Gifts for Guests

Creative party favors for bar mitzvah guests.

Weathering the Storm… Handling Late-Breaking Bar Mitzvah Challenges

Weathering the Storm… Handling Late-Breaking Bar Mitzvah Challenges

How to handle unexpected or unfortunate circumstances during the Mitzvah weekend.

Bar Food: Serve-Yourself Eats Guests Will Devour

Bar Food: Serve-Yourself Eats Guests Will Devour

Inventive serve-yourself food bar menus from appetizers to sweets.

What to do with Yesterday’s Yarmulkes

What to do with Yesterday’s Yarmulkes

What to do with leftover bar mitzvah kippot.

5 Reasons to Send Bar Mitzvah Save the Dates

5 Reasons to Send Bar Mitzvah Save the Dates

Top reasons to send save the dates for your child's bar or bat mitzvah.

How To Build The Ultimate Survival Kit for the Bar Mitzvah Day

How To Build The Ultimate Survival Kit for the Bar Mitzvah Day

Build the ultimate survival kit to bring to your bar mitzvah events.

I’m Invited to a What?! Breaking Down the Bar Mitzvah for Non-Jewish Guests

I’m Invited to a What?! Breaking Down the Bar Mitzvah for Non-Jewish Guests

An insert card template for non-Jewish bar mitzvah guest invitations.

Where Do the Envelopes Go? Creative Bar Mitzvah Card Boxes

Where Do the Envelopes Go? Creative Bar Mitzvah Card Boxes

Give family and friends a pretty place to put Mitzvah gifts while ...

Essential Bar Mitzvah Thank You Note Guide

Essential Bar Mitzvah Thank You Note Guide

The ultimate thank you note guide for your bar or bat mitzvah kid.

Should You Sign that Bar Mitzvah Vendor Contract? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions First

Should You Sign that Bar Mitzvah Vendor Contract? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions First

Six questions to ask yourself before signing the bar mitzvah contract.

Party Foul: When Parents and Kids Clash Over Bar Mitzvah Plans

Party Foul: When Parents and Kids Clash Over Bar Mitzvah Plans

How to keep the peace with your teen while planning the bar mitzvah weekend.

Modern Montages: Pros Talk Trends

Modern Montages: Pros Talk Trends

Mitzvah montage producers share tips for making your montage stand out.

Tasty Themes: Mitzvah Menus Make the Party

Tasty Themes: Mitzvah Menus Make the Party

Set the tone for your bar mitzvah party with a themed menu. Get inspiration here!

Where Do the Kids Sit? Mitzvah Lounge Seating Trends

Where Do the Kids Sit? Mitzvah Lounge Seating Trends

Experts talk trends in kids' seating at Mitzvah celebrations.

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Leah & Seth

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Leah & Seth

Mitzvah Family Highlight- A Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kid doesn't do it alone! We ...

Flip Flops to Sweet Socks: Dance Floor Footwear

Flip Flops to Sweet Socks: Dance Floor Footwear

Ideas for guest dance floor socks and footwear.

Bimah Buddies 101: Navigating the Shared Mitzvah Date

Bimah Buddies 101: Navigating the Shared Mitzvah Date

If you're sharing your bar mitzvah date with another family, here are tips ...

You’re Invited! Experts Talk Mitzvah Invitation Trends

You’re Invited! Experts Talk Mitzvah Invitation Trends

Pros share details on invitation trends for your bar or bat mitzvah.

Photo Fun! Party Photo Options for Your Mitzvah

Photo Fun! Party Photo Options for Your Mitzvah

Interactive photo entertainment options for your bar mitzvah celebration.

Accept Help from Friends! Here’s How.

Accept Help from Friends! Here’s How.

When your friends ask how they can help with the bar mitzvah, give them ...

Mitzvah Manners 101: Guest of Honor Guidance

Mitzvah Manners 101: Guest of Honor Guidance

Being the guest of honor can be challenging at 13. Help your teen with this

Welcome to Atlanta! Out-of-Towner Hospitality Baskets

Welcome to Atlanta! Out-of-Towner Hospitality Baskets

A guide to out-of-town bar mitzvah guest hospitality bags or baskets with ...

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Natalie

Mitzvah Family Highlight – Natalie

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kid doesn't do it alone! We celebrate area families who ...

Why Haven’t They Called? Realistic Vendor Relations 101

Why Haven’t They Called? Realistic Vendor Relations 101

How to get what you want and when you can expect to get it from your bar ...

Placecardpalooza: Fresh Ideas for the Name Game

Placecardpalooza: Fresh Ideas for the Name Game

Do something creative with your guest seating chart!

Mitzvah Family Highlight -Jenna

Mitzvah Family Highlight -Jenna

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah Kid doesn't do it alone! We celebrate area families

The Bar Mitzvah Sandwich: What Goes Around the Big Day

The Bar Mitzvah Sandwich: What Goes Around the Big Day

You're not just planning one day, you're planning a weekend of events. Here

Last Minute Mitzvah Details – Things to do the week before your Mitzvah

Last Minute Mitzvah Details – Things to do the week before your Mitzvah

You WILL sleep the night before the bar mitzvah if you tackle this list of ...

5 Fun Ways to Gift $$ For a Mitzvah

5 Fun Ways to Gift $$ For a Mitzvah

Try these creative ideas for gifting cash to a bar or bat mitzvah.

Bar Mitzvah Hourly Party Plan

Bar Mitzvah Hourly Party Plan

Use our guide for bar mitzvah party flow to make sure your vendors know ...

What to Wear? Dress Code Decoded

What to Wear? Dress Code Decoded

What to wear to a bar mitzvah based on the invitation wording.

7 Slick Mocktail Ideas for Bar Mitzvah Parties

7 Slick Mocktail Ideas for Bar Mitzvah Parties

Creative non-alcoholic mocktails make kids feel special at a bar mitzvah ...

Best Face Forward!  Essential Tips from Mitzvah Photographers

Best Face Forward! Essential Tips from Mitzvah Photographers

How to look your best in Mitzvah family portraits: tips from top Atlanta ...

The Green Scene: Tips for Greening Your Mitzvah

The Green Scene: Tips for Greening Your Mitzvah

Make green choices in décor for an eco-friendly Bar Mitzvah.

Bar Mitzvah Planning Timeline

Bar Mitzvah Planning Timeline

A printable monthly to-do list for bar mitzvah planning.

5 Tips from Mitzvah Moms

5 Tips from Mitzvah Moms

13 Questions for your Caterer

13 Questions for your Caterer

When interviewing Mitzvah caterers, ask these important questions.

What I Learned from My Own Kids’ Mitzvah Weekends

What I Learned from My Own Kids’ Mitzvah Weekends

Your Chief Party Officer gives first-person tips as a recent Mitzvah Mom.

I have my date – Now what? Your To-Do List

I have my date – Now what? Your To-Do List

Confused with your next step?  Use this worksheet to help you get started! ...

Budget Spreadsheet – Keep Track Of Your Expenses

Budget Spreadsheet – Keep Track Of Your Expenses

A printable worksheet for tracking bar mitzvah expenses.

Stealing The Good Stuff… from other people’s parties!

Stealing The Good Stuff… from other people’s parties!

How to Make the Most of Your Time on the Mitzvah ...

Final Weekend List – What am I forgetting?

Final Weekend List – What am I forgetting?

It’s almost the big day and you have piles everywhere. Ask yourself – what ...

13 Years in 10 Minutes: Tips for a Terrific Video Montage

13 Years in 10 Minutes: Tips for a Terrific Video Montage

Tips for choosing and organizing your photos for a Bar Mitzvah video montage.

Tips on Tipping: Who to Tip and How Much to Give

Tips on Tipping: Who to Tip and How Much to Give

A current guide to tipping bar mitzvah vendors: which ones to tip and how ...

Get Organized!

Get Organized!

If you can get organized, you are ahead of game! Here are a few ...

Is It Musical Chairs – or the Seating Chart?

Is It Musical Chairs – or the Seating Chart?

Tips for creating your guest seating arrangements.

Who’s on the Guest List – or How to Cut It?

Who’s on the Guest List – or How to Cut It?

A simple guide to creating or editing your bar mitzvah guest list.

So Many Vendors! Vendor Tips…

So Many Vendors! Vendor Tips…

Ok – yes, there are a lot of vendors involved in planning your ...