While visiting with family this weekend, we talked about our cousin’s unbelievable Quinceanera a year ago, and what an amazing party it was, from the food to the location, the dances and the dresses, of course! Her mother told us how she loved planning the party, but how the event was so much of a production that it was almost like planning a wedding! So many of our cultural events nowadays become such a large and involved event that they are almost treated like a wedding, which thus brings us to today’s blog for Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah save the date cards!
Your child’s Bar Mitzvah is such an important rite of passage in their adolescent life, as they make the journey from childhood into adulthood, and we understand that calls for a large celebration with all of your family, friends and fellow synagog members. When planning such an exciting, special and let’s face it – expensive event, we know you’ll want to make sure that everyone can attend your event. Sending a Bar Mitzvah save the date card is a great way to inform your guests of the special event ahead, and ask them to reserve the date so that everyone can attend.
Our Bar/Bat Mitzvah save the date cards feature elegant yet fun designs which appeal to both adults and children, as the central focus at hand is your child being called to the Torah. For Bat Mitzvah save the date cards, we have girly designs in bright colors that girls love featuring lime green, hot pink, orange and aqua blue. Choose from designs in plaid, polka dots and hologram confetti. For Bar Mitzvah save the date cards we have masculine Jewish designs that showcase your child’s venture into manhood. Choose from deep colors of gold, navy, silver and hunter green featuring the Star of David, a foiled Torah, the city of Jerusalem or a party bus. We even carry ticket stub Bar Mitzvah save the date cards which can act like an admission ticket for your event. These tickets are great because you can choose your ticket colors, as well as the envelope color to coordinate the save the date ticket with your event. Add a digital photograph of your child to commemorate the event, which also makes a great keepsake.
Send your Bar/Bat Mitzvah save the date cards out approximately 4-6 months prior to your event, or possibly earlier if you have a lot of out of town guests. Your save the date cards should include the basic information about your child’s Bar Mitzvah, without giving away too much information so that it looks like the actual invitation, (and also, you don’t want to give too much information because with sending it out so far in advance, your party location or times may change). Include the message to save the date, your child’s name and their Bar Mitzvah date. You may also want to include a city/state for out of town guests so that they can plan for accommodations if needed. Then be sure to put “Invitation to follow” at the bottom so that your guests know that more information about your special event will be coming in the following weeks/months.
Each Bar/Bat Mitzvah save the date card can be coordinated with one of our Bar/Bat Mitzvah party invitations so that you can create a coordinating ensemble for your child’s event. Check out some of our favorite Bar Mitzvah save the dates below and set the scene for your entire event!