Where are you holding the ceremony? What kind of food are you serving? Do you have a photographer? It can all be summed up in one word: stressful.
“The Bar and Bat Mitzvah Planner” by Emily Haft Bloom and Sheri Giblin takes all of the steps to planning the big day and breaks it down into manageable tasks.
The book focuses to please all people involved with the bar mitzvah process from the parents and kids to the rabbis.
It reminds you about all the details from as small as the flowers to as large as the venue where you are holding the event.
While planning the party may be on the guest of honor’s mind, the book doesn’t forget the spiritual aspects of the ceremony.
Lastly, you know you’re getting advice from someone who has been in your shoes, as Bloom was in the thick of planning a second bar mitzvah at the time the book was published.