Creating an unforgettable bar/bat mitzvah, the Jewish rite of passage for 13-year-old boys and girls, is a complex endeavor, involving not only the customs, rituals, and rules for the ceremony itself, but also the myriad of possibilities and details of throwing a fantastic party. Whether it's finding the right synagogue and selecting a mitzvah project or choosing party favors-such as Chinese takeout containers filled with colorful candy-this original new guide to planning a bar or bat mitzvah is filled with inspiring ideas.
Planning the Perfect Day outlines the history of the bar and bat mitzvah, offers options for menus, entertainment, decorations, and activities, and addresses the etiquette of hosting the event. With beautiful photographs that provide the party-giver with creative examples, this must-have primer will lead celebrants and their parents through the entire planning process. AUTHOR BIO: Amy Nebens, a former editor for Martha Stewart Living and Martha Stewart Weddings, writes articles for a variety of lifestyle, women's, and shelter publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, Home, and Shop, Etc. Ellen Silverman is a New York-based still-life photographer whose specialty is lifestyle photography. Her work has appeared in numerous books including The Neiman Marcus Cookbook and Simple Stunning Weddings (STC) and such home and food magazines as Metropolitan Home and Real Simple. David Lewis Sternfeld is an award-winning photographer and videographer based in New York City and Montreal. He specializes in photographing bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, weddings, and corporate events. With business partner Avis Richards, he also produces documentary films.
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Published June 7, 2005
by Stewart, Tabori and Chang.
Religion & Spirituality, Cooking.