If you are celebrating a Bar Mitzvah on vacation, you might be wondering how to do it. Click here to find out how to make the day as special as possible.
Every Jewish adult will remember their Bar Mitzvah. It is a special day when the child becomes an adult in the eyes of the Jewish faith. Normally, it is accompanied with presents, family members and the local community coming together to celebrate. Or at least, that’s what the day looks like traditionally.
But what if you’re not in your home space? What if, for instance, you’ve arranged to go on vacation? Can you still have a Bar Mitzvah or will it have to wait?
Well, in our opinion, you don’t have to wait at all. Think of it this way: you’re already in a beautiful place, with gorgeous scenery and a number of activities to do right on your doorstep.
A vacation can be the perfect opportunity to celebrate a Bar Mitzvah, you just have to put in a little planning. With this in mind, here’s how we think you should do it:
Think Differently With The Gifts
Your child will be expecting a bar mitzvah gift or two and, just because they’re on vacation, that doesn’t mean you can’t give them any. Buy some physical gifts online and, for every other family member, ask them for something specific.
Investment, stocks and money are popular gift choices at Bar Mitzvahs. This is because the child is coming of age, meaning the money can go towards security later in life. In this way, you can ask family members who ordinarily would have been there to join in the celebrations with a monetary gift. It doesn’t have to be big. Just something small to give to your child and get them excited about the future.
Bring Decorations With You
While it may be possible to grab some decorations whilst you’re on vacation, you don’t want to take the risk. It’s easy enough to pack decorations and then put them up the night before, whilst your child is sleeping.
You might even be thinking: well, do we need decorations? The answer is yes. You want to show to your child that this isn’t just another day in your vacation. It’s a special day, and going to the effort of decorating your accommodation is a good step in recognising this.
Go Somewhere Special
Next, you need to do something special on the day itself. Go to a nearby beach or take your child on a scenic hike. Anything that will bring the excitement and make it a Bar Mitzvah that they remember. Alternatively, of course, you can let them organise the day. This is their Bar Mitzvah, after all, and letting them come up with the day’s activities means that you can’t really get it wrong!
Remember, also, that you need to have a party. This can be done in the accommodation or – even better – you can go out somewhere and celebrate in a nice restaurant. Once again, talk to your child about it. Where do they want to go? Do they want a nice, homely celebration or do they want to go out somewhere special? Put the choice into their hands and they will be sure to appreciate the day even more.