Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Parties That Embody the Spirit of Mitzvah
Those of the Jewish faith celebrate either their bar or bat mitzvah as a coming of age ritual. This happens on the thirteenth birthday for sons and the twelfth for girls, and represents the journey of becoming a man or a woman. This is an important time for any child of Jewish faith and is a time of pride for the parents. Instead of throwing the same old party as everyone else in honor of the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, think about ethical, green, and environmentally friendly gifts and party favors. This is great for the rest of the world, and also teaches your children a great lesson about giving back.
A party is always nice, and traditions and ceremonies should be followed, but you can change up some of the things that you do. Instead of party games, you can do things like have the children and adults at the gathering eco-friendly items to donation to the cause of the honoree’s choice. This could be a local animal shelter, shelter for battered women, food pantry or food bank, or after school activity programs for underprivileged children. Getting these things together is a fun activity with a lot of meaning. It also shows children how important these things can be.
Charity gifts are one great way to help a children celebrating a bat mitzvah or a bar mitzvah. The meaning of charity can be pretty wide open, so don’t limit what you see as charity. For one, you can give of your time at a local charity to honor the child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah. You can then tell the child or give them a certificate to let them know what you did. It does not sound like something a child would appreciate, but you may be very wrong about that. This type of charity gifts is far more valuable to them for their future than anything else you could give.
Charity or caring about the world also includes caring what happens to the world in the future. If you can, offer to bring gifts for those coming, otherwise known as favors. This is something you should talk over with the hosts however, as some won’t like favors for the event. If this is okay, you can provide favors for guests that are made with recycled materials or that will be consumed with wrappings that can go into a recycle bin. Items made with all natural materials are a great idea too.
Lastly, charity gifts for the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah may be the gift of money that can be redirected to the charity or charities by choice of the guest of honor. Charity gift cards are a fun and easy way to introduce a child to the world of giving to others. They also embody the idea of mitzvah – doing good deeds for the betterment of others and the world as a whole. These come in almost any amount you wish and are a snap to use. This introduces children to giving to others and can also introduce everyone to the idea of giving these as gifts for any type of party, celebration, or milestone. Each dollar really does make a difference, and the lesson of giving can change the world.