To me, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs are the best types of events to plan. I don’t know of many planners who specialize in Mitzvahs, but I’m ready to let the secret of why they’re so awesome out!
As a mom myself, I love seeing parents kvell (Yiddish for burst with pride) over their kids. Mom and Dad have seen how hard their son or daughter has worked to prepare for this day, and once the tough part is over, everyone is ready to party! There’s always a moment where I get a little choked up when I see parents speaking and just so gosh darn proud of their kiddo. I’ve got a ways to go before I get there myself (my little guy is not even 2 yet!), but I always put myself in their shoes and feel the love flowing.
Speaking of the love, there is so much of it at these events! There are so few happy occasions when extended families have the opportunity to gather together. To me, this is the best kind of occasion! I like to take a moment with the Mitzvah child and have them look around the room and let them know that everyone is there because they love him or her. How often do you get a celebration in your honor with all of the special people who love you in one place?
Tweens are hilarious. Maybe it’s because I don’t have one yet, but I think they are so fun. I know that makes me a little crazy, but there’s just something magic about that time in between childhood and teenhood. They’re old enough to have thoughtful conversations and strong convictions, but still young enough to be a bit naive with how the world works.
Each event is different because each family is so different. I love that I never have to plan the same event twice. It keeps my job interesting and it keeps me on my toes.