Bar Bat Mitzvah Party Ideas for a Torah Portion Theme Party


Mitzvah Projects

Raise money to help a synagogue repair its Torah

Raise money to support a Torah scribe

Raise money to commission a brand new Torah

Invitations

While Israeli artist Tamar Messer custom creates hand-made invitations that feature your child's specific Torah portion, several manufacturers make invites that feature Torah scroll motifs in a variety of designs. See them at the Mitz Mall invite gallery.

Stamps

The Mitz Mall stamp shop has a postage series celebrating magnificent Torah covers by women artists

Welcome Sign

This Mazel Tov banner features a Torah scroll and can be personalized with your child's name

Sign In Board/ Book

Create a scroll for kids to sign using a pen that resembles a yad (silver pointer used to read the Torah)

Place Cards

Print each guest's table assignments on a piece of elegant paper, then roll each side in from either side toward the center -- just like a Torah scroll! Next, write each guest's name on a hole-punched tag, then use ribbon to both secure the tag and the scroll.

Centerpieces & Tabletop Decor

If appropriate, select a theme, motif or element from the specific reading to highlight in your centerpiece. Alternatively, look for decorative ideas from the larger lesson imparted from the theme and/or discussed in your child's D'Var Torah speech. For example, if the portion is about justice, think about incorporating items from an organization or charity that works toward justice. A tall glass cylinder filled with literature from, say, the Southern Poverty Law Center isn't, on its face, as visually appealing as a bouquet of roses. But you can have both. Make your main centerpiece meaningful, then surround it with votive candles and three small bouquets. Your tables with be both resonant with meaning and beauty.

Use photographs of Torahs, Torah covers and yads (silver pointers) to create Photofetti, the fun, stylish photo confetti you sprinkle across the table. Click here to visit Photofetti.

Use photographs of ideas or imagery referred to in your child's Torah portion to create Photofetti, which you sprinkle across the table.

Favors & Giveaways

These personalized, wrapped chocolate candy bars for boys or girls feature Torah scroll images.



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