It’s a sad state of affairs when the big parties in your life have gone from weddings to 13 year old birthdays.
We’ve gotten to the stage in our lives when most of our friends are married and have kids old enough to have bar mitzvahs.
I guess the nice thing is that it seems like most of these parties are fancier than some wedding ceremonies I’ve been too.
Last night we attended a bar mitzvah.
It was held at a very prestigious country club in the suburbs. I could not believe how many children attended! Jack Pierre had NINETY friends!
The theme of the party was ‘Casino’. They rented poker tables, slot machines, and roulette.
There was a 5 person dance troupe and DJ which kept the party lively at all times. They were masters of keeping the party going. It was like a perfectly choreographed dance inside a dance party. While adults ate, kids did the Champagne Snowball. While adults were called up to celebrate their anniversaries, kids ate. Everyone danced the Hora.
Even my pregnant belly didn’t stop me from getting on the dance floor. The music and entertainers were too enticing.
I took lots of pictures of the party. We also have a boy named Jack who will have a bar mitzvah in a short seven years. Maybe we can steal the theme? Though who knows if we will be able to afford anything like this. Essentially it’s like paying for a wedding for our kids at age 13. But as Adam pointed out, we get a discount. Even though we will have four kids, with twins we will only have to pay for three parties!