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Tag: Party Planning
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June 27, 2012 | 1:23 pm
My 11-year-old son, Ari, is now a Hebrew-school dropout.
I am aware that that’s the name of a comedy act and a line of T-shirts. But, for me, the phrase is not a punch line, but a punch in the gut.
I imagine my response was just like parents whose kids drop out of high school:...
June 27, 2012 | 1:01 pm
March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pmSome things never change, or do they? Bar and bat mitzvah parties overwhelmingly follow a recipe that everyone assumes is written in stone, said Gail Greenberg, creator of mitzvahchic.com. The only room for creativity, people think, is to have a unique theme.
So why are people stuck?...
March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pmLive chamber music, canapes, games, photographs, food, food and more food, dances, drinks, sign-in card, table decorations, invitations, servers, flower arrangements, party favors and, of course, the appropriate clothing. The checklist for my oldest nephew's bar mitzvah went on and...
September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pmIt's been said that when it comes to raising children, the days go slow and the years go fast. As I find myself in the thick of planning my second son's bar mitzvah, these words ring all too true. But who has time for sentimentalism when you've got to pull off a colossal bar mitzvah...