A Fun Baseball Bar Mitzvah Party on a Budget

Welcome back to my series about how we planned my son's Bar Mitzvah on an intentional budget. So far, I've talked about invitations, our Friday night dinner for 40 people, and our Seudah Shlishit for 80. Today, I want to share with you the details … [Read more...]

Seudah Shlishit for 80 People | Menu, Recipes, Paper Goods & More

Welcome to Post #3 in my Bar Mitzvah on a Budget: Is it Possible series. Today, I'm going to cover what we did for Seudah Shlishit. If this is your first time here, you can read about the total budget for my son's recent Bar Mitzvah here, and see … [Read more...]

Friday Night Bar Mitzvah Dinner for 40 People | Menu, Recipes, Paper Good Tips & More

{Oh how I wish I'd thought to take pictures of the food before Shabbat started - alas, my words will have to suffice!} Today I am continuing my personal Bar Mitzvah on a Budget series by digging deep into my spreadsheets to share with you the … [Read more...]

Bar Mitzvah on an Intentional Budget | Can It Be Done? (Our Experience)

As promised, I want to share with you all some of the behind-the-scene details from my son's Bar Mitzvah this past Shabbat. I am going to be really honest with you guys about money, even though, quite frankly, it scares me to be this … [Read more...]

My Frugal Simcha | An Intimate Wedding for $3,000

My Frugal Simcha features reader's stories about their beautiful simchas - on a budget. If you have hosted a budget-friendly wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Brit Milah or other simcha, we'd love to read about it! Please fill out this form to submit your … [Read more...]

How to Get Inexpensive Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitations — Less than $1/Piece

This post is an honest accounting of my experiences with each of the invitation companies I encountered. None of them knew I have a blog, nor did that fact impact the pricing or treatment I received. I paid for everything myself; I was not "comped", … [Read more...]

My Frugal Simcha | A Chicago Bar Mitzvah for Under $3,000

My Frugal Simcha features reader’s stories about their beautiful simchas – on a budget. If you have hosted a budget-friendly wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Brit Milah or other simcha, we’d love to read about it! Please fill out this form to submit your … [Read more...]

My Frugal Simcha | A Meaningful Bar Mitzvah on a Budget

My Frugal Simcha features reader's stories about their beautiful simchas - on a budget. If you have hosted a budget-friendly wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Brit Milah or other simcha, we'd love to read about it! Please fill out this form to submit your … [Read more...]

Seeking My Frugal Simcha Contributors

Have you recently hosted a simcha on a budget? Whether it was a penny-pinched Bar Mitzvah, a wedding paid in cash, or even a brit milah or simchat bat that didn't break the bank, I'd love to hear about it. And so would KOAB readers! I'm … [Read more...]

My Frugal Simcha: A Bridal Bouquet from Whole Foods

My Frugal Simcha features reader's stories about their beautiful simchas - on a budget. If you have hosted a budget-friendly wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Brit Milah or other simcha, we'd love to read about it! Please fill out this form to submit your … [Read more...]