My Frugal Simcha | A Bat-Mitzvah Weekend That Met Everyone’s Needs

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 Simple Bat Mitzvah At Home

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 Bat Mitzvah at Camp Tamarack

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...]

Ask My Readers | Bar & Bat Mitzvah Gifts

Today's reader question is one I'm wondering about, too - especially as my kids keep getting older (so sneaky of them!). Curious your thoughts on bar/bat mitzvah gifts. My list is getting longer of kids I owe gifts to but I'm just never sure what is … [Read more...]

Reader Question: Bar Mitzvah Decorations

My good friend Dana asked a great question last week on Facebook. Since I'm nowhere near having Bar Mitzvah aged kids, I'm not much help to her... but I bet some of my readers will be. I am looking for inspiration. My son's Bar Mitzvah is in … [Read more...]

My Frugal Simcha | Bat Mitzvah on a Budget

The Bat Mitzah girl (in red) and her extended family Last month, my family attended the Bat Mitzvah of our dear friends the Perets from Houston (soon to be Israel). Lucky for me, Abbi - of You Get What You Get blogging fame - agreed to write this … [Read more...]

Let’s Talk Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

I'm fond of saying that when my kids (presently ages 7, 5 and 19 months) have their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, they are going to be lucky to get a pizza party in our basement. Maybe we'll rent them a karaoke machine. Self depricating jokes aside, the … [Read more...]