Posted by: Debbie Abrams Kaplan | November 14, 2013

Help us choose a Bat Mitzvah invitation

I started shopping for Bat Mitzvah invitations. Thank God for Pinterest! Because many of you are not on Pinterest, I’m posting the top contenders here. Please vote for your favorite!

#1

Our daughter will arrive in a limo, so this invitation will be perfect!

Our daughter will arrive in a limo, so this invitation will be perfect!

#2

Our daughter like taking long walks on the beach at sunset, candle-lit dinners and sitting by the fireplace.

Our daughter likes taking long walks on the beach at sunset, candle-lit dinners and sitting by the fire with hot cocoa.

#3

Dori's inner Jersey Girl will come out in this electric blue invite.

Dori’s inner Jersey Girl will come out in this electric blue invite.

#4

Nothing says Bat Mitzvah like cheetah print.

Nothing says Bat Mitzvah like cheetah print.

#5

I know this isn't for a Bat Mitzvah, but it came up on Zazzle when I searched for "Bat Mitzvah invitations." There were also some Halloween bat invites that popped up.

I know this isn’t for a Bat Mitzvah, but it came up on Zazzle when I searched for “Bat Mitzvah invitations.” There were also some Halloween bat invites that popped up.

#6

I really like this one because of the Dome of the Rock (uh, Muslim???) and the fact that Bat Mitzvah is spelled Bat MitzvaR.

I really like this one because of the Dome of the Rock (uh, Muslim???) and the fact that Bat Mitzvah is spelled Bat MitzvaR.

 #7

Because reading from the Torah and becoming a Jewish adult is all about your own artwork.

Because reading from the Torah and becoming a Jewish adult is all about your own artwork.

#8

I'm excited to have Dori look like she's starring in an Apple ad. This one really emphasizes the Judaism, right?

I’m excited to have Dori look like she’s starring in an Apple ad. This one really emphasizes the Judaism, right? A synagogue premiere. “Leading the congregation was just the beginning.” How precious! 

#9

I know there are Jews in Las Vegas. Do you think Ethan is one of them? If we go with this theme, we'll rent some poles and slot machines.

I know there are Jews in Las Vegas. Do you think Ethan is one of them? If we go with this theme, we’ll rent some stripper poles and slot machines.

#10

Dori would so love to continue the princess tradition, you know - Jewish American Princess. This fits the bill.

Dori would so love to continue the princess tradition, you know – Jewish American Princess. 

#11

Do you think if we use this invitation, we could have a whole band at the service?

Do you think if we use this invitation, we could have a whole band at the service?

#12

We'll save the extra invitations for her wedding.

We’ll save the extra invitations for her wedding.

#13

If only we can a picture of Dori holding up a tree while looking nude on top, we'll be all set.

If only we can a picture of Dori holding up a tree while laughing and looking nude on top, we’ll be all set.

#14

Air guitar at the service anyone?

Air guitar at the service anyone?

#15

I love how it looks like the girl is behind bars! A sign of things to come???

I love how it looks like the girl is behind bars! A sign of things to come???

#16

Mixed animal prints - so Jersey!

Mixed animal prints – so Jersey!

#17

We'll have to find a skating outfit and medal like this. Because nothing says "daughter of the commandments" like a faux magazine cover of a skater!

We’ll have to find a skating outfit and medal like this. Because nothing says “daughter of the commandments” like a faux magazine cover of a skater!

#18

Is it possible to find a worse picture of this girl to feature on an otherwise kind of cute invitation?

Is it possible to find a worse picture of this girl to feature on an otherwise kind of cute invitation?

#19

An oh-so-sweet event

An oh-so-sweet event

#20

It's a ticket to...synagogue???

It’s a ticket to…synagogue??? I want to sit in the party section too! Look – all the seat numbers are #13. How appropriate! Row 13 is going to be very crowded with everyone sitting there.

#21

Walking the bimah

Every journey begins with a single step. And a single trope note. It seems like just yesterday Samantha learned to walk. And now look at her. She’s walking to the bimah!

Okay, so pick the invitation we should use for Dori!


Responses

  1. #2 is the classiest but nothing says Bat Mitzvah like Cheetah prints and bikinis.

  2. Such entertainment!!! I”will say that We have received many animal print Bat Mitzvah invitations..mostly zebra prints…and not even from Jersey! Can I vote none of the above? (However, I will admit I am a leopard/cheetah kind of girl) I’m sure you will be much more creative (or traditional). Have fun!

  3. This post had me laughing out loud! Then I quaked in fear at the thought of having to choose invites myself in a few years …

    • June – You’ll have Miriam’s Well to help guide you through the process, so it will all be easy and fun! There are a lot of great ‘boy’ ones out there. Maybe even a Minecraft one will pop up. Ha ha!

  4. Your comments made me lol! Help me find these websites!

  5. Very funny!

    Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 02:55:11 +0000 To: markikaplan@hotmail.com

  6. Wow, I didn’t realize how tame our invitations have been! We’ve purchased ours through Jewish National Fund — the invitations are nice and the organization gets part of the proceeds.

  7. I vote for the jersey leopard print invitation…..she will always be reminded that she lived in Jersey for her Bat Mitzvah. Are we invited BTW? Jenne Fretland

    • “Jen” you are on the invite list. Beware of the leopard print invite you’ll be getting.

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