Ten totally awesome photo props

The Basics: Pirates, vampires, and ninjas, oh my! Our top ten picks for the coolest photo booth and picture props on the market! Comment

Help from Hashmonaim

Mitzvah Projects: A group of Israelis left their problems at home to assist in Sandy relief efforts in New York. Comment

Sharkmitzvah

Themes: Make a splash with an under-the-sea bar mitzvah. Comment

Passing customs

Cantor Banter: Make a bar mitzvah abroad a broader experience Comment

Be VIP with BarMitzvahCards.net

Planning: An online company creates customized stationary with the helpfulness of a brick and mortar store and the ease of an online retailer. Comment

My grandma Lila’s recipes

Highlights: Bubbie-approved Jewish recipes to serve for Shabbat or a pre-bar mitzvah dinner. Comment

The sweetest thing

Hot Ideas: Candy-themed parties are popular, pretty, and don’t pull at the purse strings. Comment

No need to read between the lines

Planning: Proper language on bar mitzvah invitations doesn’t have to be stuffy. An expert explains how to clearly word an invitation to avoid confusion. Comment

Musical chairs

Planning: Beat the seating chart blues with a few simple tips Comment

Pinning down organization

Hot Ideas: Pinterest has encouraged its users to create online bulletin boards plastered with hundreds of photos inspirational enough to make a Greek muse blush. See how the site can help you and your child work together in planning an unforgettable bar or bat mitzvah. Comment

Play the name game : Be your party theme!

Themes: Today is “It’s My Party Day,” so we took the most popular names for kids born in the years 2000 and 2001 and blended them into fun party themes. Comments (5)

August Jewish birthday quiz

Highlights: One of these celebs is a Jew. Hint: they don’t know Kung Fu. Comment
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