The Last Bat Mitzvah
My youngest cousin’s bat mitzvah was in 2015. Do the math and you’ll realize that there’s a considerable age gap between us. One might think that it would be awkward, annoying, uncomfortable perhaps to attend a bat mitzvah party – a party celebrating a twelve-year-old girl and geared for her friends – as an adult.
Actually, it was a wildly good time. We danced hard. We drank at the open bar. We took fun photos with all the silly props in the photobooth, some of which even today, are among my favorite family photos ever. It was just enough of that 90s/00s bar/bat mitzvah party nostalgia combined with the adult privilege of bringing your significant other and getting to drink openly. It was the last family bat mitzvah, and it was a really good time.
The First Bar Mitzvah
Fast forward to 2022. We received our first bar/bat mitzvah invitation since my cousin’s. It’s for the bar mitzvah of my husband’s friend’s son. Husband’s friend & his wife are approximately my age.
I feel like this bar mitzvah will not be a wildly good time.