Friday, 12 March 2010

The other major event in our lives this year is getting somewhat overlooked thanks to all the renovations.I wouldn't have planned it like this.

Samuel's Bar Mitzvah is less than 3 months away. Actually I think it's nearer 2 1/2 but who's counting? This is an event that we've obviously known about for almost 13 years and, like a child's first day at school, I can't quite believe it's almost upon us.

It's a major milestone and a major celebration. We are celebrating by having a big party in a marquee in a field. We are all very excited...but there is SO much to do.

Invitation design has been top priority. We decided that we needed to design it ourselves...especially after one friend asked if this was going to be a 'Handmade Bar Mitzvah'?...was I hand-knitting the invitations? So the pressure was on...

We went round the houses with so many different ideas (hand-knitted not a million miles away!), but kept coming back to paper cutting. This was greatly aided by the delightful Hazel and her access to a laser cutting machine. With some tweaking from Hazel, I think we are just about there.

As for the uber cute cut-offs...I'm thinking table decorations...


6 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh wow they look great I bet you are really pleased.I guess everyone needs a friend with access to a laser cutter!

caralaw said...

They look fantastic. Great idea for the off cuts too. Thankfully laser cutters are not cheap - otherwise it'd be another thing I'd want to add to my list. I'm sure you'll all have a fantastic time. x

Cara said...

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One Flew Over said...

A big milestone! Fantastic invites!

Sue said...

These are gorgeous - lovely photos too.

Thanks so much for your comment :-)

manda said...

Can. Not. Wait!!! So excited! And the invitations look great - love the table decoration idea too. Thank goodness for the ever wonderful Hazel! What would we do without her??