When you first begin planning your event, you may have a lot of questions surrounding a “theme”. Do you have to have one? Is it ok to not have one? What if you don’t want one? Often times you may go to other events where the theme is carried throughout the entire party. This could be intimidating especially when you are not sure what you’d want your theme to be or if you even want one at all. Themes are great when your child has a certain interest, hobby or sport but often times this is not the case.
So, let’s talk online shopping. Everyone does it. You can get practically anything you’ll ever need on the great wide web these days. And now that most online retailers make it easy to return items that don’t fit the bill, there’s even less of a risk partaking in a little online shopping spree.
But some things are a little trickier to buy online, and invitations are assumed to be one of them. I get it, the whole process used to be a little different. You’d visit a cute little paper shop, sit down with a friendly sales associate, and flip through a thick binder of all the different options. You’d get to experience all the colors and feel the weight of the luxury paper in your hand. You knew what to expect, and you could trust the process.
Already stressed just thinking about mitzvah planning? Don’t worry. You’re definitely not alone! Most Jewish parents will tell you that mitzvah planning can become all-consuming. You want the event to be perfect, but you also don’t want to lose your mind in the process. This timeline will be your saving grace.