I have friends who invited me to a bat-mitzvah for their daughter. I'd like to make something special as a gift for her or maybe make a bunch of surprise favors. Not sure.
Can't wait to hear your great ideas!!
Do they keep kosher? If they do (and you don't), I definately would not make any kind of food gift at all.
What kinds of things do you make? If you make jewelry, you might want to check if your friend's daughter will be getting a tallit (prayer shawl), and if so, if she would like a tallit clip. You can Google for images of what they look like.
I made one for my friend's son three years ago, incorporating his love of percussion instruments (drum set charms on the clips). This past Spring, when his sister had her Bat Mitzvah, she asked if I could make one for her, too. I made one using really pretty glass beads.
Oh, i was referring to decorated cookies.
Oops! Sorry. Do you know what the requirements of the reception venue are, with regards to Kosher requirements? Depending on what the requirements are, you may or may not be able to make any food gifts/favors.
Even if the venue allows non-Kosher food, it would be good to find out whether there are guests that do keep Kosher, because if they do, they will need to know that the favors are not OK for them.
Ditto on kosher but if they dont care you could always make traditional jewish symbols like star of david (but imho thats a little cliche) or if you her name means something special you could incorporate that into a cookie - for example Sarah is associated with words crown/princess or whatever or if her bat mitzvah has a theme just go with that.
Just a thought, but most 13 year old girls love anything to do with fashion.
(I know, i have 3 daughters) Do you have any "fashion" cookie cutters?
Purse, high heel, nail polish, lipstick, etc. She would probably love any of those. You could always mix in some "congrats" cookies with them or smiley faces! Best of luck in your baking!
you might also check with the family to see what the "theme" is for the reception. These days, almost everyone has a theme, instead of just colors. Last year I did favors for a bat mitzvah that were fish (in my photos) because it matched the centerpieces at the tables.
Kosher is not an issue as i keep kosher myself and the party is at her house.
I will try and get an answer on the theme. You are right, if i can match my cookies to anything similar, it'd be nice. I will let you guys know on the theme.
If its a surprise and i can't squeeze it out of my friend, i will go with Joanne's and Ahuva's ideas. I have a purse cookie cutter that i could personalize with her name on them. That would be nice.
Thanks i appreciate all your help!!
that is so sweet of you to think of that.
cookies in little cello bags that everyone could take home would be great. esp if you can find out the theme!
I'm going to call her later and ask if i can help with anything to try to squeeze out the theme idea.