The Guest List EXPOSED!


Who should I invite?

OK, I made my first list for my son’s bar mitzvah.  I had a small heart attack, then started to ask around to figure out where to “draw the line”.  This is what I learned….

Your family and your family’s friends are who should make the first list of invitees.  Your attendees should be made up of people who are a part of your child’s life, in some way or another.  While its nice to consider inviting colleagues, just remember they most likely do not know your child.  By inviting colleagues, you have now obligated them to give your child a gift.


Keep your guest list to close friends and their kids.  Remember, if you have more than one child….stick to families who have kids that child’s age.  Not friends of the younger sibling. They will make the list next time.

To review:

Family, Family Friends with kids,  Child’s friends.

Those are my thoughts, I’d love to hear yours!  Tonight I will make my list again.  I’ll be sure to tell you by how many it shrank!


Becca Schlussel