Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording

A Bar Mitzvah is a formal commemoration of a boy’s transition into adulthood. It is an extremely special occasion in a Jewish boy’s life, normally celebrated with a fun reception after the ceremony. Informing your friends and family of the upcoming Bar Mitzvah is done with Bar Mitzvah invitations. Whether the big day ahead will be a formal affair or a casual get-together, finding the right Bar Mitzvah invitation wording will let your guests know what to expect. Let theses Bar Mitzvah invitation wording samples guide you to sending out stellar invites.

Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording Checklist

Gray and Blue Bubbles bar mitzvah invitation by PurpleTrail.

It’s easy to get caught up in searching for the perfect phrase or catchy wording, but before you send your personalized Bar Mitzvah invitations, make sure they include the following information:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location, with directions if necessary
  • Specify whether the guests are being invited to the Bar Mitzvah ceremony, the party, or both.
  • Food being served, if any
  • Theme, if any
  • Proper attire

Formal Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording

If your Bar Mitzvah party will be a formal affair, keep the tone of your invitations formal as well. This will get your guests geared up to put on their best outfits and expect an elegant day. Avoid abbreviations and spell out dates and times. Here are some examples of formal Bar Mitzvah invitation wording:

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lake
invite you to share
a proud and special moment
as we celebrate with joy
the Bar Mitzvah of our son
Michael Alan Lake
on Saturday, the third of August
two thousand thirteen
at eleven o’clock in the morning
West Hills Synagogue
Cerritos, California

– Luncheon to follow –


The pleasure of your company is requested
by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Browning
as they celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of their son
Henry Aaron Browning
on Saturday, April eighteenth, two thousand fourteen
at  one o’clock in the afternoon
Temple Beth Am
Two Hundred Northeast Eightieth Street
Seattle, Washington

– Formal reception to follow at Herban Feast Ballroom –


With gratitude to Hashem
we would be honored to have you join us

as we celebrate the Bar Mitzvah of
David Alan Nystrom
on Saturday, April eighteenth, two thousand fourteen
at  two o’clock in the afternoon
Bayview Synagogue
Fifteen Northeast A Street
Redmond, Washington

– Dinner reception to follow –

Casual Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording

If your family prefers a more laid back get-together than a fancy affair, a casual Bar Mitzvah celebration may be right for you. If that’s the case, make sure your Bat Mitzvah invitation wording is casual as well so your guests know what kind of party to prepare for. Here are some wording samples to inspire you:


It’s time to celebrate!
Join us for Brady Johnson’s Bar Mitzvah party
with a backyard party at our home.
Saturday, August 2, 2013
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
719 B St.
McCall, Idaho


With love and pride we invite you
to share in our joy
as our son, Frederick Smith,
becomes a Bar Mitzvah.
Saturday, May 10
11:00 AM
Temple Shalom
New Rochelle, New York

– Casual lunch reception to follow at Cascade Gardens. –


You are joyfully invited to
Chase Sampson’s Bar Mitzvah bash
October 26, 2013
7:00 PM
Lake Stevens Manor
822 Bayside Drive
Bayside, CA
Come prepared for dancing, dinner and sweet treats
Casual attire welcome


Summer is in full swing
and our son is turning 13!
Please join us for Thomas Drake’s
Bar Mitzvah Blowout
A catered lunch and cake service will be held at
Bryant Park, Lot C
Bryant, New Jersey
August 17, 2013
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dress in casual attire
for this fun outdoor bash!

Themed Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording

Batter up!
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis proudly invite you
to the Bar Mitzvah ceremony of their son,
Andrew William Davis.
Temple Beth Am
1425 5th Street
Federal Way, Washington
The formal ceremony will be at 1:00 PM
Then please join us at the Temple Courtyard at 3:00 PM
for a baseball-themed party!
Don’t strike out! Hit a home run with an RSVP:
Charles or Debbie Davis, 509-232-1198


Follow the yellow brick road….
…to the Bar Mitzvah Ball
of Samuel Johnston.
Samuel is off to read the Torah at a family-only ceremony, And then…
…we’re off to see all our friends, our wonderful friends of Samuel!
Emerald City, aka the Crystal Ballroom
700 Avalon Way
Eugene, Oregon
September 6
6:00 PM
Dinner and dancing and cake, oh my!
RSVP, my pretties: 503-891-0023

If your Bar Mitzvah will have a theme, tie your invitations into the theme to clue your guests in on what to expect. Themed Bar Mitzvahs are a lot of fun, and your invitations can be fun as well. Here are some samples of themed Bar Mitzvah Invitation Wording:

No matter what your big Bar Mitzvah bash will be like, make sure you order your invitations from a reputable website that will allow you to customize the design to suit your tastes. Let your Bar Mitzvah invitation wording reflect the style of celebration you’ll be throwing. Mazel tov!


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