Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Bar Mitzvah Invitations Are Mailed!

As many of you know, I've been designing my son's Bar Mitzvah invitations for a while. I've asked several of my fellow stationery friends and the census seems to hold true for all of them: Designing for your own event is significantly more difficult than designing for someone else's event! It seemed to take me a really, really long time to pull all this together, but I'm thrilled with the outcome.

When starting the process of designing the invitation suite, I consulted the Bar Mitzvah boy himself. After discussing possible color combinations we decided on colors found on a walk in the forest. Jacob loves to hike and mountain bike. He's also very environmentally conscious, so a "theme" centering around nature is fitting. So without further adieu  I give you Jacob's forest inspired Bar Mitzvah invitation suite.

The suite features shades of mossy greens and charcoal. I hand drew Jacob's Hebrew name. Jacob told me that it is his favorite part of the entire set. Included in the square envelope is the invitation which is backed with a 120 lb. onyx pearly cardstock, the reply card with stamped envelope, directions to the synagogue and "after party" invitations individually addressed to each of Jacob's friends.

The thank-you card for after the event.

Stay tuned for photos of the party! And keep your fingers crossed for lovely weather, please.


  1. it looks so fabulous!!!! Great job Patti!

  2. This is so detailed and just perfect :) And the Hebrew name drawn is such a nice addition...and the personalized stamp! You are so talented! Hope it's a great time! Congrats to Jacob :)

  3. They look fantastic!!! Great job and I don't even see any tear marks :)

  4. Oh my gosh, Patti! This is beautiful! Love it to pieces. Great job!

  5. Every detail is divine, Patti. Mazel Tov!

  6. Aside from the terrific invites, you took great photos!

  7. Well done Patti you did such a great job! Your son must be so proud to have these going out to everyone! I love the colour combination especially that mossy green. Beautiful xx

  8. Thank you all :) I appreciate your sweet comments, truly I do!

  9. These turned out so well! Bravo!

  10. Wow! These are gorgeous - love the colors. I know where I am going for my party invitations.
    Mazel tov!

  11. May I order the same invitation?? My son is having Bar Mitzvah in december, in Chile.

    1. Hi "Anonymous"... I'm happy to design invitations for your son's Bar Mitzvah. I would need information from you first. Please contact me via my "contact" page on my site.
      Thank you :)