Planning and organizing a bris is a special event, as it’s one of the first important ceremonies in your baby boy’s new life. In marking this significant Judaic ceremony, Blissful Dream Decorators is excited to help you plan a fantastic party for your family and friends to celebrate this special occasion.
The bris ceremony is typically brief, taking about 15 minutes. The mohel might discuss the meaning of the ceremony and the covenants made when choosing this path for a newborn baby boy. Part of the ceremony might also include discussing the child’s name, what it means, and how the parents chose it for their baby.
It is traditional to have the baby circumcised while sitting on the lap of his grandfather or another respected man within the religious community. Blissful Dream Decorators helps plan the little details you may need, such as providing a special chair for the individual sitting with the baby, or a table for the cup of wine the mohel will pass around after reciting the blessing.
Most bris party hosts do not use any type of themed decorations unless they are religious in nature. But you should plan to serve food and drinks to your guests, which everyone can enjoy after the ceremony is complete. If the celebration is very traditional, the parents might say a special prayer over the meal, called birkat hamazon, which allows everyone to give thanks for the food.
Common food items served at a bris party include bagels and lox, especially because many ceremonies take place in the morning. Whether you wish to include traditional meals or something more contemporary, Blissful Dream Decorators will assist in providing the food of your choice such as finding a suitable caterer. Because guests may adhere to special religious dietary laws, Blissful Dream Decorators will help to offer food that guests can enjoy, such as kosher meals.
With a brand-new baby, planning the bris ceremony and party can feel like a daunting task. But you can trust our team of experienced event planners at Blissful Dream Decorators to handle every aspect of the planning and execution of your baby’s bris event.