Planning a Bris
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, Chateau Banks is excited to help you plan a fantastic party for your family and friends to celebrate this special occasion.
Hiring a Bris Party Planner
Before your baby boy is born, you may want to start thinking about bringing in a professional to plan the bris. Our party planners at Chateau Banks know how to plan the perfect celebration without missing a single detail.
Bris Ceremony Details
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.
Planning the Meaningful Things
It is traditional to have the baby circumcised while sitting on the lap of his grandfather or another respected man within the religious community. Chateau Banks 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.
Bris Party Guest List
Many people who host a bris ceremony choose to host a bris party afterward. Before planning your party, decide who to invite. This special religious rite of passage often includes friends, family members, and other loved ones. Don’t forget to arrange for a mohel to perform the circumcision.
You might also choose to invite children. No matter who you choose to invite to your bris, Chateau Banks can work with your guest list and send out beautifully crafted invitations that won’t leave anyone out.
Bris Party Ideas
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.
Special Meal Planning
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, Chateau Banks will assist in providing the food of your choice such as finding a suitable caterer. Because guests may adhere to special religious dietary laws, Chateau Banks will help to offer food that guests can enjoy, such as kosher meals.
Plan Your Palo Alto Bris Party with Chateau Banks
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 Chateau Banks to handle every aspect of the planning and execution of your baby’s bris event.