You learn something new everyday and this day was no exception.
It all started early in the morning at Chabad Romano Centre. As I lurked around trying to stay out of the way, the men were helping each other put on the Tefillin and the women were doing what they do best….chatting up a storm!
The Bar Mitzvah went extremely well and it was almost like Matthew had done this before…..everything from reading from the Torah to deflecting the candy being thrown at him by all his family and friends. This tradition of throwing gummy candy is to wish the Bar Mitzvah boy a “sweet” life as he makes the transition to adulthood. Not going to deny that candy flying around is my favourite part.
Speaking of celebrating, the party that evening was no different. With an M&M theme there was no shortage of candy and treats. Matthew’s mom Charlaine put together one of the best candy tables I have ever seen. The only thing that rivalled it was the cake made by Charlaine’s mom.
Lots of sugar equals lots of energy and this night was no exception. Get a bunch of kids, an amazing MC (Stokes from Sole Power www.solepowerproductions.com), some crazy accessories, and you have one heck of a party!
Congrats to the entire family and thanks for letting me be a part of such an important day.