Skater’s kiddush and party will be smaller in scale than our first one, because he wants to go to Israel for his bar mitzvah (which, because of timing, will be his “second” bar mitzvah, to take place in June after school lets out). At first I wanted to keep the Stateside celebration to just family and maybe take a few of his friends to a baseball game or something else fun, but it was DB who didn’t want him to feel shortchanged. So a nice kiddush and a kids’ party on Sunday it is.
In a way, it’s easier of course to plan a “smaller” gathering. But it’s harder, on the other hand, to make a guest list for a smaller gathering. My heart still wants to include everyone we did the first time, but logic will have to reign me in at some point.
How would you/did you handle it?