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18 Reasons Bar/Bat Mitzvah Season Was The Greatest Thing About Middle School

Those years sucked, but becoming men and women made up for it. That, and Sam Goody gift certificates.

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1. It all started with the signing board. You had to come up with the perfect message for the signing board.

Usually: "You did an awesome job!"

Usually: "You did an awesome job!"

2. The Candle Ceremony.

3. Talented dancers to get the party started.

(And also, talented DJs.)
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(And also, talented DJs.)

4. You knew all the steps to the Electric Slide.

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5. Exotic Themes!

6. Limbo, the game that made it ok to have not had your growth spurt.

7. Inflatable Instruments.

8. Opulent Parties.

9. Coke and Pepsi, a terrifying test of speed and physical strength.

10. Food Stations for the Kids

Normal sit-down food for the adults.
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Normal sit-down food for the adults.

11. The Chair Lift

The above Bar Mitzvah demonstrates appropriate "I'm terrified" hand clutch.
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The above Bar Mitzvah demonstrates appropriate "I'm terrified" hand clutch.

12. The choreographed dance that was a little bit too adult.

13. Designing Your Own Invitation

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Daniel's Bar Mitzvah is coming up on May 11, 2013, if you'd like to wish him a hearty mazel.

14. The Clothing Giveaway

15. Photo Booths.

16. The parties made you want to just "Shout!"

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17. (I've Had) The Time of My Life.

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AND I OWE IT ALL TO YOUUUUUUUUUU

18. And the best part of all, being the sole center of attention for the last time.

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