My Bat Mitzvah started at 5:30 and ended at 10:30.
When everyone arrived there was a big reception with a band and with little canapes.
Then, when it was around 6:00 we went into the main room (my bat-mitvah was in a hotel) and everyone sat down and then they said, "Please give a massive cheer to your bat-mitvah girl GEMMA!" Everyone started cheering and I walked down the stairs like a princess.
Above me there was black and gold ribbons attached to the ceiling and they played the song 'Black and Gold.' It was incredible. I had two hot dancers and a really incredible band.
My dad then stood up and said a speech and gave me the best present of all, a trip to New York with me, my parents, and my two sisters. I started crying and I went and hugged him.
We then did dancing for a while and had fantastic food such as, crepes, savory and then sweet. It was amazing.
My best friends and my sisters then did speeches and then I did mine.
All my family and all of the 90 children said it was a really good one.
We then danced for ages and then we went outside to see the most incredible fireworks ever. They were better than the New Years Eve ones.
I then cried and we went back inside and danced until the end.
That night a few friends and loads of family stayed at the hotel with us and I opened all my presents.
I really enjoyed the fact that because I am a liberal Jew I managed to say the whole service and I think I still would have done it even if I didn't have a party like that one.