-Partnership Minyanim are GREAT. Especially when done at the request of the Bat Mitzvah.
-Catering is over-rated.
-For that matter, so is ordering benchers. Making your own to include your own personal preferances is SO much better.
-It’s great to be one of the few non-family members at family meals and still feel included.
-Shavuot is the perfect holiday for a Bat Mitzvah
Only one negative comment, and it has nothing to do with the Bat Mitzvah: Shiurim, even ones in the middle of the night, should never turn into self-help therapy sessions. If you want to talk to a rabbi about your personal issues, do so on your own time.