Throughout life there are a handful of milestones that deserve an extra level of celebration: There are graduations, weddings, anniversaries, new children and as they grow; a coming of age celebration. The Bar and Bat Mitzvah is an exciting event for Jewish children as they join and take on adult responsibilities in their religion. Often underestimated, the Bar and Bat Mitzvah has many of the same details and social expectations as a wedding which can make the planning process very stressful for the guest of honor and their family. We are here to share some tips and ideas to ease the stress and make your Bar and Bat Mitzvah amazing.
Tips to Make your Bar and Bat Mitzvah Amazing
1. Begin the conversation early!
Two to Three years in advance begin talking with the temple or synagogue to make sure your child is prepared for their lessons and their community service project. Also, begin the conversation with your child on what they imagine the day will look like. This leads us to our second tip.
2. After confirming your date the next step is to Select a Unique Theme:
When planning the event itself the first thing you want to do is confirm your date. After that, similar to a wedding, all of the details of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah event can be tied into a color or theme; everything from Venue to Centerpieces will be affected.
To create a truly amazing Bar/Bat Mitzvah, take a theme and put a unique twist on it to make it your own. Not sure how to do this? Send us an email, we can help!
3. Book your venue 1 year out
Whether you are using the ballroom or reception hall at your Temple or Synagogue or reserving a restaurant or venue, Make sure to book your venue early to get your preferred date.
4. Incorporate sweet treats or guest gifts into the decor
Individually customized cakes at each setting for name cards or Rock Candy to hold the escort cards in place make a sweet and visually appealing display.
5. Don’t forget about the Pick-Ups
As your Bar/Bat Mitzvah event is in honor of your child, many of their guests will be young and unable to drive themselves home. Make sure there is a plan in place to get these guests are able to get home safely, whether that is parents picking them up, scheduling a shuttle, or family of the guest of honor volunteering to drive them home.
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