6 Tips for Planning a Kosher Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah
A kosher bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is an incredibly important milestone for yourself and your son or daughter. You’re proud of them and their accomplishment, which makes you want to throw them the perfect party.
Thankfully, planning the perfect bar or bat mitzvah doesn’t need to be stressful or complicated. Use the six tips below to help make sure your celebration goes off without a hitch!
1. Choose the date. Don’t forget to consider the date that your child will be celebrating their bar/bat mitzvah in the synagogue. Let people you want to attend know this date as soon as possible so they can plan accordingly.
2. Find your ideal venue. When choosing where you will hold your celebration there are a few things to consider. What time of day will you be having the party? Will it be at the synagogue or another location? What kind of age group will be there? Will you provide kosher and non-kosher options?
3. Get food and beverages lined up for the event. Depending on the setting and theme you may choose to go with more formal food or even just pizza. But whatever it is, make sure that your guests and your child will love it.
4. Choose a party theme. Depending on what your child likes you may choose something like sports, movies, tropical, western – or you may choose to plan a more traditional celebration. Remember, at the end of the day you want your child to love their party so don’t overlook what they want.
5. Find and hire entertainment for the party. It’s important that you make the environment as fun as possible which means music and games are a must.
6. Don’t forget the small details. Think of things like invitations, transportation for out of town guests, photography, and party favors. It’s the little things that cause the most stress, so taking care of them as soon as you can will help make you relax and enjoy the big day.
The goal of any celebration is to have fun on a memorable day. While it’s easy to get caught up in all of the details, try your best to relax and remember what the day is really all about – celebrating your child.