Throwing a Bar Mitzvah soon? We know this is a big event for you and your family. Here are three tips to help you host a memorable Bar Mitzvah for your child.
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Tip #1: Find a Great Venue for Your Bar Mitzvah
Finding the right location is so important for your celebration. The right location can make or break your party. If you select a good venue, that will save you from unnecessary head ache later in the party-planning process. Make sure to book your venue early. The earlier you book, the more availability most venues will have. (Sometimes they even give discounts for early bookings!)
Here are some questions you will need to ask before heading to the venue:
- How many guests are we expecting?
- How many rooms do we need?
- What about parking?
- Can I bring in my own vendors or are we limited to the venue vendors?
- What time can we enter the building?
- What is my budget?
There are many Bar Mitzvah venues or Bar Mitzvah rentals. A simple google search will lead you to many spots to check out. Make sure to determine your budget ahead of time so you are looking in places that you can afford. Don't be afraid to look for the diamond in the rough kind of places. Many time, those are the hidden gems.
Tip #2: Don't forget the decorations and theme.
At any party, the environment can set the tone for a great party. At your Bar Mitzvah, make sure to plan the decorations and the feel of your event. Choosing a theme or a color pattern can pre-decide many decisions that you will have to make. A theme can help you decide the colors, the decor, the food, etc.
When planning an event, there are many vendors you can choose to help you create the perfect decoration for your party. There are balloon vendors that can help you create arches and centerpieces. There are furniture rentals that will help you add a pop of color or a cover to relax in. There are DJs and bands that can also add something for your guests to enjoy during the party. Photo booths are always a nice touch for parties.
Here are some themes to consider for your event:
- Black and Gold
- Blue and Silver
- Red and Black
- Under the Sea
- Neon Theme
- Sports World
- Winter Wonderland
- Surfer Theme
- Dance the Night Away
Have you seen a great Bar Mitzvah theme? What is your favorite?
Tip #3: Food and Beverages are a must!
The food and drinks are very important at any party. Even more so at your Bar Mitzvah! You do not want your guests to be hungry or bored so make sure there are plenty of options for people to eat and enjoy! Whether you want a formal meal where people can be served or you are looking to have a buffet style, there are countless options on how to make sure your guests are full.
Choosing the right caterer is ver important. Most venues have a list of preferred venue list. Make sure to ask your venue for this list so you can see who has been in that venue before. It is always a good idea to bring your caterer to the venue ahead of time so they can see where they will be working and serving. Make sure to ask your venue if there is a kitchen available. You don't want any surprises the day of the event.
Drinks should also be available! If you are having alcohol at your event, there are many great bars who can do a pop-up style bar if your venue does not have an in-house team. You can also serve all kinds of fun drinks in addition to the necessary water. Some fun things for kids is to have ice cream, smoothies, yogurt, or event hot chocolate if it's cold!
We hope this article has helped you get some ideas flowing for your son's Bar Mitzvah. Here is another great article for you to check out before the big day. Happy planning!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What if I am planning a Bar Mitzvah last-minute?
A: While we suggest planning well in advance, we can always throw an event together last-minute. You may have to be more flexible on your date and some of your vendors, but it is always possible!
Q: Is valet a must for a Bar Mitzvah?
A: Valet is a great option especially for the older guests you will have coming to the party. Ask the venue about potential options for this. While it is not always needed, sometimes it is a great touch.