Tips for Planning Your Child’s Bar Mitzvah

Mar 2, 2014

Planning your child’s bar mitzvah (or bat mitzvah) can be a stressful endeavor as a parent. Luckily, we have a few expert tips to help you plan, throw, and enjoy the perfect party!

Get organized. Have a master to-do list printed out with all of the things you need to do, from scheduling entertainment, to buying certain supplies, and also a list of guests and their contact information. Choosing a South Florida bar mitzvah venue should be one of the first things you complete, so you know general food information, parking availability, as well as general capacity for guests.

Create a theme. A theme can help take your basic gathering to the next level with specific décor, colors, and even themed food and drinks. Be aware of any dietary restrictions guests might have and work with your event caterer to create a variety of menu options that can suit everyone.

Send out the invites. A mailed invitation sets the tone for a party and also builds anticipation. In the age of e-vites and Facebook events, an invitation goes the extra mile.

Create a specialty drink, offered in alcoholic and non-alcoholic forms. This comes in handy when you want a toast to the room and you want everyone drinking a specific beverage in honor of your child.

Offer passed hors d’oeuvres rather than a sit down meal to keep guests mingling and on their feet. This will also allow people to sample a variety of food rather than just a plated meal.

Keep settings simple. While you might choose some areas to go bigger, table settings can get cumbersome and should be kept simple.

Stay relaxed. Leave an hour between your arrival and expected guests arrival so that you have time to be ready, as well as fix any last minute details. As the host or hostess, you set the tone for the party. Have fun!