When the son or daughter of a couple becomes a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, they cross a vital milestone. It’s a Jewish ritual, vital to the parents. Over the last few years, it has become a reason to celebrate with friends and family. Here you’ll learn a bit about Bat Mitzvah Planning.
- Select a date: The first thing you have to know before you plan the soiree is the date. The child will celebrate their bar or bat mitzvah in the synagogue on that day. It’s possible to assign the date as early as three years based on the congregation size.
- Select the venue: Before choosing a location for the party, you have to decide the time of day. Mitzvahs can take place in the evening or afternoon. If you choose the first option, you should remember that the dates will book up first.
- The food and beverages: If you’re thinking about hosting a cocktail party, you need to consult your caterer. The most common options include the following.
- A fruit & cheese board
- A carving station with roast beef, cornered beef, and roast turkey
- Buffet of cold fish such as whitefish, salmon, or something else
- Passed hors d’oeuvres
- Hors d’oeuvres targeted specifically for children, such as chicken fingers or pizza
- The theme: While it isn’t necessary, it makes planning everything else much easier. The theme has to replace the specific interests of the kid. You can also tie it to the invitations, decorations, cake, party favors, and centerpieces.
Bat Mitzvah Planning involves much more than everything described above. However, if you hire a party organizer, things will become much easier for you. You should begin searching for such organizations operating in your area. The internet will be a good place to start.