7 Steps to Throwing An Awesome Bar/Bat Mitzvah



A bar or bat mitzvah is an important event that you will want to remember for the rest of your life. You only get one chance to have a bar or bat mitzvah so make it count. A bar/bat mitzvah is part religious ceremony and part party, and in order to get the balance right you have to pay close attention to detail. Throwing an awesome bar/bat mitzvah takes planning and commitment, but in the end it will pay off if you follow these 10 easy steps.


  1. Decide on a budget. Before you start planning anything you should have a budget in mind. It would be disappointing to book an amazing venue and entertainment and then realize you can’t afford to splurge as much. Instead, settle on a budget early and stick to it to ensure a stress-free occasion.
  2. Imagine the night. Much of the planning process is picturing what you want the bar/bat mitzvah to look like. Picking a theme—whether it is traditional or something new—is a good place to start. Consider who is going to be there and what their tastes include, but don’t forget about you or your child who the bar/bat mitzvah is actually for. Pick something meaningful, but not too over the top.
  3. Find the perfect venue. Consider location (especially for guests coming from out-of-town), price, parking, size, and of course the dance floor space when choosing the best venue for you.
  4. Lock down a caterer. Food is everything at any big event. It can make or break your special day so make sure you talk to a kosher caterer early to make sure they’re available.
  5. Send out the invitations. Choose an invitation that matches your theme (if you have one), but remember that simple is often better. Getting these out with plenty of notice before the big day will ensure a great turnout.
  6. Book a photographer. Just like a wedding, you want this to be a night you remember for forever, so hire a photographer to take photos. That way you can take a walk down memory lane whenever you want.
  7. Consider the other meals too. A bar/bat mitzvah is the main act for food, but you also need to consider your guests that came from out of town for the Shabbat dinner the night before the bar/bat mitzvah and brunch the morning after. For that, a caterer will help take the stress off of you so that you can focus on planning the main event.

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