A bar/bat mitzvah is one of the most sacred rights of passage in the Jewish culture. Your child has studied hard with his or her tutor and is ready to enter the next stage of life with a memorable evening full of family and friends, kind remarks, and delicious food. Let’s explore some practical tips to make this special event perfect for you and your family.
My Jewish Learning recommends beginning the process of planning a bar/bat mitzvah from the time your child is ten. Contact your synagogue or temple and make sure that they are completing all the necessary steps to take part in this special honor. Most lessons begin at least one year prior to the date of the party. Much like planning a wedding, setting a budget within your means is important and making a list of potential service providers is a great place to start.
One year before the event you should book the location, decorator, and photographer. Make sure you have part of your budget available because most service providers require a down payment. When it comes to choosing a catering company make sure to ask the right questions and take into consider your guests’ allergies and cultural preferences. If all of this seems overwhelming, consider hiring an event planner to assist.
The Little Details
When developing a guest list, make sure to ask your child if there are any friends or teachers they would like to welcome to this special time. As you order invitations consider purchasing thank you notes, direction cards and personalized napkins along with them. Most companies can provide all these personalized touches and at a discounted cost if purchased all together. Don’t forget the decorations around the hall or synagogue you’ve chosen as well, even a simple centerpiece can brighten up and decorate a room.
Work With Your Child
This is one of the most important days of their life, so it’s important that they assist in the planning of the party and the finer details. Ask them how their progress is going and whether they feel prepared for this ceremony and encourage them to plan and practice the words they will say out loud, ask them to speak from their heart, this is for them after all.
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