Celebrating a child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is a meaningful milestone that can be costly. Sometimes the cost of a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah can be comparable to a wedding depending on how elaborate the celebration is! When you’re preparing to feed a lot of guests, there’s no way around spending a decent amount of money, especially if you want a high-quality menu. However, there are a few ways that you can shave off a few dollars and keep your bar or bat mitzvah planning budget-friendly. Here’s how.
Figure Out What’s Most Important
A bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah holds so much significance, so it makes sense that you want to go all out for your precious child. However, some children are so simple that they don’t require a lot. You’ll never know unless you ask them. If you have a son that loves food ardently, then you know to spend more money on kosher catering. However, if he is a music lover, then you know, putting the priority on a fantastic DJ is your best bet.
Another tip that we suggest is prioritizing your time. If you have a family member that decorates well, utilize them. Hiring an event planner is also helpful so that you’re not taking on too much. When you hire us as your catering company, we also help you with event planning to ensure that your event goes smoothly. Finding a balance is a challenge, but once again, you have to figure out what matters the most to you. Saving money works when you have a lot of time to plan and prepare. Saving time works well when you have the money to hire people to take care of tasks for you.
Examine Your Guest List
More mouths to feed means more money. So, make sure that your guest list involves people that your child knows, such as their close friends and cousins instead of people who they (and you) have not spoken to in years. Remember, a bar or bat mitzvah should focus on your child.
Go for a Buffet
Sit-down dinners cost more than a buffet-style dinner. In this case, you need staff to serve the people versus guests serving themselves. The more staff equals more money. Also, because children become restless, it’s an excellent idea to have a buffet-style dinner to get them up and moving.
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