There are few parties more special than a bar or bat mitzvah. Celebrating that transition from childhood into early adulthood. But how do you make it as special as possible?
Fortunately, there are no end to the possibilities when it comes to a bar or bat mitzvah. If your child has a special interest, there are plenty of party decorations, great locations and food ideas around that compliment those interests.
Here are a few quick steps to make a bar or bat mitzvah especially memorable.
There are plenty to choose from, including sports, science, fairy tale princess, beach or an Israeli-themed party. Once you’re set on a theme, it makes everything else fall into place much faster.
Almost every major city has a wide variety of venues to hold a bar or bat mitzvah. The local country club is often the go-to choice. However, in many places, you will want to look for the possibilities at museums, restaurants, event places and even sports stadiums. Location depends on many different variables including party theme and, of course, the number of people you invite. With bar and bat mitzvahs, the more, the merrier.
The food for bat mitzvahs has evolved over the years. One great idea is to feature food that reflects the favorites of the child the party is honoring. But the choices truly seem endless. Keep in mind that everything comes in “mini” sizes these days. They include:
In short, you name it. No one needs to go hungry. Or eat anything uninteresting.
Donut walls. Cake towers. Waffles (and chicken, if you so desire). Chocolate fountains. Customized cookies. The world of confectionary delights has evolved in a very, very good way. Imagination is about the only limitation. For the carnival-loving bar mitzvah, you can even get snow cone or popcorn machines.
While sports and tropical locales are popular choices, more and more teenagers are choosing a more sophisticated vibe to welcome young adulthood. That can include Paris-style parties, upscale nightclubs or the Jazz Age. You can even add “mocktails” to the drink list to give it that extra bit of fun.
Hiring a DJ has never been a bad idea (as long as the music matches your tastes, otherwise, it’s a disaster). Get the kids dancing and the energy up by getting a DJ to spin the kind of music the kids want to hear. Whatever that it is, you won’t know. But the DJ will.
While this could have been listed under themes, it’s worth breaking out on its own. Halloween-style bar or bat mitzvahs are more popular than ever (as is Halloween itself). If your special kid is a horror movie fan, then it makes decorations, costumes and pretty much everything else easier. Medieval trappings, some jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and smoke machines can turn the party into a gothic fantasy land.
Those are some of the ideas to elevate your upcoming bar or bat mitzvah. Keep them in mind while you put together a party no one will ever forget.