4 Helpful Tips to Consider When Hosting a Bar Mitzvah

A bar mitzvah is a special ceremony that marks a Jewish boy’s transition into adulthood. Because it is an important event, it requires a lot of planning and resources. This is why we thought it would be useful to put together a list of tips that will help make planning easier. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on for four useful tips that you have to know about when hosting a bar mitzvah.

Start Preparing Early

Many people are unfamiliar with the cost of a Jewish Bar Mitzvah, especially if they are holding the ceremony for their first child. Research prices and services before you begin planning in order to set realistic budgets. Starting early gives you more time to think through your decisions and have everything worked out in advance. If you do not plan ahead, you may not find a venue that you like or the prices could go up.

Take Your Guest Count Into Consideration

Not everyone you invite to your bar mitzvah needs to come to the party. The first people you should invite are your close family members, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. However, distant relatives, Hebrew classmates, friends, and co-workers do not need to be invited unless your child specifically wants them to come or has a special relationship with them. It would be nice if everyone could come to celebrate your child’s special day with him or her. However, if you are working on a tight budget, the number of guests at the party should be your priority as it determines how much money you will spend across the board. 

Choose the Right Type of Catering

The costs for catering a bar mitzvah can quickly escalate with multi-course meals, hors d’oeuvres, and gourmet desserts. By choosing a buffet-style meal instead, you can keep costs down while still providing a fun and delicious experience. Not only will buffet meals cost less per person due to the limited staff needed to serve them, but you can also keep the size of plates small and limit the food variety to meet the portion requirements. This allows you to supply vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options that accommodate the needs of all guests.

Be Creative with Party Favours

It has always been a trend at bar mitzvahs to give out gifts of expensive items, like custom water bottles and hoodies. However, the cost is always a concern. Depriving guests of party favours can cut costs dramatically. If your child insists on giving their family and friends a token of their appreciation, consider making it simple with inexpensive gifts, such as candy and novelty items. You could also have a photo booth or a candy bar to provide them with something else to do.

We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you with the bar mitzvah. While this may seem daunting, it’s not something that you won’t be able to pull off as long as you know what you’re doing. Be sure to keep all of these tips in mind so that you can have a successful bar mitzvah.

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