5 Tips For Planning A Bar/Bat Mitzvah That Parents And Children Will Enjoy

July 10, 2022 Erica Maurer

Bar/bat mitzvahs are a sacred occasion representing the history of the Jewish faith. They usually consist of several guests ranging from all ages. When planning an event consisting of both children and adults, it is crucial to ensure the happiness and satisfaction of all attendees. Food, entertainment, and accommodations all come into play when you are planning a bar/bat mitzvah. Let’s dive into some tips that will make your upcoming bar/bat mitzvah enjoyable for both parents and adults. 

A Wide Variety Of Food

When it comes to planning any event, catering is one of the most important aspects. It can either make or break your bar mitzvah. It is important to communicate with your caterer about the dietary restrictions of your guests beforehand. At the same time, it is crucial to assure that there will be kid friendly options on the menu. A good rule of thumb is to send out a mass email to your guests asking for dietary restrictions. Do a tasting with your caterer and assure that you will have a wide variety of food for children and adults. 

A Good Entertainment Package 

Locking in a good entertainment package will be crucial to the success of your event. First and foremost, you need to make sure that you have a good MC. A seasoned MC will entertain your guests, provide information, and keep the night moving. Also make sure that your playlist will be appropriate for both adults and children. Communicate all of your needs with your entertainment company to assure that they can meet your expectations. 

Games/Entertainment For Children 

The last thing that you want at your bar/bat mitzvah is a bunch of unhappy and bored children. Set up games at the venue that are kid friendly for them to enjoy. This will give you time to mingle with less distractions. At the same time, it is a great idea to hire kid-friendly entertainers such as musicians and/or face painters. Do your research and find companies that offer kid-friendly entertainment that will keep the children happy until the end of the event. 

A Good Montage

A montage is a staple for a bar/bat mitzvah. It is essentially a slideshow of photos and video clips celebrating the young man or woman. It showcases their family and their life up to this point. First and foremost, a good montage should not be too long. It should be endearing, but you want to find a good sweet spot for the length. Try to keep it under 10 minutes. Find a good company to put it together, make it heartfelt, and incorporate good music.

Hiring The Right Planner 

Hiring a seasoned event planner is crucial for the satisfaction of your guests. A good event planner will make sure that there is entertainment and accommodations for both adults and children. They will also give you more time to focus on other aspects of your event. Create a good line of communication and make sure that you are transparent with all of your needs. When it comes to planning a bar/bat mitzvah, the right event planner can make all of the difference. 

Do you need a seasoned event planner for your upcoming bar/bat mitzvah? Contact the private events department at EMRG Media today.

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