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Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party: Lighting, Food, Activities

August 30, 2022

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some key initial elements to be thinking about when planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party for your son or daughter. This is a major event for kids at this age in the Jewish community, and many families will hold a party to celebrate — with the right attention to detail, you can make it a memorable one.

At In The Event, we’re here to offer a variety of event planning and event rental services for any kind of gathering, including these sorts of parties. What are some other basic recommendations we can make to clients on how to pull off the ideal Bar or Bat Mitzvah party? Here’s a look.

Lighting and Flooring

Dancing is basically a prerequisite at most Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties, so you’ll want to make sure that your venue has adequate lighting and flooring to accommodate this. You don’t want your guests tripping over themselves on an uneven dance floor, or struggling to see where they’re going due to dim lighting.

At In The Event, we can provide high-quality lighting and flooring rentals for your party. We have a wide selection of dance floors, from traditional wood parquet to LED-lit options, as well as an array of different lighting options to choose from.

Food and Drink

No party is complete without food and drink, and this is especially true for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party. Many families will choose to serve a mix of both traditional Jewish fare and more general party food, so that there’s something for everyone. You should also make sure to have plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on hand, as some of your guests may not be old enough to drink alcohol.

If you’re short on time or kitchen space, you may want to consider hiring a catering company to handle the food and drink for your party. This can take a lot of stress off of you as the host, and it will ensure that your guests are well-fed throughout the night.

Prioritizing the Guest of Honor

The actual Bar or Bat Mitzvah ceremony may be over by the time the party starts, but that doesn’t mean that the guest of honor should be forgotten. Be sure to make them feel special throughout the evening by doing things like reserving a spot for them at the head table, or giving them a special cake or dessert.

You can also use this opportunity to give them a montage of photos from throughout their life, set to music — this is a great way to both entertain and sentimentalize the evening.

Games or Activities

Because many younger people will be in attendance at a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party, you may want to consider having some games or activities on hand to keep them entertained. This can be anything from a simple pool party or scavenger hunt to more elaborate game stations set up around the venue.

No matter what kind of games or activities you choose, the important thing is that they be age-appropriate and safe for all guests. You don’t want anyone getting hurt or feeling left out, so it’s important to choose wisely.

For more on how to pull off a memorable Bar or Bat Mitzvah party for your child, or to learn about any of our event rentals or event planning services, speak to the team at In The Event today.

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