Northern NJ families are seeking safe options for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs during the pandemic.

COVID-19 has made the service — the actual religious ritual — the place where the most meaningful and memorable moments happen.

Have your online Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony first

Now, during the coronavirus pandemic, congregations are reimagining the ceremony. They are bringing it online, and families are postponing their big parties for later when it is safe. It might not be the service you planned but you can still create something to be proud of with your child showing what they’ve learned and how they can make the best of a challenging situation.

Planning your New Jersey Bar or Bat Mitzvah party for a later date

If you’re moving your celebration from spring or summer into autumn or winter, have some fun thinking about what changes you might make to your styling; different flowers maybe or a change in menu? Try and focus on the fun bits of planning a Bar Mitzvah celebration so you and your family can have something to look forward to when all this passes. Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration will still be fabulous so stay calm, get organised and focus on your family, your health and your community.

Mid-week celebrations

We will be seeing a new trend for midweek celebrations. Please don’t feel that this is a second-best solution; when everyone is able to get together again they will want to party like never before and just won’t care which night it is. A celebration is a celebration, regardless of when or what day it is held on.

Apply your theme and decorations to your food and drinks.

Use fun signage to describe specialty cocktails. Even the color of the kid’s mocktails and adult beverages can match the palette of your event. You can also offer yummy milk shakes and festive lemonades with LED-lit ice cubes.

Create an on-theme experience with your food displays. For example, a s’mores bar is the perfect addition to a camp-themed Mitzvah, while a sushi bar adds to an under the sea affair. Let Brooklake help you build your creative dream menu.

Try and focus on the fun bits of planning your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration so you and your family can have something to look forward to when all this passes.

Have fun with your NJ Bar or Bat Mitzvah party theme

It’s a good idea to plan your Bar/Bat Mitzvah theme before you send out your invitations. Even your Save the Date card may reflect your theme. Many 13 year olds you know in this local NJ area will also be celebrating. You will want to stand out with a unique party idea early in your planning.

Sometimes a Bar Mitzvah theme could be just colors or styling (retro, modern etc) or a theme could be related to something more specific. Here are some theme ideas:

Sports: Soccer, Baseball, Tennis…

Entertainment: Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, Broadway Shows, X-Factor, America’s Got Talent, Glee

Other themes include: Retro 60’s, 70’s , 80’s Disco, A favorite place, favorite hobby, time period, color, band or singer or places such as NYC or Hawaii.

Party Slate put together a list of some of the best Bar & Bat Mitzvah party ideas to help give you ideas and themes for your child’s event. Whether or not you’re actually planning a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah doesn’t take away from the fact that these 15 parties conjure up serious inspiration and ideas for anyone throwing an epic celebration.

The possibilities are endless. Whatever it is, have fun with it. Now or later, this is a time to celebrate. Your Brooklake Event Specialist is here to help!