Convenient Tips for Northern NJ Families Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

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The service — the actual religious ritual is the place where the most meaningful and memorable moments happen. But the celebration afterward is just as important. Here are a few convenient tips for planning a Bar and Bat Mitzvah that will save time while creating an atmosphere your child and guests will never forget.

Have your online Bar and Bat Mitzvah ceremony first

In the digital age, parents might consider reimagining the ceremony. One thing you can do is bring it online and postpone the big parties for later in the year. This option can alleviate stress when there are time constraints. 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 the situation until you can have a larger gathering.

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

If you’re postponing the celebration for a later time, have some fun thinking about what changes you might make to your styling. Different flowers maybe or a change in the 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. Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration will still be fabulous so stay calm.

Mid-week celebrations

We have seen a new trend toward midweek celebrations. A midweek celebration is another option when weekends just won’t do. Please don’t feel that this is a second-best solution. Again, guests will want to party regardless of the day of the week it’s held, especially close family and friends. A celebration is a celebration.

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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 milkshakes 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 once flu season ends.

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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 60s, 70s , and 80s 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 on having your child’s party sometime after the ceremony 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!