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Plan A Wonderful Staten Island Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah Party

The day your son or daughter has their bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah is an important occasion for them and for Jewish parents. Adulthood comes with many changes, not only in age but also, in ability and maturity. This day is to honor your child’s first step into becoming an adult. As for any party, try to keep in mind your child’s personality to create an event that will honor them effectively. Planning a perfect Bar Mitzvah on Staten Island should include these careful selections.

Some Aspects to Consider:

Choosing the Date and Invitations

Most bar mitzvah celebrations take place directly after the ceremony at the Synagogue. When selecting the date, consider if you are able to have the party on the day of the actual Bar/Bat mitzvah (the day of their birthday). Furthermore, in many communities it has become customary to celebrate a bar or bat mitzvah the same way people would a wedding. For this reason, you may want to look into reserving a block of hotels for any out of town guests who are invited to your son or daughter’s special day.

Booking the Party Venue and Entertainment

Pick a location that will hold all of your guests comfortably and lavishly. If the day does not fall on Shabbat, it is natural that music and dancing will take place alongside a festive meal. For this reason, a dancefloor and DJ or live music should be considered while in the process of selecting the best place. If you choose to have live music played by a band that day, it would be wise to choose a larger location to handle the noise compared to music from a DJ.

Food and Beverages

For this night especially the selection of food is optimum. Depending on your family’s specific dietary choices you will want to select a menu that encompasses them and will also feed your guests sufficiently. Another thing to consider is the ages of all guests in attendance. You will want to keep some options if anyone decides to bring their young baby with them. Otherwise, your son or daughter can help select the menu based on their tastes, while keeping with tradition as well.

 

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3 Tips for Planning a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is an important day in a young child’s life. They transition from being a child to being an adult, and as an adult they are now held accountable for their actions within their community. A Bar Mitzvah is held when the boy is 13 and a Bat Mitzvah is held when the girl is either 12 or 13 (this depends on the denomination the young lady belongs to), and is held on the Shabbat (or Saturday) after their birthday.

After the formal ceremony at the temple, most families opt to have a  Seudat mitzvah, other wise known as a “commanded meal” or traditional feast. These feasts are shared between friends, family, and community members to celebrate your child becoming a full fledged member of the community. Below are three of our best tips for helping you and your family plan a Bar/ Bat Mitzvah for your son or daughter.

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1) Select a Venue that has Enough Room for Dancing

There is nothing worse then falling in love with a venue but being stuck with a microscopic dance floor. At a bar/ bat mitzvah, dancing is a central element to the after party. Especially when it comes to the Hora, or circle dance, which typically kicks off the signal for everyone to get out on the dance floor. You also want to make sure that your venue has high enough ceilings for the chair lift.

2) Find a Venue that will Allow You to Bring in Food

Another thing to consider when selecting a venue is making sure that they can prepare traditional food, and if they cannot, find out if you can bring in your own outside catering. At events like this, there is no better way to celebrate then with the traditional food you grew up with like challah bread and matzo ball soup. You will also want to find out if the food being served is kosher or not.

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3) Stick to Your Guest List

It can be exceedingly difficult to have a strict guest list and to try to stick to a certain number of guests. However, if you are on a budget, limiting your guest list is the best way to keep costs down. Try to invite only the essentials, close friends, family, and religious leaders. That way you will not have to worry about entertaining a large group of people, and you won’t have to worry about finding a venue to accommodate all of your guests.

If you are looking for catering or party rentals for your upcoming party, consider booking Staten Island Party Rentals. For more information on our services and menu options, call 718.720.0900.