When you’re planning a New York City bar/bat mitzvah, you’re coordinating more than just a party. This commemorative event has to be memorable, exciting, fun, and unforgettable as you celebrate your teen’s rite of passage into adulthood. And you’ve likely been passively planning this engagement for several years. But now’s the time to firm up those mitzvah celebration details. Today, we’re sharing the insights you need to see to elevate and enhance your mitzvah experience at our NYC mitzvah venues.
It Starts with a Brilliant New York Venue
When you choose the perfect New York City venue, all the other mitzvah planning details seem to fall into place. And this added pressure to make the best-fit venue decision can be tough. With so many brilliant NYC venues to choose from, it can be hard to know how to proceed. When you work with our team, however, we make finding and booking the most incredible venues a breeze.
- We’ll work with you to outline the goals and ideas you have for your bar/bat mitzvah, helping to narrow down great-fit venues.
- We’ll assist in choosing the venue that meets the needs of your party and guest experiences logistically.
- We’ll bring great venue options to your must-see list, tour them with you, and help you finalize the booking details.
Get Creative in Finding the Perfect Theme
You’ll also want to take careful consideration in selecting your teen’s bar/bat mitzvah theme. Today’s young adults appreciate the iconic traditions of the mitzvah. But they’re also interested in merging exciting and modern event aesthetics, activities, and designs with their big parties. Focus on themes that capture your teen’s personality and preferences. Then, work with your NYC venue on creating designs and layouts that bring these theme ideas to life. Here are some popular themes for inspiration:
- Hawaiian Luau
- Under the Sea
- Night at the Oscars
- Movie Mania
- Sports Themes
- Jungle Adventure
Entertainment Has to Be Top Notch
Another consideration for your teen’s upcoming bar/bat mitzvah is the entertainment. And there’s no shortage of options, either. Work with your venue partners to determine which types of entertainment are best suited for the space as well as your guests. Below are a few must-have entertainment options to consider:
- Music: Live band or DJ
- Performance: Magician, celebrity guest, dancers, artists
- Photo booth: Traditional or 360-live
- Gamification: Games, activities, virtual reality, etc.
The Food Should Delight
If your meal service and mitzvah menu aren’t spot-on, it will be the only detail your guests remember. Work with your venue and catering partners to create meal service experiences that are delightful and seamless. Keep your guests’ dietary preferences in mind as you make your final menu selections. And add these food and beverage considerations to your meal service to-do list:
- Beverages: Bar service, signature mocktails, coffee services
- Appetizers: Gourmet or buffet style
- Dinner: Buffet style or table service
- Desserts: Cakes, cookies, sweet snacks, and finger favorites
FAQs About Planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah
Who’s usually responsible for planning a bar/bat mitzvah?
Generally, it’s the celebrating teen’s parents who coordinate the mitzvah and post-ceremony celebrations. But you can work with event planning professionals who specialize in bar/bat mitzvah planning, like Mitzvah Venues, to assist in curating every detail.
How much should you give as a mitzvah monetary gift?
It’s customary for the teen to receive monetary donations in multiples of $18, symbolizing the gift of “chai” or good luck in life.
What other mitzvah vendors do families need to book?
In addition to booking a venue, caterer, and entertainment, families will also want to incorporate other event services, including:
- Bakery (Cake)
- Event Rental (Tents)
- Audiovisual (Montage, candle lighting, speeches)
- Event Planner (Hint, that’s US!)
Make It Unforgettable with Our Mitzvah Venues
While you might have already been planning your teen’s bar/bat mitzvah, it’s time to start finalizing the big details. Don’t stress about planning on your own when you can trust our professionals and Mitzvah Venues! With years of mitzvah-planning experience, curating exciting and memorable celebrations, we know how to elevate every aspect of your teen’s party. Let us help you blend traditional class with modern amazement, producing an unforgettable bar/bat mitzvah your family will remember forever! Contact our mitzvah team, and let’s start planning!