If you’re a proud parent about to begin the exciting but sometimes daunting task of planning a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, this quick guide will help you style a space with event hire furniture and plan a party that your family and guests will always remember.
We’ll take you through the best way to do this, but remember, bar/bat mitzvah celebrations can vary, and there are no set rules. Some prefer a quiet, more intimate gathering, while others plan a grand event. Just consider the personality of your child and what he/she would enjoy and the rest will follow.
Choose A Date
First things first, you’ll need to set a date for when your child will celebrate his or her bar or bat mitzvah in the synagogue. The date may be set years in advance, but it’s normally close to your child’s 13th birthday.
Send Your Invitations
As with any invitation, you’ll need to inform your guests of the date, times and place they’ll need to be. Invitations also let everyone know the theme of the party. If you’re inviting a lot of guests and plan to use a big space, be sure of the exact numbers for chair hire and table hire.
Choose A Theme
You don’t have to have a theme, but it makes the rest of the planning a little easier. The theme is often selected to reflect the child’s special interests, for example, sports, movies or books. Simply tie the interest into the decorations, event hire furniture, centrepieces and most importantly the cake!
Book Your Party Venue
Before you choose the location for your party, you’ll need to decide whether you want the party to be held at the synagogue or another location. If you’re hiring a venue, then you can choose to go inside or outside but either way, event furniture hire is an easy option and can be specific to suit your theme.
Hire Your Entertainment
There are many entertainment options you could consider. Traditionally a band or a DJ does the trick. Whatever you decide, remember to choose a good mix of entertainment for the different age groups of your guests. For the children, it’s a good idea to keep them entertained with dance party games or arts and crafts. So consider extra table hire for this.
Typical options include a fruit and cheese board, a carving station with selected meats, a cold fish buffet and hors d’oeuvres specifically for kids such as pizza slices or chicken nuggets. Also, decide whether you want to provide a full or partially open bar as most venues will give you the choice.
Finally, all memorable parties need centrepieces. You’ll need to plan centrepieces for the tables where your guests will be seated. You might also add centrepiece decorations to the food tables. Centrepieces could be balloons or flowers. You could also choose your child’s favourite colour to tie in with your theme, to use in your table linens and chair covers.
Whatever your event’s style or theme, Chillizone offers a wide choice of event furniture for hire that is sure to match.
We’re here to help you get your event sorted and can supply all the event furniture you need for your child’s special day.