Your son’s bar mitzvah will be one of the most memorable days of his young life. It is a symbol of transition from childhood to adulthood, and all of the tradition associated with the event is something that connects Jewish people to their ancestors, and links all living generations to each other.
Considering the importance and memorability of this special occasion, it is important to make sure you have thought through everything that could come up so you can ensure the day goes off without a hitch. This means having a clear, thorough plan for the party after the ceremony.
After the formal ceremony takes place at the temple, most families tend to hold a seudat mitzvah, or “commanded meal” or feast. These are feasts at which friends, family and community members gather together to celebrate the child becoming an adult member of the Jewish community.
From venue reservations to party rentals in New Jersey, here are a few tips to help you make sure your son’s seudat mitzvah goes well.
Be strict with your guest list
This is a rule that applies to a lot of large-scale parties, especially weddings, but it also applies to bar mitzvahs. It can be very difficult to have a strict guest list, especially if you have a very large extended family, but if you are trying to throw the party on a budget, then you don’t have much choice. Placing some reasonable limitations on the guest list is the best way to keep your costs down. This means you should try to stick to close friends, family and religious leaders at your temple.
Find a venue that fits the number of guests you’ll be inviting
If you have a smaller guest list, you’ll have more choices with regard to the type of venue you can choose. But if you’re throwing a big party, you need to look for banquet halls or other venues that are big enough for everyone you want to invite.
Consider this—the hall should be big enough for you to allow everyone to have a sit-down dinner, while also reserving some space for dancing, because dancing is one of the most important and memorable parts of the occasion! There’s no way you’ll be able to have a Hora with tons of people crammed into one tiny space.
Make sure the venue lets you bring in your own food
There are many ancient traditions associated with a bar mitzvah, and many families have extra traditions of their own. Sometimes, families have food dishes served at bar mitzvahs that have been big traditions in their families for many generations. If this is something that’s important to you with your son’s celebration, then you need to check with the owners of the venue to make sure you’ll be able to bring in your own food. You also need to find out if the venue serves food that is kosher.
For more tips about throwing the best possible bar mitzvah for your son, contact Above All Party Rentals today and we’ll tell you about our options for party rentals in New Jersey!
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