Planning the Dream Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Posted by Ryan Owens on Sep 16th 2014

As a long-time supplier of church chairs, banquet folding tables and stylish banquet chairs, we have developed a unique understanding of how Americans celebrate the cherished once-in-a-lifetime moments of their lives. They do it surrounded by family and friends with plenty of good food and ample seating for all. If you’re planning a bar or bat mitzvah for a special young Jewish boy or girl, keep in mind that you can celebrate this most revered of Jewish traditions without breaking the bank.

Set a Budget and Stick to It

Only you can determine the amount you can comfortably afford to pay for a bar or bat mitzvah. The important thing is to come up with a reasonable budget and resolve to stick to it. To do this, you might have to talk to the young person being welcomed into the adult Jewish world so he or she will have realistic expectations of the event as well.

Focus on the Meaning of the Occasion

A bar or bat mitzvah is primarily a solemn rite of passage. If you focus on this (rather than on the party after the ceremony), it becomes easier to stay within your budget. Expensive party favors, elaborate decorations, a lavish party, etc., are not necessary for a meaningful and memorable bar or bat mitzvah. Celebrate the momentous occasion your way because that is the only way that the celebration will truly be unforgettable.

Keep It Child-Centered

If all the young boy or girl wants is a pizza party with a few close friends, give them that. Ask him or her to grace the gathering you are hosting for family and friends after the ceremony, and let them have the evening or the following day to spend with their circle of friends any way they want. After all, this young person is being welcomed into adult life, and isn’t the ability to make one’s own decisions part of that? Listen to what they have to say and try to make their desires a part of the bar or bat mitzvah celebration.

We have everything your organization or congregation needs for the different events that are celebrated throughout the year. Save time and money by coming to us first for everything from folding chairs and wooden folding tables to chair caddies and so much more. Let our experience be your guarantee of well-designed and expertly crafted items that will give you many years of regular use and enjoyment.