3 Tips To Throw An Awesome Bat Mitzvah

A bat mitzvah is a celebration of a Jewish girl's coming of age. On her 12th birthday, a Jewish girl becomes a bat mitzvah, or a "daughter of commandment," and officially takes her place in the Jewish community with the obligations of a Jewish adult.

Modern bat mitzvah celebrations are just as meaningful as those in the past. However, today's bat mitzvahs, and especially NJ bat mitzvahs, are often a mix of celebrating the religious ceremony itself and celebrating your daughter's birthday and journey into adulthood with a lavish party.

That being said, here are a few tips to make your daughter's bat mitzvah celebration a huge hit:

Make a budget and stick to it

Your daughter will have a few key birthdays throughout her life and you may be tempted to go above and beyond for each one. For instance, the average cost of a Sweet 16 birthday party in the U.S. is anywhere between $300 to $25,000 or more. However, it's important to make a budget and stick to it because going overboard could be taking away from your child's college fund.

Book the entertainment early

Whether you're hiring a professional DJ company from New Jersey or your nephew's folk band has volunteered to play, be sure that you have the entertainment for your daughter's bat mitzvah booked in advance. A DJ company, in particular, can have dates booked months ahead so you can never be too sure that the date of your daughter's party will be available unless you book early on.

Book the caterer in advance

Similar to the entertainment, it's important to book the right caterer in advance for your daughter's party as well. This is especially important because of the Shabbat dinner you'll be hosting for your out-of-town guests the night before the bat mitzvah. You'll want to relax and enjoy your daughter's celebration, not stress about keeping everyone fed and being sure there's enough food to go around. Therefore, pick a caterer ahead of time and don't stress the food.

As with any large celebration, it's important to find entertainment that's not only professional but also customizable. For more information on DJ entertainment and booking a custom DJ package for your child's bat or bar mitzvah, contact Blanc Noir today.