A bar/bat mitzvah is one of the shining moments of any Jewish girl or boy’s life — so it’s no wonder that you’ll want to throw a big celebration for your son or daughter! And what’s the best way to make their party one to remember? Personalization! If you’re stumped on how to do that, here are some ideas.
Incorporate Their Names
Nothing tells guests where they’re at like seeing the guest of honor’s name everywhere! Create a banner or signs for different areas of the party to display their name big and bold for all to see. If you want more options for how to add your child’s name into the decor, use your last name too.
Plan Special Food
Every bar/bat mitzvah will probably feature traditional foods like chicken fingers and kosher favorites like potato latkes. But that doesn’t mean you should not include special foods that your child loves, too!
Is your child really into western movies? Why not design a menu with BBQ ribs and pulled pork? The closer you can match the food to your child’s interests, the better!
Make Dessert About Them
Once you’ve taken care of the main course, think about how you can personalize your child’s desserts. Feature a cake with their name or face on it, cookies with their initials, or even just have your child’s favorite after dinner treats.
Play a Slideshow
Your child may not want you to dedicate an entire 15 minutes of the party to a slideshow for guests to sit and watch, but that doesn’t mean you have to nix the idea entirely. Project a slideshow onto a wall or have one playing on TV’s for guests to browse throughout the party.
Pro Tip: If you have a DJ and photographer, talk to them about displaying pictures of the party on tv screens during the party
Use Social Media Hashtags
Basically, every kid is on social media these days posting photos, so create a unique hashtag for your child’s bar/bat mitzvah that their friends can use on Instagram and Facebook. You can use a play on words of his or her first name or your last name. Plus, it’s a great way to easily gather more photos of your event.
You could also arrange to have a Snapchat filter for the duration of the party. (Don’t worry if you don’t know how to get or use one — we’re sure your kids can help!)