A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a Jewish celebration that can be likened to a boy or a girl’s right of passage. The Bar Mitzvah celebrates the time when boys and girls are no longer the responsibility of their parents. They are now responsible for themselves and for the actions that they do. This includes responsibilities regarding the Jewish laws and traditions. There are many ways to celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. If you are on a budget, you can follow the tips below so that you can still have a wonderful and memorable Bar Mitzvah.
Here are the tips on how you can celebrate Bar Mitzvah with a budget:
- Make a budget and stick with it. In any celebration that you are going to plan, it is important that you make a budget and try to stick with it as much as possible. When you make your budget, consider the things that you will need for the Bar Mitzvah, such as the venue, the food, decorations, entertainment and the video production crew to record the event for you.
- Make a guest list. Make a list of all the people that you are planning to invite to the Bar Mitzvah. It is better to compile your list using a computer so that you will not forget anyone and so that you can input their contact numbers and addresses beside their names. This will make it easier for you to send them thank you notes for their presents after the Bar Mitzvah celebration.
- Make reservations. After setting up the budget, make the necessary reservations that you need. Go to the venue and reserve the place for the day of the Bar Mitzvah, reserve the band that you want in your event, go to your caterer and talk about the food that you want to be served, etc. You have to secure all of these things in advance so that the Bar Mitzvah will go smoothly and you will not have any problems.
- Finalize everything. A few weeks before the day of the Bar Mitzvah, finalize everything so that each aspect of the celebration will go according to plan. Call up or visit the catering service, the place for the venue, etc. Check to see if everything is set up and ready.
These are some of the tips that you can use if you are going to celebrate Bar Mitzvah but you are on a tight budget. Another thing that you can do is to try to do some of the things that you need for the Bar Mitzvah on your own instead of hiring people to do it for you. You can decorate the venue on your own or even cook the food that you are going to serve during the celebration. Little things like those will surely help you save some money. One thing to remember: In planning the Bar Mitzvah celebration, be sure to include your child in the decision making process. After all, this is a party to celebrate your child’s independence.