Bar Mitzvah in Palo Alto
When Jewish boys turn 13 years old, they're no longer considered a minor and become a bar mitzvah. Likewise, when Jewish girls turn 12, they become a bat mitzvah. If you're looking to celebrate this milestone with your friends and family by having a celebration for your child, Zoli's Events & Weddings can help. We offer plenty of services to make your Palo Alto bar mitzvah a success.
What Does a Bar Mitzvah Party Planner Do?
If you feel overwhelmed trying to handle all the details of a bar mitzvah or come up with bat mitzvah party ideas, let our experienced planners take over for you. The following are just a few ways we can help make your party fun, memorable, and stress-free:
- Go over themes
- Create and send bar mitzvah invitation
- Arrange vendors
- Look for venues
- Create a menu
- Set up decorations
Choosing Bar Mitzvah Themes
Even though it's not necessary to choose a theme, it does make planning the decorations and menu easier. It's also a fun way to honor your child and reflect his or her interests. Some popular bar mitzvah themes include:
- TV or movie
- Rock and roll
For your daughter, popular bat mitzvah themes include:
Additionally, you can consider creating a theme around a favorite childhood book, charity, or hobby.
Booking a Bar Mitzvah Venue
While you'll have the bar mitzvah ceremony at the synagogue, you can have the party at a different venue. Ideas for venues include:
- Country club
- Banquet hall
- Community center
- Reception hall
Scheduling Bar Mitzvah Photography and Other Vendors
From bat mitzvah photography to catering, there are plenty of different Palo Alto vendors you'll want to work with when you're planning your celebration. There are also some considerations you need to keep in mind when you're planning your vendors.
Entertainment: You need to decide whether you'd like to hire a band or disc jockey. Often, a disc jockey can bring lights, fog machines, and projection screens to add to the fun. Other entertainment options you can consider include:
- Caricature artist
- Photo booth
- Arts and crafts tables
Decorations: You'll want to add some table centerpieces and decorations around the venue. Centerpiece ideas include:
- Jars of candy
- Other items related to theme
A few decoration items you might want are:
- Table linens
- Balloon arch
- Chair swags
- Ribbons and streamers
Photography: If you decide on having bar mitzvah photography, you'll want to check your synagogue's policy on pictures during the service. Some only allow photography during the rehearsal. You can also choose to hire a video photographer to interview guests during the celebration.
Food: You'll also want to create a menu for your party. You can do a cocktail party before the main meal with fruits, cheeses, and hors d'oeuvres. For the main meal, consider a carving station, buffet, or sit-down meal.
Contact Us for Bar Mitzvah Help
From sending bat mitzvah invitations to finding the right vendors, Zoli's Events & Weddings can help you every step of the way when planning your Palo Alto bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah celebration. Call us today to learn about all the services we offer.