How to Plan a Bar or Bat Mitzvah

ONE TO TWO YEARS PRIOR

Uptown Events has limitless ideas for Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s. Before you contact us there are a few things you need to consider:

Choose a date and time for your event

Have a rough idea of your number of guests

Plan a budget

CALL UPTOWN EVENTS

Begin envisioning your venue – Hotel, Restaurant, Synagogue, Marquee at home?

One of our Events Managers will come with you to view your venue options. We can give you detailed information as we work with these venues regularly

Party atmosphere – stand up canapés or formal sit down dinner?

Catering – In house or external Kosher caterer?

Book your venue

Book in your DJ or Band

 

SIX MONTHS TO ONE YEAR PRIOR

Begin looking at clothing for mum and dad (your children’s outfits can wait until nearer the time as children grow so quickly!)

Select photographer and videographer from our recommendations

Think about any other entertainment (dancers, photo booths, magicians, singers etc.) you may be interested in – some need to be booked in earlier than others!

Decide on a theme or colour scheme

TIP! Send out save the date emails 6-10 months before.

 

FOUR MONTHS PRIOR

Prepare and finalise guest list

Choose and order invitations and printing from our recommended companies

Buy Kippot

Choose and order novelties:

Contact Novelties Direct on 08453 313 431 / www.novelties-direct.co.uk

TIP! Tell Novelties Direct you have booked with us and they will deliver all of your novelties to our office one week prior to your event. We will unwrap and bring them to your party, so that you don’t have to worry about them! Remember less is more.

 

THREE MONTHS PRIOR

Choose Bar/Bat Mitzvah attire (it’s never too early, but allow room for growth and alterations)

Choose sibling’s attire

Address Invitations

TIP! Looking for that perfect dress? Tell Dress2Party you are using Uptown Events and receive a 10% discount www.dress2party.net

 

TWO MONTHS PRIOR

Send out invitations

Set any appointments: hairdresser, manicurist etc.

Plan exact menu with caterer

Choose table centres

Start thinking about your table plan

 

TWO WEEKS PRIOR

Meet with your DJ and Uptown Events Planner to discuss your running order and music choices

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