If you have a week or two to go before the Bat Mitzvah, you have certainly sorted out all the important bookings, meetings etc. But what about the small details – that can make or break a Bat Mitzvah. We all know that to keep organized, having a list is the way forward. So this article helps you work out what needs to be on your list to make sure your Bat Mitzvah is smooth and free of glitches!
- Who do you need to speak to before the Bat Mitzvah? Write a list of all the people you need to call before the bat Mitzvah. You should call all your service providers (caterer, florist, photographer etc) to make sure that they are all set, and of course know where and when they have to be. We suggest that you call a babysitter to look after any younger kids on the morning of the bat mitzvah, or perhaps that there is a family member that needs help getting there – give him/her a call to find out if if you need to make arrangements for him/her to get there.
- What do you need to buy before the Bat Mitzvah? Make a list of what still needs to be bought before the Bat Mitzvah. Try and think of the small details like hair clips or tights for the sisters, or a pen for the guest book.
- What can you delegate for the Bat Mitzvah? We know – your list is getting longer and longer….but the good news is – you don’t need to do everything yourself! Look at your list and see what can be delegated to your husband/wife or another trusted family member. Make a time to call them to go through the list to confirm that everything is done according to plan!
- Who do you need to have photographed? Your Bat Mitzvah photos are so important because when your function is finally over, the photographs will be your best reminder. Don’t forget to write a list for the photographer of the important people to photograph, and make sure that s/he knows who they are.
- Who do you want to honor? Sit with your spouse and your daughter and make a list of the special family or friends that you would like to honor. Think of ways to involve them in the bat mitzvah service or at the bat mitzvah party. Make sure that your special people know where to be there, and when!
- Who has special eating requirements? Find out who has special dietary requirements at your bat mitzvah, and ensure that they have options.
BAT MITZVAH Tips – that don’t involve lists!
Seating plan for your Bat Mitzvah party.
When you draw up your seating plan for your Bat Mitzvah party, keep in mind the structure of the location. You will want to keep the important people close to the main table, the young people close to the dance floor, and your older guests as far away from the loudspeakers as possible!
Flowers and deco for your Bat Mitzvah
Be resourceful – if you have more than one location where you will be celebrating the Bat Mitzvah, you can use the flowers or other deco – in the synagogue, at the party and then at home!
Do you have any other list tips to share? Please let us know in the comment box below!