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One of the top questions I’m asked by Mitzvah parents is, “Do I really need a planner?” We’ve asked three expert Mitzvah planners at the top of their game what they do, how they do it, and to bust myths about hiring a planner. Amy Ackerman, JDV Occasions ...
Parents often ask how long things should take and when they should do things for their children’s bar or bat mitzvah. To help, I’ve put together a rundown of how long some of these important moments should take, and when others should be done for easy...
Expect to see these trends for bar and bat mitzvahs in 2019.
Think you have so much time before the big mitzvah weekend? Think again! Here’s what to do now and later.
Good guest behavior is a must for the Mitzvah circuit.
What to do after the bar mitzvah weekend
Adding a party to the plans may seem overwhelming but know that outstanding vendors and clever modifications can make a Mitzvah celebration a memorable, positive experience.
Your teen may want to be involved in several aspects of her bat mitzvah celebration plans, but you don’t need her for everything. While she’s making friends at camp or working at a summer job, check off these seven mitzvah-related tasks. You’ll be glad you did...
Surprise your Mitzvah teen with unique experiences during the big weekend.
Your Convention and Visitors Bureau can help with plans for out-of-town bar mitzvah guests.
As you plan your child’s big day, do you think it’ll be very different from yours? This year marks Let’s Celebrate’s 25th anniversary, so we asked Founder/VP Denise Rindsberg and President Amy Nichols – both event design experts and veterans of hundreds of simchas -...
As your Chief Party Officer, I get asked tons of questions about Mitzvah planning. Here are the most common (most helpful to you!) and my answers!
How to welcome and include non-Jews in the bar mitzvah experience.
Tips from Mitzvah parents on hosting bar mitzvah weekend meals at home.
An afternoon bar mitzvah party may save on catering costs, wardrobe and alcohol. Early celebrations can also afford you more time with out-of-towners and help you nab that hard-to-get vendor.
What a day-of Mitzvah manager does, and how to know if you need one.
How to honor loved ones of blessed memory during the bar mitzvah weekend.
Tech-savvy teens love digital décor touches and experiences.
Counselor tips for handling bar mitzvah family drama.
How to handle unexpected or unfortunate circumstances during the Mitzvah weekend.
What to do with leftover bar mitzvah kippot.
Top reasons to send save the dates for your child’s bar or bat mitzvah.
Build the ultimate survival kit to bring to your bar mitzvah events.
The ultimate thank you note guide for your bar or bat mitzvah kid.
Six questions to ask yourself before signing the bar mitzvah contract.
How to keep the peace with your teen while planning the bar mitzvah weekend.
If you’re sharing your bar mitzvah date with another family, here are tips for making the relationship go smoothly.
When your friends ask how they can help with the bar mitzvah, give them these ideas for how to pitch in.
Being the guest of honor can be challenging at 13. Help your teen with this guide to bar mitzvah manners.
How to get what you want and when you can expect to get it from your bar mitzvah vendors.
You’re not just planning one day, you’re planning a weekend of events. Here are things to consider for your bar mitzvah weekend.
You WILL sleep the night before the bar mitzvah if you tackle this list of last minute details.
Use our guide for bar mitzvah party flow to make sure your vendors know what should happen when.
A printable monthly to-do list for bar mitzvah planning.
You are somewhere in that time between that day when you got your mitzvah date and the big day. How are you doing? Even if your mitzvah is 2 years out or 3 months away, you may be getting stressed out. Here are some tips from fellow moms that have been there. 1. Don’t...
Your Chief Party Officer gives first-person tips as a recent Mitzvah Mom.
Confused with your next step? Use this worksheet to help you get started! There are more steps involved – but this list is a good starting point for the party. Start early and do a little at a time and you will be good-to-go! Download and Print Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah...
How to Make the Most of Your Time on the Mitzvah Circuit It's Bar and Bat Mitzvah season, meaning your child - and you- will likely be invited to several celebrations. If you're in planning mode, attending other people's parties is a great way to find out what you...
It’s almost the big day and you have piles everywhere. Ask yourself – what am I forgetting??? What To Bring to Services: Kippahs & Tallit (for both child and father) Child’s Service materials and Speech Parent’s Speech Programs for guests (if applicable) Tissues...
If you can get organized, you are ahead of game! Here are a few tips to make that happen… 1. Have a binder and keep ALL of your mitzvah materials in one place. (I provide a binder with instructions for each vendor in my Party Consulting package) 2. Input all of your...
Ok – yes, there are a lot of vendors involved in planning your party – venues, caterers, decorators, photographers, DJs, videographers, montage creators, invitations, photo extras, favors, and more… 1. Keep all your notes in one place. Notes from phone calls, emails...