Mitzvah celebrations in 2019 are changing! Here are some of the top mitzvah party trends that are quickly gaining in popularity:
Spotlight on Talent
Talented teens are showing their skills during the celebration with mini performances or grand entrances. Musicians take the stage, gymnasts are tumbling or dropping in, and artists are incorporating their work into everything from centerpieces to screen displays.
Men, move over! We’re seeing more women lifting the chairs for their mom to show they’re not only there for moral support! Ghost chairs wrapped with LED lights and other fun extras are making their way onto the dance floor during Hava Nagila. Check with your entertainer/DJ to see what fun tricks they have up their sleeve!
Even basic kid faves will get dressed up this year. Caterers are going all out on fun presentations, like sprinkle-rimmed glasses on a milk and cookies bar and colorful paper cones for holding fries or veggies.
Yes, the celebration will be full of treats and goodies, but more hosts are thinking of sweet endings to a great party. From DIY trail mix or candy buffets to mini doughnuts with cool bottles of milk for the ride home, exit sweets are hot.
Eating Out at Home!
More Mitzvah families are hosting Shabbat dinner or Sunday brunch at their homes, so that out-of-town guests get to visit more informally. But more are opting for a food truck experience that takes the stress and mess out of the kitchen and creates a festive vibe for meals.
While themes dominated the party scheme for many years, themeless bashes are on the rise. Consider a color duo, initial décor or just creative lighting to set the tone.
Surprising the Guest of Honor
Since so many teens are involved with the planning of their Mitzvah celebration, there’s a movement toward keeping some surprises in store for the guest of honor. Parents are engaging extra entertainers under the radar, like a favorite sports mascot or airbrush artist, who will appear during the party. Mini skits or toasts coordinated with a Mitzvah teen’s BFFs make for a personal surprise.