Long Island, New York (PRWEB) March 31, 2013
Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child is a proud, exciting, and often stressful experience. It is an important moment of transition into adulthood for a Jewish child, as well as an opportunity to celebrate your son or daughter with family and friends. If you are planning such an event for your child this spring, it can be as overwhelming as it is fun. Morrell Caterers has a few tips on where to start to help you plan this sacred day!
The first decision you will need to make after setting the date for your child’s ceremony is what type of celebration you would like to have. While many families choose to mark their child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah with small, private dinners with family, it is becoming increasingly popular to throw a large, lavish celebration that is not entirely unlike a wedding. These high-end affairs often have themes, live entertainment, and piles of guests. Both of these approaches (or anywhere in between) are wonderful ways to celebrate such a special occasion, so talk to your son or daughter about what they want, and decide on the style that best fits your family.
If you choose to have a larger celebration, it can be easy to underestimate the undertaking. While some parties are held in the family’s temple, often you need to find a larger venue more conducive to dining and dancing. Decorations (and possibly a theme), party favors, and entertainment must be lined up, and you will have to prepare a menu that will satisfy both picky middle schoolers and more the conservative members of the family who may want to keep Glatt Kosher. Because of the many details it is best to plan a few months in advance.
Some specialty companies, such as Morrell Caterers, are designed to handle the specific needs of clients planning Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. They offer on-site catering at your temple, home or other venue, as well as three unique locations to serve your specific needs. Booking a catering hall gives you access to a staff and chefs who will take care of everything so your whole family can relax and enjoy the big day, so it is often well worth any additional cost.
Most importantly, make sure not to forget why you are having this celebration. Be conscious of and honor the newly-minted adult in your family as he or she continues their spiritual journey.