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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Are Changing: 3 Things to Know When Planning Yours

If you’re event planning an upcoming bar/bat mitzvah or have a celebration on your radar later this year, keep reading. Today’s mitzvah celebrations aren’t going to look the same as those you might remember from years ago, or even just last year, for that matter. Today’s momentous occasions are calling for new designs, fashion-forward styles, delectable fare, and mind-blowing entertainment. Here’s what families should know about mitzvah planning in 2023!

1. Bar/Bat Mitzvah Designs and Themes

A great place to start for bar/bat mitzvah design and theme inspiration is Pinterest. And as you scroll through the table decor, mitzvah theme ideas, and aesthetics, you’ll recognize that today’s celebrations are going to look and feel a lot different than in years past. You’re going to need to elevate your mitzvah planning game if you want to make yours a spectacular event. Here are some ideas to consider:

High-Profile Fashion: Think flowery fabrics, lacey treatments, and brilliant colors.

Eco-Friendly Events: Today’s guests will appreciate and prefer sustainable and eco-friendly event elements. 

Soft Colors: While the attire might be infused with color, the event backdrops are going to be softer, more subdued hues, so those guest fashions will really pop.

Niche Themes: Get creative about celebrating your teen’s milestone by incorporating a bar/bat mitzvah theme that resonates with their personality, interests, and likes.

Custom Mocktails: Bring in specialty drinks, perfect for your non-alcoholic guests of honor.

2. Out-of-the-Box Entertainment Options

Don’t presume you’ll be checking off the entertainment box by simply hiring a DJ or live band. You’ll need to go further if you really want your bar/bat mitzvah to be an overwhelming success. Think non-traditional, too, as you consider the ages and interests of your guests. Here is some entertainment inspiration to add to your list:

  • Magicians and Mentalists
  • Kid-Friendly Craft Stations
  • Clowns and Circus Performers
  • Celebrity Guests
  • New York Comedians
  • Face Painting and Temporary Tattoo Artists
  • Modern Street Artists

3. Tradition Meets Red Carpet

As you embark on your bar/bat mitzvah event planning journey, it’s important to find new ways to marry tradition and modern event trends. In a way, you’ll want details and amenities that support both the traditional celebration elements and the red carpet soft touches today’s guests are expecting. Look at your to-do list, including venue selection, menu options, entertainment, and designs, and make those decisions through a lens of upscale yet ceremonial considerations.

Let EMRG Media Handle Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah

If you really want to take all the hassles and questions out of planning your upcoming bar/bat mitzvah, let EMRG Media be your guide. As New York’s premier event planning team, we know precisely how to plan and elevate your mitzvah celebration through every detail. Contact us and share your vision. We’ll take care of the rest!