5 Ways to Celebrate Bar-Bat Mitzvah With Your Loved Ones in 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Bat or Bar Mitzvah Party Your Family Will Love
Posted by Brooke Parsons on 1 February, 2022

The day your son or daughter becomes a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an important milestone for any Jewish family. 

It’s an experience of a lifetime. A rite of passage with an opportunity to celebrate with family, friends, and loved ones, and to create long-lasting memories.

But with the pandemic putting certain restrictions on our celebrations, proud parents have had to adapt to the new changes. Swapping bustling family events, for smaller, intimate affairs. That’s not to say your child’s Bat or Bar Mitzvah party can’t be a memorable one!

It just involves a bit more creativity, lots of fun ideas, and a dash of diligent pre-party planning.  

Are you ready to be inspired?

Birthday cake in the shape of star

Number 1: Zoom Mitzvahs

Just because your family can’t attend in person, doesn't mean they can’t be part of the action.

You might have found yourself asking, “what if?” What if family and friends don’t feel comfortable attending a big event? What if they can’t attend due to illness? What if you have to postpone your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party in the near future?

Since the pandemic, virtual meetings and get-togethers have now become a part of life. 

So, why not make your event Zoom accessible? 

Create an invitation with a date, time, and instructions on how to join via a Zoom link if they can’t attend in person. Or consider making the whole Bat or Bar Mitzvah party a virtual event.

Number 2: Outdoor Bat-Bar Mitzvah Party

Take advantage of the good weather during the warmer months and create a ‘WOW-worthy’ outdoor event.

Think marquees, picnics, pool parties, & nature-inspired set-ups.

How about an outdoor movie screening? An enchanted wood dinner? Or food trucks and music?

Without walls, your ideas can be limitless. Creating a fun, casual, and safe environment for the whole family.

Number 3: Stay-At-Home Bat-Bar Mitzvah

Who said a garden party can’t be fun?

At home, you have the pleasure of creating a friendly, intimate, and personal atmosphere. Providing a safe oasis for young children in a stress-free environment.

  • No need to arrange the venue
  • Decorate however you want too
  • Feel comfortable in your own home

It isn’t necessarily about throwing a big Bat or Bar Mitzvah party for everyone you know. It’s about honouring this significant religious rite of passage and having your child feel truly celebrated.

Woman opening present for a boy

Number 4: Explore Its Meaning 

The Bat or Bar Mitzvah is one of the greatest and most memorable milestones in the life of a Jew. And your child’s ability to have their voice heard throughout their Bat or Bar Mitzvah process can be extremely empowering. 

  • Encourage them to translate their passions into a Mitzvah project they care about
  • Involve them in activities to explore and embrace the wisdom of the Torah
  • Take a virtual tour of Israel and connect with the Holy Land

Your child’s ability to make choices will personalise the experience and make them feel more invested. Inspiring them to take pride in their Jewish identity.

Number 5: Hire Catering Staff 

Now, last but not least! Why not take away some of the stress by hiring professional help at your Bat or Bar Mitzvah party?

You want to make the event memorable for your son or daughter and your family and friends, right?

At Lisa’s Staffing Solutions, we can help maximise your family time and make it a day to remember for EVERYONE. With professional and experienced staff, we can help you with anything from setting up the party and serving the food, to looking after the kids and helping with the clean down. 

If you’re based in the Melbourne area of Australia, make sure to check out our services page HERE to find out our rates, and make an inquiry. 

Have these tips helped you plan for your special event? Let us know what your party will look like in the comments!

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