girlYour daughter’s Bat Mitzvah is a special event that you will want to remember for many, many years to come. A Bat Mitzvah is more than just a religious ceremony; it is also a party and a celebration for your extended family and friends.

Everything about the event has to be planned to perfection. After all, your little one will only have one Bat Mitzvah, so you better make it count. Here are a few tips you can use to make it the best Bat Mitzvah ever!

Tip #1: Stick to the budget – All Jewish events, whether it’s a wedding, a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, are celebratory by nature, which means you’ll be required to spend a lot of money on it. Well, you have no choice but to splurge, but only as you can afford to do so. Judaism is very clear on this – you should only spend what you can afford. Once you have decided on a budget, stick to it at all cost.

Tip #2: Hire the best Jewish catering service – Once the budget is decided, it is time to hire a great Jewish catering service. Just choose one that comes highly recommended and let them handle the food while you have fun. The food is the most important thing in a Bat Mitzvah, most of your friends and family, including your Aunt Rose, will remember the event for years because of the food – for better or worse! So you better hire the right Jewish catering company.

Tip #3: Pick a theme for the Bat Mitzvah – Do you want a traditional Bat Mitzvah or a one with a theme? There’s nothing wrong with traditional Bat Mitzvahs, but themes are increasingly becoming very popular. There are Bat Mitzvahs that have hula dancers from Hawaii flown in, for example! Even if you pick a theme, it should be something that makes sense.

Tip #4: Pick the right venue – Hosting a Bat Mitzvah is all about getting the location right. Pick a venue that is convenient for your out-of-town relatives and friends as well as for those who are based in the same city. The venue doesn’t have to be too fancy, but it should be charming in its own way. It should make your little girl feel special.

Tip #5: Pick a great cake – You must have a great cake for the Bat Mitzvah, that is a given. Pick a cake that fits the theme of the event, it shouldn’t be too boring. And yes, it must taste really great.

Tip #6: Send attractive invitations – The invitations should be really great, fun and attractive and make your guests excited about the event. Get the invitations designed by a professional designer on freelance sites to save money.

Tip #7: Hire a professional photographer and videographer – Years from now, you will remember your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah through the photographs and videos taken during the event. Make sure to hire a great photographer and videographer, one who comes highly recommended.

Tip #8: Start shopping – It’s time to start shopping for a new dress for yourself and more importantly for your daughter. Get new shoes, do the hair, the nails – just indulge yourself and your little girl.

Tip #9: Run an open bar – Open bars at a Bat Mitzvah are always popular. Jewish people are traditionally known to be big drinkers. Just make sure there’s enough for all the guests. Well, it never is!

Tip #10: Plan a perfect speech – Parents usually say a few words of love and appreciation for their child during the Bat Mitzvah. Make a simple, heartfelt speech and make your child feel special. Keep it short and brief and don’t get too emotional.

So that’s the way to make it the best Bat Mitzvah ever! At Gail’s Catering we work hard to make sure that this special occasion is exactly as you had envisioned it to be. We offer only the best kosher food service.