A Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah celebration is an important milestone in a young Jewish person’s life. If you are planning a party for your child, our range of chill out furniture hire is ideal. Here are our top 5 Bar/Bat Mitzvah styling ideas and planning tips.
1. ‘To theme or not to theme?’
Having a theme for your party can make decor decisions easier. Traditionally, Bar and Bat Mitzvah themes are based on the child’s favourite sports, films, TV shows or hobbies, reflecting the interests of the celebrating child. However, a hot trend we have noticed in recent years is the music festival theme. Think teepees, yurts, chill-out zones, and cool festival fashions! With our bright funky club ottomans and scatter cushions in a range of different colours and prints, it’s easy to create the look you want. Why not tie the theme into every aspect of your celebration – the dress code, decor and music. At Rio Lounge we are always impressed by the creativity of our customers in theming children’s parties!
2. Should you hire an event planner or plan the celebration yourself?
There are of course pros and cons of both. People might assume that DIY planning will be cheaper, but proceed with caution! An experienced event planner will have working relationships with venues and suppliers and may have access to trade discounts that you wouldn’t otherwise get. They will also have inside knowledge, via experience, of areas where money can be saved and be able to mitigate the risk of anything going wrong! A parent (especially one with creative flair) may find a small Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration easy enough to arrange. However, do consider your own time availability and stress levels – it may be best left to the professionals for the sake of your sanity! For the ultimate Bar and Bat Mitzvah planner, check out London-based Whitepaper Event. With many years experience in event planning, they will create a truly unforgettable celebration.
3. Favourite foods and top tunes
Clearly there are a whole range of options here, depending on budget. If you are planning just a small event, consider doing the catering yourself with the help of family and friends and serve up some of your child’s favourite family dishes. Not only does this save you money, but also adds a personal touch. If you are planning a large event and hiring a caterer, you can make your menu feel more personal by tying it in with the party theme. Music-wise, look for a DJ who can cater to a range of ages and tastes. If you have a larger budget, consider hiring a band – live music is always popular!
4. Get personal with some light up letters
What could make your child feel more special on their Bar or Bat Mitzvah day than seeing their name in lights! A firm trend for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, our premium quality light up letters look amazing either outdoors in a marquee or tent, or beside a dancefloor! Check out our lighting division, Wedding Letter Hire, for more information on these gorgeous 5 foot aluminium letters.
5. Create a chill-out zone for your guests
With lots of exciting things going on, creating a chill out zone using chill out furniture hire is an excellent addition to any party. If your Bar / Bat Mitzvah venue has a garden space, consider creating a stylish outdoor chill out zone, where guests can take a break from partying. Our rattan range is ideal for this; take a look at our popular rattan sofa sets such as our Marrakesh Sofa Sets. Alternatively, hire two of our curved rattan Bulgari Sofa Sets to create a circular area; not only do they look elegant but their curved shape makes it easy to chat and socialise with others. For even more luxury, and total relaxation, check out our range of daybeds such as the rattan Tobago Daybed.
If you are planning a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah party be sure to check out the full range in our chill out furniture hire collection . Our team are always happy to chat and help you plan your furniture hire – give us a call on 0845 46 77483. Alternatively, click here to email the hire team.