Barmitzvah and Batmitzvah Planning Checklist

The Barmitzvah and Batmitzvah Planning Checklist

To make life a little easier for you when planning your Simcha, we have have compiled a Barmitzvah & Batmitzvah Planning Checklist that will have all components on it that you need to consider.  Please do NOT panic – obviously not everything is a necessity and not everything needs to be paid for as your venue may include many of the things listed below.  But it is a one stop checklist of everything you may want to consider.  Happy Barmitzvah & Batmitzvah planning!

The Barmitzvah Preparation

  1. Book date with the Synagogue
  2. Sign up to a Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah programme at the Synagogue
  3. Book The Barmitzvah/D’var Torah Teacher
  4. Write your Guest List
  5. Save the Date
  6. Insurance
  7. Event Planner?
  8. Gift for the Barmitzvah Teacher/D’var Torah Teacher

The Rehearsal (your photo opportunity in the Synagogue)

  1. Book date/time with the Synagogue
  2. Book Photographer/Videographer
  3. Check if teacher will be present
  4. Your Shul outfits
  5. Hair/Make up
  6. Tallit & Kippahs

The Friday Night Dinner

  1. Guest List
  2. Food/drinks – a Caterer?
  3. Outfits
  4. Hair/Make Up
  5. Speech

The Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah in Synagogue

  1. Write blurb on the Barmitzvah boy or Batmitzvah girl for the weekly newsletter
  2. Order Kiddush
  3. Outfits
  4. Hair/Make Up
  5. Kippahs
  6. Sweets to throw (often provided)

Lunch After Shul

  1. Venue
  2. Food/drinks
  3. Entertainment
  4. Décor
  5. Speeches

The Batmitzvah at the Venue

  1. D’var Torah
  2. Music
  3. Candle lighting ceremony

The Party

  1. Guest list
  2. Invitations
  3. Venue
  4. DJ
  5. Catering – Food/Drink
  6. Table cloths/ napkins
  7. Table Centres
  8. Security
  9. Photographer
  10. Videographer
  11. Entertainment
  12. Dancers/Saxophonist/Singer/Violinist etc.
  13. Order food for DJ/Photographer etc.
  14. Dancefloor
  15. Stage
  16. Décor
  17. Lighting
  18. Novelties
  19. T shirts/Hoodies
  20. Post box
  21. Kippahs
  22. Menu cards/Speech list
  23. Table numbers
  24. Benchers
  25. Escort cards
  26. Write speeches
  27. Speech gifts
  28. Transport – how are you getting to the venue?
  29. Coach for kids?
  30. Outfits
  31. Hair/Make Up
  32. Going home bags / gifts
  33. Thank you Cards

For Barmitzvah & Batmitzvah Venues click here
For Photobooth Suppliers click here
For Barmitzvah & Batmitzvah Entertainment click here
For Novelty Suppliers click here
For T-Shirt Suppliers click here