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Four Helpful Tips for Planning the Entertainment of Your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah

It’s time for your son or daughter to celebrate the coming of age as an adult, and plans are being set to host his or her Bar/Bat Mitzvah. This is a moment he or she will never forget, so you want it to be an amazing experience of a lifetime shared with friends and family. What kind of entertainment will you have at the much-anticipated event? There are so many fun activities and amusement to choose from that it can be a hard decision to make. But, there is no need to become overwhelmed! Use these tips as your guide for arranging the entertainment at your son or daughter’s formal rite of passage.

 

Consider Your Child’s Opinion

Not sure what entertainment to book? Ask your child’s opinion early on in the planning process. When meeting with potential entertainment companies, your child should be present to offer their opinion and ask questions.  The entertainment should reflect his or her character and personality and choosing the entertainment they feel comfortable with is the first step to a successful bar/bat mitzvah.  Your child can also help provide valuable feedback for the novelty entertainment options like photo booths, airbrush T-shirts, and many more.  For example, if your child loves to play games, adding foosball, pop-a-shot basketball, or even video games would be a great choice for additional party amusement. Or, if he or she enjoys being in the spotlight, you can book a photo booth or green screen photo favors where friends and family can dress up and act silly in the amusing photos.

 

Let the Entertainment Appeal to All Ages

You want your child to have the time of his or her life, but what about bubby and the other guests in varying age ranges?  They want to have a good time too. There are a couple of party planning tactics you can use to make sure everyone in the room is having a great time, like making sure the Philadelphia DJ entertainment has a playlist with a variety of music. In addition, you can make sure your entertainment knows how to get people of all ages involved and out on the dancefloor regardless of the type of music playing.  A great entertainer knows tricks to get everyone partying at any time.  You can also book novelties such as a photo booth or schedule a performance act, like a magician or illusionist, to wow everyone in the crowd.

 

Match the Entertainment with the Theme

Is the Bar/Bat Mitzvah a themed event? If so, you may want to consider having the entertainment coincide with the theme to liven up the atmosphere. In Baltimore, MD or New Jersey, the Bar/Bat Mitzvah DJ can set the vibe of the atmosphere by playing themed music occasionally or to set the tone for the party during cocktail hour.  In addition, entertainment companies can alter their staging and setups to match your theme as well which can provide that extra “pop” you were looking for in the room.  They can also help suggest lighting accents that would coordinate with your theme as well.   For example, if the theme is a beach setting, the DJ could play classic surf tunes during cocktails to set the tone for the party.  Using that same beach theme, they can also use aqua up-lighting in the room to give you that under water feel and set the mood of the party.  Booking fire performers and airbrush tattoos would also make ideal entertainment for a beach theme. There are so many ways to customize things to any theme and a good entertainment company will give you ideas and ways to incorporate them into your theme.

 

Determine where the Entertainment will take Place

Before you book the entertainment, think about where the party will take place first. Most forms of entertainment will try to accommodate the setting, but you don’t want the space to feel cramped or have to make last minute arrangements because there simply isn’t enough room. Will the festivities take place after the synagogue at a different location, or will the entire function be held at one venue? Some amusement activities make better choices for different types of settings. The DJ entertainment company will work with you to determine the best placement and setting for the party. At our company, we offer light-up lounge furniture and displays for creating a fun and casual atmosphere and can work with just about any space.

 

Book us for your next Bar/Bat Mitzvah event! We are the go-to source for entertainment, having hosted the celebration for children all around the Tri-state area. Watch our MC demo videos to see how we rock the show at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs! Give us a call today.