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How To Decorate and Create An Unforgettable Bar/Bat Mitzvah in 7 Steps

Create and Decorate an Unforgettable Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 7 Steps!

Are you throwing a Bar or Bat Mitzvah for your child but stuck on where to start with your decorating? You’ve come to the right place! Celebrate this special milestone in style using this guide on how to decorate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in 7 steps. Chances are that you’ve been assigned a Bar/Bat Mitzvah date well in advance. So, why not start thinking about how you’re going to deck out your venue and make it an unforgettable occasion!

Before you can start thinking about your decorating, there are a few things you need to decide on. Firstly, you need to choose a venue. After you’ve done that, you should decide on a theme (if you are going to have one). Once those steps are out of the way you can start on your decorating! This blog post will take you through what to consider when choosing your venue, some popular theme ideas, and a checklist of what you might need for your decorating! Keep reading to find out more.

1. Choose Your Venue

Luna Palace Venue Luna Park Melbourne

Choosing a venue for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah is one of the most important steps in both the planning and decorating process. The venue you choose will dictate how you can decorate the event, how many guests you can invite, and more!

Some important things you need to consider when choosing your venue include:

Guest List

This one is a given – the more guests you plan on inviting, the bigger your venue will need to be (and vice versa). If you want to create a fun and exciting atmosphere for your guests, you don’t want your venue to feel too empty or too crowded. This means that you should at least have a rough idea of your guest list before choosing your venue. Another factor to consider is that you are likely to have kids and teenagers as well as adults present. Therefore, your venue needs to be able to cater to guests of all age groups!

Budget

Setting a budget for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah decorating is always a good idea. This way you can keep track of all your spending and have something to refer back to. Your budget will also help you narrow down venue options and ultimately choose one!

Location

The location of your venue is important not only for you but for your guests too! You want to make sure your venue is easy to access for your guests – nobody wants to go to an event that is hours away! Does your venue have parking options? Is it close to public transport? Is there accommodation nearby for any guests that might be coming from interstate or overseas?

What is included?

Another important factor to think about when choosing your venue is what is included in the hire price. Do they offer in-house catering and bar services, or will you need to organise this yourself? Do they provide furniture and/or décor? If these things are included, there are fewer things for you to worry about! The services offered by the venue will also have an impact on the price.

Access

One of the important factors to consider when choosing a venue is how long you will have access to decorate it. This also applies to packing it down – how much time do you have and when does it need to be done? Do you need to pack it down that night or can it be done the next day? The shorter the time frame you have for these things, the more expensive it can be for labour costs. Additionally, the smaller the window for decorating your venue is, the more limited you will be with what you can do. These are all factors you need to consider when making your decision!

Does it fit with your theme/style?

Choosing a venue that is more like a blank canvas will make it easier for you to transform it however you like. Alternatively, if you choose a venue that is more historic and has a lot of character, you will be limited with your theme and styling.

Is the floor plan flexible?

Chances are you already have a vision of what kind of décor, styling, and entertainment you want for your event so you need to make sure your venue can accommodate this! Is the floor plan flexible enough for you to move things around or will you need to compromise certain aspects? If you plan on decking out your Bar/Bat Mitzvah with a dance floor and lots of furniture, you are going to need plenty of space to work with!

2. Choose a Theme

Before you can figure out what you need for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah, you need to decide on a theme! Having a themed Bar/Bat Mitzvah will help you to make your event more exciting, and more importantly, more fun for your guests! Choosing a theme for your event can really make the difference in it being a good one and a great one.

Stimulate your guests’ 5 senses and create an unforgettable experience by choosing a theme that is fully immersive. Having trouble choosing the perfect one? Here are some of the most popular Bar/Bat Mitzvah themes:

Want something more unique? Check out this article on ’16 Unique Bar Mitzvah Themes Your Teen Will Love’ by PartySlate!

Need even more inspiration? Feel Good Events have plenty of incredible themes to choose from. Have a look at our themes page for more ideas.

3. Draping

So, now that you’ve got your venue and theme sorted, it’s time to start decorating! If you are starting off with a blank canvas space, draping is the perfect first step. Draping is a simple but very effective way to completely transform the look and feel of your venue. It can be used to cover up any boring or unsightly walls, or event to section off areas you don’t want to use. Draping is also great for emphasising the theme of your Bar/Bat Mitzvah!

There are several types of drape you can use at your venue, including:

  • Velvet drape
  • Crushed velvet drape
  • Chiffon drape
  • Sequin drape
  • Metallic drape

Choose colours and styles to suit your theme and really take it to the next level! See more about draping here.

4. Furniture

The next step in decorating your Bar/Bat Mitzvah is to add furniture to suit your theme/style. Are you planning on having a more formal, sit-down event, or a high-energy dance party? The type of event you want to have will dictate what type of furniture you will need. If you want your guests to be up and dancing, less furniture is better. A mix of cocktail furniture and some lounge furniture is ideal. This way you can give your guests the option to sit down and relax while they take a break from the dance floor! On the other hand, if you are wanting a more formal event, you will need dining tables and lots of chairs.

Furniture you might want to consider for your event includes:

  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Cocktail furniture
  • Lounge furniture
  • Bar and bar accessories (if this is not already included with the venue)

See more about furniture hire here!

5. Dance Floor

If you want your guests up and dancing at your event, you need a dedicated dance floor area! Not only will a dance floor encourage your guests to dance, but it can also act as a focal point for the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Even if your guests don’t want to dance, it’s likely that they’ll gather around this area and watch others! Choosing the right dance floor to perfectly match your theme can also significantly enhance the look of your event.

There are many different types of dance floor options to perfectly match whatever theme you choose, including:

  • Black & White dance floor
  • Black dance floor
  • White dance floor
  • Illuminated LED dance floor
  • Parquetry dance floor
  • Outdoor dance floor

If you want to add a personal touch to the dance floor, you can add some custom decals!

Want to see more about dance floors? Check out our dance floor hire page here.

6. Lighting

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Lighting is one of the most effective tools for creating atmosphere at your event and is therefore a must at your Bar/Bat Mitzvah! Take your decorating up and emphasise your theme by using a mixture of mood lighting and party lights. You can even change the colours and brightness of your lighting throughout the event to influence the way your guests feel.

Mood Lighting 

Mood lighting is the best way to create atmosphere at any event. You can use uplighting to dress up any plain walls with vivid colour or hang festoon lights to create an inviting atmosphere. You can also use mood lighting to highlight the different areas of your venue such as the dance floor, lounge areas, and bar area!

Party Lighting 

Party lighting is the perfect way to create movement and energy at your Bar/Bat Mitzvah. It can also encourage your guests to get up onto the dance floor!

Want to know more about lighting? Check out our lighting page here.

7. Decor and Styling

The last step for decorating your Bar/Bat Mitzvah is to add in all your décor and styling items! No matter what your theme or style is, décor and styling products will help you to add the finishing touches to your event.

Here are some of the décor and styling items you might want for your event:

  • Themed backdrops
  • Party props
  • Styling products
  • Flowers and greenery
  • Table décor
  • Candy buffet
  • Balloon garland

See more about décor and styling items here.

Conclusion

As you can see from reading this guide, there are quite a few things to consider when decorating a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. From lighting and draping to styling and décor items, there are so many ways to make your event unique and unforgettable! Hopefully, this guide will help to make the decorating process simple and less stressful. At the end of the day, this is a special occasion to be enjoyed with your family and friends!

If you want a helping hand with your Bar/Bat Mitzvah decorating and/or planning, Feel Good Events is here to assist! Get in contact with our expert party planners here.


RACV Cape Schanck Resort

RACV Cape Schanck Resort

Located on the southern tip of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, the RACV Cape Schanck Resort is perfect for weddings, corporate, and private events. The venue offers several function spaces with extensive views of the stunning Bass Strait. In addition to these spaces, the venue has a number of meeting rooms, dining spaces, as well as luxurious spa and fitness facilities. Visitors and guests also have the option to stay overnight in one of the 204 accommodation rooms.

Great Southern Ballroom – The Great Southern Ballroom has a capacity of 200-450 guests and is located at the southern end of the property. The space features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase views of the impeccable golf course and surrounding nature.

Horizon Ballroom – The Horizon Ballroom holds 140 guests seated or 370 standing guests. With an outdoor terrace and floor-to-ceiling windows, the room provides unobstructed views of the beautiful Bass Strait. Hosting a smaller event? The Horizon Ballroom can be split into two, smaller ballrooms to hold 185 guests each.

 

Venue Website: https://www.racv.com.au/travel-leisure/racv-resorts/our-destinations/cape-schanck-resort

Venue Address: Trent Jones Drive via, Boneo Rd, Cape Schanck, VIC 3939

Phone Number: (03) 5950 8000

Email: capeschanck@resorts.racv.com.au


outdoor area of zinc at federation square venue

Zinc at Federation Square

Zinc at Federation Square

Zinc is located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD in the iconic Federation Square. The venue opened in 2002 and has since gained the reputation of being one of Melbourne’s best riverside venues. Perfect for weddings, corporate, and private events, Zinc has two separate studios to hire with stunning views of the Yarra River and the Melbourne City skyline. Part of the EPICURE Group, Zinc also offers premium catering options.

Studio 1 – Studio 1 at Zinc can hold up to 500 guests for cocktail-style events, 200 seated guests, or 150 seated guests with a dance floor. The room includes a large reception area with a bar as well as access to an outdoor terrace overlooking the Yarra River.

Studio 2 – For more intimate events, Studio 2 can hold up to 200 standing guests, and 150 seated guests. Accessed via the front of the building, the room opens up onto a private alfresco deck overlooking the Yarra River.

Full Venue – For larger events with up to 1,000 standing guests, there is the option to hire the entire venue. This includes exclusive access to the reception area, bar, and outdoor areas. The venue also has stunning views of the city skyline and the Yarra River.

 

Venue Website: https://www.zincfedsq.com.au/

Venue Address: Cnr Princes Walk & Russell St Ext, Melbourne 3000

Phone Number: +61 3 8624 4311

Email: events@zincfedsq.com.au


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Elke & Kyle's Rustic Wedding

Elke & Kyle celebrated their wedding ceremony among the nature with friends & family. 

Stunning Subtle Rustic Wedding Ceremony

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Behind the ceremony, the Light Up Love Letters were placed as a beautiful backdrop for walking down the isle. These letters are a great photo backdrop, and are actually a lighting source.

Suppliers List

Venue: The Emu Bottom Homestead – https://www.emubottom.com.au/

Florals: Floral Architecture – https://www.floralarchitecture.com.au/

Celebrant: Sonia Thomas – https://www.soniathomasweddingcelebrant.com/

Furniture & Seating: Feel Good Events – https://www.feelgoodevents.com.au/

Wedding Arch: Feel Good Events – https://www.feelgoodevents.com.au/

Light Up Letters & Carpet Runner: Feel Good Events – https://www.feelgoodevents.com.au/

Lighting: Pan & Tilt