Bar Mitzvah Catering Considerations
|By Janet Sullivan
| New York , USA
|BAR MITZVAH CATERING BUDGET
Bar Mitzvah Caterers charge per person, and if you're doing a big dinner, the cost is usually about 40% of your overall budget. Do a little simple math, divide the number of guests you have in mind with 40% of the budget amount, and see if it works. This will give you a sense of what you can afford.
THE BAR MITZVAH MEAL
If you've already booked your bar mitzvah venue, you might also know what type of meal you're having. If this has not been taken care of, think fast, then reserve a location as soon as possible. Dinner is the bar mitzvah meal most commonly served, and it's also the most expensive. If it's out of your budget, think about having a brunch or breakfast instead, because it will cost must less. Tea or cocktails can also be an affordable alternative, but they work with an adult only party. Here are
Talk to your bar mitzvah caterer or bar mitzvah planner about the style of your party, and let them help you decide on how to serve your bar mitzvah guests. Most of the service styles work well in any type of bar mitzvah, but they do vary in cost. Ask your caterer to fix up a good proposal for you outlining the different styles and price points.
· Passed hors d'oeuvres
· Hors d'oeuvres tables
· Family style - Large platters that are set on each table
· Russian (white gloves)
· Formal (staff-served)
· Casual (self-serve)
· Food stations (e.g. raw bar, crepe table)
Think it over, go to tastings at catering halls, ask questions, have fun!
Create your mouthwatering bar mitzvah meal.
· Hors d'oeuvres
· Fruit and cheese
THE MEAL REQUIREMENTS
What are some of the needs and preferences of some of your guests. Considering them should be a top priority.
THE BAR MITZVAH ENTREES
Start with the main ingredients of the main course - the basics, then ask your caterer to offer his advice of its accompaniments.
SOME OTHER FOOD IDEAS
Is there anything else you imagine you and your guests feasting on? - like some sweet little treats, a chocolate fountain, sushi???
AHHHH, THE DESSERT
Cake or cupcakes cool? Or are you longing for a massive Viennese table stocked with pastries and treats?
· Cake only
· Additional desserts
Got a drinkin' crowd? Ok. Here are some options.
· Full bar (Open or Limited hours)
· Beer and wine only
· Wine with dinner
· Specialty cocktail