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Category Archives: Entertainment

The Entertainment Team

When people talk about the DJ, they usually mean the entertainment team. Here are the professionals who make this team: Master of ceremonies – The MC coordinates all the party activities and ensures that everything goes exactly the way you … Continue reading

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Choosing a DJ

Choose your DJ & MC carefully. They set the tone of the party and make it work!  First decide on what you want your event to “feel like”. Some people like parties with many activities, high volume and many favors. … Continue reading

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Communicating with the DJ

Know your performers. Arrange a proper meeting with the DJ and discuss all the details and bar mitzvah info with him. Bring the BM child along to the meeting and have them involved in the process. Meet also the MC … Continue reading

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DJ Price

The Doc, as well as many other kids (ha!), often can’t tell a difference between the high end and the low end DJs. The quality of the DJ and his personality are the one that counts. Don’t think that paying … Continue reading

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Booking with the DJ

When to book? The earlier the better, especially if you want to have a specific performer. Top performers book years in advance. If you sign with a DJ company and you want specific performers from that company to show up … Continue reading

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The Entertainment Time Line

You set the standard for how you want the evening to be scheduled. Discuss your wishes with the DJ and ask for his advice. Here is a suggestion for a DJ’s time line. Remember, all this should be changed the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour

Decide on the mood of your cocktail hour. This is the beginning of your simcha and it will influence the whole affair. Looking for Bat / Bar Mitzvah song ideas? Easy background music is the usual on cocktail hour. Classical music, … Continue reading

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Grand Entrance

  The grand entrance is the official opening, in which the family and BM are formally introduced to the room. The order of entrance is traditionally as follows: The parents Brothers and sisters Last, the BM During the entrance the … Continue reading

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Hora & Israeli Songs

Hora & B’nei Mitzvah At B’nei Mitzvah, it is custom to raise the honoree and his or her family members on a chair during the hora. This is also often done at Jewish weddings. Which family members you would like … Continue reading

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Games

Decide on the games that will be played in the Bani Mitzvah party. Even more important, decide on those the BM no way wants to be played! How many games should be played? One party may have 3 games while … Continue reading

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Special Dances

There are two traditional “special dances”. The first – the dance of the parents. The second – the Bar Mitzvah boy and his mother, or the Bat Mitzvah girl and her father. The special dances are pieces of grace and … Continue reading

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Extras

What is an extra? A basic package usually includes one disc jockey, a master of ceremonies and a small light show. Some DJ’s also require dancers on their simple package. All the rest – is extra Think well about the … Continue reading

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Music & Song Lists

Put a dance music list in writing. Check if the DJ has all the songs you want. Maybe even more important, if there are songs that you really dislike (who doesn’t?), give the DJ a list of songs that you … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah Cruise

Here’s a VERY good fun (and often costly!) Bar/Bat Mitzvah trend – Mitzvah on the water! Friends, family, tourism, islands, the ocean, a celebration… doesn’t it make a beautiful Mitzvah adventure? You will have your candle lighting ceremony on board! … Continue reading

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