Whether your child is turning 13 and approaching their bar or bat mitzvah, or they’re about to be 18 and have their traditional Philippine debut, coming of age parties are a wonderful way to usher them into adulthood. Planning them can also feel daunting and, if not properly budgeted, expensive. Here are some of the most common coming of age parties in the United States and some of the steps you can take to execute them flawlessly.
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Parties have been associated with bar mitzvahs since the 13th century, and today, the most elaborate mitzvahs can cost up to $30,000. You don’t have to break the bank to make your son or daughter’s day meaningful, though. Finding party tent rentals that can accommodate several guests is a great way to take advantage of good weather and to preserve your home from large groups of visitors. If you plan to raise your son or daughter on a chair during the horah, be sure to rent a tent with plenty of headroom. While you can put the dance floor under the tent as well, outdoor dance floors can allow guests to cool off and to enjoy the fresh air.
In the United States, Sweet Sixteen parties are as unique as the girls themselves. Whether you’re planning a casual get together or a formal debut with a ballroom, a good DJ will keep the party moving. As with a wedding reception, a DJ should be prepped with a loose schedule of events for the sweet sixteen party. The best will also be able to lead guests through games, can respond to song requests, and can act as an emcee throughout the party.
Quinceaneras tend to have very prescribed schedules, so you’ll need to do a little more coordination to make sure the event runs smoothly. Because this is your daughter’s big day, you can find rental linens, chair covers, and silverware that match the color scheme and style of her dress. If you’re also considering party tent rentals, consider companies that have large party tents, chairs, and silverware for weddings, which are higher quality and able to accommodate larger parties. Talk to the company about all of the events you have planned, from dancing and cutting cake to toasts and presents, to create the best setup possible.
While you may feel that you need the most expensive party tent rentals and linen fabrics, the best event honors your child and celebrates their accomplishments and values. The company that is able to meet your needs within budget is always going to be the best one for you.