I’m going to be completely honest with you. I hate when people call me a party planner and I internally cringe when I have to describe myself as such. In my mind you’re not having a party, you’re having an event. So I am your event planner (or event coordinator, if we’re just working together the month prior to your Mitzvah).
What’s the difference between a party and an event?
When I think of a party, I think of something basic, low key and simple. It’s a backyard BBQ, your child’s 8th birthday at Chuck E. Cheese, a Halloween pumpkin carving gathering. Yes, there’s something to celebrate, but it’s nothing out of the ordinary. You’re not spending thousands of dollars to make a party happen.
On the other hand, your child’s Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah? That’s an event. You’re celebrating a once in a lifetime occurrence. Your child read from the Torah! Your child is now a Jewish adult! You’re bringing guests in from all over the country and you’re spending a lot of money to celebrate. You want to create a unique and memorable experience for your guests and child.
Call me a Mitzvah Planner!
What I’d love is for the term “Mitzvah Planner” to catch on the way that Wedding Planner has. If perfectly describes what I do–I plan Mitzvahs. I want to be called a Mitzvah Planner, but until then, I’ll go by what my business cards and email signature say, Chief Magic Maker!