How Much Should A Bar Or Bat Mitzvah Cost?

A child’s bar or bat mitzvah is a special religious ceremony celebrating thirteen years in the making; a day many Jewish parents dream about since their child was teetering around in diapers. While many families tend to keep their budget between $15,000 and $30,000, it’s very possible to plan a modest bar or bat mitzvah for just a few thousand dollars by getting creative with your resources. Not that it’s a rarity for some affluent families to shell out over $100,000 for an extravagant event in New York City, either. If these numbers leave you feeling a little schvitzy, fear not! Our comprehensive list will help you get organized, begin your planning process, and figure out a realistic budget that best suits your family.


Rabbi $
Synagogue $
Cantors $
Tutor $
Yarmulke/Tallit $
Other $
Total Cost $


Friday Night Dinner For Relatives & Out-Of-Town Guests

Total Cost $



Transportation $
Venue/Caterer $
Rentals (if separate from venue) $
Alcohol (if separate from caterer) $
DJ/Band/Entertainment $
Flowers/Décor/Lighting $
Challah $
Cake $
Party Favors $
Montage $
Other $
Total Cost $



Total Cost $


Photography & Videography

Photography $
Videography $
Total Cost $


Sunday Brunch

Room Rental $
Caterer $
Total Cost $



Save-The-Dates/Invitations $
Programs $
Table Cards/Seating Cards $
Thank You Cards $
Postage $
Total Cost $


Party Planner

Total Cost $



Mom $
Dad $
Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child $
Other Siblings $
Total Cost $



Mom $
Bat Mitzvah Child $
Other Family Members $
Total Cost $



Total Cost $


Total Cost Of Bar Or Bat Mitzvah:   $