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The Real Deal From Randi: Choosing Your Venue

By Randi Curhan, Designed By Randi

One of the first things we think about when starting to plan our child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah is the venue. Today’s “real deal” tip is all about choosing your venue with cost-savings in mind.



Picking a venue that matches your theme is a fun way to set the stage for a fabulous party and is also a great way to save money on d├ęcor.

By choosing a locale that has an atmosphere that is consistent with your party concept, you will save time and money when it comes to planning for decorations. It is a lot easier to turn a rustic country club setting into a lodgey camp themed Bar/Bat Mitzvah than it is to turn an elegant hotel ballroom into a ski lodge.

Real Deal by Randi

What’s better than an animal themed Bat Mitzvah right at the San Francisco zoo!

Real Deal by Randi
A Tiki themed Bat Mitzvah in The Tonga Room with lots of built-in decor

Camp Ally

A camp theme at an actual sleepaway camp

I know from experience as I attempted the latter. I will spare many of the elaborate details. However, I will warn readers that it did involve a re-creation of a huge stone fireplace with moose head as well as a giant stuffed bear in a Nordic ski sweater with his pair of cross-country skis in tow.

About Randi Curhan
Randi Curhan is the founder of Designed By Randi. She will help give your affair that extra special finishing touch through custom graphic design services including logos, table signage and place-cards, sign-in boards, favors and montage services. She has honed her graphic design skills over many years and has designed flyers, posters, invitations and logos for PTA events, sports teams, foundations, businesses and parties. Designs are created in the industry standard Adobe Illustrator.

Randi has also successfully planned her three boys B’nai Mitzvot, creating theme concepts and unique logos for each child encapsulating their interests and personalities. She uses these themes and logos to tie together all elements of the affair: from the save-the-date sent months prior to the party to the favors given as guests depart.

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