Mom To Mom Advice – DIY Suggestions

Question – I’m trying to save money when planning my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. Does anyone have good DIY suggestions?


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12 Responses to “Mom To Mom Advice – DIY Suggestions”

  1. Sharon says:

    I bought blank Avery place cards and gift tags for favors that I printed at home. I also created gift bags myself on line.

    I created my own candle lighting display – my daughter’s theme was Baked by Melissa and I found cupcake candles and candle holders at the dollar store, and make a wooden sign with her name from materials I bought at AC Moore.

    We had a buffet rather than a sit down served dinner.

  2. Stephanie Feldman says:

    There are a bunch of websites that have these types of tins along with other great party favor boxes and tins. is a great site to check out. You order in bulk and the cost is much less then what you would find in a retail store. They have bulk quantities from 24 pieces and up.

    I got my hotel bags from them as well.

  3. Ellen says:

    We ordered candy dispensers from a wholesaler, filled them with colorful bulk candy and decorated them with decals we made ourselves. They were a huge hit at our son’s party and we still enjoy them today!

  4. BJ Boyd says:

    Although I am a Bar and Bat Mitzvah planner, I love it when my clients get involved in the decor- it’s such a personal day and it’s so nice to see them feel pride in how the day goes. Yes, fresh flowers are expensive, but save money by diy’ing it for your cocktail hour. Pick up glass bubble vases or cube vases (the dollar store sometimes has these!) and put a mass of one type and color of flower in each vase. You can even get your flowers at the grocery store. It’s a lux look for very little money.

  5. Simone says:

    I didn’t want to spend extra money on hand calligraphy so found an idea on the internet! I printed my envelopes at home with a very light color font, then went over it with a calligraphy pen! Not only did it look authentic, but I saved hundreds of dollars!

  6. Jamie says:

    I created my son’s place cards for his “Car Max” themed Bar Mitzvah. I used matchbox cars and designed the parking lot with black oak tag and tape! It was very easy to do and everyone loved it!

  7. Cara says:

    Making your own candy buffet can be a lot of fun too. You can get interesting glass vases at discount stores like TJ Maxx or Home Goods and hot glue ribbon in your colors to it. I think I read an article on Mitzvah Market about how to figure out how much candy you need based on your guest count.

  8. Hope says:

    A friend of mine created and printed her invitations! They were beautiful too! She used to print labels in calligraphy font instead of paying someone to do it!

  9. Jill says:

    I saw the m&m tin placecards on MitzvahMarket and did my own version. Got the tins at Joann’s and used the decorative duct tape on the sides with different colored round stickers on the top with the person’s name and table number.

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