Later this year the elder of my two children will be bat mitzvahed. This involves an after-party including lunch or dinner for all our guests which will probably take place in a restaurant and will cost many thousands of dollars. Assuming our restaurant of choice will accept a credit card, would this spending qualify under either or both of the following: Dining spending on those cards (such as Chase Sapphire Preferred) which have a higher return on dining. AAdvantage Dining, or any of the other dining programs (assuming the restaurant we choose participates)? If there's any leverage to be had, what's the best card on which to put this spending?