Jon Hadad has seen it all, as it’s been 25 years since he started City Sounds Entertainment. We thought it would be fun to mark the occasion by taking a look back at Bar & Bat Mitzvah trends over the years through his eyes. We’re excited to share Jon’s reflections!
Then & Now: 25 Years of Bar & Bat Mitzvah Entertainment
Jon Hadad in 1989
Jon started his journey at 13, when he began helping his cousin DJ at Manhattan nightclubs. Shortly after, he began working small events before opening the first City Sounds Entertainment office at just 18 years old. With a “gift for gab” and outgoing personality, he set his main focus on Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. READ MORE ......→
When it comes to planning a kosher wedding, couples may have varying preferences when it comes to how strictly they want to incorporate Jewish tradition into their special day. For example, while a number of couples may require their wedding hall to be strictly, 100-percent kosher, others may prefer venues where they can bring in meals from outside caterers to accommodate kosher guests.
Many young girls are into fashion, and it lends itself to being a great theme for your Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. Whether you focus on individual items of clothing, designers or stores, there are endless possibilities for incorporating fashion into your next event! We reached out to some of our favorite vendors for fashion theme inspiration. Hope you enjoy!
1. Show Off Your Favorite Brands
Balloon Artistry shows us a few different centerpiece ideas for a fashion-themed event. Blown-up cutouts of the party girl donning her favorite fashion brands, like Louis Vuitton, are fun and personal. READ MORE ......→
Metallic invitations are all the rage right now, and it’s no surprise as to why! A pop of gold or silver is an elegant and impressive touch, no matter your aesthetic. Minted, an online leader in wedding invitations from top independent designers, has an entire collection of metallic foil invitations to suit every style. Check out 7 of our favorites!
We’re so excited that Nancy from Nancy Swiezy Events let us know about this amazing bat mitzvah idea that’s fun, useful and also benefits the community!
Adaptive Design Association Presents Kids For Kids Mitzvah Project
You and your guests will have fun taking part in this unique interactive experience! This modern sign-in chair, custom-made by the Adaptive Design Association, comes primed, painted and ready to be decorated by you and your guests! It’s the perfect sign-in and keepsake for bar & bat mitzvahs, sweet 16′s, weddings and other celebrations. It also adds special meaning to your event because your donation goes towards helping children with disabilities.
Adaptive Design Association’s (ADA) mission is to ensure that children with “disabilities” receive the customized adaptations they need to achieve their full developmental, social, and academic potential. READ MORE ......→
Brittany and Andrew were married in an enchanting outdoor Jewish wedding ceremony in Lake Lure, North Carolina. From the gown to the décor, their entire day was personalized with pretty vintage undertones. Photography by Whitmeyer Photography.
Passover is approaching! If you’re invited to a Passover seder and want to bring a thoughtful and unique gift for your hosts, we’ve got you covered. A seder plate that matches the family’s personality and style will leave a lasting impression that’s sure to get you invited back!
No longer the chopped liver and knishes of yesteryear, Kosher food has gone upscale is taste and presentation! If you’re planning a Jewish wedding, mazelmoments’ Kosher Wedding Planning Guide is a must-read. We provide an easy-to-understand definition of “What is Kosher”, a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and tips for finding a Kosher wedding venue. READ MORE ......→
So much time is put into the decor of parties, specifically Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, but it seems that once guests arrive, the entire room is in disarray. Bags, shoes, giveaways and photo booth frames are all over the place, and inevitably someone will be missing something by the end of the night. Cubbies or lockers are an excellent idea for your next affair, as they will keep everyone’s things organized so nothing gets confused.
Frank and Katya first became friends while undergrads at Northwestern University. A decade later, they realized their true feelings for each! Now, despite both living in Minnesota, they’ve returned to Chicago to marry where they first met. Photography by Michael Novo Photography. READ MORE ......→