If you’re planning a bar mitzvah or party for the sports-lover in your life, the obvious suggestion is to theme the event around that sport! But for a truly unique, memorable and FUN reception, why not host it at a venue that has sports and activities?! There are tons of interactive venues in the tri-state area, perfect for hosting your next sports soiree!
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Classic Car Club, New York
For the car lover, venues don’t come cooler than the Classic Car Club. High ceilings, white columns and shiny black floors provide the backdrop for some of the most amazing vintage cars you’ve ever seen. Take your pick for what and how you want to display, and the team at the CCC will plan around it. READ MORE ......→
Celebrity Planner Colin Cowie once said,“The saying ‘it’s all about lighting’, is 100 percent true.” And Colin Cowie was 100% right!
Uplighting can change a JCC basement to a dazzling space, and a generic catering hall to a lush ballroom. Whether you’re planning a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, Sweet 16 or other special event, event lighting should not be overlooked. So let’s dive right in to the basics! Thanks to Daniela Grafman from Vision Entertainment Group for sharing her tips from years of experience!
Milestone birthdays are events that call for a huge celebration and bar/bat mitzvahs are no exception. However, celebrations of this grandeur can require a lot of planning and it can be a bit overwhelming. Social media is a great outlet for inspiration and Pinterest is a platform that not only stimulates ideas, but serves as a location to store all of your plans on one easy-to-use site.
When it comes to planning a bar/bat mitzvah or party, every detail is an opportunity to showcase your child’s unique personality. Putting a fresh spin on the traditional sign-in board is a great way to set the tone for the reception as soon as guests walk in. We’re excited to share two unique options – one from a beloved vendor, and one from an equally beloved Mitzvah Mom. You can also check out 15 More Ideas for Sign-In Boards.
Idea 1 – Sign-In Pillows
The Pieced Palette offers an amazing alternative to sign-in boards – the Sign-in Floor Pillow! Provide any image, such as your invitation or logo, and they will print it onto fabric. This is mounted on an easel at the party for guests to sign. After the event, the signed fabric is made into a lounging floor pillow – a wonderful (and useable!) keepsake!
When music stops and the lights come up, the food’s been eaten and the decorations have been dismantled, all that you have left of your son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah are your memories – and the photographs. Your photographer will create the only tangible reminder your family has of this milestone day.
Photographs will bring you back to the joy of the day, over and over. Choosing a photographer who fits your family’s aesthetic and personality is one of the most high-impact decisions you’ll make during your mitzvah planning process. READ MORE ......→
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 ......→
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 ......→
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.