Jasper celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with a neon-themed reception in Westchester, NY. Black, neon green, neon blue and glow-in-the-dark details lit up the night, creating a party to remember! Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime worked with Xquisite Flowers & Events to execute this creative event, while Tripp Street Studio provided the photos.
Bar Mitzvah Logo
The party’s theme was kicked off from the start – Jasper’s name and event date in blue and green neon lights made for an eye-catching bar mitzvah logo. READ MORE ......→
It was love at first sight for Alina and Rafael, who tied the knot at B’nai Israel in Florida last fall. A breathtaking temple wedding showcased the couple’s love while paying homage to their Jewish and Russian roots, all captured by Jeff Kolodny Photography, Inc.
Beautiful bride Alina, the new Mrs. Foss, shared a first-hand account of her big day with us. Describing her wedding as extravagant, elegant and magical, we can see all of those things just from these stunning pictures of her before she said “I do.” READ MORE ......→
After an inspiring Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its’ Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014. The colors for the fall are decidedly bold, yet soft, with shades of purple (Radiant Orchid made the cut yet again!), blue, yellow and red in the mix. This palette is an excellent and fun one to turn to for bar & bat mitzvah and wedding inspiration.
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!
When it came time for Bat Mitzvah girl Ava to pick a theme, it was easy! Combining her love of music (vinyl, no less!) and painting with her fun-loving personality, Ava went with a graffiti grunge theme. The party was aesthetically awesome as well as interactive for guests! Photography by Kelsey Crews Photo.
We’re so excited to bring you a gorgeous b’not mitzvah from one of our readers – Michelle! Her twin girls, Melissa and Amanda, shared their B’not Mitzvah at The Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Themed in their favorite colors, pink and turquoise, the party was a dream-like setting for vibrant colors and exciting memories. Photography by Stillmedia Photography.
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 ......→
Parker celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in early June with friends and family in Orlando, Florida. For a technology buff like Parker, iPhone apps was the perfect theme! Planning & Decor by Party Perfect. Photography by Jennifer Werneth.
A hot trend when it comes to throwing parties is giving the event the chic look and feel of a nightclub or lounge. This is especially fun for teen parties, such as bar & bat mitzvahs and Sweet 16s, where the “not quite old enough” guest of honor and friends can experience the feel of a nightclub that is suitable for their age.
Here are some of our favorite ideas to pull off the sleek and sophisticated Nightclub & Dance Club theme:
Club Theme Venue at 404 NYC
After an invitation, the venue itself is what guests see next and choosing a club to host your event is a great way to help you create and maintain a cohesive theme. 404 in New York City is a great location that features a stark white, open-concept space with multi levels. READ MORE ......→