Having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for Jewish adolescents all over the world as they move on to a new phase of adulthood. As sacred as these events are, they are also very exciting and fun, and should be marked with a special celebration that reflects your son or daughter. But before you can delve too far into the details, it’s important to first figure out what type of venue style you’re interested in and ultimately, where to host the reception.
Photo Credit (Clockwise): 404 NYC, Long Island Marriott, Temple Emanu-El of Closter, Pole Position Raceway, Chelsea Piers, Smooth Sailing Celebrations, Prince George Ballroom, Capitale
One of the most fun parts of planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is picking a theme and incorporating the guest of honor’s favorite things into their special day. Bar Mitzvah boy Paul and his family took it a step further by hosting Paul’s reception at Yankee Stadium! From a pre-Bar Mitzvah photoshoot in the dugout and locker room, to a montage played on the jumbotron, this truly was an event of a lifetime planned by none other than Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime, Inc. Photos by Ray Karaman Photography.
Chic and young. Cool and sophisticated. New Jersey’s SPACE was the epitome of style at Spencer’s Bar Mitzvah. Photography credit: Omar Gonzalez Photography.
Classy hall meets trendy nightclub in this versatile venue, with dancing, décor, and a countless range of activities! According to owner and event designer Elvira Grau, “SPACE is what you make it and we make it your own!” READ MORE ......→
Get Amazing Video Memories from your Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Party
If you’ve ever planned, or are currently planning an event, you’ll know there are so many moving pieces that all fit together to make your event as amazing as possible. One of those very important pieces is videography. A videographer will capture the event in real time so that you can re-live your special day over and over again! We sat down with Seth Elgart from Professional Video LLC to get some tips from a pro on how to hire the best videographer for your next event! Seth has been doing his job for over a decade and has some excellent insight for us!
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Tip #1 – This may seem obvious, but make sure the company you hire has an expertise in video! Experience and focus on filming and production will let you know that quality will be at the forefront.
Tip #2 – Do your homework! Just like when choosing any of your other vendors, do some research and find out the history of the companies you’re interested in. Knowing how long they’ve been around, what kind of events they primarily work on, and being able to see examples of their work will be super helpful in picking the right one for you. READ MORE ......→
6 Ideas To Jazz Up Your Photos Using Photo Props & Backdrops
Your wedding or mitzvah is a big special day, and you want to remember it FOREVER. Goodness knows that the pictures are a big part of that. They’re worth a thousand words, after all. The problem is some of your guests may be a bit camera shy. Even the willing ones might not feel especially relaxed in front of the lens. What’s a host to do? If you give the matter a little forethought, there are ways to bring out their inner Tyra Banks. Cool props create a fun atmosphere and make photo taking part of the good times. Not only that, they boost the energy and make for better, less self-conscious pics. READ MORE ......→
A VIP lounge ambience met summery vibes in Zoe’s glittering Long Island Bat Mitzvah. Swank Productions was the mastermind behind the amazing décor at Haute Durvo in Long Island, NY. Photography by 5th Avenue Digital.
Zoe wanted to celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah with a big dance party. As soon as guests arrived to Haute Durvo, they saw this this Long Island catering hall was transformed into an underground VIP club. READ MORE ......→
We love when planners take a theme we’ve seen before and turn it into something we could have never imagined! That’s exactly what Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime did with Jason’s football-themed bar mitzvah. Enjoy!
18 is a spiritual number in the Jewish culture. Gifts are often given in multiples of 18, symbolizing the gift of life and good luck. In 2013, the number 18 became even more significant for my husband Jeff and me, representing the unforgettable day our daughter Liya was born, on October 18.
To make Liya’s first birthday celebration even more special and meaningful, we decided to combine her party with her Jewish baby naming ceremony. Being the superstitious Jew that I am, we never had a baby shower, so this event was a way to FINALLY celebrate our beautiful baby girl with all of our loved ones. Planning Liya’s baby naming inspired me creatively, and allowed us to create an event that was truly personal and memorable. READ MORE ......→
At mazelmoments, we strive to provide infinite inspiration for Bar and Bat Mitzvah planning. Many of our real events and theme posts showcase creative ideas for all different party styles. While we love a good themed party, we also love when the guest of honor’s favorite colors and initials simply dictate the decor. A gorgeous example is this Bat Mitzvah from one of our favorite party planners, The Event of a Lifetime, in conjunction X-Quisite Flowers & Events, Inc.
Bat Mitzvah girl Rebecca loves purple and turquoise, and these colors were used throughout the party…including on the dresses worn by Rebecca and her mom! READ MORE ......→