In 2013, we as a Jewish people experienced a true rarity as Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided. Our featured Bat Mitzvah girl Lyndsey also celebrated her Bat Mitzvah that same weekend, dubbing it Thanksgivukkah Mitzvah weekend! Lyndsey has many hobbies, including baking, and when it came time to pick a Bat Mitzvah theme, she knew cupcakes would be it. Her cupcake-themed Bat Mitzvah was executed flawlessly by Total Party who integrated it everywhere from the decorations to the favors. Photography by Craig2Photo.
Glitz, glamour, excitement, action….and most of all, ENTERTAINMENT! These words can only mean one thing – Hollywood! So it’s no wonder that Hollywood and Movies are such fun and popular themes for bar & bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16s and parties. If you’re thinking of a Hollywood theme for your event, we hope these photos will inspire you. Thank you to all our amazing Decor & Centerpieces Specialists for sharing your creative designs!
Hollywood Decor by Balloon Artistry
When you think of Hollywood, one of the first images is the famous Hollywood sign in the hills. Balloon Artistry incorporates the Hollywood sign into the ballroom’s backdrop for a striking effect, and highlights the theme with neon illuminated feather centerpieces. READ MORE ......→
Burlap and lace seem to be the epitome of rustic-chic weddings and an increasingly common theme for receptions. Carissa Woo Photography captured inspirational ideas for this trend with a photo shoot of Nate and Taryn’s real life love. READ MORE ......→
Bar & bat mitzvah receptions are getting bigger each year, and trends are emerging that no one could have imagined just a few years ago! One that we’re truly excited to share is philanthropy-inspired bar and bat mitzvahs. Charity (a.k.a. tzedakah) is an important part of the Jewish culture. It’s fitting and encouraging that there is a growing emphasis on bar & bat mitzvah families integrating the deep meaning behind the celebration into their event.
The two most popular ways to host a charity-inspired bar/bat mitzvah are:
Highlight the teen’s mitzvah project throughout the event.
Balloons, always a popular decoration for bar & bat mitzvahs and Sweet 16 parties, are now making their way into wedding decor – from classy and sophisticated to fun and whimsical! You’d be surprised what you can accomplish with just a little creativity. Here are 15 of our favorite ideas for using this old favorite in a new light! READ MORE ......→
Straight off the fashion runways of New York’s Fashion Week, the color experts at Pantone announced the top colors for Spring 2014! The Top 10 colors for the season include an eclectic mix of vivid brights and soft pastels, inspiring beautiful color combinations for your wedding, bar & bat mitzvah, party or special event.
A huge trend in the current Bar and Bat Mitzvah circuit is doing a theme and subsequent decor, logo, cake and favors based on the Bar or Bat Mitzvah boy/girl’s name! Hunter Goldman’s Bar Mitzvah, held this past January in Westchester, NY is a great example of that trend and how to make it upscale and personalized. With a dazzling reception held at Life…The Place to Be, food provided by Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and photos by Londin Photography, Hunter’s Bar Mitzvah was surely one to remember!
We love weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs, and event planning because every single detail can showcase your personality and creativity. The menu card is no exception.
Here is Some Inspiration for Unique Menus!
1. Circle Plate Menus
Circle plate menu cards are a beautiful way to communicate the meal options to your guests. This menu captured by Pangburn Photography was cut in a circle and placed under the clear chargers on the table. READ MORE ......→
Amanda may only be 13 years old, but she’s already got great taste! When it came time to pick a bat mitzvah theme, Amanda had a vision. That vision came to life at her bat mitzvah party, which was held at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey. Tiffany & Co. became Amanda & Co., and the entire reception was morphed into a shopping-inspired wonderland! Tiffany blue was incorporated everywhere, from the lighting to the centerpieces, the cake to Amanda’s dress! Thank you to Brad Photographers & Video for capturing Amanda’s special day for us.