Month: July 2016

Talia’s Art and Floral Bat Mitzvah Party

With the help of an amazing vendor team, I put together a styled Bat Mitzvah party inspiration shoot with a “Color Outside the Lines” theme. I wanted to share some of the behind the scenes info, as well as some of my favorite images from the day. You can see the full gallery of images here.

The Location

The venue, Loft at 600F, located right near the Verizon Center in Washington, DC was perfect! The staff was so helpful and the modern, industrial vibe kept the Bat Mitzvah party set up from feeling too feminine.

Floral and Art Bat Mitzvah at the Loft at 600F in Washington DC | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Powell Woulfe Photography

The models, hair and make up and dresses

I had the honor of working with Talia and her amazingly sweet girlfriends for a fun afternoon of pampering, modeling and hanging out. The girls got their hair and make up done by the amazing TCBeauty. It was really important to us that the girls looked their best, but also looked like they were 13. TCBeauty definitely delivered on the hair and make up front, while It’s My Party Consignment helped with dresses that were adorable and age appropriate.

Floral and Art Bat Mitzvah | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Powell Woulfe Photography

The Desserts

Sabrina at Occasionally Cake outdid herself with the cake, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies that fit the art theme perfectly. Plus, all of us (models and vendors!) enjoyed the leftovers once the shoot was done. Let’s just say, yum yum yummers!

Floral and Art Themed Bat Mitzvah Dessert Table | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Powell Woulfe Photography

The Pop!

All of the little details came together to make this shoot gorgeous. How about those flowers? EightTree Street came through with the most vibrant, beautiful arrangments that really made the tablescape. And the custom artist palette signage was hand calligraphed by Shrimp Salad Circus.

Floral and Art Themed Bat Mitzvah Centerpieces and Artist Sign | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photos by Powell Woulfe Photography

I’m not sure what it is, but this is one of my favorites. Maybe the logoed pillow from Party Favorites, the black and white pillows with all those pops of color (my favorite!) or how sweet Talia looks lounging?

Floral and Art Themed Bat Mitzvah Logo and Lounge | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photos by Powell Woulfe Photography

Last, but not least, those incredible invitations from InvitingLee were the inspiration behind much of what you see. The wording was fun and cheeky, but the look was so sophisticated. Well done!

Arist Watercolor Bat Mitzvah Invitation Suite | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Powell Woulfe Photography

All of these amazing images were captured by the very talented Angela of Powell Woulfe Photography. Thank you to the team of vendors who made this shoot possible. See the full gallery of images or what Kara’s Party Ideas or Mitzvah Market loved about this styled shoot.

Photographer: Powell Woulfe Photography
Venue: Loft at 600F (Washington, DC)
Floral Design: EightTree Street
Dessert: Occasionally Cake
Hair and Make Up: TCBeauty
Invitations: InvitingLee
Details: Party Favorites
Dresses: It’s My Party Consignment
Calligraphy: Shrimp Salad Circus

Can you discount your Mitzvah planning packages?

If I already have vendors contracted for my Bar or Bat Mitzvah, do you offer discounts on your Mitzvah planning packages? No and here's why. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

I’ve been asked a few times by prospective clients who’ve already gotten started in the Mitzvah planning process and have a few vendors contracted if I’ll discount my Mitzvah planning packages for a full or partial plan. After careful consideration, I’ve decided that I cannot offer discounts and here’s why:

Most prospective clients have at least one vendor contracted already

By the time a prospective client reaches out to me most already have gotten started in the planning process. Often they’ve contracted with a venue or at least have an idea of where they’d like to have their event and a vendor or two that they’d like to use.

Recommending vendors is easy

In planning Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, I’ve had the opportunity to work with and meet a ton of talented, amazing vendors. When I recommend a vendor to you, I go through my mental rolodex to consider which vendor will be the right fit for your event. I send a few quick emails and I’m done. The tougher part is what comes next:

Coordinating vendors is time-consuming

Even if you have one or more of “the big three” vendors– venue, DJ and photographer –under control, I am still going to be working and coordinating with them throughout the process. I’ll need to review the contract you’ve already signed. Then I’ll spend time chatting with each vendor to ensure I understand what you’ve already agreed to and clear up any problems that you didn’t know to ask about. If I haven’t worked with a vendor already or they aren’t experienced in the Mitzvah scene, this can take a ton of time. Getting up to speed with a vendor can actually take me more time than recommending one in the first place!

You’ll still want vendor recommendations

If you’re looking for full or partial planning Mitzvah planning packages, you’re still going to need me to find other vendors for you. Likely you’ll need design assistance, invitations, decor, favors, novelties (photobooth, green screen or games), finishing touches (escort cards, sign in boards, logos…) and more.

In conclusion

All of these things take time and time is money! If we’ll be working together for months or years (rather than just 4-6 weeks prior to your event, like my Month of Package), many things can and will come up and you’ll want my advice. I need to be compensated for that, after all, I am running a business. So that’s why I can’t offer discounts to my packages if you already have vendors contracted. Hope it makes sense!

Still need someone for Full or Partial Planning services for your child’s Bar, Bat, B’nai or B’not Mitzvah? Contact me! 

Best Pinterest Resources for Bar, Bat, B’nai and B’not Mitzvah Planning

Pinterest is a great resource to help you plan your Bar, Bat, B'nai or B'not Mitzvah. Here are some of the best Pinterest Group Boards, Pinners and Topics. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

Pinterest is an AMAZING resource for getting inspiration for your child’s Bar, Bat, B’nai or B’not Mitzvah. It’s a visual pinboard where you can pin images to different boards for your ideas for your event or anything else that’s going on in your life! There are several ways to search for Mitzvah-related ideas which I’ve shared some of my favorites of below: Pinterest Group Boards, Pinners and Topics. I’ve included the description of each straight from Pinterest, but please note that in a few instances, I’ve edited the description or added more info for space purposes or clarity.

Pinterest Group Boards

Group Boards allow a selected group of pinners to share ideas on one board. This is great because you get many different perspectives on the same topic and these boards tend to be more active.

Bar and Bat MITZVAH Invitations, B’Nei Mitzvah Theme Party Ideas

Mitzvah Pins by Cutie Patootie Creations and others. Theme ideas for your upcoming Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Invitations, Party Logos, Party Favors, Candlelighting, Venue Decor and More!

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

This popular board seems to be started by moms for moms (and it doesn’t have a description). It has tons of ideas for centerpieces, details and more.


Pinners are individual people or businesses who share multiple inspiration boards. You can follow all of their boards (recommended!) or just a few boards. Below are some of my favorite Mitzvah-related pinners in alphabetical order.

Balloon Artistry

Balloon Artistry is a full-service party design company famous for transforming parties into magical, unforgettable memories!

Cutie Patootie Creations

Inspiration Ideas for Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzahs, B’Nai Mitzvahs, B’Not Mitzvah, Wedding Ideas, Birthday Parties, DiY Ideas, Recipes & More!

Mazel Moments is your online resource for planning the perfect wedding, bat & bar mitzvah, bris, corporate event & more!

Mitzvah Market

Mitzvah Market is a free online resource for Bar/Bat Mitzvah planning families. Are you receiving our free email newsletters? Sign up on our Website.

Party Favorites

Party Favorites creates fabulous custom favors and fantastic finishing touches for special events. We specialize in “branding” social events.

Pop Color Events

Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA. Pinning all things festive, fun and helpful in planning your upcoming simcha, joyous occasion.

The Mazel

Your sophisticated guide to planning an amazing bar or bat mitzvah. Coming of age has never looked so good!


Searching for pins by topic shows you all of the images that all pinners are pinning in a specific topic. These are the two best:

Bat Mitzvah

Bar Mitzvah

Did I miss one of your favorites on Pinterest? Let me know! Also, while you’re there, feel free to follow Pop Color Events for a ton of inspiration.

© 2015 Pop Color Events