Mitzvah Planning Tips and Tricks

Mitzvah Transportation

Do you need to provide transportation for kids or out of town guests for your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah party? Charter bus, minibus, school bus, rideshare? | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

A nice, but optional service to provide for your Mitzvah guests is transportation. There are two distinct groups that may need transportation assistance–kids and out of town guests.

Transportation for kids

If you’re having an afternoon party immediately following the service at a different location, you’ll definitely need to figure out a way to get kids to the party. If you’re having a small number of kids, you may be able to arrange carpools among your friends and family. However, if you have a large number of kids, I recommend a yellow school bus. It’s the most cost-effective way to transport a large number of kids.

I’ve also had families whose party location is a longer drive provide bus transportation for their child’s friends. The bus departs from a central location where parents drop off and pick up. This is definitely convenient for parents who have done one too many carpool runs!

Transportation for out of town guests

When you have a lot of guests who are coming from out of town and who may not have cars, it is a welcoming touch to provide transportation. Before you make any arrangements, check with your hotel to see if they are able to offer transportation for your guests. If not, there are a few options depending on how many guests will need a ride.

First, charter or coach buses provide transportation for a large number of guests–up to 61! Some even have restrooms on board.

A mini bus is more intimate and can be more cost effective if it is able to run in a loop to take multiple trips. Mini buses vary in size and can hold as few as 14 guests or as many as 38.

Finally, if your guests are tech savvy, ridesharing is the way to go. You can set up a code on Uber which will allow them to get their own transportation at a time that works for them. You can set a cap of how much you want to pay for each ride and for how many rides, so you can either offer a discount or pay for the full price of the rides for each guest. Uber sends you a card with a special code that you can customize (make the code your child’s name or the theme for the weekend) and put it in the hotel welcome bags.

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3 Ways to Keep the Mitzvah in Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Advice for meaningful Mitzvah Projects for your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

It’s never been more evident that our world is broken. As Jews it is our duty to perform acts of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. Many congregations have a Mitzvah project requirement as part of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah process and it is such an important way to show your child(ren) that they have the power to make a difference. Instead of looking as a Mitzvah project as another thing to check off as part of the process, use it to inspire your child to make the world a better place. How do you do that?

Make the Mitzvah project meaningful for your child

Ask yourself, what is important to your child? A great way to start that conversation is to use current events as a springboard to find a way to help. Current issues like the refugee crisis, the environment or marginalized groups, could spark involvement with non-profits with expertise in those areas. Or connect this activity to your child’s interests–could they work with animals, help with sports for a Special Olympics team…?

Consider the impact of their Mitzvah Project

Volunteering somewhere once may fulfill a requirement, but has it really made a difference in your community or the world? Think big. Then think bigger. Sustained involvement and education on the issue will make the Mitzvah project more meaningful for your child and more likely to make a difference.

Fundraising has a direct influence on the ability of an organization to fulfill its mission, but it’s also important to see where the money your child has raised or the resources that your child collected are going. It goes beyond just giving tzedakah to actually learning how the money will be used and understanding why it is important.

Make helping others a regular occurrence

Now that your child is becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, they should make doing Mitzvah a regular part of their lives. This is something that you, as the parent, can help embody. Yes, it’s another commitment, but what is more important than showing your child that they can make a difference and that little steps can make a big impact

Still stuck?

Some great resources are your Rabbi or Cantor, Mitzvah Bowl, Charity Navigator and good ol’ Google. There are so many worthwhile organizations in every community that could benefit from your child’s time, talents or fundraising. Now go forth and Mitzvah!

Still need help? Contact me!

Which Mitzvah venue is right for you?

Need a Mitzvah venue? The most common types include: hotels, event venues with and without onsite caterers, synagogue social halls, restaurants and country clubs. | Pop Color Events | Adding a pop of color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

One of the first decisions you’ll have to make about when planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is the venue. The Mitzvah venue sets the tone for your event and can determine your overall budget. Since food and beverage will likely make up about 50% of the budget, the type of venue and whether or not they allow you to bring in your own cater definitely makes a difference. In my experience, here are the most common types of Mitzvah venues in the DC-area.

Hotel

This is your typical Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, etc. These are a super easy Mitzvah venue to use because they really are a one stop shop. Your out of town guests can stay there. You can host a Sunday brunch there. The more you use the hotel for, the more negotiating power you’ll have. Often the room rental fee will be waived with a certain food and beverage minimum or a certain number of guest rooms. The prices for a hotel event can vary wildly depending on the location, time of year and time of day.

Event Venue with Onsite Caterers

These include venues like AMP at Strathmore, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, and the Newseum, where you are required to use their preferred caterer. These venues often have a ton of character, so you may need to decorate less. Depending on the Mitzvah venue, there may be a limited menu selection or there may be a full-service caterer who can make anything you’d like. There may be a rental fee in addition to a food and beverage minimum.

Event Venue without Onsite Caterers

These include event venues like Rock Creek Mansion, The Ballroom and VisArts. You can bring in your own caterer (though some have a preferred list that you must select from), so you’ll have much more flexibility with the type of food you’ll serve. If you select your own caterer, you can choose one who allows you to provide your own alcohol, which can be a huge cost saving. These venues often have a ton of character, so you may need to decorate less. Keep in mind that there are still rental fees and you still have to pay catering costs on top of that.

Synagogue Social Hall

This is usually one of the most convenient Mitzvah venue options, but also can be a lot of work. Your guests already know where it is and they’ll have been there already. However, there may be restrictions on the types of food you can serve (ie Kosher or Kosher style) or specific caterers you must use. Frequently these spaces need a lot of decor help, as well.

Restaurant

These include venues like 4935 Bar and Kitchen and Sequoia. They will have amazing food, but high food and beverage minimums. They need to make up for the lost revenue of a Saturday night, so your costs can be very high. Sometimes the space is less flexible because it was designed as a restaurant/bar, not an event venue.

Country Clubs

These include local venues like Congressional Country Club or Kenwood Country Club. They have beautiful grounds and tons of places to take family photos. However, generally you must be a member or have a member host you to utilize their space. You must use their in-house catering and often menus can be somewhat limited.

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Need a Hotel Room Block for Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah?

Tips, tricks and questions to ask when reserving a hotel room block for out of town guests at your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA
Nowadays many families live far away from extended family and this often requires travel for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration. One way to be a good host is to offer a room block for your out of town guests.

Where to start with your room block

You’ll want to block the hotel room before you send out a save the date (if you’re planning doing one), so you can give guests plenty of time to book their hotel rooms. Generally, this is around a year or so out, but can certainly be closer to the event date if you aren’t planning on sending a save the date. Ideally, the hotel will be convenient to your temple or party venue. If you have a lot of guests who are shomer Shabbat, being closer to the temple is obviously preferable. Sometimes temples or venues have preferred relationships with hotels which may help you get a better rate for your guests, so make sure to ask. Also, if you’re interested in hosting a Sunday brunch at the hotel, this is a good thing to mention to the hotel up front as it also could help with pricing.

When you call the hotel, ask to be connected to the sales office about a room block.

How do I know how many rooms to block?

Unfortunately, there’s no one size fits all formula that works in all situations. People can be so variable and you know your guests the best. I recommend looking at your guest list to see who is from out of town and how many of them you realistically think will attend, then block for that number. It really is a guessing game! Some hotels will only allow you to block a certain number of rooms and then will give the block more rooms if you’re getting close to filling it. Definitely check to see the max number of rooms they will allow to be part of your block and confirm that they’ll let you add in more rooms if needed.

Courtesy vs. guaranteed block and cutoff dates

Generally, you’ll need to have at least 10 room nights (which could mean 5 rooms for Friday night and 5 rooms for Saturday night) for them to create a block for you. As far as the rooms, you’ll want to request a courtesy block of rooms vs a guaranteed block of rooms, if possible. This means that you are not financially responsible if not all of the rooms are booked by the cutoff date (the date when the block of rooms will be released to the general population) vs. a guaranteed block, where you’d be required to pay for rooms if not enough guests book.

And speaking of that cutoff date, make sure to communicate it to your guests! Before you sign anything, double check that once they quote you a rate for rooms it is actually a better price than what is being offered online (go to the website for the hotel chain and a site like Travelocity.com). If prices are expensive or you have a lot of guests, you could always have blocks at multiple hotels.

Check with the hotel and nudge those slow relatives to make their reservation before the cutoff.

Bonus Tips

Another thing to keep in mind is if there is anything in it for you.  If you book a certain number of rooms can you get rewards for their guest rewards program or is there a complimentary guest room that your family could use? Is there a possibility of having a complimentary hospitality suite for your guests? Will they waive fees for gift bag distribution (or is it complimentary, to begin with)? These are called concessions and the more you get, the better it is for you!

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Adding social action to your Mitzvah party

Many families include a social action, tzedakah or mitzvah component into their Bar or Bat Mitzvah party. Here are ways to include charity in your celebration. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

Many families, including a number that I’ve worked with, choose to include some sort of social action, tzedakah or mitzvah component into their party. I love when families really want to focus on the meaning of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah! There are so many different ways to include charity as part of your celebration. Here are a few examples and ideas:

Collect Donations

Lindsey collected book donations from her guests. She included a note in her invitation and asked guests to bring books to donate to a local charity. Boy, were her guests generous!

Book donations Mitzvah project at Lindsey's pink book themed Bat Mitzvah party at DoubleTree Bethesda | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Bradley Images Book donations Mitzvah project at Lindsey's pink book themed Bat Mitzvah party at DoubleTree Bethesda | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Bradley Images

Donations could be anything from food to toys to clothes. Select an organization that is important to your child or that fits with the event’s theme and ask your guests to help!

Donate Centerpieces

Lilly and her family got creative with their centerpieces and donated the food to a local charity. A note from Lilly let guests know more about the centerpieces and where they were going.

Bat Mitzvah Can Centerpieces at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Alison Tremblay

In addition to collecting donations of books, Lindsey also donated books that were used in her centerpieces as table numbers and as the base for the balloons.

Balloon and book centerpieces at Lindsey's pink book themed Bat Mitzvah party at DoubleTree Bethesda | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA | Photo by Bradley Images

A local charity, I LOVE is Repeat Roses. They gather event flowers and donate them to senior citizens, hospice care patients and others who need a little bit of cheer. You need to contact them early as they can get very busy!

Make a Tzedakah (monetary) donation

Instead of or in addition to traditional favors, why not make a donation in honor of your guests. There are a few ways to do this; you can make a donation on behalf of your guests, you can help your guests to donate or have your child contribute a percentage of their gifts to a charity of their choosing.

If you make a donation on behalf of your guests, a framed photo or note at each place can let guests know. It’s wonderful when this note comes directly from your child to let them know why it is an important charity to them.

If you want to facilitate your guests making a donation, there are a number of websites that can help. One of my clients allowed their guests to select a charity to donate to through a company called TisBest. All of the adults received a gift card with instructions and were able to donate to a select group of charities.

If you want to help your child understand the true meaning of tzedakah, have them take some of the money that they receive as gifts and donate to a charity of their choosing. This allows them to make tzedakah part of their celebration and sets a great example for donating later in their lives.

Donate Food

Talk to your caterer to see what they do with the leftover food. Will they allow you to donate it to a local food bank?  Find a local food bank or food rescue operation at Feeding America.

Finally

Let your guests know! Raising awareness for wonderful charities is another way to help. Your guests will feel good knowing that, in some small way, they’ve contributed to a good cause and you’ll feel good that you’ve included a mitzvah and social action in your Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration.

Need more social action ideas? Contact me and we can figure out how to keep the mitzvah in your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Should I see a MC or DJ in action?

Selecting the right Bar or Bat Mitzvah MC/DJ is tough, but seeing them at someone else's party is a bad idea. Here's why and how to choose your MC/DJ. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

It’s tempting to want to see a vendor in action, especially a band or MC/DJ before you hire them for your Mitzvah. After all, you want to ensure you’re picking the right one! But is it the right move to visit someone else’s party to see them? ABSOLUTELY NOT! I highly discourage clients from attending other events (that they were not invited to as guests) to see potential bands or DJ/MCs for their events. Why is that and how should you select your MC/DJ? Read on!

Random person at your event

I don’t trust vendors who allow you to essentially crash someone else’s party. I mean, would you want random people walking through your event? Or your DJ/MC’s attention being taken away from your event because they are trying to sell someone else on their services? I had this happen with a particular MC, who did not let my client or me know this was a possibility and had random people dressed in street clothes walking through their formal affair. They stuck out like a sore thumb and I had to ask them to leave. It was incredibly uncomfortable for everyone. And, needless to say, I do not recommend this MC to my clients.

You don’t know the host

Second, if you’re visiting a random person’s event, you don’t know the host family or the Mitzvah child at all. You have no idea what they’ve requested of their DJ/MC, so you’re not getting the full picture. At least with a friend recommendation, you know your friend’s personality and style which gives you slightly better insight as to whether you’d like a particular DJ/MC.

So how should you choose your band or DJ/MC?

A great and experienced DJ/MC is able to tailor your party to your family. If you go in with an understanding of the type of party you want and the needs of your guests, you’ll have a much easier time finding the right one. Do you want to the DJ/MC to focus on the kids and playing games with them? Do you want to have a solid balance of time when adults and kids are dancing? Does your crowd love to dance? Hate to dance? Think it through!

Then start looking at DJ company websites which often have bios or videos of their DJs and MCs in action. These allow you to get a feel for the style of the company before you reach out to talk to particular MCs.

Ultimately selecting the right DJ/MC is a gut check. You need to talk to a few to see if you and your child click with them. It’s a great idea to work with a company that represents multiple MCs so you can talk with a salesperson to see who might be the best fit. You can describe your child and your family to the salesperson and they can help you find the right one.

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Food and Beverage Minimum for Bar Mitzvahs

What is a food and beverage minimum and why is it important for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party planning? Tips, advice and tricks for your Mitzvah party f&b. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

I recently spoke with a mom who was so pleased with herself for negotiating down her hotel’s food and beverage minimum. I didn’t want to burst her bubble, but I was concerned she didn’t really understand what she had negotiated. Sadly, I was right. I want to help you avoid making the same mistake!

So what is a food and beverage (f&b) minimum?

A food and beverage minimum is the amount you are required to spend on food and beverage to use a space. It rarely includes taxes, fees or gratuities. An f&b minimum often takes the place of a room rental fee or waives a room rental fee if you hit a certain number.

Why Is a food and beverage minimum important?

Where the mom got confused is that the actual amount of the minimum is not as relevant as how much the food on the menu costs. For instance, if you are able to negotiate a $7,500 food and beverage minimum for 100 people, but the cost for open bar and the type of plated meal you want will actually be $100 per person, having a low minimum doesn’t make a difference. In this scenario, you’re going to spend $10,000 (before taxes and fees) regardless of the minimum.

Having a high minimum and a low number of guests will ensure that they will have an incredibly nice meal unless you want to pay for food not consumed. What that means is, you have to pay the minimum. If you’re going to pay that amount regardless, you might as well have great food and beverage for your guests and get as close to the minimum as possible. If you don’t spend to the minimum, any leftover funds will be charged as a room rental fee. You will always pay the minimum!

More about minimums

Be sure to check what is included with the food and beverage minimum or a room rental fee. Does it include tables, chairs, linens, china, silverware, glassware…? Before you sign on the dotted line, also check to see prices on a menu or better yet, have them put together a sample menu for you. That will give you the best sense of how much the type of meal you’re looking for will cost and if you can hit the minimum.

There is a wide range of what food and beverage minimums can be. I’ve seen everything from $7,500 for a very suburban hotel property on an off-peak Saturday afternoon to $50,000 for a high-end hotel property on a Saturday night at a busy time of year.

Minimums are most common at hotels, banquet halls, restaurants or other venues with in-house catering. If you bring in your own caterer, you most likely won’t have a minimum at all.

So be sure to check not only what the minimum is, but how much the food on the menu costs. Those two factors will determine how much you’ll spend on food and beverage.

Looking for a great venue with (or without!) a food and beverage minimum? Pop Color Events can help!

What’s most important at your Mitzvah party?

What is most important in planning your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah party? No matter what happens, your family and friends will make it special! | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

You’re going to be making a lot of decisions when it comes to your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah party, everything from what song should play during their entrance to the color of the napkins. And here’s the biggest secret of all– most of it doesn’t really matter at all to your guests, so you don’t need to sweat those small details. Seriously.

Yes, your guests want to have a good time. Yes, you want to make sure that they’re taken care of. But, your guests will never know the option you didn’t choose. They’ll never know if your Mitzvah party goes off schedule. They’ll never know if the MC played the wrong song or if the caterer forgot to put out menu signs or if the photobooth operator didn’t put the logo on the photos.

In the grand scheme of things, those little details are not important. As a planner, I do my very best to cover every contingency, to plan every detail, to understand your every preference and to communicate that to your vendors. There are so many moving pieces that sometimes one doesn’t go just right, but the party will keep rolling along. And despite our careful planning, something will probably go wrong. It will likely be something minor that only you and I will notice since we are so invested in the planning.

It’s hard to let go, but it’s so important to remember that this day is about being surrounded by your family and friends and all of the people who love you and your child. There are so few times to gather for a real celebration that focusing on the minor blips will take your enjoyment away from your guests. And your guests won’t realize that anything ever went wrong or that something was supposed to be different than what they experienced.

So relax, enjoy the party that you’ve worked so hard to plan and don’t worry about it. Focus on what is really important–the people you’re celebrating with!

Day Of Coordination? More Like Month Of Coordination

There's no such thing as a Day of Coordinator for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah party | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

Imagine stepping onto the field for a game without knowing your teammates, attending a single practice, speaking with your coaches or knowing any of the plays. Someone will hand you a piece of paper on game day that probably has most of the information that you’ll need. Think that you’d be able to do a good job? That’s exactly how I feel when potential clients tell me, “I don’t need your help for a full month. I just need you there on the day of the event.”

There is so much more that goes into coordinating your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah party than me just showing up on event day. I spend hours preparing to make the day of your celebration seem effortless. Since I’ve planned so many events, I know the questions to ask and the things to look for to ensure a smooth party. I had a client tell me once that “You don’t know, what you don’t know” and that is so true. If you haven’t planned a large party before (or if it’s been a very long time!), you will overlook something–hopefully not something that is too important!

Most of my work for an event happens before I ever step foot into the venue. Here are the things I do ahead of time to ensure a perfect celebration.

Meet with family and MC

The most important people of the whole day are your family and your MC. I meet with your family to get caught up on the details of your party and get to know your vision. Then a few weeks later we meet with your MC to finalize the timeline of the party. These meetings are so important because the day is about your family and what you want. I need to build a relationship with you so I can understand and communicate your vision to your vendors and execute it on the day of your celebration.

Confirming Day of Details

You have a team of awesome vendors that you’ve researched, contracted and paid; have you looked at the contracts with those vendors since that point? I confirm all of the final details, arrangements, delivery and setup times with your vendors to ensure (1) you’re getting exactly what you’ve agreed to and (2) you can fulfill your part of the agreement.

Fixing Mistakes

In doing those confirmations, there are always a handful of mistakes that need to be corrected. After all, you don’t know what you don’t know, so there were questions that you didn’t ask or things that were overlooked. I recently reviewed a contract for a Month-Of client who had signed a contract for their photo booth for Sunday instead of Saturday. There was another time when a client tried to cut costs by only renting their space for an hour of setup time when her caterer required two hours of setup time and they didn’t rent linens for the appropriate number of tables. I’ve received montages that don’t work, escort cards with missing guests or incorrect table assignments and not enough favors for the number of kids expected. If I didn’t do the work ahead of time, those are things that would have been nearly impossible to fix on the day of the event!

Creating an Event Day Production Schedule and Floor Plan

Your MC will help to craft a timeline for the dance floor, but who is keeping track of the production of the entire day? From load-in to load-out, from first course to dessert, I put together a schedule that considers all aspects of the entire day. I share that production schedule with all of your vendors and answer any questions that they have. I also put together a floor plan that works for all of your vendors needs.

Inventory and Transport Small Decor Items

About 2 days prior to your event, we’ll pick up all of the items that you have purchased for your party (favors, sign in board, decorations, escort cards, etc.). We’ll inventory them to make sure everything is accounted for and bring them to the venue on the day of your event. As a special bonus, we’ll have a quick touch base about any final thoughts you have, leaving you able to relax and enjoy a restful Shabbat and enjoy family and friends who come to celebrate with you.

In Conclusion

It takes a solid month of work to ensure that your day goes smoothly. Any planner who claims that they can come in the day of your event and coordinate isn’t going to be able to deliver the “guest at your own event” feeling.

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Mitzvah Slideshow vs. Mitzvah Montage

What is a Mitzvah montage and a Mitzvah slideshow? When/where should you use each? Advice about using photo and video at your child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah. | Pop Color Events | Adding a Pop of Color to Bar & Bat Mitzvahs in DC, MD & VA

Incorporating photos of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah child is becoming more and more popular, with good reason! You’re celebrating your child’s transition from childhood to Jewish adulthood, which is an amazing time to look at how far he or she has come. Two popular ways to do this are a slideshow or a montage:

What is a Mitzvah slideshow?

A slideshow is a continuous loop of photos only. It does not have sound, as it is intended to be part of the background, not the main event. Because it plays continuously it does not matter how long it is and can include as many photos as you’d like. This is an easy DIY project with a variety of online programs like Animoto or Smilebox or Powerpoint.

When/where do you show a Mitzvah slideshow?

Depending on your event venue or set up, a Mitzvah slideshow can be displayed in a variety of different ways: on freestanding or attached TVs (either provided by the venue or your DJ package), on an iPad or laptop or with a projector and screen. It can be shown only during the cocktail hour or throughout the party so people and watch all or part of it at their leisure.

What is a Mitzvah montage?

A Mitzvah montage can contain both photos and video, along with music and other graphics. Because it is a little more complex, it is a more advanced DIY option. If it is too complicated for you to do yourself on iMovie or a similar program, there are a ton of fabulous vendors who will create an amazing look back at the life of your child. Some DJs or photographer/videographers also offer this as an add-on service. In order to keep your guest’s attention, it should be 8-10 minutes long which is approximately 120 to 180 photos.

When/where do you show a Mitzvah montage?

Since it contains sound, a montage needs to be a break in the action at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party. Toward the end of dinner or dessert are great times to show the montage, so you still have plenty of time for dancing or ask your MC about their preference. Often your venue or DJ can provide the screen or TVs to view the montage, but be sure to mention this to them early in the process!

Still want photos, but not techy?

Here are some other options to include photos of your child that do not require a TV or projector:

  • A table with photos in frames. A gift table or escort card table can do double duty here.
  • As table numbers. Put a photo of your child at age 1 at table #1, at age 2 at table #2 and so on (works well if you have 13 tables!).
  • As decor. Blow up photos of your child through the years, or from a pre-Mitzvah photo shoot and display them on lamp shades, as floating posters or as a sign in board or book.

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