I’m so excited to share some of the decor shots from Ilene’s Bat Mitzvah party at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA. The family had a very clear vision going into planning. They wanted an event that would make guests think of camp and color wars, but be a bit non-traditional with a band and outdoor games. We took some of Ilene’s favorite colors–shades of purple, green, and blue and ran with it!
The Escort Cards
We divided everyone–adults and kids–into 3 teams. Bandanas wrapped in rustic-looking napkin rings by Cutie Patootie Creations assigned guests to their teams for friendly competition.
Teams earned points for all sorts of things like cocktail hour relay races led by Pedestal Events for the kids, lawn games like croquet…
and cornhole and singing Karaoke with the live band. We were able to utilize a number of different areas at TRS for different play zones.
The centerpieces created by Pop Color Events added to the rustic, camp charm. An assortment of dipped marshmallows provided by Occasions Caterers surrounded a flag with the table number.
Kids sat at a long rectangular table.
In keeping with the event’s colors, tables had purple, blue and green linens.
A few more room shots, just to give you more perspectives
The gift table continued the rustic charm with whitewashed wood and lanterns.
The food and drink by Occasions Caterers was delicious. This summer berry sangria was a huge hit!
Ilene’s family was happy with how the event turned out and so was I!
Brynne gave us the party we wanted, which in some ways was not the typical Bat Mitzvah. We had a vision of doing something different and she made it come to life. Brynne was very organized and very detail oriented. I never worried that anything was being overlooked. Everything went so smoothly on Ilene’s Bat Mitzvah day. I didn’t have to think about any details until it was all over and all the guests had left.
Thanks to Ilene’s family for letting me be part of your special day and to Greg Land for the beautiful images. Mazel tov!
Photographer: Greg Land Photography
Venue: Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA
Kids Games: Pedestal Events
Catering: Occasions Caterers
Centerpieces/Decor: Pop Color Events
Escort Cards: Cutie Patootie Creations
Band: Northeast Corridor