Ideas for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Seating Charts

A seating chart is a great way to tell guests where to sit. Unlike escort cards, a seating chart requires minimal set up (usually just an easel, though some are free-standing). When listing table assignments, you can either do alphabetically by guest’s last name or by table. Alphabetically is easier for your guests to find their names (so they won’t be standing …

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2018 In Review

It’s hard to believe another year of Pop Color Events is in the books! We’re so thankful to have worked with so many wonderful families–some for the second time around! It’s always so humbling and wonderful to be a part of such a special day and we were part of a lot of them this year… We also had lots …

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Lucas’s Ravens Bar Mitzvah at Maggiano’s Chevy Chase

I had so much fun working with Lucas’s family for his sporty Bar Mitzvah at Maggiano’s Chevy Chase. He had one big request for the party… a sports theme with an emphasis on his favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens. Our team knocked it out of the park (made a touchdown?) with a sophisticated look paired with fun, youthful elements. The …

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Oliver’s Breakfast Bar Mitzvah at B’nai Israel in Rockville

It’s always the best when a client wants to work with you again for their younger child’s Bar Mitzvah! A few years back I’d worked on older brother Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah and now it was Oliver’s turn. Ollie wanted something fun, laid back and casual. B’nai Israel was the perfect backdrop for a breakfast-themed party complete with guests in their pjs and …

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4 Ways to Use Candles at Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Candles are a beautiful addition to any Bar or Bat Mitzvah. They add a warm glow to any room and there are so many ways to incorporate them into your Mitzvah decor or party. A word of warning though–I always use LED candles in the tween area. You can never be too safe with unsupervised tweens and fire! In honor …

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Pop Color Planning Advice

Are you agonizing about making a decision for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah? Here’s some planning advice that will make you stop in your tracks: Your guests don’t know what you didn’t do. Only what you did. Let that sink in. You and your planner are the only people in the room who know what you decided to cut …

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Pop Color Vendor: On The Ball Spinny

I had the pleasure of working with Spencer “Spinny” Johnson of On The Ball Spinny at a recent Bar Mitzvah and all I have to say is wow! Spinny’s specialty is interactive basketball tricks of all types which added so much fun to the party. He had both kids and adults (and even grandma!) playing basketball games, spinning basketballs on fingers, juggling …

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David’s Sports Bar Mitzvah at Adas Israel in DC

I loved working with David’s family to find a different take on a sports Bar Mitzvah party. David is a kid who loves watching sports and dreams of being a sports announcer someday. He wanted a sports Bar Mitzvah party with its own twist. With a talented vendor team, we put together a sports-themed party with some vintage, rustic flair. …

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Welcome Speech

Your friends and family have traveled from near and far to celebrate with you, so welcome them with open arms! Typically, after the cocktail hour the party itself will start with some sort of welcome speech from the hosts–you! But what to say? See below for some points to hit in your welcome speech and some advice for making it …