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Ask the planner: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Planning During COVID-19

Hi Brynne, I am in a bit of a holding pattern right now for my son’s Bar Mitzvah in the winter. It’s only 7 months away and I do feel like I should be moving forward.  However, I am nervous about signing contacts and putting down additional deposits given the uncertainty of the state of the world right now. Planning …

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Covid-19 and Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

The Covid-19 virus is obviously a hot topic of conversation within vendor circles! Most of us are taking a wait and see attitude while ensuring our onsite teams are healthy and practicing good hygiene. We all want our clients to be able to celebrate! On the whole, venues are not planning on canceling any events unless they are required to …

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Ryan’s Video Game Bar Mitzvah Party at The Ballroom in Bethesda

So excited to highlight the Bar Mitzvah of another repeat client. A few years back, we helped with older sister Lindsey’s Bat Mitzvah and now it was younger brother Ryan’s turn. Ryan is a HUGE video game fan so we ran with that as the theme. Each table was named after a different video game and they looked gorgeous lit …

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Open vs. Assigned Seating

I’ve noticed that are there two main ways that clients choose to seat guests at their party–open seating vs. assigned seating. As with everything, there are pros and cons to each. Open Seating With open seating, there are not table assignments and guests may anywhere they wish. Typically the seating is more lounge-style with couches, smaller tables and tall tables …

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Alex’s Sporty Bar Mitzvah at Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill

It’s always the best to have repeat clients! I love watching my Mitzvah tweens grow into teenagers. I helped this family with older brother Jake’s Bar Mitzvah a few years back and now it was Alex’s turn. Our vendor team put together a sporty Bar Mitzvah party with Alex’s favorite colors–Seattle Seahawks colors. The green and blue set the tone …

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2019 Year in Review

Each year gets bigger and bigger for Pop Color Events and it’s so nice to have a moment to look back over all that’s happened in 2019 and look on to an even bigger 2020. I’ve had many repeat clients this year and it’s so nice to watch these families grow and change. It’s also reminded me how I’ve neglected …

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Pop Color Vendor: Perfectly Petaled

I had the pleasure of working with Kendall Kernus, Owner & Lead Designer, of Perfectly Petalled at a recent Bat Mitzvah and was so impressed by her work. She clearly loves flowers and knows so much about them! Read on to learn more about Kendall and Perfectly Petalled: How did you start Perfectly Petalled? I started Perfectly Petalled in February 2019 …

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8 Things to do AFTER your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

You’re basking in the glow of amazing Bar or Bat Mitzvah weekend. People can’t stop telling you how amazing it was, how incredible your child was and what a great host you are. Now what? The dust is settling and you’re feeling a little sad that the big event has come and gone. Not to worry! There are still 8 …

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Maddie’s Bat Mitzvah Service in Bethesda

I love when I get to be part of the service portion of the Bat Mitzvah in addition to the party. Maddie’s family decided to have her Bat Mitzvah service in their Bethesda home. They worked closely with their rabbi to craft a service that felt intimate, personal and so full of love. One of the best parts of having …

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Ask the Vendor: Maryland Photo Video

I’m so excited to start a new feature, “Ask the vendor.” Today, Josh Barry of Maryland Photo Video is answering a pressing photography question. Q: How long does it take to receive photographs from a professional photographer? My daughter’s Bat Mitzvah was a month ago, but the photographer has only sent me 5 photos with his logo on them.  Why is …