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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 …

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101 Items to Include in Your Mitzvah Budget

There are a lot of little items that you need to account for in creating a Bar or Bat Mitzvah budget. We’ve talked about average costs, but what about all of the little things included in each category? Below is a list broken down by category that includes items that you may not have thought of. Keep in mind that some of …

Pop Color Vendor: Styled by Hedy

A former client of mine introduced me to Hedy Gold, Personal Stylist and Shopper, of Styled by Hedy and I was so impressed! Hedy works with clients in the DC  and NYC metro area and has an extensive background in the fashion industry. She works with her clients to ensure they feel comfortable and confident, and put together for special occasions (like a Bar or Bat …

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Ideas for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Escort Cards

  If you follow me over on Instagram, you know how much I LOVE escort cards. There’s something about orderly, straight lines that get me all heart eyed. Before I share some of my favorites, I wanted to talk about the difference between escort cards and place cards. It’s common for people to refer to place cards when they really mean …

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11 Step Mitzvah planning timeline

There are a ton of great Mitzvah planning timelines out there for when you should book each of your vendors, but the thing is, they’re all just a little bit different. One says you should do X, 6 months out and another says you should do it 3 months out. Do those 3 months really make a difference? In my …