Isaac’s Sporty Bar Mitzvah at DoubleTree Washington DC North/Gaithersburg

The longer I do this, the more grateful I am for amazing second-time clients. I had the joy of working with this family for older sister Lena’s Bat Mitzvah a few years back and now it was younger brother Isaac’s turn! This event is an oldie but a goodie! I’m hopelessly behind on blogging about events, but I will catch …

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Megan’s Blue Sparkle Glowing Bat Mitzvah at VisArts in Rockville, MD

Last February before the world closed down, I had the pleasure of putting together a gorgeous Bat Mitzvah for Megan at VisArts in Rockville. Our inspiration was a mix of sparkle, shades of blue, glowing lights and acrylic. Once we had our logo finalized, everything fell into place and I think it turned out amazingly! There are lots of “M”s …

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Virtual Mitzvah Budget vs. In-Person Party Budget

When changing your Mitzvah service and celebration from in-person to virtual, most parents automatically think it will be a HUGE cost saving. And while there certainly will be things you removed from your virtual Mitzvah budget, do not cut your budget just yet! In order to keep the day special for your child and family, consider reallocating your funds to …

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Pop Color Vendor: Montages for You

I was lucky to be connected to Rebecca Grossman, co-founder of Montages For You through a networking group. She creates affordable, custom montages for all sorts of celebrations. Rebecca gets what families are looking for because she just hosted her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah in the middle of this pandemic. Montages are a great thing to work on now, so read …

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7 Benefits of Virtual Services for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah

By this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, most temples have made the call to have virtual services vs. in-person services. This is certainly different than you envisioned the big day, but there are so many possibilities and positives of doing a Virtual Bar or Bat Mitzvah service this way.  More guests The number of attendees is limitless, so there is …

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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 …