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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 …

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Bar or Bat Mitzvah Floor Plan

What is a floor plan? A floor plan is a diagram of the layout of your event venue complete with tables, chairs, dance floor, lounge furniture, bars, buffets and anything else that needs to go into the space. It shows you where everything goes–from the number of chairs per table, to table numbers or names, to where the cocktail space …

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Mitzvah Hotel Welcome Bags

If you’re hosting a room block for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, a nice way to welcome your guests is with welcome bags full of goodies. This welcome bag is your out of town guests’ first taste of the weekend and will set the tone for what’s to come. But what should you include? The Container First, you need something …