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The Secret to the Best Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party

What kind of Bar or Bat Mitzvah party do you want to have? A rocking dance party? A laid-back, mingling and chatting party? An intergenerational party where everyone is involved? Who is the person who is going to make that a reality? YOU! That’s right. Not your entertainment, not your MC, not your event planner, not your venue. It’s the …

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Shoshana’s Blue and Silver Bat Mitzvah at Rock Creek Mansion

I loved collaborating with Shoshana’s family on her blue and silver Bat Mitzvah party at Rock Creek Mansion in Bethesda. Shoshi has one request–sparkle! And boy did her party sparkle from start to finish! Adult escort cards glittered and were accented with photos of Shoshana throughout the years. Adult centerpieces had some serious bling! The whole room sparkled with these …

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10 Questions to Ask Before You Book Book a Photo Booth

A photo booth is a must-have for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah because when done right, they’re instant crowd pleasers. They give guests all the joy of a good selfie, with the added benefit of perfect lighting, a stylish backdrop, and a free-pass for the person with the longest reach to finally try a pose other than arm-awkwardly-outstretched-in-space. What’s …

Pop Color Vendor: Susan Hornyak Photography

Susan Hornyak, owner of Susan Hornyak Photography, is one of my favorite ladies to lunch with, plus she is such a talented photographer. My clients love her laid back, calming vibe, not to mention her stunning photos! She is a lady of few words because her photographs speak for themselves. I’ll leave it to her to tell you a little bit …

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Beverages on Consumption vs. Open Bar

  We’ve discussed different beverage options for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, but the next question is always should I do an open bar or beverages on consumption? Providing your own alcohol is usually the most cost-effective option, but is not always permitted. In this article, we assume it is not an option. The open bar or beverages on …

Jake’s Hockey Bar Mitzvah at Pinstripes Georgetown, Washington DC

I loved working with Jake and his family for his hockey-themed Bar Mitzvah Party at Pinstripes Georgetown. They are my favorite type of clients–they knew what they wanted, they appreciated my help and guidance and most of all, they wanted to have a really, really fun party. The venue was the perfect location for his low-key, Labor Day Bar Mitzvah …

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Pop Color Vendor: Michael Temchine Photography

I love working with Michael Temchine of Michael Temchine Photography and Mitzvahs by Michael. His work is stunning and he has such a way of capturing the special moments of your family’s big day. I know you’ll love him too, so read on for a little bit more about how he became a photographer and why he loves what he …

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Beverage Options for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

There are two ways that caterers or venues with onsite beverage service can do bar service–either a package or on consumption. Then there are a few insider secrets to ask about — specialty cocktails or partial beverages on consumption. Beverage Package/Open Bar A beverage package or an open bar is a fixed cost per adult for the duration of the …

Pop Color Vendor: Event Video

I’ve really enjoyed working with Adam Nudelman of Event Video. He’s a true pro who will make sure you have a top notch experience plus give you amazing video coverage of your simcha. He also is going through the Mitzvah process right now with his own daughter (it’s this September!), so he gets it! Here’s Adam to tell you more: How did you …