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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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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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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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5 Steps to Prepping Photos for Your Mitzvah Montage

Everyone loves a good montage, but it is a lot of work–even if you are hiring someone to do it for you. The most exhausting part is looking through the thousands (millions?) of photos and videos you’ve taken of your child since birth. Give yourself a nice chunk of time to just start looking through your photos. Summer vacation, a …

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Bar or Bat Mitzvah Table Placement Considerations

Your planner, venue or caterer should put together a comprehensive floor plan for your Mitzvah event space including guest table placement. Ideally, they’ll also assign numbers to each of the tables too. However, it is up to you to place guests at tables and situate those tables within the room. This can be trickier than it sounds. Notice the floor …

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Mitzvah Trivia Dance Floor Game

Tweens love Mitzvah games and an all-time favorite is Mitzvah trivia about the guest of honor. No one knows more about him or her than you, so your MC will probably ask you in advance to come up with some questions. I recommend having Mitzvah trivia questions broken up into easy questions, medium questions, hard questions and super hard questions. …

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Alec’s Cubs Bar Mitzvah at Rockland Farms

Alec’s family combined a rustic flair with a love for baseball, specifically the Chicago Cubs for his Bar Mitzvah party at Rocklands Farm in Poolesville, Maryland. The unique venue offered two locations for the party: a rustic barn where the kids spent most of their time and a tent on the grass where the adults ate their dinner. Then everyone …

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Oliver’s Breakfast Bar Mitzvah at B’nai Israel in Rockville

It’s always the best when a client wants to work with you again for their younger child’s Bar Mitzvah! A few years back I’d worked on older brother Sammy’s Bar Mitzvah and now it was Oliver’s turn. Ollie wanted something fun, laid back and casual. B’nai Israel was the perfect backdrop for a breakfast-themed party complete with guests in their pjs and …

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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. …