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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 …

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Gabriela’s Globally Inspired Bat Mitzvah at VisArts in Rockville

I had a blast working Gabriela’s family for her globally inspired travel-themed Bat Mitzvah party at VisArts in Rockville. Her family wanted a rustic, vintage look that still felt fresh and feminine. Gabriela loves books and loves to travel, so we worked with DaVinci to combine everything into one incredible look. Not only did VisArts look amazing, but the family …

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Mitzvah Timeline vs. Mitzvah Production Schedule

When you’re in the last 4 to 6 weeks or planning your mitzvah, everything should really be coming together nicely. It’s the time to consider your Mitzvah timeline and Mitzvah production schedule, who will create these and what should be included. What is the difference between a Mitzvah timeline and a Mitzvah production schedule and what are some things that need …

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5 Reasons why you need to RSVP for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah

I hear it time and again, the RSVP deadline is 2 days away and I still need to hear from 30 people! If the first thing you need to do to plan for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is to make the list, the last thing you need to do for the finishing touches is to know the final …

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Estimating Bar/Bat Mitzvah Attendance

I often get asked by clients while they are making their guest list, “What will the Bar or Bat Mitzvah attendance actually be?” There are so many factors that affect Bar or Bat Mitzvah attendance that it is tough to have a rule of thumb. I always tell my clients, you know your guests better than I do, so you …

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Daniel’s Outer Space Bar Mitzvah Party at Rock Creek Mansion

It was wonderful working with Daniel’s family for his out of this world, outer space Bar Mitzvah party at Rock Creek Mansion in Bethesda, Maryland. The venue was the perfect backdrop for a glowing night of Israeli dancing, more dancing, games and out of this world fun. Daniel loves science and outer space, but didn’t want it to feel too …

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Lily’s Luau Bat Mitzvah Party at Pinstripes Georgetown DC

I had such a fun time working with Lily’s family for her festive Luau Bat Mitzvah party. Their laid-back vibe fit perfectly with the beachy, rustic, natural look they were going for. I find that families who choose Pinstripes as their venue, just want to have fun and boy did they! The family and their guests were dressed in their Hawaiian …