By Chloe Cornell
Recently I went to my friend Liv’s Bat Mitzvah, which had a graffiti theme at Yotel, located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City.
They hired a graffiti artist who created amazing graffiti on a ton of canvases that they hung around the room. The artist also designed pillows, which were on couches and chairs throughout the party. The room looked so cool. A lot of the sayings were a play on Liv’s name – such as “Liv 2 Party” and “Just Liv it.”
Here are some other details I thought were great:
There were also life-sized sticker photographs (fatheads) of Liv on the walls
The kids’ party room had a lot of great activities that incorporated the graffiti theme. They had a backdrop of a brick wall with graffiti and a giant picture of Liv that kids could pose in front of
Liv’s family loves to play ping-pong, so this was a great personal touch! They had mini ping-pong tables set up with paddles that had “Liv 2 Party” in graffiti writing on them
Another fun element was the “Liv for Charms” station where you could pick out a jeweled keychain to hang on your backpack. They also gave us a crystal letter of our first initial to add to it
Another station that was a particular hit with the boys was the human bowling ball – you get strapped into a ball and then someone rolls you until you knock down three giant pins. I didn’t try this activity, as I didn’t think it would work well with my dress – but the line to participate was the length of the room!
The giveaway bag featured the tagline – “Liv 4 Swag,” and inside were sweatshirts with her graffiti logo
They gave out cool T-shirts, Beanie hats and sweatpants on the dance floor which all had the graffiti sayings and logos on them
At the end of the celebration, there was waffle cabin, where you could have regular or chocolate covered waffles, and bagels to take home for the next days’ breakfast. On the bag for the bagels it read, “liv4myjewishbreakfast,” “liv4sunday2chill,” “liv4bagels,” “liv4sleepinglate,” and “#breakfastbyliv”
In addition to the clever theme and décor, the party was non-stop fun and everyone had a great time. We got a lot of take home gifts to remember the night for a long time.
Pillows, Stickers, Charm Station: Pilot Consulting, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Entertainment: Total Entertainment
Party Planner: Gourmet Advisory, Melissa Rosenbloom
Logo Liv2Party: And That
I’m a 7th grader and live in Westchester, NY. I love tennis, soul cycle, fashion, hanging with my friends, and traveling around the world. Camp Vega is my summer home and my favorite place on earth! I founded the company #Kindnessistherealcool for my Mitzvah Project, and invite everyone to visit us on Instagram @kindnessistherealcool and join the movement. I am very excited to celebrate my Bat Mitzvah in March, 2015.
Read blog post #1 here