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A BBQ Bar Mitzvah Theme


Rubel Event Management owner and event planner Amy Rubel planned a Bar Mitzvah celebration for the Weber family of Maplewood, New Jersey.  This family felt strongly about keeping their event local with a casual feel and few formalities and the Woodland in Maplewood, New Jersey was the perfect choice.

Mom and Dad felt they had taken care of the formal ceremonial observances on Friday night and Saturday morning and wanted Isaac to relax  at the party. Most important to Bar Mitzvah boy Issac was his theme and of course with the last name of Weber, a barbecue party was perfect!




The photographer was Kristine Foley Photography. Pictured below: The Weber family

Bar Mitzvah

Event Planner Amy Rubel tells us, “Another thing I loved about working with this family, is that the Dad, Steve, was my point person. As we all know, it is usually the Mom who works with the planner, but it was so refreshing to have constant input from the Dad. Of course Mom was consulted and participated in all our meetings, but for day to day communication it was always working with Steve.” In addition, Laura Himmelein, Owner of Party Cake Party Cake, had the kind of vision and sensibility that would work perfectly for this style of event. Laura has also worked at the Woodland a number of times so this was also a key factor in wanting her to be on my team.”

Decor and Party Details

When guests entered The Woodland they felt like they were at a big country barbecue decorated as though they were walking into an old weathered barn strung with twinkling lights.


We thank Amy Rubel and the Weber Family for sharing this great Bar Mitzvah with our readers.

Event Planner: Amy Rubel, Rubel Event Management;Venue: The Woodland; Photographer: Kristine Foley Photography, Decor, favors and design: Laura Himmelein, Party Cake Party CakePhotobooth: Amy Lewin, AirGraphics Entertainment Catering: Dinosaur BBQ; DJ and Games: Xplosive Entertainment; Custom Hand Lettering/Chalkboard Artist: Claire McGee, Hand Lettering

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