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Glam, Graffiti & Grunge Themed Bat Mitzvah Celebration
July 8th, 2018

Glam, Graffiti & Grunge Themed Bat Mitzvah Celebration

iSparkle Events created a NY State of Mind, Glam, Graffiti, Grunge themed Bat Mitzvah celebration. The venue was Temple Sinai in Washington, DC and from the minute guests found their unique place cards they knew this party was going to be fun! Owner and event designer of iSparkle Events and Ali Weitzman used Ultra Violet, the Pantone color of the year, creating a hip Bat Mitzvah with an urban vibe. 

 Party Logos

Glam, Graffiti & Grunge Decor

 Special Party Touches

Bat Mitzvah Fun

Mitzvah Favors

We thank Ali Weitzman of iSparkleEvents for sharing this great Bat Mitzvah with our readers.

: Temple Sinai:  Party Planner: Ali Weitzman, iSparkleEventsLogo Designer/Favors: Ali Weitzman, (sister company to iSparkle Events), Photographer: Image Link Photography, Music Entertainment: Julian, Limelight Event Group; Invitation: InvitingLeeDécor/Sign-In: Danny Tippett, Revolution Event Production
Catering: Rouge Catering

Sleepaway Camp Inspired Themed Bat Mitzvah
July 1st, 2018

Sleepaway Camp Inspired Themed Bat Mitzvah

The Bernstein family of Merrick, New York recently celebrated their daughter Jamie’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Israel of Lawrence. The entire inspiration for the theme came from Jamie’s second home, her sleep away camp, Nock-a-Mixon. On this special day, the camp was re-named Nock-A-Mitzvah. There were many special party touches to make guests feel like campers!

Pictured L-R: Brother Adam, Mom Monica, Bat Mitzvah girl Jamie and Dad Rich.

David of JoVon Photography was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.

Bat Mitzvah Decor

Special Party Touches

Bat Mitzvah Candle Lighting

Bat Mitzvah Entertainment

Mitzvah Exit and Favors

Jamie’s Mitzvah Project

Jamie collected birthday party supplies for Birthday Wishes, an organization that provides birthday parties for children experiencing homelessness. They provide two types of party programs. The on-site program provides monthly parties at the shelters they serve and celebrates all children, ages 1-18 years, with birthdays in that month. The Birthday-in-a-Box program provides a party box and birthday gifts to children and their families staying in domestic violence safe shelters, hotels, and scattered sites so they are still able to celebrate their special day.

Some advice from Mom Monica

“Stay organized and don’t put off things till the end. If you know your color or theme early on, order your yarmulkes or your invitations ahead of time. Keep a loose leaf with dividers for each vendor with all your contracts, emails and notes. It will help when you need to refer to something quick. The day of the party relax, take in the night and remember to just have fun. It goes by fast.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Jamie’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Venue/Event Planner/Cake: Carlyle Catering at Temple Israel of Lawrence, 516-756-1600
Favors/Giveaways/Personalized Duffles: Mindy Younger, A Promos USA dba The ImageMaker, 516-377-0186
Music Entertainment: GEO Events, 800-670-0462
Photographer/VideographyDavid, JoVon Photography, 516-922-3535
Invitations: Jill Gossett, Invitations by Jill
Décor/Sign-In: Barbara Becker, Dazzling Parties, 516-766-1471
Jamie and Monica’s Dresses: Runway Couture, 516-308-4639
Rich and Adam’s Suits: Macy’s 
Shirts and matching ties: Brooks Brothers 
Hair/Makeup: Tom New York, 516-492-2922

Let It “B” Branded Soccer Themed Bar Mitzvah
June 24th, 2018

Let It “B” Branded Soccer Themed Bar Mitzvah

The Event Of A Lifetime planned and executed a Bar Mitzvah celebration that was very clever! The guest of honor’s name is Bryce but everyone calls him “B.” His middle name is Lennon, as in John Lennon. So, with a nod to The Beatles, the branding became Let it B along with some soccer elements. The Havdallah service and party were held at The Salem Club in North Salem, New York. Every detail was meticulously branded by Melisa Imberman.

The photographer was Peter Oberc Photography.

Special Party Details

Bar Mitzvah Decor

Giveaways/Favors/Mitzvah Exit Treats

We thank Melisa Imberman and The Event of A Lifetime, Inc. for sharing this great Bar Mitzvah with our readers.

Event Planner: Melisa Imberman, The Event of A Lifetime. Inc.; Photographer: Peter Oberc Photography; Decor: X-quisite Flowers and Events; Venue/Caterer: The Salem Club 


EJ The DJ’s Conveyor Wows At Willy Wonka Themed B’nai Mitzvah
June 17th, 2018

EJ The DJ’s Conveyor Wows At Willy Wonka Themed B’nai Mitzvah

EJ The DJ is always on the lookout for what’s hot in Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah planning. They know what’s the next “big thing” in the world of entertainment and are ready to incorporate it into your child’s celebration.

Recently, they were the event planners for a B’nai Mitzvah for Shelby and Olivia with a Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory theme. The celebration took place at The Fountainhead in New Rochelle, New York (now closed). From the entertainment to the decor and dessert, EJ the DJ brought in details from the movie transforming this venue. One of the highlights included a show-stopping conveyor belt for the dessert!

The conveyor belt was designed and incorporated to make guests feel like they were in a chocolate factory. EJ The DJ can customize the conveyor belt for any theme or food. It is especially popular for sushi and or dessert presentations. The set up takes about about 2 hours. 

Photography by Liz Photo. Videography was Shutter Sound Pictures. 

Interactive Fun 

Interactive Fun

Mitzvah Decor

To learn more about this and other great entertainment options, visit EJ The DJ’s extended profile page in our Vendor Directory.



Cinco de Mayo Themed Bar Mitzvah
June 17th, 2018

Cinco de Mayo Themed Bar Mitzvah

The Bednoff family celebrated their son Aidan’s Bar Mitzvah at Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and their celebration at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. When the family first learned of their son’s Bar Mitzvah date, May 5, 2018 they immediately knew they were going to embrace Cinco de Mayo or in this case a Cinco de Aidan theme. Bold colors, a mariachi band and great food rocked this fiesta Mex Mitzvah. 

Pictured L-R: Sister Brooke, Dad Mitchell, Bar Mitzvah boy Aidan and Mom Leigh.

The photographer was Christine Foster Photo and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.

Save The Date/Invitation/Bar Mitzvah Service 

 Special Party Details

Bar Mitzvah Party Decor

Bar Mitzvah Music and Giveaways

Interactive Entertainment

Mitzvah Exit, Dessert and Favors

Mom To Mom Advice From Mom Leigh

“As far as the date… Aidan’s birthday is May 22nd and when looking ahead at the calendar to send requests dates to Temple, May 5th was the one that worked best for our family. We immediately knew if we got it, we were going to embrace the Cinco de Mayo theme. And when the letter arrived confirming May 5th, we were so excited! Being the end of the Mitzvah season, we wanted to do something a little different because the kids have been to so many throughout the year. So what’s better than doing a “Mexican inspired” Bar Mitzvah to be a little different. Aidan was so excited and talked about his own ideas and thoughts since we received the date 3 years ago.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Aidan’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Event Design/Planner: Marc Uravic, Shannon Shields, Bobby Morganstein Events, 215-919-4372
Photography: Christine Foster Photography, 609-932- 6828
Venue/Caterer: Jeff Sands Director of Catering, Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel, 484-238-1800
Invitations/printed materials/graphic design: Danielle Leigh Lyons, Loveleigh Invitations, 267-270-5532
Music Entertainment: All Around Entertainment, MC Leon Rollerson, 215-354-0124
Additional Entertainment: Casa de Villasenor Mariachi Band, 610-680-8718
Flowers: Jamie Rothstein Distinctive Floral Design, 215-238-1220
Production/Lighting/Video Wall/Concert Balls: Enlight, 215-354-0969
Videography: Creative Outfit 877-667-2732
Lounge Furniture/Bars/Specialty Tables: Lounge Around, 215-355-3755
Photo Booths: Hour Entertainment, 267-288-0193
Favors: Show Me the Favors, Jodi-856-912-4006
Aidan’s Temple Suit: Boys Connection, 610-660-9330 Party Jacket: Spring Notion, 626-709-5022 

Arcade Themed B’nai Mitzvah
June 10th, 2018

Arcade Themed B’nai Mitzvah

FLAIR Event Design + Planning recently produced a great B’nai Mitzvah for twins Adam and Noah who love video games. Neon colors and LED accents popped against the classic architecture of the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Arcades games lined the walls which left plenty of room for a fun dance party to end the evening.

Photographer was Bustle & Twine.  

Party Venue and Decor

   Special Party Details 

 Party Signage

Party Fun

We thank Jamie & Julie of Flair Event Design + Planning for sharing this great Bat Mitzvah with our readers.

Venue: Great American Music HallEvent Design & Planning/Custom Candy Buffet: Flair Event Design & Planning; Photography: Bustle & TwineOriginal Graphics: Mitzvah Favorites; Balloons: SF Balloon Magic; DJ: Denon & DoyleArcade Games: Video Amusements;  LED Wall: All of it Now;  Smoking Drinks: How ya bean





Chic Urban “Beats” Themed Bar Mitzvah
June 2nd, 2018

Chic Urban “Beats” Themed Bar Mitzvah

The Kessler family celebrated son Andrew’s (Drew) Bar Mitzvah at Temple Chaverim in Plainview, New York.  This club inspired bash included a logo similar to the iconic Beats by Dre logo, with the iconic “b” flipped to a “d” for Bar Mitzvah boy Drew. The logo was used throughout the celebration for a cohesive feel with every detail meticulously planned by Mom Melissa along with a great team of vendors. This Bar Mitzvah celebration did not miss a beat!

Pictured L-R: Dad Alec, Mom Melissa, Bar Mitzvah boy Drew and brother Gavin.

The photographer was White Light Photography & Video.

Bar Mitzvah Service

Unique Bar Mitzvah Invitation

 Bar Mitzvah Decor

 Special Party Touches

Bar Mitzvah Entertainment

 Bar Mitzvah Favors

Advice from Mom Melissa

My advice to anyone planning their Bar or Bat Mitzvah is to involve your child right from the start…get them excited about the process! Ask them if they prefer a day or night party. Are they envisioning something wild or chill? What colors and theme’s make them happy? Do they like to dance or do they gravitate towards entertainment and games? Once everyone is on the same page start checking out vendor websites and social media posts to get a good feel for what each company provides. Ask friends and family who have been through the planning process who they do and don’t recommend and why. Feel free to message me for my veteran advice as well! Just remember that other’s opinions will provide you with information but you’ll need to set up appointments to meet with vendors so that you can decide who and what fits best with your family’s vibe and budget. Take a notebook with you to all appointments so you can jot down notes. Documenting what was discussed will help you stay organized along the way. Although I have so much more “Mom advice” to share,I will end by saying that you should stay true to yourself and don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. If you don’t want your room set up in a traditional way- ask your venue to work with you and see if they can suggest alternate ideas! If you want to include a specific personal detail, incorporate a family tradition or create a new one…just ask! Be original, grand or understated, DIY or purchased, there is no right or wrong way to celebrate your family’s special day!”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Drew’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Decor Execution/LED Seating Chart/Sign-In Decal: Artie,  Lighter Than Air Events, 516-933-3210
Venue/Catering: Temple Chaverim/Hasson Caterers, 516-367-1200 
: White Light Photography & Video, 516-933-3399
Invitation Execution: Debbie Lee, Invitation House; 516-681-0664
Lounge Furniture/Draping: Tower Productions, 631-501-2960 
Calligraphy/Labels: The Ink Spot, 516-681-2939
Favors/Custom PillowsThe Coolest Giveaways, 516-439-4303
Music Entertainment/Video Wall/FoosballDJ Evan Brandwein, Party Harty Events Group; 516-845-8585
Custom Stamps:
Mailbox: Homegoods

EK Productions Presents Star Shot
June 2nd, 2018

EK Productions Presents Star Shot

EK Productions LTD. is a professional group of entertainers specializing in videos, dancers, automated lighting and special effects, games, percussionists, M.C.’s, wearable favors, lounge furniture and other exciting entertainment for your affair.

They are offering something new called Star Shot! A great add-on to any Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah celebration.

Think indoor fireworks! This is a nonflammable safe pyrotechnique effect that can be used in all venues. It is a chemical reaction and it doesn’t give off any heat. It can be triggered remotely to create a dramatic effect. It an exciting addition for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah candle lighting, grand entrance and/or special dance.

To learn more visit the extended profile page for EK Productions.



Bar & Bat Mitzvah Out Of Towner Bag Ideas
May 28th, 2018

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Out Of Towner Bag Ideas

Many Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations have out of town guests who travel from all over the country to join the festivities for your son or daughter’s milestone event. It’s nice to welcome them with a goody bag that is waiting for them at their hotel. 

You can do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Either way, it’s important to make it personal and full of fun stuff they will remember! 

According to event planner Melisa Imberman, The Event of  A Lifetime Inc., here are just a few of the items that you can include:

                       * A personal note from the host family
                       * An itinerary of the weekend (include times, addresses,
                          transportation etc.)
                       * Fun things to do in the area
                       * Snacks & water to keep in their room
                       * Something quick to eat in the morning
                       * Item(s) related to where the party is taking place or connected to
                          the theme 

Get inspired by these out of town welcome gift/bag ideas below:

Bat Mitzvah Welcome Gift Ideas

Bar Mitzvah Welcome Gift Ideas

Did you have a creative welcome bag for your out of town Bar or Bat Mitzvah guests? Let us know at [email protected].

A Blue-tiful Bat Mitzvah Theme
May 23rd, 2018

A Blue-tiful Bat Mitzvah Theme

The Bari family celebrated their daughter Lexi’s Bat Mitzvah at The Inn at Penn, a Hilton hotel and catering venue at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lexi did not want an actual theme but went with a blue color scheme, her favorite. With a sparkling personality and a bright shining smile, Lexi had her dream party, a laid back, fun celebration including a cool new interactive technology from with LED bracelets that integrated everyone in part of the light show.

Pictured L-R: Bat Mitzvah girl Lexi, Dad Jon, Brother Jax and Mom Leslie.

The photographer was Phil Kramer Photographers and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.

Bat Mitzvah Style

Bat Mitzvah Decor

Bat Mitzvah Party Details Featuring Lexi’s Logo

Bat Mitzvah Music and Entertainment

Mitzvah Favors and Exit Treats

Mom Advice from Leslie

“You don’t need to go overboard. So many of the parties today are over the top with décor, party favors, etc. It’s not really about that. It is about celebrating the Bar/Bat Mitzvah child’s accomplishments and just having a fun party. I am sure 99% of the kids do not even notice all those extras. An RSVP tip: I thought it would be great to do an online RSVP (via the web site instead of a printed response card. Apparently this confused a lot of people. Some people thought they lost the response card. Others thought the Website was an email address to reply to. Overall it caused a lot of confusion and in the end I was making a lot of follow up calls, texts and emails to try and gather all of the RSVP’s.”

Mitzvah Project

Lexi completed a Mitzvah Project helping homeless veterans at the Winter Haven V.A. (Veterans Affairs) Stand Down in Washington, D.C. Her Mitzvah Project was eye opening in trying to help these brave men and women who have risked their lives in service to our country and who now have unfortunately found themselves homeless. Today unfortunately, there are about 1.4 million veterans who are at risk of homelessness due to poverty and lack of support networks. At the Stand Down, Lexi met various veterans, helped provide them with clothing, warm garments, as well as health and hygiene supplies and developed a better sense of gratitude for their service.

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Lexi’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Venue: The Inn at Penn, 215-222-0200
Music Entertainment/Photo Booth: EBE Entertainment, Stephanie Fitzpatrick MC, 888-323-2263
PhotographerPhil Kramer Photographers, 215-928-9189 
Videographer: Cinemotion 4 U, 609-261-0831
Decor: Exceptional Events, 610-290-3696
LED Bracelet: CrowdSync Technology, 646-971-9351
: The Mitzvah Mavens/CDA Printing, 610-642-4002
Mitzvah Exit Treat: Insomnia Cookies Special Events, 877-313-8368
InvitationSarah Schwartz Mitzvah Paper Co., 844-446-2935
Online RSVP: RSVPify
Montage: Mom Leslie using iMovie
Lounge Furniture: Pulse Entertainment, 215-310-0211
Bat Mitzvah Girl dresses for party and service: Gabrielle & G Lizzy
Mom Service Dress: Neiman Marcus, Party Dress: Nordstrom
Hair and Makeup: Angel Simpkins