Looking For Party Planning Help?

Looking For Party Planning Help?


Whether you plan to hire an expert or you’ve got what it takes to plan and execute all your party details yourself, you’ll still need to surround yourself with the best.

With the list below, you’ll have an arsenal of experts who can help make your child’s Bar Bat Mitzvah celebration an affair to remember. Whether it’s in your hometown or a destination celebration, full event planning or just a selection of select services, we have all you need below.





Bar Mitzvah Vacations
Contact: Ellen Paderson, 508-238-4088,

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Ellen Paderson has been recognized as one of the top 15 home-based travel agents in the U.S. She was honored by Travel Impressions as “Best of the Best,” and earned the Travel Institute’s “Destination Specialist” designation for numerous destinations and cruise lines. Ellen has been featured in a range of media, including MSNBC Online and in USA Today’s Travel section.

After over 15 years in the travel business, Ellen sensed a growing trend among Jewish and interfaith families who were celebrating Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in a new way. Leaving behind the extravagant, stressful big event, they were opting for a more intimate family experience. In addition, families with children who have learning disabilities can have a very meaningful event without all the stress. Ellen has partnered with a Cantor and a Rabbi who work exclusively with her clients.

Since launching Bar Mitzvah Vacations 7 years ago, Ellen has coordinated over 200 Bar/Bat Mitzvah vacations. The most popular destinations include Caribbean and European Cruises, Italy, St. Thomas, Costa Rica, Mexico and Caribbean islands. She rarely recommends a country, destination, hotel, cruise ship or resort she hasn’t already personally visited and vetted.

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 Celebrate your Bar/Bat Mitzvah in paradise, the choices are endless!

Top Left Photo: On a Caribbean cruise

Top Right Photo: Venturing through Italy

 Bottom Left Photo: On a mountaintop in Costa Rica

Bottom Right Photo: Relaxing in St. Thomas




Flower Power Designs
Contact: Mindi Shaevitz, 973-951-5676,


Flower Power Designs is a full service event décor company offering a huge array of décor options and event planning services. Located in Livingston NJ and owned by Mindi Harrison Shaevitz, Flower Power Designs will walk you step by step through the entire process of throwing a memorable bar/bat mitzvah or wedding. We’ll help you with selections as large as the venue right down to the candy customized for your candy bar. Start to finish; Flower Power Designs can do it all.

Flower Power Designs will seamlessly blend your vision for your party space, develop your theme, logo and layout your floor plan. We will provide you creative, customized furniture options, gorgeous one-of-a-kind centerpieces and everything in between. Flower Power Designs believes in being hands on at every turn so nothing is sent outside our doors. We are “one stop shopping” at our core!! Put some Flower Power into your next party!

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Left Top & Bottom Photos: Lounge furniture with customized pillows for “Andie and the City,” a Tiffany blue and silver party at Michael Anthony’s, located on the water in Jersey City with a gorgeous city view!

Top Right Photo: A custom candy bar in green and orange for Drew’s party at the Maplewood Country Club in New Jersey

Bottom Right Photo: Candelabras with pink diamond wrapped candles, custom pillows and beautiful pink flower arrangements added an elegant touch to the Copacabana’s rooftop space in New York City



Exceptional Events
Contact: Stacey Kesselman, 610-291-2475,

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Exceptional Events is a full service event design and planning company located in the Philadelphia area. We are a team of passionate planners and inspired designers. We are thrilled to offer our clients a wide variety of services including event and floral design, custom installations, themed events, all with personalized service from inception to completion. Mitzvahs, Weddings, Corporate Galas or an intimate dinner party, we can help you create an Exceptional Event.

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Top Left Photo: Basketball playbook seating chart used for a basketball themed Bar Mitzvah. All the plays were taken from the 3 different basketball teams Jason plays for. The celebration was at Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill

 Top Right Photo: Cool blue and green “Cooperbowl” football theme Bar Mitzvah at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill. A mix of round, square and long tables with ghost chairs and stools filled the room. A custom white dance floor, dj set up, two-tone up lighting, and draping completed the room 

 Bottom Left Photo: Hot pink and white for Natalie at Green Valley Country Club in Lafayette Hill. Modern white vases and white chairs complimented the cerise ribbon linen. Beautiful lush flowers, uplighting and candles complimented the look 

Bottom Right Photo: Goldy’s Backyard BBQ themed Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Or Ami. Guests were greeted with the apple pie pop escort display. Moss balls, sunflowers, lanterns and candles help set the tone for Goldy’s Eat, Drink, Enjoy theme 



M Studio Events: Party Concierge
Contact: Michelle Farber, 516-418-3131,

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M Studio Events: Party Concierge is more than just a full-service event planning company. We can provide select services from customized invitations, personalized favors, apparel and accessories, to branded dessert tables. M Studio Events: Party Concierge can also work with you to organize your entire event from concept through every aspect of execution. We can assist you with all aspects of your plans from our first consultation, to the day of your event, and every moment in-between.

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Top Left Photo: This turquoise t-shirt, complete with a hang tag, became the iconic symbol of this “Adamcrombie” themed Bar Mitzvah. Everything at this celebration was branded and made to look like an Abercrombie store, from staff t-shirts to napkins and even the soap dispenser in the bathrooms. See more from this celebration here

Top Right Photo: For this Bat Mitzvah celebration at New York’s Club Arena, branded cocktail napkins and cups were created for both the teen bar and the ice cream station in a purple, black and white color scheme

Bottom Left Photo: Carly, the guest of honor, was also the designer for her celebration! She loves doodling and provided the inspiration for EVERYTHING including the custom water bottles, cocktail napkins, menus, and table numbers

Bottom Right Photo: These custom pillows provide 100% comfort and style. One of our many services and things we love to do is to mix up designs and logos for interesting pillows for both adult and kid lounges


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