Raising the Bar (Mitzvah, that is)

Here at AE Events, we design a good number of bar and bat mitzvahs, and have been doing so for years. There’s no doubt—like most everything related to teens these days—bar mitzvahs are getting more involved. Kids know exactly what they want. And most are either specific—or very vague—when describing their vision. That’s where we come in.

Charlotte’s recent “Winter Wonderland” bat mitzvah was held just after the New Year at Temple Shalom in West Newton. Holding the party at the temple let the family avoid shopping around for a venue. Because temples will assign bar and bat mitzvah dates years in advance, booking a location can get tricky as kids from different area temples eye locations. That’s why it’s a good idea to call us as soon as you get a date. We can help secure your ideal venue or offer comparable options if your dream venue is already taken.

Charlotte wanted a kids-only party for 65 of her closest friends, and she wanted it to feel both cozy and special. We set the scene with oversized silver megaloons spelling “Charlotte” that also served to provide a great backdrop for the DJ from Klass Universal Entertainment. The tables were set with sparkly silver linens and pale lavender napkins, with centerpieces by Artistic Blossoms featuring clear vases with faux snow and a mix of branches that were “frosted and snowy,” silver and natural, and bright purple and fuzzy blue. Glittery votives lent a cool, purple glow.

The event went off without a hitch and everyone had a great time. Charlotte was beaming in a purple lace dress and gold heels. The kids enjoyed fun foods by Baker’s Best and a fabulous snowflake themed cake by Newton bakery The Icing on the Cake. Then they danced to hits by Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Ke$ha, a bit of a departure from the standard bar mitzvah tunes. Airbrush artists created personalized designs on the back of sweatshirts for favors. A photo booth provided extra insurance that no one would soon forget this party, most of all Charlotte!