Pink and Blue tablescape with acrylic floral centerpieces
Combine a confident, poised mitzvah girl, a creative, fun family, great vendors and an enthusiastic and appreciative friend group, and you have all the makings of an epic bat mitzvah celebration. Welcome to Natalie’s Pink and Blue Mitzvah-Ganza, which, if I do say so myself, was Nat-urally Great! The evening […]

Nat-urally Great: Natalie’s Pink and Blue Mitzvah-Ganza!

Planning a Connecticut wedding for a couple who lives and works in Texas is not without its challenges (what did we do before Zoom?), but this collaboration between bride and groom, mother of the bride/florist and yours truly turned out as magical as any of us might have imagined. You […]

Jessie & Matt: Stately New England Meets ...

Post ceremony kiss
You want flowers? You want colors? You want light, airy, fun, easy-going, full of love, dogs, and cake? Okay, you’ve got it! Welcome to Mallory and Bennett’s late-summer, hydrangea-infused wedding spectacular! Preparations for the big day began early, with setup starting both at home and inside Congregation Beth Israel. Inside […]

Mallory and Bennett’s Late-summer, Hydrangea-infused Wedding Spectacular

Kids lounge with logo'd pillows and white furniture
When the Mitzvah boy is really into music you need to transform a venue into a happening. So why not create a spectacular music festival, complete with guitars, ‘food trucks’, multiple ‘stages’ and, of course, a rollicking good time. Why not indeed! Welcome to Silas’ Groovy Music-Festival-Themed Bar Mitzvah Party! […]

Silas’ Groovy Music-Festival-Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Closeup of centerpiece
Boho style combines items that are relaxed, bold, and unconventional, descriptions that match our mitzvah girl to a tee! Please gather your place cards and make your way into our look back at Scarlett’s boho-inspired bat mitzvah celebration. The sign-in mirror featured the custom-designed logo in the center with plenty […]

Lett’s Party! Scarlett’s Boho-Inspired Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Guest of honor introduction
In the 69-year existence of the Guilford Yacht Club, I would guess it has not been lit up too many times as it was for this early spring party! From the decor, to the entertainment, to the amazing food, this was a party for all the senses! Welcome to Lucy’s […]

Purple Haze💜: Lucy’s Super Cool, Super Lit, ...

From start to finish, planning this beautiful wedding was a pleasure. The wedding couple was based in Chicago, with the mother of the bride running point from her Connecticut home. Through many Zooms and site visits we were able to put together a celebration that matched the grace, spirit and […]

Emily & Evan: When Midwestern Sensibilities Meet ...

Bride and Groom kiss
From early visits to the Buxton school in the Upper Berkshires, to countless Zooms, in-person visits, and copious emails, this was a labor of love. You are cordially invited to look back at a stunning late-summer wedding, with a spectacular backdrop, and a couple whose beauty matched the scenery in […]

Lindsey & Jacob: The wedding where old-world ...

Dylan's Tiki Bar: An aloha Mitzvah Celebration
Despite an overcast, rainy day outside, there was no stopping the May flowers from presenting a wonderful entrance way to a colorful, Hawaiian-themed celebration! Let’s look back at Dylan’s Tiki Bar Mitzvah where Aloha meant, LET’S PARTY! Nothing to be afraid of here, just a colorful throw pillow in the […]

Dylan’s Tiki Bar: An Aloha-Themed Mitzvah Party

Young adults lounge
When you’re a star, you’re a star, and that was definitely the case with this girl. Knowing this, my job was to create a celebration befitting such a bright light. Let’s relive Maddie’s star-studded Bat Mitzvah party. Hampshire Country Club provided a perfect backdrop for this celebration. The huge ballroom […]

Making It Count: A NY Bat Mitzvah ...

The setting was straight out of F. Scott Fitzgerald novel (not necessarily that one!) — part rustic rural, part nouveau chic. Sprinkle in perfect weather, a wonderful couple, some great food, and add a little Monty Python, and you get an amazing wedding ceremony and reception that we had the […]

Ariella & Jeremy: Midsummer New England Wedding ...

Candle Lighting Piece
We have done a number of Mitzvahs over the years at The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. And while it doesn’t take much to spice up this wonderful space, we have shown that with the right decor and a few of our special touches, a good mitzvah […]

A Legendary Bar Mitzvah at The Basketball ...

In my ten years as a party planner, I have planned some spectacular celebrations. This one, held recently at The Delamar West Hartford, will go down as perhaps the prettiest, most fun and delicately detailed party I’ve had the privilege to coordinate. All photos are credited to the wonderful Shana […]

Molly’s Spectacular Spring Bat Mitzvah Celebration

In order to make a silvery-sparkly pink Bat Mitzvah party theme shine, you must have a canvas with which to work, a family willing to take some chances and a mitzvah girl with the personality to match! Luckily all these elements came together, and then some, for Avery’s silvery-sparkly pink […]

Avery’s Silvery-Sparkly Pink Bat Mitzvah Party

A classy setting, a fantastic family, the sweetest mitzvah girl imaginable, and candy everywhere! What more could you ask for in bat mitzvah party? Party guests at the Delamar Hotel were greeted by a magical place card table with custom-made escort cards inviting people to their “candy” tables. Are you […]

A Sweet Sensation: Rachel’s Candy-Themed Bat Mitzvah ...

The invited guests to this Bar Mitzvah party could not have expected to be transported out of their daily lives and into the wondrous land of J.K. Rowling’s imagination, but that’s exactly what they got. Step right up to platform 9 3/4 and into Marcus’s Harry Potter-themed Bar Mitzvah party! […]

The Wizarding World of West Hartford: Marcus’s ...

As the saying goes, good things come to those that wait. In this case, great things came as a special young lady celebrated a prime time special celebration that was many months in the making. Enjoy Sasha Night Live! There wasn’t a whole lot of stone turning to do, given […]

It’s Sasha Night Live: A Long-Awaited NYC ...

Downtown Manhattan, a cool venue, a beautiful early fall evening, a great family, and a confident and beaming Bar Mitzvah boy made for a hit…Nate-urally! Let’s relive Nate’s party at a posh New York spot, Plan-it Vicki Style. We’ll start with a specialty drink, prepared and served in style by […]

A Nate-urally Perfect NYC Bar Mitzvah Party

When we began planning for Alison and Tyler’s wedding one thing was clear — this event was going to be about class and style. I’m happy to say that the end result was exactly what we planned for. The day started bright and early with some intimate moments amongst the […]

Alison & Tyler: The Essence of an ...

When the mitzvah boy’s initials are EE there’s no end to the punn-EE fun that can be had at a colorful part-EE in his honor. Add a mechanical bull, some great food, wonderful late summer weather, and it’s a recip-EE for success! Guests were encouraged to sign in with special […]

A Nee-on Celebration of Ethan b-EE-coming a ...

When I say everything came together to make this wedding something very special, I mean everything! From the location and vendors, to the dress, the weather, and, of course, the beautiful bride and her doting groom, this was a wedding for the ages and one this party planner will never […]

Kristen & Craig: An Exquisitely Spectacular Berkshires ...

It was a while in the making but this Pandemic-delayed celebration was a hit in every way. As everyone entered the Riverview they were encouraged to stop at the Step-and-Repeat backdrop to let the paparazzi snap a few shots. The music theme was proudly displayed during cocktail hour with remnants […]

Chloe-Palooza: A Bat Mitzvah Party With a ...

With restrictions mostly lifted it was time to get the mitzvah season into full swing with Jenna’s dance-themed Bat Mitzvah party. The Twin Hills Country Club in Massachusetts made for a wonderful setting and the spring weather cooperated perfectly for our outdoor celebration. The light-up stage by Boppers Events added […]

Jenna’s Get On Up and Dance Bat ...

New England Late Fall Wedding
There are times in my job when all the pieces just fall into place. This was one of those occasions. And it’s not hard to see why. Take a beautiful, historic New England home, complete with bountiful flower gardens and a secluded pond, a handsome and vibrant wedding couple, with […]

Abbie & Justin: A Beautiful Late Fall ...

New England Wedding by the Water
From the moment I met these wonderful people, I knew this was going to be a labor of love and that we would put on a wedding celebration befitting their class and style. The day started with preparations for the first look, complete with a bejeweled dachshund, a gorgeous wedding […]

Kerry and Derrick’s Classic New England Wedding ...

Tarah & Jordan's Fabulously Fun Fall Farm Wedding
During this time of unprecedented pandemic pandemonium, it’s so nice to see there’s still the opportunity for a fabulous, fun and free-flowing wedding celebration. Ok, enough of the wordplay, let’s get this party started and look back at Tarah & Jordan’s fall farm wedding, starting off, of course, with the […]

Tarah & Jordan’s Fabulously Fun Fall Farm ...

Who says you can’t bring the party to the beach, even when you’re on dry land, your dance floor is a grass field and you’re dealing with a global pandemic that kept many would-be party-goers from attending in person. Plan-it Vicki, together with a wonderful, creative family, combined to give […]

Because She’s Abbie: A Beachy Bat Mitzvah ...

When a young couple has their plans upended by the Coronavirus Pandemic and they turn to me for help, what do I do? I turn their dreams into magic and create the most perfect wedding they’ll remember the rest of their lives. Enjoy this look back at Chris and Audrey’s […]

Audrey and Chris’s Connecticut River Wedding

I’ve done baseball-themed mitzvahs before, but this one was extra special. Maybe it was the mitzvah boy and his family, whom I adore, or the venue, which was lovely, or the way everything came together, but this party was a hit in every sense of the word! Upon entering the […]

Batter Up: Ari’s Yankees-themed Bar Mitzvah Party

From the beginning of the planning process I knew this was going to be a special party. The mitzvah girl and her family made it clear they wanted it all, and in the end, I think they got that, and more! Let’s try to capture all that was Camryn’s Perfect […]

Camryn’s Perfect 10 Gymnastics-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

It was my honor to help coordinate an amazing night celebrating Art and Philanthropy at the Amistad Center for Art & Culture at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. The theme of the event was Afrocosmologies, corresponding with the Center’s ongoing exhibit of the same name. Guests entered the […]

The Star Gala: A Night of Giving ...

When your mitzvah is just a few days away from Halloween why not make it a costume party that your family and friends won’t soon forget! This was not your usual Bar Mitzvah celebration. As guests arrived at The New Haven Country Club to “Trick or Treat” they were greeted […]

Dylan’s Halloween Mitzvah Mash

Fall Themed Bat Mitzvah
There is nothing more beautiful than New England in the Fall. For Jordan’s Bat Mitzvah I was invited to show off all of the colors of the season while celebrating this wonderful young lady. As guests arrive they were greeted with a display of real apples with green leaf cutouts. […]

Jordan’s Fall-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Movie Ticket Escort Cards
What do you get when you mix a fantastic setting with great food, a wonderful family and a composed and theatrical mitzvah boy? Well, you wind up with Aidan’s Major Motion Mitzvah on the Hudson and what a celebration it was! Xaviars x2o on the Hudson was the setting for […]

Aidan’s Major Motion Mitzvah on the Hudson

Light-up Letters
It’s always wonderful when a party plan comes together and even more so when a girl you’ve known since preschool turns 16 and you’re able to help make her celebration perfect in every way. Welcome to Sarah’s Sweet 16 party at The Delamar West Hartford. It was a night no […]

Sweets, Color & Surprise: Sarah’s Sweet Sixteen

Sometimes the simplest themes are the best as was the case with the wonderfully colorful Bat Mitzvah party we planned at the Golf Club of Avon. Enjoy reliving with us Marisa’s Outdoor Rose Gold & Blue Bat Mitzvah. Party guests were seated “family style” in large tables where everybody could […]

Marisa’s Outdoor Rose Gold & Blue Bat ...