Oktoberfest Celebration 1
We were so lucky to have the most beautiful weather for this Oktoberfest Celebration hosted by MTU Aero Engines at Wickham Park in Manchester, Connecticut.     Traditional colors of blue and white were used throughout the party to help create the Oktoberfest look.     Cocktail tables were draped with […]

Oktoberfest Celebration – A Corporate Event

Garden Themed Pre-wedding Dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar
One of my favorite places to go out to eat with my family is Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford, Connecticut. It was even chosen by my boys for their “last meal” before we dropped them off at college.      The venue is fantastic for a meal out but also […]

Pre-Wedding Dinner at Barcelona Wine Bar

Art Themed bat Mitzvah Party 1
I was so excited to do this theme and party. There are so many little decor elements to bring this event to life and I am so glad I can share some of them on this blog. As guests arrived at the Golf Club of Avon they were greeted by a sign […]

Art-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Beach Themed Party
This party was for a twin boy and girl, celebrating their special day together.  It was important to have a color scheme that suited them both while agreeing with the beach theme.  We chose different shades of blue.   As soon as the guests arrived at the Golf Club of Avon they […]

Beach-Themed B’nai Mitzvah

Board Game-themed Bar Mitzvah Party
This party had a completely different feel than your usual crazy dancing, loud music type of mitzvah. The main focus was what the man of the hour likes to do and how to make the adults and young adults enjoy the party together.    The theme was games. Everywhere you […]

Board Game -Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

B'nai Mitvah Party
This was such a beautiful event and I really enjoyed working with this family to bring their vision to life. Parker is 13 and Chloe is 12 and the family thought it would be wonderful to do their mitzvahs together.   We picked a color scheme of navy, coral, and […]

Parker and Chloe’s B’nai Mitzvah Party

Basketball Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
This party was at an amazing venue and restaurant, Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford, Connecticut. There was very little I had to do to ‘dress up’ the joint and the food was out of this world, matching the theme and spirit of the event and the date, Cinco de […]

Ethan’s Basketball-themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Gatorade Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
Coming up with a theme was not an easy task for this mitzvah. The bar mitzvah boy has many athletic talents, but really enjoys swimming and cross country running. So, how do you combine these two athletic endeavors? Well, you do tend to drink Gatorade for both, right? Thus, a theme was […]

Gatorade-Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Garden Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
Spring is finally here and what better way to kick off the season than by having a garden-themed party!     The weather was just perfect which allowed the adults to enjoy the outdoor cocktail hour while feasting on the delicious Pond     Inside the younger guests were partaking in […]

Garden-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Glow-in-the-dark Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
  This was such a cool theme and the photos don’t truly do it justice. As soon as the guests arrived they could see this was going to be a fun party and all were excited to celebrate with the Bar Mitzvah boy at Great River Golf Club.     The adults […]

Glow-In-The-Dark Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Purple nd Green Color Schem Bat Mitzvah
  Yes, this Bat Mitzvah did fall on St. Patrick’s Day but we didn’t feel that was an appropriate party theme. We did have a color scheme of green and purple and the green did kind of go with St. Patty’s Day, but it was really more to highlight the […]

Avery’s Purple and Green March 17th Spring ...

Ski Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
    This was such a great party! I loved creating all the different elements of decor and used them to highlight the bar mitzvah boy’s love of the sport of skiing.    I was lucky to have had a handy and creative family to help with making many of […]

Ski Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Alice in Wonderland Themed bat Mitzvah
Where to begin?! How to plan a party where the ideas were endless? As soon as I thought of one thing to add, another would pop up, leading me down the rabbit hole of ideas. It was almost to the point that I had to stop myself before my head exploded! Talk about […]

Alice in Wonderland Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

English Premier League Soccer Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
I truly enjoyed working with this family planning their son’s Bar Mitzvah Party.  The man of the hour is a huge soccer fan (as is his father) and this theme scored big points with both the family and their guests.     As guests arrived they picked up their ticket […]

English Premier League Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Baseball Themed Party
Mykayla is a huge baseball fan and it was my job to bring her love of the game to her Bat Mitzvah Party.     As guests arrived they were first greeted with tickets lined up perfectly in rows displayed on turf. Each place card had a baseball team logo […]

Baseball Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Night Club Inspired Bat Mitzvah Party
  The weather could not have been more perfect for this September Bat Mitzvah Party at the Glastonbury Boathouse.     Not every party I do has a theme.  Some just have a color scheme, a logo or a look and feel. Sophia’s Bat Mitzvah Party was that type of […]

Purple and Silver Nightclub Inspired Bat Mitzvah ...

Gymnastics Themed Bar Mitzvah Party 2
I was very lucky to be a part of planning this fantastic Bar Mitzvah for this sweet and very talented young man. He is an accomplished gymnast and I tried to integrate his interests in the theme of his party.   As guests arrived at Tunxis Pavillion in Farmington, Connecticut lights sparkled everywhere. […]

Gymnastics Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

40 Years Loved - A Surprise Birthday Party
  Planning a party has many different moving parts and details to figure out. You have to pick a venue,food, entertainment, color scheme, invitations, centerpieces, and so on. Making it a surprise adds even another layer. I was planning this beautiful, special party for someone I have never met (the birthday […]

40 Years Loved – A Surprise Birthday ...

Old World Themed Bar Mitzvah
  This was not my typical bar mitzvah to plan and it was an enjoyable change! Nowhere to be found were my usual giant foam board centerpieces with logos everywhere you looked, or a basket of socks that matched the color scheme. There wasn’t a stocked candy bar that would make […]

Charming Old World Bar Mitzvah Celebration

Florida themed Bar Mitzvah Party 2
The Bar Mitzvah boy, David, was born in Florida so the family decided a Sunshine State theme would be great for his Connecticut party.  As guests arrived they were greeted by a giant sign announcing that Florida was the birthplace of this wonderful bar mitzvah boy.   Guests picked up […]

Florida Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Music Themed Bat Mitzvah Party 2
  I truly enjoyed thinking of different ways to convey a music-themed party. Not only was I going to show photos of different artists but I hoped to depict how we listened to music over the years. Whether is was a vinyl record or a CD, these different music formats were […]

Music Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Launch Trampoline Park Bar Mitzvah Party
  This was my first time doing a party at Launch Trampoline Park in Hartford, Connecticut and I jumped right in to do my best to make it a fantastic party. We closed the park to the public and had this fun venue to ourselves. The kids, of all ages, had a […]

Launch Trampoline Park Bar Mitzvah Party

Multi-Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
  I had a ball working with this family planning their son’s Multi-Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah Party. They were great and made me feel like part of the team.  Even the dog greeted me with love when I dropped off some stuff to the house.  Jack, you are a wonderful young man […]

Multi-Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Elegant Beach Themed Bat Mitzvah
  I enjoyed everything about planning this Bat Mitzvah.  The guest of honor had a true vision of how she wanted things to look and she has fantastic taste.  It was like planning the decor for a wedding (remember me in years to come Alison to plan your special day)! […]

Elegant Beach Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Bakery Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
I love to bake. My mom was a fantastic cook and baker. Her cheesecake recipe was legendary which I am proud to say I have mastered. I used to sell my creations years ago and when invited for dinner to friend’s my desserts are usually my ticket to get in […]

Bakery Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Dolphin Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
  Lucy loves dolphins and I tried to bring that joy and love to her Bat Mitzvah party. The saying of the night was “Let the Fin Begin!” and as guests arrived at the Golf Club of Avon everyone was ready to dive in and celebrate this wonderful girl.   […]

Dolphin Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Old Hollywood Movie Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
  One of my favorite things in the whole world is watching movies.  I try to see everything that is up for the Academy Awards and make my present-day picks, but there is something special about the great movies of the past and Old Hollywood. This bat mitzvah took us back to golden era of […]

Old Hollywood Movie Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

NBA Draft Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
  Sports themed bar mitzvah parties are very popular and I do many of them but I try my darnedest to make each event look and feel different. My latest was an NBA Draft Themed party. As soon as guests arrived they were greeted by a large sign announcing that […]

NBA Draft Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Sparkle Themed Bat Mitzah
(photo credit by the great Justin Schwalbendorf from Get the Picture Productions)   To make a giant gym filled with over 200 people look like a purple and pink Sparkle-Themed Bat Mitzvah party is no easy task but I did my best to make it happen by incorporating a few different elements. I […]

Sophie’s Sparkle-Themed Bat Mitzvah

Graduation Party
  I was lucky enough to be the event planner for a wonderful girl and neighbor I’ve known since she was a first grader. To watch her grow up before my eyes was amazing and it was truly my honor to help plan this special celebration.     I chose some beautiful […]

Maeve’s Graduation Party – Class of 2016

Baseball Themed Bar Mitzvah
  Right after the morning service the guests walked through the lobby of the temple and were greeted with beautiful flowers and a fresh color scheme of navy, lime green, and white. Everything looked and felt like spring.     As the partygoers walked toward the ballroom they picked up […]

Spring/Baseball Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Soccer Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
  Guests were greeted by two billboards of the Bat Mitzvah girl as they walked the red carpet into The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. These posters featured the young soccer star.       Once the guests entered the building they picked up their place card which were […]

Soccer Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

    What do you do when your huge college basketball fan is having his Bar Mitzvah party during the night of the men’s Final Four?  Have it at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with a Final Four theme and stream the games during the party to make everyone happy. As guests […]

Final Four Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Broadway Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
As soon as guests walked through the door of the venue it was as if they were transported to a theater for the grand opening of a Broadway show. First they walked the red carpet.     Once they made their way through the entrance they were greeted by a display […]

Broadway Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Hosting a get-together for the big game? Here is the playbook for sure-to-win decorations and yummy eats. Start with a menu that is sure to please the entire team. Choose food that everyone will enjoy and display the menu so they will know the lineup. Make a lot of the food […]

Super Bowl Party

  This amazingly fun gathering is inspired by a great little hangout on Bloor St West in Toronto called Snakes and Lattes. I have taken the general premise of the place and brought it inside so that your family and friends can get out of the winter cold and enjoy […]

Chutes and Lattes – Game Night