It really makes the planning process easy when a creative boy turns his special day into a multi-sport, fun-filled celebration where the theme left no doubt who was number one. Welcome to Charlie’s starting lineup: A No. 1-themed Bar Mitzvah party! Guests arrived at West Hartford Town Hall to find […]

Charlie’s Starting Lineup: A No. 1-themed Bar ...

Nathan's Famous Coney Island-themed Bar Mitzvah Party
Combine an aptly named suburban New York boy with a fun-loving, dance-crazy group of family and friends, a kickass DJ, great food and a wonderful venue and you get Nathan’s famous Coney Island-themed Bar Mitzvah Party. Guests arrived at The Rock Club and knew right away they were in for […]

Nathan’s Famous Coney Island-themed Bar Mitzvah Party

Jake Me Out to the Ballgame: A base-ketball Bar Mitzvah Party!
What better way to celebrate a young man’s coming of age than to combine his two favorite sports, basketball and baseball into one heck of a party! Welcome to Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford where we are Jake-ing out the ball game with a truly wonderful family. This party was […]

Jake Me Out to the Ball Game: ...

Rachel's Pop Music Bat Mitzvah Party
When a teen girl is really into pop, then why not go all out with an upbeat musical theme to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah? This is Rachel’s party, complete with all the musical fixins, minus the groupies. The tables for cocktail hour were adorned with centerpieces made of sheet music […]

Rachel’s Pop Music Bat Mitzvah Party

A Patriots Fan's Gotham Bar Mitzvah
You won’t find too many Patriots fans in the big city choosing an historic church for their Bar Mitzvah, but this is not your average kid, and this was not your average celebration! Enjoy reliving Ezra’s Patriots-themed Bar Mitzvah party. The evening began with a lovely and intimate Havdalah service […]

A Patriots Fan’s Gotham Bar Mitzvah

The One Where Marley Has a Friends Bat Mitzvah Party
I, like most millennials, was a big fan of the sitcom ‘Friends’. So, when a return client told me her Gen Y daughter wanted to have a ‘Friends’ party for her bat mitzvah, well, hey, count me in! Upon entering the venue, friends and family found their place cards, which introduced […]

The One Where Marley Has a ‘Friends’ ...

Get Down With Talia: Live, Love, Dance Bat Mitzvah Party
What little girl, obsessed with dance, would not love a Bat Mitzvah party filled with life, love and, of course, dance? Well, NOT this one! So let’s get ready to two-step into Talia’s “Live, Love, Dance” Bat Mitzvah party! After glide-stepping into the venue partygoers were struck by these classy […]

Get Down With Talia: Live, Love, Dance ...

Allie's Purple & Silver Bat Mitzvah Party
If you’re a fan of purple and silver then you’d love this little shindig I threw at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, CT. The bold color scheme helped set the mood from the start as purple cake pop place cards greeted guests as they arrived. They, of course, were tied […]

Allie’s Purple & Silver Bat Mitzvah Party

Hollywwood Themed Bat Mitzvah Party
We pulled out all the stops for this wonderful Bat Mitzvah party held at Infinity Hall in downtown Hartford. And as with any premiere, the action starts with a red carpet and a visit to the step-and-repeat area to pose for the paparazzi. Ellen was resplendent in her finest white formal […]

Tallywood: A Major Motion Mitzvah Event

Apple Technology-Themed Bar Mitzvah Party
What teenager doesn’t love electronics and Apple products?  With this party, I tried to tech it up a bit with a little Apple and a lot of glow-in-the-dark. As the guests arrived they were greeted by a table of glowing objects. The adults had their table assignment printed on cubes that […]

Apple Technology-Themed Bar Mitzvah Party

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 checkered linen… And seasonal […]

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 atcollege.  The venue is fantastic for a meal out but also does wonderful private events.  […]

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 were […]

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 looked […]

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 gold […]

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-themedparty! The weather was just perfect which allowed the adults to enjoy the outdoor cocktail hour whilefeasting on the delicious Pond Inside the younger guests were partaking in a scavenger hunt (for which I may […]

Garden-Themed Bat Mitzvah Party

Glow-in-the-dark Themed Bar Mitzvah Party 1
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 had place cards […]

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 appropriateparty theme. We did have a color scheme of green and purple and the green did kind of gowith St. Patty’s Day, but it was really more to highlight the change of season. […]

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 the decor pieces […]

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 place cards […]

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 and the […]

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 party.    As […]

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 Pavilion in Farmington, Connecticut lights sparkled everywhere. The […]

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 girl) […]

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 any […]

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 their […]

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 on […]

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 blast! […]

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 and […]

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)! Everything […]

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. Party goers […]

Dolphin Themed Bat Mitzvah Party