3 Fool-Proof Secrets For A Fun Event

Have you ever gone to a wedding or special event and thought “Wow! That went fast?” or “Why did the event end so early?”  Then you look down at your watch and go “Holy **it! It’s midnight!!”  Do you want to … Continue reading

Superhero Bar Mitzvah at The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles

Today I would like to invite you into the Bizarro world of Superheroes and Comic Book characters.  If you are a DC comics fan get prepared to fall in love with this Bar Mitzvah.  When I began to work with … Continue reading

Theme Thursday: 3 Ways to Pick A Theme For Your Event

Start with your favorite book, movie or TV show. Explore one of your Hobbies. Think about the mood or color scheme. Once you decide which of these items appeals to you the most go for it.  Let your imagination run … Continue reading

Mishap Monday: What To Do When The Music Goes Down At Your Party

During one of my event’s, the speakers the DJ had brought stopped working! I had to think quickly and on the spot. I used the three steps below and handled the situation without any of the guests and my clients … Continue reading

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Themed Reception

A custom “Playbill” was created for the invitation. When planning a Breakfast at Tiffany’s event there are so many different ways you can go that it can be hard to choose the best path.  When my client came to me … Continue reading

What Inspired the Theme for Your Child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah ?

The Bar/Bat Mitzvah is about celebrating and showcasing your child.  It is a time when the community comes together to support and guide them into the next stage of their journey. When planning your child’s Mitzvah is your inspiration coming … Continue reading

Real Bar Mitzvah: Themed After The Simpsons

My client’s son loved the TV show The Simpsons and had been watching it his whole life.  The entire family would watch this show together and it really was something they all enjoyed doing together so we decided to use the TV show The Simpsons as the theme for their Bar Mitzvah celebration.
The challenge for me was to get inside the head of Marge Simpson, a cartoon character, and then put together a party that she would actually plan herself.
We ended up using a lot of different primary colors in our linen selection and worked within the parameters of the space we had and what could be provided by the venue.  The centerpieces were simple on the adult tables and for the kids we created accordion like pieces of plexi that we filled with pictures of the different characters. Each table was named for a character in the show. The venue walls were lined with portraits of the club members so we covered those with Simpson family portraits.  We brought in a clown to make balloon sculptures and also had a life sized Bart cut out for a photo op.  The parents did not want to go up in the chair for the Hora so instead we used Marge and Homer dolls in their place.
Dear Reader, Do you have a favorite movie, TV show or book that you want to use for your child’s Bar Mitzvah theme?  I would like to hear what you are doing.  Leave your comments and tell me what you are planning.
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Harry Potter Themed Event Ideas

With the final Harry Potter movie currently in theaters a lot of people may be thinking that a Harry Potter themed Wedding or Mitzvah could be a lot of fun.

My son is a huge Harry Potter fan and 8 years ago, when the 2nd Harry Potter movie first hit the theaters it was that magical time in the life of a Jewish child known as a Bar Mitzvah. Knowing his passion for reading and all things Harry we decided to create a Harry Potter themed Bar Mitzvah.

In preparation for the planning of this event I too, read all the books and completely immersed myself into all things Harry.

Here are some fun ideas and ways to incorporate Harry Potter into your next celebration:

Instead of having escort cards why don’t you have a costume designer create a life sized sorting hat costume and actually place a person inside to interact with your guests and help them discover where they will be seated.

We actually used stuffed owls that were miniature replicas of Harry’s owl, Hedwig as the actual escort card along with the life sized sorting hat. We then offered our guests the option of keeping the owl for placing them in provided baskets which we intended for donation to a Battered Women’s shelter.

Another idea is to suspend 200 battery operated, flickering candles from the ceiling of the banquet hall.

You can also make your own snitch and flying broom to use in the room as added décor.

Consider offering your guests a specialty drink that sits in a cauldron at the bar. Fill the bottom of the caldron with dry ice for the smoky fog effect or simply hire a molecular mixologist for your event to mix up some mystical potion.

Hire a psychic or a fortune-teller to interact with your guests as part of the entertainment.

Infusing your event with a theme based on a movie like Harry Potter offers so much creative possibility. The ideas are endless. Let your imagination go and have fun.

If you found this article helpful or interesting please leave a comment. Let me know your thoughts, If you have any questions or need any information or would like to see me write about a topic you need help on let me know. If you don’t want to leave a comment below you can always email me: Julia@eventuresinc.net or simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net.

Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!