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

The Bar Mitzvah Service: Are You Inviting the Kids?

I have got to speak to a new trend in Bar and Bat Mitzvahs that I personally find disturbing.  I am finding that today a lot of parents do not want to invite their child’s classmates to the service because of bad behavior.  However, if we exclude children from our Synagogues and Temples than what is the message we are sending them?  How are we supposed to teach, educate and want them to grow up in the fold of Judaism if we exclude them from going to Shul? Is Judaism just for adults who can sit still and behave accordingly?  Aren’t we a people based on education and passing down traditions? If the Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for not only the child, but also his/her community than I think we are sending a very poor message to our children if we do not include them in the service.  Temples’ are supposed to be about community, belonging, and involvement; a place to feel safe, to come together and find acceptance.  Can’t we find some room for kids to be kids? If we cannot accept the behavior of the Bar/Bat Mitzvah age group then maybe we, as a community should re-evaluate the timing of this rite of passage.
Dear Readers, What are your thoughts?  Are you inviting your child’s friends to the service?  Have you found a way to curtail the bad behavior of his peers?  Do you think we are making a mistake by making service be a place of complete silence and intolerable of youth?
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Mitzvah Themes: What Really Works



We have all been to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah where too much emphasis is spent show- casing a talented child. This is a great time for your child to stand up, proud and be welcomed and recognized by their community.  It is important his/her personality to come through because the more you can infuse this into the celebration the more connected your guests will feel. But, when is too much too much? How do you showcase your child without coming off like a showoff?
Find one of his/her interests or passions or just something that is interesting about your child and do something creative with it. 
I had a child who was interested in rock and roll music and his mom was obsessed with albums. So we showcased her son by superimposing his image onto his favorite album covers.  We then created laminated placemats from the covers and used them on the tables in place of table names or numbers.  At the end of the evening guests were grabbing them up as souvenirs.
For another child, a very talented musician we created a Renaissance fair as the cocktail hour and along with other artists, interactive booths, food and strolling talent the Bat Mitzvah performed a piece. Her performance was scheduled and the time and location was listed the program that we handed out at the guest arrival.
Another Bar Mitzvah boy’s passion was skateboarding and anything “street”. So we used his grand entrance as a way for him to express his talent; we laid down ramps, roped off a specific area and came in on a skateboard, did a 1 minute routine and the party started.
Dear Reader, Is there something you want to showcase in your child but you don’t know how?  Write in what you need help with. I would love to hear about it and help.
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.netor simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net. Subscribe to our list for your free ebook “Make it Your Own! The Ultimate Guide to Personalize Your Day”
Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!

9 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Decisions to Make Now

As you get ready to plan your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration there are some very important questions you need to ask yourself before you find or choose a venue and put down a deposit.  These 7 important questions will help you get started and give you a direction so that you can pick a space that fits your needs and vision for this once in a lifetime day.
            1.  What kind of a party do you want to have: a “kid only” or “Mixed Generation”?
            2.  At your reception are you planning to have the kids and adults together in the            same room?
            3. Do you know how many people you are inviting? What is the break down between adults and kids?
           4. Where are you in the circuit?
           5.  What would be best suited for your child based on his/her personality and time of the year?
           6. Do you want to separate the kids and adults and have two simultaneous parties happening at the same venue?
           7Were you planning on a morning service or Havdallah?
           8. Were you planning on having bus transportation for the children if you are having a Havdallah service?  Will you provide a bus in both directions?
           9. Are you inviting the entire class/grade at your child’s school?
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.netor simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net. Subscribe to our list for your free ebook “Make it Your Own! The Ultimate Guide to Personalize Your Day”
Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!

Bar Mitzvah Planning- 5 Must Know Secrets to Choosing Your DJ

So you just received the Bar/Bat Mitzvah date of your first child.  How exciting!  After you call your husband and announce the date to the family you sit back and suddenly you are hit with: “Now what?!”
When you begin to plan your child’s Mitzvah I think one of the first things to do is look into 
a DJ.  Some of the more “popular” MC’s can book up to two years in advance. While this 
might seem a bit crazy it does happen.  Here are some things to think about when choosing your 
DJ/MC:
Before committing to any one DJ you should consider the school your children attend. 
You do not want to hire the same MC that all the other kids in the class are using. 
Have your child sit in on the meeting with the MC.  If your child connects to this person go for it.
If he/she thinks this person is cool and fun then you have won half the battle.
Also, consider the personality of the person you are meeting.  If he/she is boring and quiet, 
just remember this will be the person who will be running your party.
Do not get caught up in the DJ’s pitch to up sell you on his lighting package or “vendor 
cocktail options”  you have time to think about these things, they will still be available at
 a later date.
Don’t get caught up with hiring 5-10 dancers/party motivators.  The rule of thumb is roughly 
1 for every 50 guests.  If you have too many on your dance floor in can be just as intimidating 
as an empty dance floor.

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.netor simply visit our website at www.eventuresinc.net. Subscribe to our list for your free ebook “Make it Your Own! The Ultimate Guide to Personalize 
Your Day”
Grace, Gratitude and Happy Planning!