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

10 Ways to De-Stress When Planning Your Wedding

Are you planning your own wedding but don’t know where to start.  If you answered “yes” then you are not alone. A lot of Brides I speak with have a hard time weeding through the amount of information that is … 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

WHAT CAN AN EVENT PLANNER DO FOR YOU?

What can a planner do for me?  That is a giant question for anyone planning a special celebration in their lives.  Whether you are planning a Wedding or a Bar/Bat Mitzvah the role of the  Event planner is often misunderstood.
My first question to you is: what do you think a planner does?  Typically clients think all a planner does is make a few phone calls; or worse yet they think we can just show up on the day of with a clip board and magically fix all the mistakes the Bride or B/M Mom may have made. And worse yet they think that the vendors THEY hired are going to listen to anything the day of person has to say. LOL!
With that said it has become clear to me over the past few recession filled years that the consumer does not have a full understanding of what an Event planner is or the value we provide.  I understand that it is hard to see the value of a planner because we are an intangible item.  When you hire your florist they typically provide you with centerpieces, bouquets’ and… This is a tangible item. It has value because you give money you receive a product, but with a planner there is no product. We  only provide “Peace of Mind” and NO STRESS for the journey to your event and especially on the day of the event.
So while making phone calls and ordering floral arrangements does fall under the duties of a planner this is just a very small part of the big picture.  Planning an event whether it is a wedding or a Mitzvah is more about taking care of the client in a way that helps reduce stress, pressure and insecurity.  A good planner  not only plans your event we listen and moderate and diffuse tense and uncomfortable situations.  We also help you to see the possibility of what you want in a way you never thought imaginable.  We have relationships with the people we work with so we have the ability to negotiate on your behalf and actually aid your bottom line.
Not everyone needs a full time event planner but that doesn’t mean you don’t need help with certain stages of the planning process.
So to answer the question “what can a planner do for me,” there is a lot that we can do for you.  We provide access to amazing vendors, we provide reputable and reliable people, we negotiate on your behalf, we schedule your day down to the millisecond from the installation to the party to the last detail we are there planning and executing, coordinating and troubleshooting so you can SHOW UP! BE PRESENT! AND MOST OF ALL BE STRESS FREE on what may be the most important day or days of your life.

If you found this helpful or interesting leave me a message.  Or better yet contact me at either 818.518.8789 or shoot me an email; julia@eventuresinc.net.  I would love to hear from you and possibly help with your planning. Grace and Gratitude!

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.
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 Candlelighting: Are You Having One?

I have read many articles about whether or not there is significance or meaning in regards to the candle lighting ceremony at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. And the truth is that I am not sure where it originated or why it came about. 
Some people like to think it was created for the florist to make more money on an elaborate display; I would like to think it was created as a supplement for being called to the Torah for an Aliyah.  I am not demeaning the Aliyah and nor do I think there is a greater honor than being called to the Torah for an Aliyah, I am only pointing out that in an Orthodox service women do not read Torah.  And it has only been in recent history, in certain sects of Judaism that this is changing.
Additionally,  I would like to point out that lighting candles plays a huge role in the life and rituals of Judaism: we light them at the start of  Shabbot, and most other holidays, to remember a dead relative and for each day of Hannukah. Fire, flame and candles have such significance in our lives that it seems to make perfect sense to have created a way to incorporate them into the Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
Dear Reader, What are your thoughts on the candle-lighting?  Are you having one at your child’s party?  Please let me know! 
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!

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?
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!