Friday Inspiration from a Modern Jewish Mitzvah from Karen Ard Photography

Guilty Pleasure!

Did anyone see Glee last week?  Anyone willing to admit your guilty pleasure?  Here goes, mine, aside from watching entirely to much TV (most of it reality based) is I secretly like Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties.

Modern Jewish Brides (and those who love them) don’t get me wrong–I adore looking at wedding photos all day long.  But, when it comes to attending a party.  I’m more likely to have F-un, with a capital F, at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah than a Modern Jewish Wedding.

Why?  Well, let’s face it, it’s a lot harder to entertain everyone from younger sibling to Great-Grandma with a bunch of young teens than a mature mostly adult guest list.

That’s why Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties are well themed, always trying out the latest in entertainment and usually always on the cutting edge of trends.

Let’s take a look at Alexandra’s party and see what we can apply to your Modern Jewish Wedding Reception.

Candies to throw, mixed color kippot and a unique “guest book”–a photo to sign, frame and keep– as opposed to a book that will gather dust and never be looked at!

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Another form of a more unique guest book–a plate that can become a serving platter in the future.

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Making the challah a showpiece before the party really gets started!

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah parties usually have a theme!

This one is the movies.  The Bat Mitzvah girl, Alexandra, has a starring role.  A wedding theme can be apparent through the use of table signage, the colors, even small touches on the cake (like the stars) and the decor.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah food tend to be food stations–which is the hottest trend in catering right now.

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Personalized decor!

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Multiple Desserts

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Looking for a touch of Bar/Bat Mitzvah party in your Modern Jewish Wedding?  Check out our experienced list of event planners in our exclusive directory.  Any one of them can help you create the perfect Modern Jewish Wedding day for you.

Not to worry, we haven’t lost our focus.  We’ll be back with Real Modern Jewish Wedding photo spreads next week.  In the meantime, Happy Holiday Weekend to everyone.

Vendor Resources: Photographer:  Karen Ard Photography/Event Planner: Cakes a Go-Go/Ceremony Location: Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue/Photo Booth Equipment: Super Ultra Mega Booth/DJ: The Party Zone/Reception Venue:  Renaissance Agoura Hills Hotel
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