Pink Bat Mitzvah in Honor of Arin
Montecito Country Club - photos by Jay Farbman
If you know Zohe Felici, you know she is a kid at heart! One of her favourite events this past year, was Arin's Bat Mitzvah. The theme of the event was pink, honoring breast cancer survivors including Arin's grandmother. The Mitzvah was dedicated to another one of Felici Events' clients, The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara.
The party starts from the entrance. We laid out a pink carpet and hung paper puff balls to greet guests as they arrived, they knew they were at the right place even before stepping foot into the party.
The client wanted to incorporate the Western Wall as a 'leave wishes for Arin' welcome / guest book. We found this replica from a local rabbi and doctored it up a little bit with foliage and hung baskets to leave notes for Arin.
The pink frames we found were a nice added touch throughout the event.
Maintaining a whimsical feel, we used pliable wire strands to hang the escort cards and paper puff balls from the main chandelier.
The first things guests did once inside was walk into cocktail and hors d'oeurve hour, we made the first part of the celebration KID friendly by having their own bar. After all, it is a kids party - Mock-tinis all around, cheers!
These girls must-ache you a question......
The kids dining area was whimsical and fun. Playing with the height of the ceiling of the club's main dining area, we used large round balloons as part of the centerpieces, tied to basic daisy floral with rock candy incorporated into the piece.
Inspired by slinky's over a dance floor, we re-created the concept using less heavy, more conducive material.
La Tavola Linen combined with flowers by Modern Day Design were the instrumental design elements to incorporate the pink theme. This was the adult side of the banquet room, which still suited the theme, however, became more classic with the addition of shantung linens and combined mono-chramatic floral pieces. The glass vases wrapped in fun paper maintained the joviality of the celebration while exuding class.
We also sought out lighting experts LBPS Events to warm up the gorgeous, yet cavernous room, Fucshia toned up-lighting did the trick. They also helped us infuse some design inspirations the client presented us with, such as the elegant white tufted couches and adhering the slinkies hanging above the dance floor, which definitely created a festive ambiance. Guests loved dancing underneath it, event the guest of honor and her family did the hora underneath it.
One of our client's must have was a candy bar. Here Felici Events created a similar design concepts as the Mock-tail Station we had at cocktail hour, but incorporated more silver with the linens, and candy itself.
We included a dessert and cupcakes by Wayne Kjar Cakes as the sweet endings to the night.
Held at the Montecito Country Club, a quintessential Santa Barbara venue conducive for weddings and social events, this celebration not only wowed the guests, but also the guest of honor, her friends and most importantly her mom, our client.
Incorporating the pink theme into the event was not only girly, fun and right up Felici Events' alley, it also created a challenge to produce a celebration which did not feel like a baby shower, but instead, reflected the coming of age of a very smart and shy young lady who just happened to love pink. Mazel Arin!
GREAT night to all! Here is a sneak peek from outside the Montecito Country Club looking into the celebration.
TA-DA! Felici Events Team who helped orchestrate Arin's Bat Mitzvah into a very special Kid + Adult Pink Party.