Dylan's Candy Inspired Bat Mitzvah
We were thrilled to have produced a 2nd celebration for our clients' youngest daughter's Bat Mitzvah this year (Ava celebrated her Graffiti Grunge Celebration in 2012) at Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, the Reagan Room. The thing about producing kids events, is….well, I get to be a child again! The vision, creativity and audience allows for more creativity, color and out of the box ideas.
My theory is that the theme starts the minute (BEFORE) you step into the room. For this reason we had adult height decor greeting guests prior to entering the party room, in order to create anticipation and fluidity.
Once inside the room, we set up an open air photo booth, a perfect occasion for the host(s) to stand and greet guests and step in for a photo op...
Cocktail hour on the patio was an adult-only zone with bar and lounge for those guests who wanted to step away from the activities. Magnificent Pacific Ocean view included.
To decorate the kids tables in a playful and tasteful way, we purchased floral sheeting which we found at our January conference in Anaheim. The elegant La Tavola napkins were made into silverware rolls and held together by candy bracelets.
A slo-mo photo booth entertained both guests and adults alike. In fact, it was so much fun we have another blog post dedicated to it!
A view of the room in its completion below. The lounge areas gave a little separation between the adult and kids tables. The topiaries you see on the kids tables were a crafting project made by mom + daughters and friends. I always think personalizing your event somehow is a great idea!
The adult tables were elegantly presented using Dupionique La Tavola Linen and napkins wrapped in dots for a playful twist.
The floral sheeting was a great backdrop for the room, which created a WOW factor and added joviality to the hotel's banquet room. Here is the whole client family together striking a pose.
The vibrant kids buffet turned into a dessert buffet to be enjoyed by all.
How else to burn off the calories taken in at this delectable affair? Why dancing of course! Here is the guest of honor starting a dance set with her BFF.
A HUGE Grazie Mille to our team of vendors who helped turned our clients' dream into a reality!
Photography - All Images by Kelsey Crews Photography
Flowers - Juniper Designs
Decor - Cathy Olson - Balloon Artist
Lighting - SPARK Creative Events
Rentals - Town and Country Event Rentals
Linen - La Tavola Linens
Photobooth - Open Air Photo Booth
Slow Motion Booth - The Slow Motion Booth
Venue - Fess Parker Doubletree Resort