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Glamping Bar Mitzvah Five Star Style

Glamping Bar Mitzvah Five Star Style

Dov's Bar Mitzvah at the Four Seasons Biltmore

Felici Events had so much fun producing this Glamping Themed Bar Mitzvah for our amazing clients.  We turned the El Mar Room at the Four Seasons Biltmore into an outdoor space complete with trees, tent, seating, lanterns, nighttime lighting and a campfire.

The ceremony space at the Mariposa Garden allowed the service to remain intimate and maintain the ocean view and well manicured gardens the Four Seasons offers.  By adding wooden benches and pillows, blanket and saplings, we brought the campy feel into the beach-like setting of the hotel.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Outdoor Ceremony Camping Themed Bench Pillow Blanket Wood Green Tree

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Outdoor Ceremony Camping Themed Bench Pillow Blanket Wood Green Tree

The string lights were perfect for the sunset ceremony.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Outdoor Ceremony Lighting View

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Outdoor Ceremony Lighting View

Mariachi played the hora and other Jewish songs for the guests immediately following the ceremony.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Mariachi Band Outdoor Ceremony

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Mariachi Band Outdoor Ceremony

Down to the details, event the kids activities incorporated wood and camping crafts.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Craft Table Creative

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Craft Table Creative

The family tree was a grand welcome for the guest post ceremony, as they made their way to cocktails on the patio.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Family Tree Hanging Pictures Lights

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Family Tree Hanging Pictures Lights

The El Mar Room transformed beautifully by adding trees, uplighting and creating a u-shaped family table for the 60 guests.  Flowers were placed on wooden pieces and the candles tied in the glamping theme into the very elegantly set table

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Seating Camping Themed Indoor Nature Flowers Green Orange Yellow Trees Lighting Candles

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Seating Camping Themed Indoor Nature Flowers Green Orange Yellow Trees Lighting Candles

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Grey Plates Golden Silverware Colorful Linen Flowers Green Candles

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Grey Plates Golden Silverware Colorful Linen Flowers Green Candles

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Grey Plate Golden Silverware Glassware Personalized Menu Print Napkin Flowers Candels

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Grey Plate Golden Silverware Glassware Personalized Menu Print Napkin Flowers Candels

Transforming El Mar into the campground area complete with Teepee was a huge hit for the kids!

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Indoor Tent Marquee Lighting Campfire

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Indoor Tent Marquee Lighting Campfire

The dessert station in the campground was a huge hit for kids and adults alike.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Dessert Station Marshmallow Chocolate Fruits Cookies

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Dessert Station Marshmallow Chocolate Fruits Cookies

Camping would not be complete without S'Mores prepared on these cute cast-iron skillet by the hotel's culinary team.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Dessert Camping Themed Marshmallow

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Dessert Camping Themed Marshmallow

Berries and cookies were also a dessert option for guests, the cookie pan a rental item to continue the theme of the event.  It is all in the details.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Dessert Table Cookies Fruits Camping Themed

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Dessert Table Cookies Fruits Camping Themed

The Singalong was the client's number one priority.  A musical family, this was the vision that created the theme, and joyously brought all the guests together.

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Sing Along at Campfire Indoor Guitar Instruments Tent

Bar Mitzvah Felici Events Camping Themed Sing Along at Campfire Indoor Guitar Instruments Tent

Catering and Venue - Four Seasons Resort

Floral and Decor - NLC Productions by Nico Cervantes

Guitarist Campfire Singalong - John Lyle

Lighting - Spark Creative Events

Linens - La Tavola Fine Linen Rental

Mariachi - Gavin Roy Presents

Photo Booth - SB Photobooths

Photography - Natalie Thomson Photography

Planner + Designer - Felici Events

Rentals Table Settings- Classic Party Rentals

Rentals Ceremony - Elan Event Rentals

Rentals Glamping Details - Archive Rentals

Tree Rental - Gazebo Plants and Flowers

Family Tree Rental on Patio - Jackson Shrub Supply Inc

Blue, Purple + Teal = Bat Mitzvah Garden Party Appeal

Peacock Colors + a Garden in the Heart of Santa Barbara

It is no secret that the Santa Barbara Club is one of our favorite venue to produce weddings and special events in Santa Barbara.  So much so that Zohe held her 40th Birthday Celebration - Godfather Theme - at this location.  In fact, this client attended that event and also fell in love with the venue, thus booking it and having it be a perfect fit for her daughter's Garden Party themed Bat Mitzvah.

We were thrilled to be here working at the Santa Barbara Club, and the theme and colors - so much fun!

We love when guests leave notes and words of wisdom (rather than just a guest book). Leaving it out for guests to share at their leisure throughout the reception or event allows time for all to think about what to say and share a lovely note with the guest(s) of honor.  In this occasion we purchased leaves and flowers to keep in theme w/ the event for guests to write on and hang on a manzanita branch.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Wishing Cards Write A Wish

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Wishing Cards Write A Wish

A great entertainment for any age, is getting temporary tattoos, flash tattoos or in this case Henna.  Here the guest of honor is getting some henna work done by the lovely Dee.  When you have a lot of guests, keep the designs simple so that each guest takes up a 10 minute window.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Henna

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Henna

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Drinks Beverage Garden

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Drinks Beverage Garden

A "mockail' bar is a great element to include for the kids.  Here we have specialty drinks of Lily's Lemonade and Watermelon Crush.  Fun straws add to the festivities.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Purple Nibbles

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Purple Nibbles

A scrumptious appetizer station for the adults include a charcuterie, cheeses and veggies, with the bread sticks doubling up as decor.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Floral Arrangement Table Decor

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Floral Arrangement Table Decor

The adult tables, indoors, had an elegant feel with the gorgeous white, green and dark purple color palate to compliment the aesthetics of the teal and purple linens, and bring the garden theme indoors.

We chose 3 different colors of Dupionique linens within the palate which worked out nicely inside the main dining room.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Purple Blue Flowers Table

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Purple Blue Flowers Table

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Garden Purple Seating

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Garden Purple Seating

Outdoors, the kids tables consisted of seated tables with window box centerpieces of greenery and pinwheels and low to the ground wooden tables with cups of Tulips and Lillys (for our guest of honor, Lily). The iridescent dupionique La Tavola pillows matched the linen and tied the design together.

Another fun element was the outdoor furniture (to the left) where both adults and kids were able to lounge on.  The seating arrangement by Elan Rentals was perfect for this setting.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Garden Purple Lights Balloon

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Garden Purple Lights Balloon

How and why are the kids all seated and attentive?

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Balloon Purple Pink Green Blue Table Seating Garden

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Balloon Purple Pink Green Blue Table Seating Garden

…..Desserts, of course!  These mini bundt cakes were a huge hit!  We purchased paper decor shaped toppers tied in the garden party theme. We love incorporating the food and beverage into the theme.  Most caterers can do this without a problem, rather than having the same ol' same ol' menu, and it does not cost much to bring in touches or a menu that tie in with the theme.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Cupcakes Purple Pink Colorful

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Cupcakes Purple Pink Colorful

One of our favorite design elements is how the 'wishing tree' (manzanita tree + floral stems + string lights) turned magical at night, and became a focal point as the sun set and it became dark.

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Purple Pink Blue Lights Garden Seating

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Purple Pink Blue Lights Garden Seating

We thanked guests as they left and favors were there ready for them to pick up.  Keeping with Lily's Garden Party theme, we had seed bombs (3 per pack) with a lovely thank you card to match the stationary as a moment for guests to remember this magical night.  What a great Bat Mitzvah!

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Favors Thank You Organza Bags Lilac Purple Mint Sign

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Favors Thank You Organza Bags Lilac Purple Mint Sign

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Thank You Favor Organza Bags Seed Bombs

Felici Events Bat Mitzvah Thank You Favor Organza Bags Seed Bombs

Entertainment Brings Adults + Kids Together at Parties!

SMILE + SNAP! It's a Felici Events Bat Mitzvah

For any celebration, entertainment is a MUST have.  Personally, we like interactive entertainment to help bring the guests together and add a fun and exciting element to any event.  The integration of an Open Air Photobooth® provided an exciting activity for guests and subsequent receipt of professional quality keepsake photographs that will last a lifetime.

With the current social media trend, especially around mitzvah aged kids, having  Social Media Integration - Instant Email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds incorporated are a plus.

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And here is the token Felici Event Team "Quality Control" image.  FeliciTazioni Julia!

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Planner - Felici Events

Photobooth - Open Air Photo Booth

Colors + Candy + Creativity = #FeliciTimes Bat Mitzvah Celebration!

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.

balloon decor ideas candy bar theme kid party

balloon decor ideas candy bar theme kid party

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...

open air booth entertainment candy theme balloon decor

open air booth entertainment candy theme balloon decor

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.

Candy Bar Theme Bat Mitzvah pink decor

Candy Bar Theme Bat Mitzvah pink decor

kids table candy decor theme Felici Events

kids table candy decor theme Felici Events

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.

kid part entertainment idea slomo booth Felici Events

kid part entertainment idea slomo booth Felici Events

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!

candy bar theme Felici Events Bat Mitzvah pink

candy bar theme Felici Events Bat Mitzvah pink

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.

dots decor idea candy theme Felici Events

dots decor idea candy theme Felici Events

Family of the Bat Mitzvah Client

Family of the Bat Mitzvah Client

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.

decor ideas dylan's candy bar Felici Events

decor ideas dylan's candy bar Felici Events

Felici Events candy bar kid party

Felici Events candy bar kid party

Candy Bar for Kids Party Candy Theme Felici Events

Candy Bar for Kids Party Candy Theme Felici Events

Bat Mitzvah guest of honor dancing for her event

Bat Mitzvah guest of honor dancing for her event

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

DJ - H2H The Perfect Element

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 

Planning and Design - Zohe Felici, Felici Events

Party Interactive Entertainment Idea - #Madlibs

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and this past week-end, Felici Events has had the honor of experiencing just that! One of our clients hired us to produce her milestone 50th birthday celebration.  She came to Zohe's Godfather themed birthday, which took place in October at the Santa Barbara Club, and absolutely loved the party, especially Zohe's take on Mad Libs.  Zohe is a fan of having something unique and getting guests to interact rather than filling out a boring old guest book.

We made some mob-libs and had guests fill out cards rather than signing a guest book.  We don't know who had more fun that night, Zohe's friends and loved ones who wrote in the mad lib cards, or Zohe hooting and hollering in laugher reading them after the party.  

This idea is perfect for any party, a mitzvah, birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, corporate mixer or event a rehearsal dinner or wedding.

Here is the inspiration for Zohe's Godfather Theme Birthday  - Mad Libs

Madlib for Zohe Felici's birthday party celebration @felicievents

Madlib for Zohe Felici's birthday party celebration @felicievents

We called them Ann Libs (Ann is the client's name), and asked our graphics guru (Mitra from foreverbird.com) create a cartoon from Ann's picture

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@foreverbird

Felici Events Headquarters typed up and edited  the formatting and grammar.

Ann Libs in progress

Ann Libs in progress

We found some fancy schmancy paper from our local Paper-Source, and were able to print the Ann Libs at Felici Headquarters.

printing Ann Libs in house

printing Ann Libs in house

TADA!!!

Here is the end result!

We bundled it up nice and neat at each place setting, and attached a card to it, based on a pinterest inspiration.

Ann Libs packaged nicely

Ann Libs packaged nicely

They look great on the tables, each guest got one at their place settings, rolled up nice and neat with pens nearby.  It made for a talking point and incorporated interactive entertainment for the evening.

Ann Libs at each place setting

Ann Libs at each place setting

Ava's Graffiti Grunge Theme Bat Mitzvah Celebration

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Mille Grazie to the Team that made this all possible!

Invitations and Save the Dates: Lazaro Design
Photography: Kelsey Crews Photo
Production and Design: Felici Events
Lighting: LBPS
Floral: Juniper Floral Designs
Linens: La Tavola Linens
Tent and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Entertainment - DJ: H2H The Perfect Element
Location: Soho Restaurant and Lounge SB