Los Angeles-based Gilded Events
creates a bar mitzvah with a patriotic theme; here are color-washed chandeliers in red and blue.
For a patriotic bar mitzvah, Gilded Events uses American flag-themed napkin rings.
Flags made from artfully arranged roses in custom boxes carry through a patriotic theme at a bar mitzvah from Gilded Events.
Cirque meets high-tech in a glowing bar mitzvah developed by Roxbury, Conn.-based Big Wave International
. The conference center ballroom is unrecognizable thanks to stretch fabric screens for projections, 30 lighted plexiglass tables and elaborate lighting.
Faye Gardenswartz of Denver creates an MTV-theme bar mitzvah in a large auditorium thanks to elements such as a red carpet walkway for guests and a dining room filled with TV monitors playing music videos.
Carolyn Dempsey Design
of Port Chester, N.Y., creates an upscale beach look for a bar mitzvah held at the family's home on the New England coast. Custom-built dining tables feature a 4-inch-deep trough filled with water, shells and floating candles, surrounded by sand, grass and frosted sea glass.
New York-based Indiana Market & Catering
and designer Liz Sanzo, CSEP, to transform a 19th century former synagogue into an elegant bar mitzvah venue.
Indiana Market & Catering and Liz Sanzo help the music-loving bar mitzvah boy jam with the band at his celebration, held in a former synagogue.
For a hockey-theme bar mitzvah, Carolyn Dempsey Design
stuffs hockey uniforms with white birch branches to create high-style centerpieces.
At a hockey-theme bar mitzvah, Carolyn Dempsey Design creates an icy, upscale tabletop for adult guests with table "runners" made of glass cylinders filled with faux ice and topped with floating candles. Floral is a mix of white hydrangeas, callas, peonies and tulips. Meanwhile, the teens' area uses hockey pucks and team pennants to create the sports mood.
Overland Park, Kan.-based ASE Group
uses the theme "connect" for a bar mitzvah that mixes old and new. To honor the family, the event team uses the theme of a family tree going back six generations; the motif appears in place settings, place cards and banners.
The ASE Group "connect" bar mitzvah evokes the bar mitzvah honoree's heritage with sepia-tone family portraits on place cards.
The "connect" bar mitzvah from ASE Group riffs on modern connectivity with geek-chic yarmulkes adorned with iPod-style "play," "fast forward" and "back" symbols.
The team at Atlanta-based EventScapes
evokes Israel at a bar mitzvah by mixing themes such as the "old marketplace" with modern Tel Aviv nightlife. The image of a rock photographed in Israel is rendered as a gobo, which turns the 32-by-32-foot dance floor into a "rock" surface.
For a music-loving bar mitzvah boy, Potomac, Md.-based Save the Date
transforms the family's home into a two-day "music festival," featuring six performance tents. Here, the hip hop tent sports the "Lounge 11417" logo, riffing on the family's address.
A cocktail station at the Music Mitzvah from Save the Date.
Los Angeles-based AOO Events
teams with Detroit-based Star Trax
to transform a Michigan hotel into a hip hip-hop lounge for a bar mitzvah celebration. Photo by David Merrell.
AK's Hip Hop Lounge, from AOO Events and Star Trax, features a custom logo. Bright floral pops against the sleek gray and blue palette. Photo by David Merrell.
A brother and sister celebrate their b'nai mitzvah with a "South Beach Fusion" event from North Potomac, Md.-based Plan-It Parties
. The event features high style without being too "girly" for the boys.
At the b'nai mitzvah from Plan-It Parties, the chic dining area is close to the dance floor. A two-minute fireworks finale provides big bang for little bucks.