Emily’s Bat Mitzvah – Congregation B’nai Shalom, Westborough, MA

Emily became a Bat Mitzvah, at Congregation B’nai Shalom in Westborough, last August. They decided to use the Temple’s social hall making an easy and seamless transition, for family and friends, from ceremony to reception!   The adult cocktail hour was in the lobby and in the outdoor garden but the kids got right into it, with Northern Lights Entertainment and a photo booth, in the social hall.  Adults in particular were immediately engaged with the fun “Em-mojito” signature drink (a blue mojito of course!) and “fun fact” cocktail napkins about Emily!

When it came to decor, Emily and her family love the beach so, there was never a doubt about her choice theme for her Bat Mitzvah.  When we started talking about decor, the first bit of feedback I received was “no beach balls!”, so I knew immediately the direction we were headed. I have to say, we had so much fun planning our own take on this beach themed celebration!

Being an afternoon event, it was important to the family that we black out the room so nobody remembered that it was daytime.  Yet even though it was darkened, the social hall, was immediately brightened up with the clean, crisp shades of white and turquoise throughout the room; the all white dance floor, the white “petal” table linen, white chivari chairs with turquoise cushions and blue uplighting throughout the room.  The kids centerpieces were balloons to represent bubbles and the adults were a combination of various colored beach glass and flowers.  The napkins set at each placesetting were white, tied with different shades of blue raffia, while the adults enjoyed a beautiful turquoise water goblet.  The seating assignments were all the beaches Emily has been to with photos of her at that beach.  At the end of the party, each of Emily’s friends took home a custom embroidered beach towel!


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Event Planner: The Day Of

DJ: Northern Lights Entertainment

Photo Booth: Creative Event Services

Florist: Jeri Solomon Floral Design

Balloons: Big Balloon Bash

Photographer: Jill Thompson

Videography: Playback Video

Caterer: Tastings Caterers

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Invitations/Printed Materials: Allure Invitations