Zach’s Bar Mitzvah – Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland, MA + It’s 2 Cool, Canton, MA

Zach became a Bar Mitzvah this past May. Each celebration is unique and I can’t stress enough the importance of choosing the right way to celebrate for your child.  Karen recognized this. She even changed the venue from a hotel ballroom when she realized that there would be a lot of boys. Zach’s friends had been to a number of Mitzvahs and she knew that Zach wanted to have more than just a dance party to engage the kids.  She wanted to recognize her son’s accomplishments in a way that was comfortable for him but also have a high energy party with dancing and entertainment that the kids, teenagers and adults would engage in. The solution was It’s2Cool in Canton.

Zach’s love for sports was reflected in his custom logo which was carried through on the adult centerpieces balloon base, sign in board and  the kids favors. The kids tables were decorated with custom runners and centerpieces of  Boston sports teams.

The evening began with an adult cocktail hour in the lobby, while the kids broke right into the activities, which come with the venue, such as inflatable jousting, rock wall climbing, a graffiti photo room, inflatable basketball, skeet ball lanes, electronic games and air hockey. Another unique feature of this venue is how incredibly it transform into a fun party space, which includes things like lighting, sound, AV to run their surprise video for Zach, and confetti drops!

At the start of the reception was a beautiful Havdalah service and a little later, a reminiscent video documenting Zach’s life was projected clearly on two walls.  Dinner and dessert stations kept everyone up and moving about throughout the evening.  Guests also enjoyed snapping pictures in the photo graffiti room, getting their faces painted with glow in the dark paint and leaving their mark on the sign-in board. The kids were thrilled with their sports performance long-sleeve shirt as a favor.  We were beyond thrilled to be part of another beautiful, and special celebration with the family and couldn’t be more proud of Zach on his accomplishment.  Mazel Tov, Zach!

A few words from Karen (Zach’s Mom):

Michelle at The Day Of came through for our family in a hundred “save the moment” ways.  She helped me plan a weekend of detailed logistics (Shabbat dinner, Kiddish lunch, evening celebration and Sunday brunch.)  Having been by my side for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah three years earlier she was there to help with this one through the roller coaster of last minute changing the venue.  Moving away from a hotel setting meant we now had to take on a myriad of detailed logistics (from food and beverage to tables, chairs and linens… the list went on and on.)
Michelle worked her magic and helped with the details of pulling it all together.  She was by my side to handle all of the Saturday evening planning and logistics.  She is poised and doesn’t get thrown off her game — she is at her best in planning.  She was my rock during the evening, watching with a careful eye that the flow of events was fluid, which allowed me to socialize with my guests.
Thank you Michelle for pulling together an event that felt like us, celebrated Zach and allowed us to focus on his accomplishments.




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Event Coordination – The Day Of

Venue – It’s 2 Cool

Caterer – Margery Gussak 

Photographer – Happy Gatherings

DJ – Party Excitement

Balloons – Partners Balloon Design