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Let’s Celebrate in Style How To Find the Right Reception Venue

Preparing for a bar/bat mitzvah takes months, so when the ceremony is over, both you and your child is going to want to celebrate this momentous occasion with a great reception. But with all the choices, how do you plan one that reflects your family’s style, comfort level and budget?

Who’s Coming? By Trista Morin



Start by creating an approximate guest list. While the list will change over time, having an idea of how many guests you may have can help you to narrow down your venue choices and set a budget, said Melisa Imberman, owner of the Event of a Lifetime Inc. in Chappaqua, N.Y. Imberman said the number of guests you invite is equal to half the total cost of the party. To get an idea of your list size, begin with the people who must be invited, and then have a separate section of the people you would like to invite. If, for example, your must-have list has more than 200 people, you can quickly eliminate any place that can’t accommodate that many. Most reception sites make seating capacity

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information readily available. No matter how much you like a place, you can’t even consider it unless you cut your guest list significantly or increase your budget. The good news is that because most temples give you your mitzvah date two or more years ahead, time is on your side, so take advantage of it, and do your homework. Talk conceptually with your child about what type of event they are thinking about. Let them weigh in on themes, dancing and games. “Get your child excited about the details, like favors, colors, etc., while you reserve the right to make the bigger budgetary decisions,” Imberman said. “You want to be careful with setting expectations by offering them choices on only those things you know you can get and can afford.”

versus evening — can have an impact on your budget as well as the feel and style of the event.  An evening reception with a sit-down dinner will generally make any reception a more formal affair. A daytime reception with a buffet lends itself to a more casual event. To help decide, take into consideration the number and type of guests you are inviting. Do you have out-of-town guests on your list? Think about what they will do if there is a long time between the ceremony and the reception. If you are having more children than adults, steer toward a more casual affair. But this reception is about your child and your family, and it’s important that you are all comfortable with the arrangements.

Day or Night?

Another factor to consider is whether you prefer a sit-down dinner or a buffet. Both

The timing of your reception — daytime

Sit-Down or Buffet?

Reception Site Quick Tips Creating a checklist of questions to help you select a venue for your bar/bat mitzvah will help make the decision easier. Susan Valeta, a party planner from Susan’s Creations in Fairfield, Conn., says don’t be afraid to go online or pick up the phone. To get started, she suggests the following tips to help you choose a fabulous reception site: 1) Get recommendations from family and friends — there is nothing like a wordof-mouth referral. 2) Choose a theme for the event — consider one that reflects your child’s personality. 3) Decide on approximately how many people to invite. 4) Decide on a budget.  Call around to different places to get an idea of costs, including party rental places and full-service sites so you can compare costs. 5) Do you prefer a formal or casual setting?  The answer will often impact whether you want a sit-down dinner or a buffet. 6) Think outside the box for potential venues.  Consider offbeat places such as parks, sports venues or any other place your family frequents. 7) Do you want the venue to offer the catering, cake, flowers, etc., or do you want to hire your own vendors? 8) Are you willing to put in the time to plan, or do you hire a party planner?

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have their pros and cons and, again, depend on the number of guests. Sit-down dinners provide a more formal atmosphere for your guests, and they don’t have to wait in line at a buffet. The cons are that you are limited to what you can eat. Sit-down dinners offer only what you are served. Buffets, while generally easier on your finances, do not lend themselves well to a large number of guests.  With a buffet, you often end up with a line of people waiting to eat, but your guests get a choice of what they want to eat. Buffets tend to add a more casual ambience.  Another consideration is that with most bar/bat mitzvahs having a montage, candle-lighting and other traditions during the reception, a buffet with people getting up and down to get food can sometimes be disruptive.

Next With your approximate guest list in hand and feel for your reception decided, ask



friends and family for suggestions and recommendations of venues, and revisit places you have attended in the past. Call any venues you have an interest in first to find out basic information such as seating capacity and date availability. Then make an appointment to view the venue in person. When speaking to and visiting the venue, make sure you feel comfortable with the staff; if the staff don’t show much interest in you or your wants, be wary of how they will treat you and your guests on your day. Reception sites generally fall into two categories: full-service sites such as hotels, banquet facilities and country clubs, or venues that can be rented, such as the temple hall, where you need to arrange for a caterer and decorations. Each has their benefits and drawbacks and is based on the amount of time you can spend on planning as well as your budget.   Renting a facility that requires you to bring in things such as tables, chairs and

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lighting can be more time-consuming but also has its rewards. “A venue like that is a blank canvas, and you can customize it to fit your taste with rentals,” said Tom Gagan, owner of Alperson Party Rentals. Many party rental companies can offer everything from tents to tables and chairs to dance floors. “With a [full-service] hotel or banquet hall, you are restricted to only what they have. With a party rental company, you name it, we can provide it, and we can offer ideas and suggestions based on the facility,” Gagan said.  

Professional Planning Whichever type of venue you choose, a party planner can be an enormous asset. He or she can help guide you through the process, help to coordinate the different vendors and be the point person on the day of the bar/bat mitzvah.  “As a party planner, I help people save

time by doing much of the legwork for them,” said Imberman, who has been a party planner for 14 years. “I can help them prioritize everything from cake tastings to linen selections and help take the stress out of choosing vendors by using the ones I work with that give a discount for my clients and they are vendors I can vouch for.” Imberman suggests looking for a planner that pays close attention to what you want but will help you draw that fine line between doing something different and too different.   While planning a mitzvah reception can seem daunting, keep in mind the real reason for the celebration and remember to enjoy every minute of the party with family and friends.

Trista Morin is a freelance writer based in Fairfield County, Conn.  

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How to... Choose invitations Look for invitations that fit your budget, says Amy Finkenthal of Exclusive Invites. Oversize or odd-shaped invitations will mean extra postage. The invitation DOES set the tone for the event. Do you want formal? Religious? Modern? Girly/sport? Then carry your motif through your party. Ask for a professional’s advice if you need help on wording; for example, divorced parents or blended families. Budget tip: Eliminate the envelope liner or include the reception information on the invitation and skip the inserts. You DON’T need expensive matching thank you notes.

select a photographer Look for a photographer who asks what makes your child unique and wants to accommodate you, says photographer Kim Ponsky. Ask about the photographer’s “style” — photojournalist, artsy, formal/portrait? Do you feel he or she is the right person to capture the spirit of your event? You DO want guests to be able to order prints online, says Natalie Bauman of Sunrise Sunset Documentaries. Budget tip: Be organized about what pictures you want taken and ask for a package discount.

From the Cleveland Jewish News. Reprinted with permission.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah directory i n d e x

Action & Games

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Invitations

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Balloons

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Jewish Organizations

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Ballrooms and Banquet Facilities

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Judaica Gifts

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Bands

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah Online Lessons

Kosher Food, Catering & Certifying Agencies

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Linens

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Bowling

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Magicians

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Cakes, Desserts, Treats

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Mitzvah Projects & Travel

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Calligraphy

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Novelties & Favors

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Candle Lighting Poems

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Party Planners

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Catering

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Party Supplies & Rentals

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Country Clubs

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Photographers

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Crafts & Food Decorating

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Photographic Party Favors

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Decorations

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Places — Action

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DJs & Music

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Places — Attractions

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Edible Favors

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Rabbis & Cantors

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Entertainers

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Restaurants

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Flowers & Centerpieces

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Sculptured Ice

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Fireworks

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Synagogues & Temples

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Formal Wear

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Transportation

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Hotels & Resorts

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Yachts & Sailing

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Action & Games (Entertainment) aaa an ultimate inflatable

Unique interactive games - bouncy dance floor Spectacular inflatables. Prices & services shown on our website www.ultimateinflatable.com ............ 954-937-5200

Battlefield live

www.battlefieldliveflorida.com.......... 305-904-3562

boomers!

1801 NW First St., Dania Beach www.boomersparks.com Dania Beach .................... 954-921-1411, ext. 100 Boca Raton..................................... 561-347-1888

celebration source

..................................................... 954-922-3530

dave & busters

3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood 58,000 square feet of food and fun! Private event areas to accommodate Up to 2,000guests www.daveandbustersevents.com.......954-923-5505

games2U

Broward, Palm Beach, Martin & St. Lucie www.G2U.com................................561-512-6503

Gamewars

Biltmore elegance for distinguished events. Kosher and Glatt kosher available

Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade A mobile video game entertainment company. We bring the party to you. Featuring games on Xbox 360 and Wii. We host parties for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, corporate events, birthday parties, play groups & vacation-day activities www.mygamewars.com.................. 877--293-1436

The Game Xite

Mobile video game center www.thegamexite.com..................... 877-274-6484

Game Zone

Games coordinator and DJ for all occasions. . ..............................954-382-9663 (ZONE)

Laser quest

2101 N. University Drive, Sunrise www.laserquest.com........................954-747-1474

Rockwallz.com

Extreme event entertainment. www.rockwallz.com ........................ 954-605-0014

speed demons kart racing & arcade

453 N. Krome Ave., Florida City speeddemonskarting.com..................305-246-0086

videogame stadium

www.videogamestadium.com ............................................... 954-382-5252

xtreme indoor karting

GOLF / SPA / TENNIS / FITNESS / FINE DINING 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables Miami, Florida 33134 1.800.727.1926 • biltmorehotel.com

5300 N. Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale South Florida’s most exciting venue. Featuring indoor kart racing, over 100 arcade games, mini-golf and more!! www.xtremeindoorkarting.com ........954-491-6265

Balloons

atlas event décorators

Deerfield Beach www.dalsimer.com......................... 561-418-0608

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tastic Celebrations. Whether hosting a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah, our various indoor and outdoor banquet facilities provide unique settings that combine subtle Asian touches with Miami’s chic tropical influence, and our legendary service will delight both you and your guests. To learn more, please call our Social Catering Director at +1 (305) 913 8335.            south florida parenting bar/bat mitzvah guide •

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bar & bat mitzvah directory balloon fantasy

Broward and Dade County www.balloonfantasy.org.................. 305-595-9536

big smiles party rentals & décorations

Tri-county www.bigsmilespartyrentals.com........ 954-667-5274

big top balloons

Hollywood www.bigtopballoons.com................ 954-560-0013

d & s balloonatics

Serving Tri-county www.balloondecoration.net............. 561-367-7389

dalsimer florist

Deerfield Beach www.dalsimer.com............................800-423-2622

enchanted party decorations & balloons

www.enchantedpartydecorations.com ............................................. 786-499-9588

entertainment by hearts

Balloon decorations, catering and more www.entertainmentbyhearts.com ..... 954-344-1415

Ballrooms & Banquet Facilities b r o wa r d c o un t y

avalon place banquet hall

620 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale.................................. 954-458-0229

chateau de ville

4060 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point www.chateaudeville.com................ 954-946-1690

crystal dreams banquet hall

6072 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise www.crystaldreamsbh.com.............. 954-748-1300

Dave and buster’s

3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood 58,000 square feet of food and fun! Private event areas to accommodate Up to 2,000 guests www.daveandbustersevents.com ...... 954-923-5505

DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach The perfect day in the perfect setting You have just one day to get it right With our delectable cuisine, Tropical gardens & magnificent views We invite you to experience it all At Deer Creek Country Club. www.deercreekflorida.com................ 954-426-6588

diamantes banquet center

6501 W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale www.diamantesbanquets.com......... 954-726-0346

floridian ballrooms

17850 NW 2nd St., Pembroke Pines www.floridianballrooms.com............. 954-436-5525

fORT lauderdale historical society

231 SW 2nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale www.oldfortlauderdale.org............... 954-463-4431

Fresh Martini Lounge & Bistro

1744 Main St., Weston Town Center, Weston FRESH. It means new beginnings. A perfect hot spot for your bar/bat mitzvah. Accommodates

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groups of 1,000 in our 6,000 ft facility. 10 plasma TVs, 3 full service bars and full service kitchen! www.freshmartinilounge.com...................... .. ................................................ 954-888-4700

The Historic Maxwell Room

408 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale www.maxwellroom.com.com............. 954-463-6630

IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME

300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach Something for Everyone…................ 954-927-2628

NOT JUST FISHING

Easy access off I-95 Select your own caterer Free parking for cars and buses www.igfa.org .................................. 954-888-4700

jubilee gala reception hall

12345 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines www.jubileegala.com....................... 954-436-2233

royal fiesta event center

1680 SE 3rd St., Deerfield Beach www.royal-fiesta.com....................... 954-570-9422

shall we dance banquet hall

600 S. Federal Highway Deerfield Beach.............................954-254-3221

Shooter’s Private Banquet Facility

3033 NE 32nd Ave. Ft. Lauderdale................................954-566-2855

Signature Grand

6900 State Road 84, Davie www.thesignaturegrand.com............ 954-424-4000

sofia’s ballrom

3842 N. UnversityDrive, Sunrise www.sofiasballroom.com...................754-581-0074

studio 61

12330 SW 53rd St., No. 705, Cooper City Your number one option for Bar/Bat Mitzvah planning. Perfect club-like atmosphere that parents and children can only dream of. Equipped with all the most recent state-of-the-art professional club lighting, sound, & video production. www.studio-61.com..........................954-450-5862

sunshine ballroom

4301Rock Island Road Lauderhill........................................954-730-8316

temple beth torah

9101 NW 57th St., Tamarac Bar and Bat Mitzvah dates available. Brand new synagogue & catering hall ‘10. Award-winning religious school www.templebethtorahtamarac.org..... 954-721-7660

tower club

1 Financial Plaza, Ft. Lauderdale www.tower-florida.com..................... 954-764-8550

whitespace

1200 Stirling Road, Dania Beach whiteSPACE, a 7,000-square foot chic and modern venue. Customize your event to reflect your own personal style for a memorable event. www.whitespace.cc.........………….. 954-926-5840

m i am i - Da d e c o un t y

atlantis reception hall and ballroom

15544 SW 72nd St., Miami www.atlantisreceptionhall.com........ 305-380-7472

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Celebrate Your Child’s Special Day at the Pavilion Grille! Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Sweet 16’s, & Graduations • Space for 225 guests • 2,000 Sq. ft. dance floor • Lighting and music systems • Customized menus • Sit down or buffet with stations • Free parking • Only five minutes from I-95 Call at 561-912-0000 to book your party

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301 Yamato Road • Boca Raton, Florida 33431 561-912-0000 • www.paviliongrille.com Located in the Atrium of the Stonegate Bank Building ¼ mile East of I-95 on N.E. Corner of Dixie Highway & Yamato Road

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bar & bat mitzvah directory bet breira ballroom

9400 SW 87th Ave., Kendall www.betbreira.org.............................305-595-1500

celebration ballrooms

Hialeah & West Palm Beach www.celebrationballrooms.com..........305-824-0619

douglas entrance historical ballroom

800 S. Douglas Road, Coral Gables 305-448-1195

Exotic Gardens Banquet Hall

7590 Miami Gardens Drive, Miami Lakes www.exoticgardensbanquethall.net .. 305-823-0466

Benvenuto is a full service catering facility with seven elegant banquet rooms to choose from. Our professional event planners will assist you with every detail of your very special occasion www.benvenutorestaurant.com......... 561-364-0600

Bogart’s bar & grille

3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton Four banquet rooms for 20 to 200 guests Upscale setting offering custom menus Easy to find central location at I-95 & Glades Road www.bogartsofboca.com....................561-395-7682

the fire tower

casa blanca banquet hall

Flamingo Banquet Hall

celebration ballrooms

8000 NW 21st. St.,Suite 227, Miami www.firetowermiami.com................. 305-599-0905 489 E. Hialeah Drive, Hialeah..........305-887-5775

garden ballroom

391 E. 8th St., Hialeah.................. 305-884-0121

illusion’s banquet hall

10636 Fountaineblue Blvd. Miami........................................... 305-221-6047

imperial banquet hall

585 E. 49th St., Hialeah.................305-688-3500

Kovens Conference Center

3000 NE 151st St., Miami www.kovens.fiu.edu ........................ 305-919-5779

las vegas banquet hall

1475 W. Okeechobee Road Hialeah...........................................305-362-9196

My Destiny Banquet Hall

1970 W. 60th St., Hialeah.............305-825-3270

My Dreams Banquet Hall

5908 W. 16th Ave., Hialeah.........305- 826-3391

Paradise Banquet Hall

708 W. 29th St., Hialeah www.paradisehall.com.................... 305- 887-7888

premier banquet hall

8300 SW 8th St., Miami.................305-267-1888

6200 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach www.casablancabanquethall.net....... 561-452-6200 West Palm Beach & Hialeah www.celebrationballrooms.com......... 305-824-0619

ellie’s flamingo room & catering

2410 N. Federal Highway, Delray Beach www.elliescatering.com.................... 561-276-7716

The Museum at Ragtops Motorcars

2119 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach ................................................561-655-2836

the pavilion grille

The Stonegate Building 301 Yamato Road, Boca Raton Perfect for family celebrations Spectacular atrium setting Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Weddings Space for 250 guests, custom menus Sound and lighting system Only 5 minutes from I-95 www.paviliongrille.com....................561-912-0000

special impresions at the kravis center

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach www.kravis.org ...........................561-651-4444

wellington community center

Wellington ..................................... 561-753-2484

Reception palace ballroom

Bands

romance ballroom

A Hot Mitzvah

14375 SW 42nd St., Miami............305-553-2881 1570 W. 43rd Road, Hialeah www.romanceballroom.com . ..........305-827-3433

sky terrace

100 SE 2nd St., Miami www.intlplacemiami.com..................305-539-7111

tony’s reception palace

1800 W. 68th St., Hialeah...............305-827-4174

venetian banquet hall

8300 West Flagler St., Miami www.venetianbanquethall.com ......305-793-6905

villa woodbine

2610 S. Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove www.billhansencatering.com/villa.html..................... ................................................305-858-6600

wherehouse 2016

2016 NE 155 St., North Miami Beach www.wherehouse2016.com........... 305-956-9282

palm b e a c h c o un t y

benvenuto caterestaurant

1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach

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Complete Mitzvah Solutions! Outstanding Entertainment at an Incredible Value with SO MANY Creative Suggestions - Call Today www.AHotMitzvah.com.................... 954-288-5672

a little knight music

Delray Beach www.knightmusic.com................... 561-498-8046

alejandro escovedo

www.alejandroescovedo.com.............305-244-9966

cartier entertainment

www.cartierent.com..........................305-377-8756

chase music

Hollywood..................................... 954-926-6000

command performance

Davie............................................ 954-382-0029

heat wave

Davie ............................................954-748-8555

Iris and company

Weston........................................... 954-349-0334

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bar & bat mitzvah directory jerry wayne

www.jerrywayne.com . ..................... 954-474-5588

lawrence of florida entertainment

Coral Springs ................................ 954-755-0500

manny silver

................................................ 561-542-0602

raye stevens

Coral Springs ................................. 954-755-7664

soul survivors

Hollywood....................................... 305-940-4882

soundworthy entertainment

www.soundworthyentertainment.com786-290-3476

steel pony band

www.steelponyband.com ................. 561-758-6536

sunshine entertainment group

www.sunshineentertainmentgroup.com ............................................... 305-442-4806

wildfires band

Serving the tri-county area............ 561-496-1120

Bowling

BRUNSWICK ZONE

2020 N. State Road 7, Margate www.bowlbrunswick.com……… 954-972-4400

sawgrass lanes tamarac

(Formerly Don Carter’s) 8501 N. University Drive, Tamarac Broward County’s Premier Bowling Center is fun for the whole family! Come see our newly renovated bowling center! Monday - Friday, 2 to 6 p.m. we have $1 games for the whole family. Ask about our birthday party packages. We specialize in all ages. We have a newly renovated coffee shop, fully equipped bar, DJ booth, conference room & large arcade room. We also specialize in large corporate events as well as small, quaint business parties. All of our packages offer something for everyone. Tamarac..........................................954-722-2700

sparez bowling centers

Davie............................................. 954-434-9663 Margate........................................ 954-752-5270

strike miami

Dolphin Mall, Miami www.strikemiami.com...................... 305-594-0200

Calligraphy A BIT OF INK

Miami, www.abitofink.com............ 305-665-5388

CALIG-A-PRINT

4910 Jefferson St., Hollywood www.caligaprint.invitations.com...... 877-377-6262

CALLIGRAPHY BY ELAINE

1655 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach www.calligraphybyelaine.com…...... 305-975-7781

CARLA’S CALLIGRAPHY

Palm Beach Gardens…………. ..... 561-596-0937

invitations galore

Invitations at the right price! Stationary - Place Cards - Programs Calligraphy - Menus - Table Numbers In House Printing - Custom Invitations

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Party Favors - Welcome Gifts Customers seen by appointment Shelley P. Gardner............................561-998-2848

marcelle kaufman calligraphy

Boca Raton Devoren1@aol.com........................ 561-330-3622

Cakes, Desserts &Treats a sweet life cakery

. ................................................... 772-240-4045

BY WORD OF MOUTH

3200 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park www.bywordofmouthfoods.com 954-564-3663

coldstone creamery & rock mountain chocolate factory

Invite Cold Stone to your Simcha. The ultimate ice cream experience will delight guests of all ages. Also select hand dipped caramel apples, marshmallows or other yummy treats ................................................954-592-8147

the cupcake chef

www.cupcakechef.com................... 561-699-3923

DIPPIN’ DOTS

Boynton Beach............................... 561-735-0401 Coral Springs................................ 954-691-8588

Edible arrangements

Pompano Beach www.ediblearrangements.com......... 954-782-3222

elegant temptations

www.eleganttemptations.com........... 305-556-6111

elite cake creations

www.elitecake.com........................ 954-450-2685

extravaganza pastry

12117 Biscayne Blvd., Miami www.extravaganzapastry.com..........305-899-8998

fortunately yours

Personalized Fortune Cookies and Chocolate Bouquets. Many items that you design. Unique and delicious! www.fortunatelyyours.com . ............800-337-1889

G’s Cake

West Palm Beach www.gscake.com.......................... 561-282-7900

GALLERY OF CAKES

19206 W. Dixie Highway, Aventura Extraordinary European Bakery Exquisite Taste, Exceptional Quality Specializing in Traditional, Modern & European Cakes & Any Custom Cakes www.galleryofcakes.com .................305-935-1114

HAPPENINGS

10054 W. McNab Road Chocolate favors and place cards. Unique chocolate and cake decorating parties. Tamarac........................................ 954-720-8080

I heart sugar sugar

www.Iheartsugarsugar.com................305-528-6116

jeannetti’s catering

www.jeannetti.com...........................305-668-6060

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bar & Bat Mitzvah directory le chocolatier

1840 NE 164th St., North Miami Beach www.lechocolatier.com.....................305-944-3020

sweet personalities

“Yes - It’s Chocolate!!” We print edible photos of your guests……..on chocolate. Certified Kosher www.sweetpersonalities.com . ............................................ 305-781-7802

The sweet tooth

2021501

18435 NE 19th Ave., N. Miami Beach The Sweet Tooth is a gourmet kosher chocolate factory that has been in business for 28 years in North Miami Beach. We create in chocolate unique centerpieces, table numbers, place cards, edible photographs and 3D cakes. All of our products are delicately handmade within our factory with attention to detail. No order is too big or too small. We can make your wish into chocolate, just ask. www.thesweettooth.com................. 305-682-1400

three scoops gourmet ice cream

1681 SW 159th Ave., Pembroke Pines www.threescoopsicecream.com.......954-593-2588

yummy cakes & more

www.yummycakesandmore.com Miami............................................ 305-200-3460

Catering

2Taste Catering

North Miami www.2tastecatering.com..................305-899-9117

a alexander event

302-304 NE 4th St., Delray Beach www.alexanderevent.com.................561-502-6168

Aaron’s Catering of the palm beaches

West Palm Beach www.aarons-catering.com................ 561-792-9292

Almani’s Kosher Kitchen and Bakery

2836 Stirling Road, Hollywood..........954-924-0041

benvenuto caterestaurant

1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach Benvenuto is a full service catering facility with seven elegant banquet rooms to choose from. Our professional event planners will assist you with every detail of your very special occasion www.benvenutorestaurant.com......... 561-364-0600

Bogart’s bar & grille

3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton Four banquet rooms for 20 to 200 guests Upscale setting offering custom menus Easy to find central location at I-95 & Glades Rd. www.bogartsofboca.com................... 561-395-7682

BY WORD OF MOUTH

3200 NE 12th Ave., Oakland Park www.bywordofmouthfoods.com....... 954-564-3663

eden catering

www.cateringeden.com................. 954-922-3344

ca & company catering

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO HONOR YOUR GUESTS

bar & bat mitzvah directory www.cacatering.net...................... 954-920-3911

catering by david

www.cateringbydavid.com............... 954-731-9222

catering by joel’s place

www.cateringbyjoelsplace.com.........954-730-9911

cek caterers

Boca Raton......................................561-353-0901

Circle caterers

www.koshermarket.com.................561-367-1902

dave & buster’s Unique JNF invitations by Encore Studios let you plant a tree or make a contribution toward JNF’s water development projects in Israel in honor of each guest. What a perfect way to enhance your simcha with a mitzvah: support Israel and celebrate your special day at the same time! A portion of your purchase is tax deductible. “Our family and friends were delighted that trees were planted in Israel in their honor through JNF…” —Janice & Evan Kohn, Parents of Bar Mitzvah boy, David, Chicago, IL

For more info visit www.jnf.org/simcha or call 1-800-542-8733.

3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood 58,000 square feet of food and fun! Private event areas to accommodate Up to 2,000guests www.daveandbustersevents.com.......954-923-5505

DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach The perfect day in the perfect setting You have just one day to get it right With our delectable cuisine, Tropical gardens & magnificent views We invite you to experience it all At Deer Creek Country Club. www.deercreekflorida.com................ 954-426-6588

EMERALD HILLS KOSHER CATERING www.jnf.org

4100 N. Hills Drive, Hollywood...... 954-989-6575

falafel bistro

www.falafel-bistro.com................... 954-346-5300

glatt kosher touch catering

. .............................................305-754-9701

ACTORS & MODELS NEEDED KIDS ★ TEENS

Find out more at

www.avemodels.com ★commercials ★television ★print ★movies ★runway ★catalogs ★promotions ★music videos

Coral Springs................................. 954-346-7545

the harbour grill

Surfside ...................................... 305-861-0787

jeannetti’s catering

www.jeannetti.com...........................305-668-6060

kosher kingdom

Majestic caterers

N. Miami Beach............................ 305-937-2667

Palm Caterers at Temple Beth El

Boca Raton . ............................... 561-394-PALM

the pavilion grille

2810 E. Oakland Park Blvd, Ste. #308 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33306

954-561-1226

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4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach.. 305- 249-2220

greenseid catering

3017 Aventura Blvd., Aventura Fresh Kosher Meat & Poultry Professional complete kosher catering Fresh homemade cooked foods & salads Bakery & wine cellar No event is too big or small www.TheKosherKingdom.com......... 305-792-7988

AVENUE PRODUCTIONS, INC. MODEL & TALENT AGENCY

Licensed & Established Since 1991

gold kosher catering

The Stonegate Building 301 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton Perfect for family celebrations Spectacular atrium setting Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Weddings Space for 250 guests, custom menus Sound and lighting system Only 5 minutes from I-95 www.paviliongrille.com....................561-912-0000

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bar & Bat Mitzvah directory Pollo Tropical

Catering menu available online www.pollotropical.com ................... 866-769-7696

sterling kosher catering

sterlingkosher@yahoo.com ..............954-680-4787

texas hold ‘em bbq

Sunrise www.texasholdembbq.com................954-764-7427

toojay’s original gourmet deli

3654 Georgia Ave., West Palm Beach ................................................561-659-9011

victory glatt kosher catering

4811 S. State Road 7, Davie Victory is proud to offer our services For creating a memorable event, designed To your specifications. Our professional catering Staff will oversee every detail. Bring us your best quote & we will beat It by 10% No event is too big or small Victory Market & Catering............... 954-584-7790

Country Clubs

b r o wa r d c o un t y

bonaventure country club

carolina club

3011 Rock Island Road, Margate/Coral Springs ...............................................954-753-3500

DEER CREEK GOLF CLUB

2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd., Deerfield Beach The perfect day in the perfect setting You have just one day to get it right With our delectable cuisine, Tropical gardens & magnificent views We invite you to experience it all At Deer Creek Country Club. www.deercreekflorida.com................954-426-6588

We take pictures of your guests and print them on Chocolate! 100% Edible & Certified Kosher

305.781.7802

www.SweetPersonalities.com

2045339

200 Bonaventure Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale Bonaventure Country Club offers the perfect setting for Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Our professional staff is ready to assist you with all your planning and hosting needs. www.golfbonaventure.com.................954-389-2100

. “Yes.. alate!!” oc It’s Ch

PROFESSIONAL

Magician & Illusionist

grande oaks golf club

3201 W. Rolling Hills Circle, Ft. Lauderdale www.grandeoaks.com....................... 954-916-2909

hillcrest golf & country club

4600 Hillcrest Drive, Hollywood www.hillcrestgcc.com.......................954-987-5000

jacaranda country club

9200 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation www.jacarandacc.com.....................954-474-8998

lago mar country club

500 NW 127th Ave., Plantation www.lagomarcc.com........................954-472-7044

lighthouse point yacht & racquet club orangebrook golf & country club

400 Entrada Drive, Hollywood www.orangebrook.com..................... 954-894-0555

• Sleight-of-Hand / Strolling Magic • Comedy Magic Show with the “Mitzvah” Child • Grand Stage Illusions

Make Your Event Magical & Memorable!

Magic of Rober Entertainment 888.762.3711

www.magicofrober.com

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2701 NE 42nd St., Lighthouse Point www.lpyrc.com................................ 954-942-7244

Expert in close-up walk-around magic!

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bar & bat mitzvah directory pembroke lakes country club

10500 Taft St., Pembroke Pines......954-435-3551

plantation preserve golf course & club

7050 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation www.plantationpreserve.org.............954-585-5030

weston hills country club

2600 Country Club Way, Weston www.westonhillsgolfclub.com...........954-384-4671

woodlands country club

4600 Woodlands Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale www.woodlandscountryclub.net........ 954-731-2500

woodmont country club

7801 NW 80th Ave., Tamarac www.woodmontcountryclub.net....... 954-722-4300

m i am i - D A DE c o un t y

iron horse country club

8055 Iron Horse Blvd., West Palm Beach www.Ironhorsecountryclub.com........ 561-624-5550

jonathan’s landing golf club

Jupiter www.jonathanslanding.com.............. 561-747-7600

mizner country club

16104 Mizner Club Drive, Delray Beach ................................................561-638-5600

quail ridge country club

3715 Golf Road, Boynton Beach www.quailridgecc.com.....................561-737-5100

WESTCHESTER COUNTRY CLUB

12250 Westchester Club Drive, Boynton Beach www.maitre_d@westchestercc.com....561-369-1000

doral golf resort & spa

wycliffe golf & country club

Doral Park Country Club

Crafts & Food-Decorating

4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami www.doralresort.com .................... 305-591-6453 5001 NW 104th Ave., Doral www.doralpark.org...........................305-591-8800

Fairmont turnberry isle resort & Club

19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura Celebrate your Bar or Bat Mitzvah at our landmark property. Let our planners help create a distinctive experience to ensure your day is memorable. www.fairmont.com............................305-932-6200

miami shores country club

10000 Biscayne Blvd Miami Shores, www.miamishoresgolf.com............... 305-795-2360

miami springs golf & country club

www.miamispringsgolfcourse.com....305- 805-5180

presidential country club

19600 Presidential Way, Miami Gardens .............................................. 305-795-2360

Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club 760 Miami Lakes Drive, Hialeah

www.donshulahotel.com..................... 800-247-4852

palm b e a c h c o un t y

ballenisles country club

www.ballenisles.com........................ 561-625-5714

boca country club

www.bocaresort.com........................ 561-447-3863

boca lago country club

www.bocalago.com...........................561-869-8834

delray beach golf club

2200 Highland Ave., Delray Beach www.delraybeachgolfclub.com..........561-243-7385

eastpointe country club

13535 Eastpointe Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens www.eastpointe-cc.com................... 561-626-6860

frenchman’s reserve

Palm Beach www.frenchmansreservecc.com........561-630-0333

grand lacuna golf & country club

Lake Worth www.grandlacuna.com.....................561-969-6600

ibis golf & country club

West Palm Beach www.Ibisgolf.com.............................561-625-8500

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4640 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Wellington www.wycliffecc.com....................... 561-964-9200

HAPPENINGS

10054 W. McNab Road Chocolate favors and place cards. Unique chocolate and cake decorating parties. Tamarac....................................... 954-720-8080

Noah’s ark animal workshop

Stuff your own animal workshop. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs - Birthdays Daycare Activity - Special Occasions Call Today, Reservations Fill Quickly Email ElaineAmico@aol.com or NikiAmico@yahoo.com ................954-942-9482 or .. ................................................ 708-359-5323

Decorations

fredda’s place

Serving Tri-County ......................954-680-8472 or ............................................... 877-599-2977

DJs & Music 1 great event

Jupiter www.onegreatevent.com.................. 561-768-2503

a#1 DJ

Davie www.A1djvip.com.............................954-434-9228

A Hot Mitzvah

Complete Mitzvah Solutions! Outstanding Entertainment at an Incredible Value with SO MANY Creative Suggestions - Call Today www.AHotMitzvah.com.................... 954-288-5672

a little knight music

Delray Beach www.knightmusic.com................... 561-498-8046

apex entertainment

Ft. Lauderdale www.apexentertainment.com.......... 954-816-6020

Bode music service

Serving Dade, Broward & Palm Beach www.bodemusic.com.......................305-538-8484

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Not your typical meeting or event...

Welcome to the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum, South Florida’s most unique location for meetings and events. Enjoy a stunning visual setting and a variety of interactive experiences. The 4,700 square foot Hall of Fame room features a sea of life-size replicas of world record catches suspended overhead, a beautiful and sophisticated backdrop for social or corporate events. It is available for evening rentals and can seat a maximum of 300 banquet or over 1,000 for cocktails. The Events Hall is a modern, A/V-equipped meeting space available for daytime or evenings. The 3,300 square foot room can seat a maximum of 300 theater style. Smaller conference rooms are also available. The IGFA is a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and all space rental fees directly support our many programs.

IGFA Fishing Hall

of Fame & Museum 300 Gulf Stream Way Dania Beach, FL 33004 954-924-4312 Email: rentals@igfa.org capacity: varies www.igfa.org

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bar & bat mitzvah directory center stage entertainment

Boca Raton..................................... 561-416-3166

chris macdonald

www.chriselvis.com......................... 954-341-6005

dance all night djs

Miami www.danceallnightdjs.com............... 305-335-1985

dj gregg pellito

Ft. Lauderdale www.djgregg.net............................. 754-368-0669

DJ INNOVATION 

www.djinnovations.com.................... 800-274-7177

 dj

marc scott

Fort Lauderdale . ............................ 954-524-7905

DJM

Davie www.djmstartime.com..................... 954-722-4040

dolphin entertainment

Plantation www.dolphin-entertainment.com ..... 954-723-9870

DREW T Weston

www.drewt.com............................... 954-445-1107

entertainment connections

West Palm Beach www.ecpdeejays.com....................... 561-575-2122

first class sounds

Plantation.................................... 954-452-5717

Galaxy entertainment

Sunrise www.galaxy-entertainment.com......... 954-851-9599

HEATWAVE

www.heatwavemusic.com................. 954-748-8555

infinity sound productions

4661 SW 71st Ave., Miami www.ispdj.com.................................305-668-6176

jammin’ express

Weston www.jamminexpress.com..................954-659-3472

jimmy jam

Oakland Park ................................. 954-929-1925

Kenny Mondo Productions

West Palm Beach www.kennymondo.com................... 561-790-5555

liquid djs

Ft. Lauderdale www.liquiddjs.com........................ 787-597-3705

m & M entertainment

Boca Raton www.barmitzvahs.com..................... 561-338-9666

m3 entertainment

Boca Raton.....................................561-989-8081

party time djs

11850 State Road 84, #A10 Davie 30 years of amazing custom events. One-stop convenience. Become one of our family of super happy clients. www.partytimedjs.com..................... 305-529-4200

platinum gold

Coral Springs www.platinumgold.com.....................954-753-7500

professional sounds & music

Boca Raton..................................... 561-451-8156

rhythym city

5021 S. State Road 7, Suite 21, Davie .................................................954-962-8554

scratch events

Nationwide .................................... 866-955-8580

star disc jockeys

Fort Lauderdale www.allstardiscjockeys.com...............954-420-0706

screamin’ entertainment

12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City www.screamin-entertainment.com.... 954-450-5862

studio 61

12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City Your number one option for Bar/Bat Mitzvah planning. Perfect club-like atmosphere that parents and children can only dream of. Equipped with all the most recent state-of-the-art professional club lighting, sound, & video production. www.studio-61.com..........................954-214-6214

vision djs

www.visiondjs.com..........................305-232-0987

Edible Favors coldstone creamery & rock mountain chocolate factory

Invite Cold Stone to your Simcha The ultimate ice cream experience Will delight guests of all ages. Also Select hand dipped caramel apples, Marshmallows or other yummy treats ................................................ 954-592-8147

fortunately yours

Personalized Fortune Cookies and Chocolate Bouquets. Many items that you design. Unique and delicious! www.fortunatelyyours.com . ............ 800-337-1889

HAPPENINGS

10054 W. McNab Road Chocolate favors and place cards. Unique chocolate and cake decorating parties. Tamarac........................................ 954-720-8080

mb entertainment

mazel mints

mr. piano man World of music

PHOTO CONFECTIONS, INC.

Ormond Beach to Miami..................954-316-2149 ............................................... 561-470-2222

nikko

............................................... 561-997-9777

park avenue productions

Ft. Lauderdale................................ 954-358-5485

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Complete Event Planning Bar/Bat Mitzvahs/Weddings/Corporate Invitation - Décor - Party Favors - Custom Confections Activities - Entertainment and so much more ! photoconfection2@aol.com.............. 954-753-8100

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bar & bat mitzvah directory sweet personalities

“Yes - It’s Chocolate!!” print edible photos of your guests……..on chocolate. Certified Kosher www.sweetpersonalities.com........... 305-781-7802

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The hottest club for your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah!

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Bar/Bat Mitzvahs • Weddings • Corporate Events Birthday Parties • Sweet Sixteens 12330 SW 53rd St. • Suite 705 • Cooper City, FL 33330

954.450.5862 954.214.6214

www.screamin-entertainment.com

Entertainers A Hot Mitzvah

Complete Mitzvah Solutions! Outstanding Entertainment at an Incredible Value with SO MANY Creative Suggestions - Call Today www.AHotMitzvah.com....................954-288-5672

All About Entertainment 2034845

www.studio-61.com Email: info@studio-61.com

18435 NE 19th Ave., N. Miami Beach The Sweet Tooth is a gourmet kosher chocolate factory that has been in business for 28 years in North Miami Beach. We create in chocolate unique centerpieces, table numbers, place cards, edible photographs and 3D cakes. All of our products are delicately handmade within our factory with attention to detail. No order is too big or too small. We can make your wish into chocolate, just ask. www.thesweettooth.com................. 305-682-1400

www.AllAboutEntertainmentINC.com Serving Tri-county .......................... 954-433-7348

Aloha islanders

Hawaiian Entertainment www.wehula.com..............................954-873-0200

THE AMAZING BOTTLE DANCERS

Amazing Bottle Dancers Add some TRADITION! Amazing 20 mins. A great addition to your DJ or Band Spectacular Grand Entrances, Candle Lightings Call for our free DVD! www.bottledancers.com .................. 800-716-0556

avenue model & talent agency

Avenue is a licensed, full service model & talent agency based in Ft. Lauderdale since 1991. We supply talent for movies, tv, print, commercials - babies to adults - all ages www.avemodels.com........................ 954-561-1226

dream ark entertainment

Acrobats, dancers, contortionists, live statues Hollywood....................................... 954-668-6856

entertainment express

................................................ 954-691-5029

gary goodman’s Magic & Illusions

“Florida’s Premier Entertainer” Customizing Each Magical Memory Strolling Magic during Cocktail Hour Magical Production of Mitzvah Boy or Girl GRAND ILLUSION SHOW DURING DINNER 100’s of Testimonials www.excellentmagic.com Boca Raton................................ 800-889-0773 or .....................................................561-558-8033

knucklehead entertainment

Coconut Creek www.knuckleheadfun.com................ 954-649-2120

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bar & Bat mitzvah directory m & M entertainment

1355 W. Palmetto Park Road,Boca Raton www.barmitzvahs.com..................... 561-338-9666

magic of rober entertainment

Magical Entertainment at its best! Professional Magician & Illusionist Expert in close-up walk-around magic Make your event magical & memorable! www.magicofrober.com............... 888-762-3711

Flowers & Centerpieces

A Petal Productions Event Company

45 NE 26th St., Miami www.petalproductions.com............... 305-571-5153

A Busy Bee Florist And Gifts

4148 SW 64th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 954-581-5180

always flowers & events

North Miami .................................. 305-572-1122

moeta luau entertainment

an affair to remember by marci

polynesian proud productions

Ann’s Florist & Greenhouse

pure energy entertainment

Anthony’s Florist & Gifts

Covering all of Florida and beyond www.islandluaushows.com............... 305-804-2681 Pure Aloha! ................................... 954-701-5760 1638 E. Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach ........................ 954-782-9118

...............................................954-961-1966

100 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale ............................................... 954-761-3334 Hallandale www.anthonysflorist.net .................. 305-895-6800

screamin’ entertainment

Brigitte’s Flower Shop

studio 61

erin jennifer florist

superstar productions

Fabius event studios

12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City www.screamin-entertainment.com.... 954-450-5862 12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City www.studio-61.com......................... 954-214-6214 www.floridasuperstarproductions.com ............................................... 866-571-9289

top hat entertainment

Weston......................................... 954-389-0802

trig productions

Pompano Beach ..............................954-957-8115

4385 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale 954-583-8025 11419-G W. Palmetto Park Road, Boca Raton ..............................................561-852-8880 www.fabiuseventstudios.com ........... 561-674-6269

flower kingdom

Palm Beach Gardens www.flowerkingdom.com.................. 561-627-4200

flowers & found objects

521 E. Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale ............................................... 954-523-4155

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bar & bat mitzvah directory Flowers from the Rainflorist

3801 N. University Drive #202, Sunrise ............................................... 561-741-8900

flowers galore

4900 N. Dixie Highway #4 Oakland Park.................................. 954-615-0600

Flowers On The Promenade

10031 Cleary Blvd., Plantation........ 954-476-6500

Jim Threlkel Florist

820 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale ............................................... 954-962-0274

petals designs

21090 St. Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton ............................................... 561-391-5394

pistils & petals

1060 Alton Road, Miami Beach www.pistilsandpetals.com.............. 305.534.5001

seasons flowers of south beach 2021515

1526 Alton Road, Miami Beach www.seasonsflowers.net................. 305-531-7333

todd michaels floral décorators

1489 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale………………………954-766-8108

Water Mill Flowers

Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Springs………………………………954-340-3101

white tulip florist

1673 Alton Road, Miami Beach www.whitetulipflorist.com.............. 305-672-9444

Fireworks

Zambelli Fireworks YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO PLANT TREES IN HONOR OF YOUR GUESTS

1 West Camino Real Blvd., Suite 100, Boca Raton www.zambellifireworks.com ............. 561-395-0955

Formal Wear

Ever After Miami

2977 McFarlane Road, Suite 100B, Coconut Grove www.everaftermiami.com ................ 305-444-7300

Jackie’s Bridal & Party

Serving Broward and Dade www.jackiespartyrentals.com.........954-965-4343 or ................................................ 786-286-2314

Alene too Unique JNF invitations by Encore Studios let you plant a tree or make a contribution toward JNF’s water development projects in Israel in honor of each guest. What a perfect way to enhance your simcha with a mitzvah: support Israel and celebrate your special day at the same time! A portion of your purchase is tax deductible. “Our family and friends were delighted that trees were planted in Israel in their honor through JNF…” —Janice & Evan Kohn, Parents of Bar Mitzvah boy, David, Chicago, IL

For more information visit www.jnf.org/simcha or call 1-800-542-8733.

Boca Raton . ................................ 561-394-0899

Hotels & Resorts

B RO WA RD CO U N TY

crowne plaza hollywood beach

4000 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood www.cphollywoodbeachresort.com ... 954-454-4334

crowne plaza sawgrass mills

13400 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise www.sawgrasshotel.com ..................954-835-3603

doubletree guest suites “gallery one”

2670 E. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale www.galleryonedoubletree.com ........ 954-335-4606

embassy suites deerfield beach

950 S. Ocean Drive, Deerfield Beach www.embassysuitesflorida.com . ...... 954-426-0478

www.jnf.org

embassy suites ft. lauderdale

1100 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale www.embassysuitesftl.com . ............ 954-527-2700

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bar & Bat Mitzvah directory hilton deerfield beach

4000 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood www.cphollywoodbeachresort.com ... 954-454-4334

THE HILTON FAMILY

FLORIDA’S PREMIER MAGICIAN AND ILLUSIONIST

1881 SE 17th St. Causeway, Fort Lauderdale www.fortlauderdalegrande.com .........954-527-6792

holiday inn hotel & resorts

3003 N. University Drive, Sunrise www.holiday-inn.com/sunrisefl.com 954-315-2168

holiday inn hotel & resorts

2905 Sheridan St., Hollywood www.holiday-inn.com . ....................954-925-9100

the hyatt regency bonaventure conference center & spa

250 Racquet Club Road, Plantation www.bonaventure.hyatt.com............. 954-616-1234

inverrary vacation resort

www.inverrary.com........................... 954-485-0500

marriott coral Springs

11755 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs www.marriott.com/fllmc................... 954-753-5598

marriott ft. lauderdale

6650 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale ................................................954-334-9240

ocean sands resort & spa

6650 N. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale www.theoceansandsresortandspa...... 954-590-1148 1711 N. University Drive, Plantation www.plantationhotelcc.com . ...........954-916-6195

View Testimonials at www.ExcellentMagic.com

1.800.889.0773 or

561.558.8033 Boca Raton

2040971

the plantation hotel & conference center

Magical Appearance of Mitzvah Boy/Girl Strolling Magic Grand Illusion Show

renaissance ft. lauderdale

1617 SE 17th St., Ft. Lauderdale www.renaissancehotels.com............. 954-626-1709

riverside hotel

Fort Lauderdale www.riversidehotel.com................... 800-325-3280

sheraton suites

Cypress Creek, Ft. Lauderdale www.sheraton.com.com...................954-492-5848

w fort lauderdale

401 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale.... .................................................954-414-8200

the westin

400 Corporate Drive, Ft. Lauderdale ............................................... 954-772-1331

westin diplomat resort & spa

3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beautiful beachfront, poolside, ballroom Every nuance, detail sight, sound, and flavor are all carefully selected to reflect your individual celebration. We offer a vast array of settings and magnificent venues. www.diplomatresort.com.................. 954-602-8600

m i am i - D A DE CO U N TY

acqualina resort & spa

17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach www.acqualinaresort.com............305-918-8000

THE BETSY SOUTH BEACH

1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach www.thebetsyhotel.com ................. 305.531.6100

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bar & bat mitzvah directory The Biltmore hotel

1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables The Biltmore Hotel offers a restored 18-hole golf course, tennis, the largest hotel swimming pool in the U.S., with private poolside cabanas, a European spa, and an award-winning fitness center. The property recently unveiled its Culinary Academy which offers an array of hands-on cooking classes taught by the hotel’s acclaimed chefs. www.BiltmoreHotel.com................... 800-727-1926

conrad miami

Espirito Santo Plaza 1395 Brickell Ave., Miami www.conradmiami.com.................... 305-503-6500

courtyard by marriott - miami downtown

200 NE 2nd Ave., Miami www.miamicourtyard.com.................305-374-0000

Doral Golf Resort & spa

4400 NW 87th Ave., Miami www.doralresort.com........................305-591-6451

doubletree “the Grand”

1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami www.doubletreegrand.com ...............305-372-0313

eden roc beach resort & spa

4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach www.boldnewedenroc.com.............305-531-0000

embassy suites, miami

1717 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami www.embassysuites.hilton.com ....... 305-634-5000

epic hotel

270 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami www.epichotel.com.......................... 305-424-5224

Fairmont turnberry isle resort & Club

19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura Celebrate your Bar or Bat Mitzvah at our landmark property. Let our planners help create a distinctive experi ence to ensure your day is memorable. www.fairmont.com........................... 305-932-6200

fontainebleau

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach www.fontainebleau.com................. 305-538-2000

Four seasons hotel miami

1435 Brickell Ave., Miami www.fourseasons.com...................... 305-358-3535

gansevoort south

2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach www.gansevoortsouth.com............. 305-604-1000

hilton miami downtown

1601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami www.miamidowntown.hilton.com.......305-374-0000

hotel victor

1144 Ocean Drive, Miami www.hotelvictorsouthbeach.com ...... 305-428-1234

JW MARRIOT HOTEL MIAMI

1109 Brickell Ave., Miami www.marriott.com/miajw.................. 305-329-3508

jw marriott marquis miami

345 Avenue of the Americas, Miami www.marriott.com/miamij................305-329-3505

mandarin oriental, miami

500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami Whether hosting a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Our Indoor and outdoor banquet facilities Provide unique settings that combine Asian Touches with a chic tropical influence, and Our legendary service will delight you. www.mandarinoriental.com/miami.... 305-913-8335

midtown inn

3400 Biscayne Blvd. Miami www.midtowninnmiami.com............. 305-573-7700

miami marriotT biscayne bay

1633 N. Bayshore Drive Miami............................................ 305-374-3900

miami river inn

118 SW South River Drive, Miami www.miamiriverinn.com.................. 305-325-0045

mondrian south beach

1100 West Ave., Miami Beach www.mondrian-miami.com................ 305514-1500

the national hotel

1677 Collins Ave., Miami Beach www.nationalhotel.com ................... 800-327-8370

opera suites & marina

1750 N. Bayshore Drive, Miami www.operasuitesandmarina.com.......305-374-4449

the ritz carlton coconut grove

3300 SW 27th Ave., Coconut Grove www.ritzcarlton.com ...................... 305-644-4680

the ritz carlton key biscayne

455 Grand Bay Drive, Key Biscayne www.ritzcarlton.com ....................... 305-365-4500

the ritz carlton south beach

One Lincoln Road, Miami Beach www.ritzcarlton.com ....................... 786-276-4000

river park hotel & suites

100 SE 4th St., Miami www.riverparkhotelandsuites.com..... 305-374-5100

Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club

760 Miami Lakes Drive, Hialeah www.donshulahotel.com.................. 800-247-4852

tempo miami

1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami www.tempomiami.com..................... 305-396-4082

viceroy miami at icon brickell

485 Brickell Ave., Miami www.viceroymiami.com....................305-503-4400

w south beach

2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach www.starwoodhotels.com/whotels .... 305-938-3000

howard johnson plaza hotel & conference center

PA L M B E A C H CO U N TY

hyatt regency miami

Boca beach club — waldorf astoria collection

7707 NW 103rd St., Miami-Hialeah Gardens www.hogomia.com........................... 305-825-1000 400 SE 2nd Ave., Miam www.miamiregency.hyatt.com...........305-358-1234

900 S. Ocean Blvd., Boca Raton www.thebocaresort.com................... 888-564-1312

intercontinental miami

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami www.icmiamihotel.com.................... 305-577-1000

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bar & Bat mitzvah directory the breakers palm beach

hampton Inn

boca raton resort

hampton Inn

One S. County Road, Palm Beach www.thebreakers.com...................... 561-655-6611 501 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton www.bocaresort.com........................ 888-543-1277

breakers west

1550 Flagler Parkway, West Palm Beach ...............................................561-653-6310

crowne plaza west palm beach

1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach www.cpwestpalmbeach.com............. 561-688-8612

8205 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth www.greenparkmgmt.com................ 561-472-5980 4001 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens www.greenparkmgmt.com................561-625-8880

hampton Inn

2155 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington www.greenparkmgmt.com................561-472-9696

hilton on singer island oceanfront resort

3700 N. Ocean Drive, Singer Island www.hiltonsingerisland.com............. 561-848-3888

delray beach marriott

holiday inn hotel & suites

double tree hotel

jupiter beach resort & spa

10 N. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach www.marriottdelraybeach.com.........561-274-3200 4431 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens www.doubletreepallmbeachgardens.com ............................................... 561-776-2927

embassy suites boca raton

661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton www.bocaratonembassy.com............ 561-989-3990

the four seasons resort

2800 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach www.fourseasons.com ................... 561-582-2800

hampton Inn

1455 Yamato Road, Boca Raton www.greenparkmgmt.com................ 561-988-0200

hampton Inn

1475 W. Gateway Blvd., Boynton Beach www.greenparkmgmt.com............... 561-369-0018

3003 N. University Drive, Sunrise www.holiday-inn.com/sunrisefl.......... 561-315-2168 Five North A1A, Jupiter www.jupiterbeachresort.com.......... 866-943-0950

marriott palm beach gardens

4000 RCA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens www.marriot.com/pbipg...................561-622-8888

Marriott west palm beach

1001 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach www.westpalmbeachmarriot.com.......561-227-4504

omphoy hotel

2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach www.omphoy.com......................... 561-540-6441

pga national resort & spa

400 Avenue of Champions., Palm Beach Gardens www.pgaresort.com....................... 561-527-2000

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bar & bat mitzvah directory the ritz carlton, palm beach

100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan www.ritzcarlton.com..................... 561-533-6000

wyndham garden hotel

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton Experience the all-new Wyndham Hotel of Boca featuring the only kosher kitchen with indoor and outdoor banquet space www.cphollywoodbeachresort.com ...954-454-4334

Invitations bee invited

www.beeinvited.net.........................786-547-9537

Dawn of Designs Invites

www.dawnofdesignsinvites.com .......877-347-9099

invitations galore

Invitations at the right price! Stationary - Place Cards - Programs Calligraphy - Menus - Table Numbers In House Printing - Custom Invitations Party Favors - Welcome Gifts Customers seen by appointment Shelley P. Gardner........................... 561-998-2848

invitations plus

Connie Tisdale Invplusct@aol.com............................ 561-995-899

jewish national fund

Unique JNF invitations designed by Encore Studios or JNF certificates let you plant a tree in Israel or make a contribution toward JNF’s water development projects in Israel in honor of each guest www.jnf.org/simcha......................... 800-700-1317

the paper niche

Ft. Lauderdale www.paperniche.com........................954-577-0999

petite acorn

Dania Beach .................................. 954-962-3144

THE PRINTING OFFICE

1445 N. Congress Ave.,Suite #2, Delray Beach Where Printing Is An “Art” theprintingofficemail@yahoo.com..... 561-732-2388

SALUTATIONS OF BOCA RATON

21000 Boca Rio Road, A10, Boca Raton www.salutationsofboca.com.............. 561-477-8668

show & tell invitations

Davie www.showandtellinvitations.com....... 407-399-9357

SINCERELY YOURS, DIANE

1250 W. Newport Center Drive, Deerfield Beach www.sincerelyyoursdianeonline.com.. 954-421-9779

The sweet tooth

18435 NE 19th Ave., N. Miami Beach The Sweet Tooth is a gourmet kosher chocolate factory that has been in business for 28 years in North Miami Beach. We create in chocolate unique centerpieces, table numbers, place cards, edible photographs and 3D cakes. All of our products are delicately handmade within our factory with attention to detail. No order is too big or too small. We can make your wish into chocolate, just ask. www.thesweettooth.com................. 305-682-1400

Unique invitations

................................................ 877-837-9122

Red Bag of Courage Mitzvah Project

Participants raise $1,000 and receive their own monogrammed RED BAG as a thank you!

Contact Marcelle at redbag@afmda.org or call 800-626-0046 AFMDA supports MDA in Israel which saves lives by providing disaster, ambulance & blood services

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bar & Bat mitzvah directory

glatt kosher touch catering

www.koshertouch.com..................... 305-754-9701

kosher kingdom

3017 Aventura Blvd., Aventura Fresh Kosher Meat & Poultry Professional complete kosher catering Fresh homemade cooked foods & salads Bakery & wine cellar No event is too big or small www.TheKosherKingdom.com......... 305-792-7988

victory glatt kosher catering

4811 S. State Road 7, Davie Victory is proud to offer our services for creating a memorable event, designed to your specifications. Our professional catering staff will oversee every detail. Bring us your best quote & we will beat It by 10% No event is too big or small. Victory Market & Catering................954-584-7790

wyndham hotel kosher catering

1950 Glades Road, Boca Raton Experience the all-new Wyndham Hotel of Boca featuring the only kosher kitchen with indoor and outdoor banquet space www.wyndhamgardenbocaraton.com 561-368-5200

Linens

bbj linen

www.bbjlinen.com...................... 954-414-9660

chair covers & linens

www.chaircoversonline.com.............. 800-640-4631

connie duglin specialty linen

21000 Boca Rio Road, Suite A25, Boca Raton www.connieduglinlinen.com.............561-353-4050

enchanted party décorations & balloons

www.enchanted partydecorations.com ............................................. 786-499-9588

Magicians gary goodman’s Magic & Illusions

“Florida’s Premier Entertainer” Customizing Each Magical Memory Strolling Magic during Cocktail Hour Magical Production of Mitzvah Boy or Girl GRAND ILLUSION SHOW DURING DINNER 100’s of Testimonials www.excellentmagic.com Boca Raton . .....800-889-0773 or 561-558-8033

magic of rober entertainment

Magical Entertainment at its best! Professional Magician & Illusionist Expert in close-up walk-around magic Make your event magical & memorable! www.magicofrober.com.................... 888-762-3711

Magician george iglesias

www.georgeiglesias.com................... 305-300-6636

mitchell j. davie

The best in comedy & magic Mobile stage shows ....................... 888-SHOW-123

5450 NW 33rd Ave, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale

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PAINTED PHOENIX BODY ART

roger firestone

PFI PLAYING CARDS

Theater of Magic

shabbat-to-go

www.tophatonline.com . .................. 954-389-0802 “Florida’s finest fulltime magician” Serving the tri-county area............... 954-523-0923 “World’s Greatest Illusions” Mobile stage shows .........................305-388-1388

Novelties and Favors ART BY TRACIE BROWN

Personalized artwork by professional artist www.TracieBrownArt.com ................ 561-716-2163

The active edge clothing company

www.mitzvahpartyfavors.com ........... 800-343-1497

boxes with attitude

www.boxeswithattitude.com............. 954-252-9202

brrdesigns.com

Hand painted glassware www.brrdesigns.com ......................561-445-2456

fortunately yours

Personalized Fortune Cookies and Chocolate Bouquets. Many items that you design. Unique and delicious! www.fortunatelyyours.com . ............800-337-1889

funtastic photo favors & t-shirt co.

Boca Raton www.funtasticphotofavors.com......... 561-306-3700

IN TOUCH CREATIONS

Serving all of Florida www.intouchflorida.com ...................561-542-1980

invitations galore

Invitations at the right price! Stationary - Place Cards - Programs Calligraphy - Menus - Table Numbers In House Printing - Custom Invitations Party Favors - Welcome Gifts Customers seen by appointment Shelley P. Gardner........................... 561-998-2848

JEWISH BRIDE & MORE

www.jewishbride.com .....................954-721-5660

knucklehead entertainment

Coconut Creek www.knuckleheadfun.com................ 954-649-2120

LOUIE MAX’S PARTY FAVORS

www.louiemax.com ......................... 888-824-2674

mazel mints

www.mazelmints.com ..................... 866-646-8269

MAZEL TOV FAVORS

www.mazeltovfavors.com .................800-485-4461

MITZVZH PICS

www.mitzvahpics.com .................... 800-970-3880

Noah’s ark animal workshop

Stuff your own animal workshop. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs - Birthdays Daycare Activity - Special Occasions Call Today, Reservations Fill Quickly Email ElaineAmico@aol.com or NikiAmico@yahoo.com .............954-942-9482 or .. ................................................ 708-359-5323

oriental trading company

www.orientaltrading.com . ............... 800-875-8480

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www.paintedphoenix.com ................561-670-6597 Unique party favors www.pfiplayingcards.com ................877-737-2248 www.shabbattogo.com..................... 917-279-8057

shindigz

www.shindigz.com . .........................800-314-8736

ssimcha shots

.................................................877-856-5490

sweet personalities

“Yes - It’s Chocolate!!” We print edible photos of your guests on chocolate. Certified Kosher www.sweetpersonalities.com ........... 305-781-7802

The sweet tooth

18435 NE 19th Ave., N. Miami Beach The Sweet Tooth is a gourmet kosher chocolate factory that has been in business for 28 years in North Miami Beach. We create in chocolate unique centerpieces, table numbers, place cards, edible photographs and 3D cakes. All of our products are delicately handmade within our factory with attention to detail. No order is too big or too small. We can make your wish into chocolate, just ask. www.thesweettooth.com................ 305-682-1400

wax-e-wax

www.waxewax.com.......................... 954-346-0617

Windy city novelties

www.wcnovelties.com ......................800-442-9722

Party Planners 84 west events

30 years of amazing custom events. One-stop convenience. Become one of our family of super happy clients. www.84westevents.com................... 954-236-9000

A Creative Parties

Broward & Miami-Dade www.acreativeparties.com................ 954-907-5089

a funtastic party

www.funtasticparty.com....................954-385-1175

A Hot Mitzvah

Complete Mitzvah Solutions! Outstanding Entertainment at an Incredible Value with SO MANY Creative Suggestions - Call Today www.AHotMitzvah.com.....................954-288-5672

a matter of taste

3816 SW 8th St., Coral Gables www.amatteroftaste.biz.................... 305-567-0710

aeg live

............................................... 561-681-5610

All About Entertainment, Inc.

www.AllAboutEntertainmentINC.com Serving Tri-county .......................... 954-433-7348

america’s backyard

www.myamericasbackyard.com......... 954-727-0904

castle computer technologies

www.castlecomputer.com................. 786-488-2709

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Bar & Bat Mitzvahs. The most special day in your child’s life deserves the most special setting.

Photo courtesy of FoTik Photography

The Fairmont Turnberry Isle is the first luxury resort in South Florida to offer you a full Kosher kitchen. We know this day is monumental for your child and we are committed to making it perfect in every way. Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces that can be themed and decorated however you desire. Whether it’s brunch for 100, a luncheon for 40, or a gathering for 600, our Kosher kitchen, legendary service and breathtaking setting make our resort the ideal choice to honor this sacred tradition with an unforgettable celebration. And have a whole lotta fun doing it. For more information or to book your special event, call 305-933-6902 or visit www.fairmont.com/turnberryisle.

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bar & bat mitzvah directory dave & busters

3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood 58,000 square feet of food and fun! Private event areas to accommodate Up to 2,000guests www.daveandbustersevents.com ...... 954-923-5505

elegant events by design

Miami www.eleganteventsbydesigninc.com.. 305-773-8349

event studio productions

6560 E. Rogers Circle, Boca Raton www.eventstudiopro.com ........... 561-443-5553

events by rachel

Rachel Halpern . ......................... 561-859-4900

Fiesta Planners

Serving Miami-Dade & Broward www.fiestaplanners.com...................305-388-9106

JUMBO PARTIES

www.rcmparties.com .............. 954-452-4545 or ..........................561-961-5070 or 305-873-6107

m & S Parties

www.msparties.webs.com.................786-587-8557

Mega Party Events

Broward & Dade County www.megapartyevents.com ..............305-971-8494

michelle lellouche events

Miami............... 305-968-3436 or 305-233-8302

n-eventz

www.n-events.biz............................. 305-788-1963

PHOTO CONFECTIONS, INC.

Complete Event Planning Bar/Bat Mitzvahs/Weddings/Corporate Invitation - Décor - Party Favors - Custom Confections Activities - Entertainment and so much more ! photoconfection2@aol.com.............. 954-753-8100

regal events

www.regaleventsflorida.com.............. 954-817-0770

revolution live

www.jointherevolution.com............... 954-449-1028

sandalyn’s, inc.

www.thenuptialnanny.com.................. 954-946-599

screamin’ entertainment

12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City www.screamin-entertainment.com.... 954-450-5862

unforgettable events

www.theunforgettableevent.com....... 866-505-3268

victory glatt kosher catering

4811 S. State Road 7, Davie Victory is proud to offer our services for creating a memorable event, designed to your specifications. Our professional catering staff will oversee every detail. Bring us your best quote & we will beat It by 10%. No event is too big or small. Victory Market & Catering................954-584-7790

xquisite events

1141 S. Rogers Circle, Boca Raton www.xquisiteeventsfl.com ............. 561-988-9798

Party Supplies and Rentals AAA 24 Hours Party Rental

Serving tri county www.24hourspartyrental.com........... 786-426-2753

aaa an ultimate inflatable

Unique interactive games - bouncy dance floor Spectacular inflatables Prices & services shown on our website www.ultimateinflatable.com........... 954-937-5200

All About Entertainment

Serving Tri-county www.allaboutentertainment.com ....954-433-7348

All time party rental

8795 SW 105th Ave, Cutler Bay www.alltimepartyrental.com ............786-261-8989

Amazing Fiesta Party Rentals

3100 W. 84th St., Unit 2, Hialeah www.amazingfiesta.com ................ 305-807-1559

amazing party rentals

Ft. Lauderdale................................ 954-914-5916

Awesome Parties USA

Your Complete Amusement & the Best Prices and Quality!............. 954-240-1930

betty bu pARTY RENTAL & SUPPLIES

Miami ……………………….….... 305-559-0777

big smiles party rentals

Ft. Lauderdale www.bigsmilespartyrentals.com........ 954-667-5274

Celebration source

www.celebrationsource.com............. 800-490-5550

D & K Party Express

Serving Broward County www.dnkpartyexpress.com .............. 954-536-6487

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“Specializing in Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

event depot

www.theeventdepot.com.................. 305-234-4555

Fantasy Party Rentals

www.fantasypartyrentals.com Broward...........................................954-443-0146 Dade...............................................305-677-3259

from Club style events to Formal settings”

fiesta planners & party rental

16701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Fl. 33160

Five Star Party Rental & Sales

305-949-1300 Ext. 1098

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www.fiestaplanners.com................... 305-388-9106 1301 W Copans Road # F6 Pompano Beach.............................. 954-580-0334

JP Family Party Rental

Dade and Broward www.jpfamilypartyrental.com............ 786-337-2269

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Mega Party Events

13116 SW 128th St, Miami www.megapartyevents.com................305-971-8494

Over the Top

11880 State Road 84, Ft. Lauderdale www.overthetopinc.com................... 954-424-0076

PANACHE/CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS

www.linenswithpanache.com............954-781-8484

peace of cake to-go party rentals & events

Offering quality service for all your www.yourpeaceofcake.com................954-753-2738

Pitman Party Rental

www.pitmanpartyrental.com............. 954-410-1304

Ronen Bar and Furniture Rental

Miami............................................ 305-758-0835

Tents ‘n’ events

www.tentsnevents.com..................... 954-979-7847

universal fun

Visit our Pompano Beach Showroom www.universalfun.net.......................954-978-2223

...............................................954-430-5555

AMY OXNER PHOTOGRAPHY

www.amyoxner.com ........................ 352-371-1961

andrew duany

Ft. Lauderdale www.andrewduany.com...................954-880-0345

beautifully captured photography

www.beautifullycaptured.com......... 954-801-2935

CARLOS BAEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

www.carlosbaez.com........................888-598-9878

costa vision video & photography

Miami ........................................ 305-790-3597

creative focus

Parkland www.creativefocusinc.com............... 954-753-3686

debra todd

Lighthouse Point www.nuedgedesigns.com............... 954-770-1433

domino arts

Ft. Lauderdale................................ 954-776-9472

Wedding and Party Rental Palace

double exposure photography

Photographers

duane c. long

www.partyrentalpalace.net............... 305-820-4999

Loxahatchee .................................. 561-333-5767 www.duanelongphoto.com................ 561-308-8500

21st century photography

ed diamond

ALAIN MARTINEZ PHOTOGRAPHY

Eileen escarda photographers

www.21stcenturyphotography.net..... 561-488-0000 www.alainmartinez.com .................786-888-9111

Hollywood........................................954-431-8601 www.escardaphoto.com .................. 954-424-4403

alan wilco photography

Pompano Beach ..............................954-354-0272 2021512

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bar & bat mitzvah directory fairchild photography

2210 NE 35th St., Lighthouse Point Capturing your event and family in fun, fabulous, creative photography 10% discount when you mention this ad www.fairchild-photography.com........ 954-788-8802

gerlinda photography

Hollywood . .................................... 954-961-4450

glaser photographics

Sunrise . ....................................... 954-749-4747

indigo blue studios

www.indigobluestudios.com ............ 561-452-2468

jeff evans

Davie..............................................954-370-3337

joel P. Black

Boynton Beach www.photosbyblackmiami.com......... 917-338-1712

joey G photo

www.joeygphoto.com.......................954-986-4455

john caspanello

Coral Springs ................................. 954-895-6365

lux images photo

www.luximages.com ....................... 954-349-9597

michael anthony Elite Photography

www.maelite.com........................... 954-345-6501

morris wolf photography

Miami www.morriswolfphotography.com...... 305-654-9700

MUNOZ PHOTOGRAPHY

664 West Oakland Park Blvd.,Ft. Lauderdale www.munozphoto.net...................... 954-564-7150

Photographic Party Favors funtastic photo favors

Miami www.funtasticphotofavors.com......... 866-793-3774

laser events, inc.

Boca Raton www.lasereventsinc.com.................. 561-305-6012

Places — Action boomers!

1801 NW First St., Dania Beach www.boomersparks.com Dania Beach.....................954-921-1411, ext. 100 Boca Raton..................................... 561-347-1888

BRUNSWICK ZONE

2020 N. State Road 7, Margate www.bowlbrunswick.com.................. 954-972-4400

Dave and buster’s

3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood 58,000 square feet of food and fun! Private event areas to accommodate Up to 2,000guests www.daveandbustersevents.com.......954-923-5505

Dave and buster’s

Dolphin Mall, Miami....................... 305-468-1555

Gamewars

Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade www.mygamewars.com.................. 877--293-1436

Kendall Ice Arena

10355 Hammocks Blvd., Miami...... 305-386-8288

oscar gras photography

Laser quest

patty daniels

SAWGRASS LANES TAMARAC

Hollywood www.grasphoto.com........................786-262-7961 Weston .......................................... 954-680-9994

photos by robin

............................................... 954-213-3103

poz’s pictures

West Palm Beach www.pozpictures.com.......................561-846-1914

precious moments

www.preciousmomentsphotographers.com ............................................. 954-742-4570

2101 N. University Drive, Sunrise www.laserquest.com........................954-747-1474 8501 N. University Drive, Tamarac Tamarac......................................... 954-722-2700

Sparez bowling centers

Davie ............................................954-434-9663 Margate ......................................... 954-752-5270

speed demons kart racing & arcade

453 N. Krome Ave., Florida City www.speeddemonskarting.com......... 305-246-0086

SANTA BARBARA PHOTOGRAPHY

STRIKE MIAMI

screamin’ entertainment

xtreme indoor karting

5540 North Dixie Hwy., Boca Raton www.santabarbaraphoto.com........... 561-998-8568 12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City www.screamin-entertainment.com.... 954-450-5862

signature photography by arnie

Davie ........................................... 954-434-7422

Miami’s Dolphin Mall. www.strikemiami.com . ................... 305-594-0200 5300 N. Powerline Road, Ft. Lauderdale South Florida’s most exciting venue. Featuring indoor kart racing, over 100 arcade games, mini-golf and more!! www.xtremeindoorkarting.com........ 954-491-6265

Susan diane photography

Places — Attractions

susan l. friend

B r o wa r d c o un t y

Palm Beach Gardens www.susandianephoto.com.............. 561-313-6174 ................................................954-752-4773

town & country studios

Serving the tri-county area www.townandcountrystudios.com..... 561-848-4449

weston photography studio

www.westonphotographystudio.com 954-888-4544

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The BankAtlantic Center

“The Center of it All!” www.bankatlanticcenter.com ........... 954-835-7233

Flamingo Gardens

3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie www.flamingogardens.org................. 954-473-2955

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bar & Bat mitzvah directory IGFA FISHING HALL OF FAME

300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach Something for Everyone…. NOT JUST FISHING Easy access off I-95 Select your own caterer Free parking for cars and buses www.igfa.org ................................. 954-888-4700

M I A M I - D a d e CO U N TY

The Deering Estates at Cutler

16701 SW 72nd Ave., Miami.......... 305-236-1668

Douglas Entrance

804 Douglas Road, Miami www.colonadeproperties.com…....... 305-448-1195

Fairchild tropical botanic garden

10900 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables www.fairchildgarden.org................... 305-667-1651

Jungle Island

1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami Host your spectacular party On Jungle Island www.jungleisland.com.....................305-400-7000

café iguana pines

8358 Pines Blvd., Pembroke PInes www.caféiguanapines.com............... 954-433-8787

capriccios

2424 N. University Drive, Pembroke Pines www.capriccios.net..........................954-432-7001

charley’s crab

3000 NE 32nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale www.muer.com................................ 954-561-4800

dave & busters

3000 Oakwood Blvd., Hollywood 58,000 square feet of food and fun! Private event areas to accommodate Up to 2,000guests www.daveandbustersevents.com....... 954-923-5505

Fresh Martini Lounge & Bistro

1744 Main St., Weston Town Center, Weston FRESH. It means new beginnings. A perfect hot spot for your bar/bat mitzvah. Accommodates

groups of 1,000 in our 6,000 ft facility.

10 plasma TVs, 3 full service bars and full service kitchen! www.freshmartinilounge.com...................... ..................................................... 954-888-4700

Kendall Ice Arena

galuppi’s resaurant

Koubek Mansion & Gardens

HARD ROCK CAFÉ

10355 Hammocks Blvd. Miami........................................... 305-386-8288

2705 SW Third St., Miami www.koubekmansion.com.................. 05-284-5137

Metrozoo

12400 SW 152nd St., Miami Catering Department.......................305-233-8389

MIami art space & miami event space

244 NW 35th St., Miami www.miamiartspace.com.................. 305-438-9002

miami seaquarium

4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami www.miamiseaquarium.com............. 305-361-5705

signature gardens

www.thesignaturegardens.com.......... 305-251-5000

palm b e a c h c o un t y

Lion Country Safari

2003 Lion Country Safari Road, West Palm Beach www.lioncountrysafari.com............... 561-793-1084

national croquet center

Palm Beach www.croquetnational.com................ 561-478-2300

old school square

51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach www.oldschool.org........................... 561-243-7922

palm beach zoo

1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach www.palmbeachzoo.org.....................561-533-0887

special impresions at the kravis center

701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach www.kravis.org .............................. 561-651-4444

wellington community center

Wellington...................................... 561-753-2484

Restaurants

1103 N. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach www.galuppis.com........................... 954-785-0226

1 Seminole Way, Hollywood............. 954-315-9112

joseph’s on the water

1975 S. Ocean Drive, Hallandale www.josephsonthewater.com............ 954-465-3458

paladium night club

5688 W. Sample Road, Margate www.paladiumnightclub.com............ 954-977-7752

rainforest café

12801 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise www.rainforestcafe.com................... 954-851-1015

shooters waterfront café

3033 NE 32nd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale www.shooterscafe.com..................... 954-566-2855

us steakhouse bar & grill

1208 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach www.us-steakhouse.com...................954-941-6590

m i am i - Da d e C o un t y

777 Steak & Pasta Restaurant

Doubletree Miami Mart Airport Hotel & Exhibition Center 711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami www.doubletreemiamimart.com........ 305-261-3800

8 oz. Burger Bar

1080 Alton Road, Miami Beach www.8ozburgerbar.com.....................305-397-8246

94th Aerosquadron

1395 NW 57th Ave., Miami www.the95thaerosquadron.com........ 305-261-4220

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bayside Marketplace 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami www.bubbagump.com...................... 305-379-8866

Cascata Grill

B r o wa r d C o un t y

15th street fisheries & dockside café

1900 SE 15th St., Ft. Lauderdale www.15streetfisheries.com............... 954-763-2777

Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club 19999 W. Country Club Drive, Aventura www.fairmont.com/turnberryislex.com..................... ................................................786-279-6800

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bar & bat mitzvah directory Hard Rock Cafe

Bayside Marketplace 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami www.hardrock.com...........................305-377-3110

Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant

11 Washington Ave., Miaim Beach www.joesstonecrab.com....................305-673-0365

karu restaurant & y

71 NW 14th St., Miami www.KARU-Y.com............................305-403-7850

mango’s tropical café

900 Ocean Drive, Miami www.mangostropicalcafe.com........... 305-673-4422

Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Marco Polo Beach Resort 19201 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach www.marcopolobeachresort.com.......305-932-2233

www.gatsbysfl.com........................ 561- 393- 3900

the grille at winston trails

6101 Winston Trails Blvd. Lake Worth.................................... 561-868-4995

moquila restaurant & tequila bar

99 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton www.moquila.com........................... 561-394-9990

the pavilion grille

The Stonegate Building 301 Yamato Rd., Boca Raton Perfect for family celebrations. Spectacular atrium setting. Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Weddings Space for 250 guests, custom menus Sound and lighting system Only 5 minutes from I-95 www.paviliongrille.com.................... 561-912-0000

The Rusty Pelican

players club

Top of the Falls

waterway café

the water club

Videographers

Palm B e a c h C o un t y

bob friedman

3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami www.therustypelican.com..................305-361-3818 The Alexander All-Suite Ocean Front Resort 5225 Collins Ave., Miami Beach www.alexanderhotel.com.................. 305-341-6500 3969 NE 16rd St., North Miami Beach www.thewaterclubmiami.com............305-944-1471

The Addison

2 E. Camino Real Boca Raton.................................... 561-395-9335

BLUE MARTINI

Town Center Mall, Boca Raton, FL Please contact Trisha Plateroti trishap@bluemartinilounge.com www.bluemartinilounge.com ........... 561-910-2583

benvenuto caterestaurant

1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach Benvenuto is a full service catering facility with seven elegant banquet rooms to choose from. Our professional event planners will assist you with every detail of your very special occasion www.benvenutorestaurant.com.........561-364-0600

Bogart’s bar & grille

3200 Airport Road, Boca Raton Four banquet rooms for 20 to 200 guests Upscale setting offering custom menus Easy to find central location at I-95 & Glades Rd. www.bogartsofboca.com....................561-395-7682

café boulud

301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach www.cafeboulud.com....................... 561-655-6060

charley’s crab

456 S. Ocean Blvd,. Palm Beach www.muer.com................................561-659-1500

the crab house

1065 N. Highway A-1-A Jupiter........................................... 561-747-9648

dune deck café

100 N. Ocean Blvd., Lantana Beach www.dunedeckcafe.com................... 561-582-0472

gatsby’s

5970 SW 18th St., Boca Raton

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134110 S. Shore Blvd., Wellington www.playersclubrestaurant.com.........561-795-0080 2300 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens....................... 561-694-1700

bob freeman media waves production

Juno Beach.................................... 561-799-7700 Hollywood....................................... 954-927-0122

elegant video productions

Coral Springs ................................. 954-345-9009

m3 video production

Ft. Lauderdale ............................ 954-655-8091

merge studios

Miami, www.merge-studios.com ...... 305-310-3879

rubin senderey video

Jupiter........................................... 561-748-8999

screamin’ entertainment

12230 SW 53rd St., Cooper City www.screamin-entertainment.com.... 954-450-5862

senderey videography

Ft. Lauderdale www.sendereyvideo.com .................954-748-8999

steve miller

Weston............................................954-659-0944

ray roman films

Weston www.rayromanfilms.com ................. 786-236-0743

Sculptured ice Ice Occasions

3439 SW 11th St., Deerfield Beach www.sculpturedice.com ...................800-ICE-8958

Transportation

all access limousine

Miami............................................ 786-337-7775

AMBASSADOR TRANSPORTATION

www.myambassadorlime.com .......... 305-256-0000

boca sports bus

Boca Raton www.bocasportsbus.com...................561-488-1882

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bar & Bat mitzvah directory boca transportation

............................................... 561-750-7800

brickell key tours & transportation

............................................... 305-858-7892

florida sunshine shuttle

www.floridasunshineshuttle.com ..... 786-228-5400

sun trolley

www.suntrolley.com......................... 954-761-3543

vintage rolls royce limousines

Miami ............................................561-444-7657

Yachts & Sailing

action yacht charters

Serving all of South Florida www.actionyachtcharters.com...........561-699-0811

florida yacht cruises

www.floridayachtcruises.com............ 954-548-2106

discovery cruise line

Serving all of South Florida www.discoverycruiseline.com.............888-649-7245

lots of yachts

.............................................. 561-242-4753

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Unique JNF invitations designed by Encore Studios or JNF certificates let you plant a tree in Israel or make a contribution toward JNF’s water development projects in Israel in honor of each guest www.jnf.org/simcha..........................800-700-1317

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Religious

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DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL

12000 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 700, North Miami miami@israelbonds.com..................305-895-4700

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Mitzvah project resources and programs www.areyvut.org.............................. 954-749-7230 Hashaldag 9 Kadima, Israel www.birthday-angels.org.............. 972-09-8919942

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION FOR ISRAEL

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JEWISH ADOPTION & FOSTER CARE OPTIONS

4200 N. University Drive, Sunrise www.jafco.org...................................954-749-7230

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Choose a JNF project that is important to you. Pick from choices including the Sderot Indoor Recreation Center, Therapeutic Riding Centers, Aleh Negev, Project Baseball, B’nai Mitzvah Remembrance Wall, or Essence of Life. www.jnf.org.....................................800-700-1317

PEDALS FOR PROGRESS

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Rabbis & Cantors

cantor debbi ballard

............................................... 954-646-1326

Cantor Moshe Buryn

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rabbi richard polirer

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rabbi arie rozenberg

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Synagogues & Temples

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b’nai sephardim shaare shalom

3670 Stirling Road, Ft. Lauderdale www.bnaisephardim.org....................954-983-9981

century pines jewish center

1200 SW 136th Ave. Pembroke Pines.............................954-431-3300

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chabad-lubavitch of coral springs

3925 N. University Drive, Coral Springs www.coralspringschabad.org............. 954-344-4855

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TEMPLE BETH AM OF MARGATE

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temple beth ahm

9730 Stirling Road, Cooper City www.baisrael.com............................ 954-431-5100

temple beth el

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congregation beth hillel of margate

4807 S. Flamingo Road, Cooper City www.templebethemet.org.................954-680-1882

temple beth Israel

10197 Sunrise Blvd., Plantation www.tbifl.org...................................954-742-4040

temple beth Israel of deerfield beach

201 S. Military Trail Deerfield Beach.............................. 954-421-7060

TEMPLE BETH ORR

2151 Riverside Drive Coral Springs................................. 954-753-3232

temple beth torah

9101 NW 57th St., Tamarac Bar and Bat Mitzvah dates available. Brand new synagogue & catering hall ‘10. Award-winning religious school www.templebethtorahtamarac.org..... 954-721-7660

temple dor dorim

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beth moshe congregation

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Congregation bet breira

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6261 SW 18th St., Boca Raton www.bnaitorah.org............................561-392-8566

chabad house of lubavitch of palm beach

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chabad jewish center of jupiter

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FinanciallyChallenged? Try These Cost-Saving Tips By Emily Haft Bloom I am often asked if I think the way Jewish families have

will be all that remain to remind you of the day,

been celebrating bar and bat mitzvahs will be differ-

the pride you felt and the joy of having all those

ent now given the economic downturn, depleted equity

important people there to celebrate with you. Ask

accounts and the huge job losses sustained in finance

friends with older children which photographer

and related sectors. Yes, I think they will change

they used and if they were pleased. Ask to see

and it’s not necessarily a bad thing.

albums or prints. Meet with a few selected pro-

Think for a minute about

viders and see if they are at all

the most unpleasant bar or bat

negotiable. Given the current

mitzvahs you have attended. It

circumstances, most service

was likely your least favorite

providers will at least consider

not because it was too infor-

a reasonable offer.

mal, too low-key or not flashy

Do not attempt to cut back on

enough. It was probably an

food quality. You are better off

event that was so over the

serving simpler food that costs

top for the celebration of a

less than more elaborate, costly

religious rite of passage for a

dishes. Most food served at large

13-year-old that you may have

gatherings is going to be fairly

even been uncomfortable. I

standard, so keep it simple and

know I have had those kinds

save. Even $10 a person extra

of feelings and have wondered

for the spring New Zealand

when these sorts of events

lamb really adds up when you

became a competitive sport.

are feeding 100 people.

There are so many ways

Lastly, don’t cut your guest

to reduce the expense of the

list inconsistently to save money.

celebration of such a joyous and meaningful event.

If you are inviting your second cousins’ children,

Keeping a close eye on your budget does not

be sure to invite your spouse’s second cousins’

mean you need to trim your guest list to the bone,

children. If you rationalize you simply can’t afford

eschew professional entertainment or skip the new

to have all of them, then don’t invite any, and have

dress you had hoped to wear. Being smart about

a smaller event. Leaving people out is inconsistent

where you choose to spend your dollars can make

with the whole spirit of the day — be sensitive to

a big difference on how happy you will be with

others’ feelings, and do the right thing. You will

the end result and the bills you will have to pay.

feel better about it and won’t have to field an angry

Do Not Since there are so many ways to save, let’s start

phone call from Great Aunt Rose.

The Meal

with the small handful of ways you should not

Now that you know where you should not

attempt to cut back. Do not use a cheap photog-

pinch pennies, here are some smart sensible sug-

rapher. Long after your event is over, the pictures

gestions for trimming costs that won’t compromise

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the feeling of celebration and festive atmosphere.

to assess quality online, and it’s best to see a proof

The most obvious way is to reduce the scale of

before approving printing. Also, be absolutely

your party. Evening parties are more costly, as din-

sure about how many pieces you need. Additional

ner menu items cost more than those on a lunch

orders after the fact can be expensive.

menu. By throwing a buffet-style lunch, you can save as much as $50 a person. Choosing to serve just cake for dessert instead of offering an addi-

Favors For party favors, the Internet has brought whole-

tional dessert can also help. Choose your courses

sale to the retail shopper. Many resources exist for

and dishes with care. A platter of fresh fruit on the

designing and ordering your own sweatshirts, hats,

table served with cake is more than ample. Serv-

water bottles, key chains, mugs, string bags, totes,

ing wine and beer only for a luncheon instead of

sports items or anything else you could possibly

open bar and top-shelf liquor can save a surprising

want to emblazon with your child’s name and bat

amount, too. These days, everything is negotiable,

mitzvah date. Purchasing in quantity from whole-

so don’t be afraid to ask the catering manager to

salers saves the middleman’s charges. Just be sure

throw in something extra.

to order well ahead of time and know that you will have to package the items for distribution yourself.

Floral Design

Bags, wraps and ribbons can also be purchased

Another enormous expense is floral design. This should include table linens, china and flowers. Everyone knows that balloons are less expensive than cut flowers, but other options such as live plants in attractive planters decorated with rib-

online from wholesalers as well, consider Nashvillewraps.com.

Clothing Lastly, while you may have envisioned your

bon can be lovely, too, and can be donated to a

family decked out in elegant finery for the big

nursing home or another facility after your event.

day, the economy may have dampened your will

Dried arrangements or fruits and vegetables inter-

to shop. If you are determined to wear something

spersed with flowers will reduce your costs, too.

special, consider checking out the resale shops.

Plain table linens can provide an easy background

These are not thrift shops but rather high-end

for decorative items on the tables such as pine

businesses that consign Chanel suits, Dolce and

cones, polished apples, confetti, penny candy and

Gabbana dresses, Prada shoes and handbags. A

other small items you can gather yourself at your

designer suit worn once by a socialite then con-

favorite big-box store. Use fancier napkins with a

signed to a Madison Avenue resale shop may be

simple tablecloth. A beautiful hydrangea makes

less than half the price of a new item, and no one

for a dramatic centerpiece for a place card table or

need ever know!

a ladies room decorative item and can be planted outdoors in the spring.

While there are a million ways to save money planning any event, remember that bar and bat mitzvahs are about celebrating a milestone in the

Invitations

life of a 13-year-old and should include some

A large expense for any party is often the sta-

elements of tzedakah and Jewishness. Remember

tionery. Choose a less expensive printing method

to be charitable no matter how light your wallet.

on high-quality stock. Once you start adding rib-

And whatever kind of musical entertainment you

bons, rhinestones and other decorative items, your

choose, don’t forget the Horah!

expenses will go up, and you will be faced with additional postage, so keep it simple, classy and elegant, and you won’t look back 20 years from now and wonder what possessed you. There are Internet resources for invitations, but it is difficult

Emily Bloom is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Handbook (Chronicle, 2007).

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