Before the Celebration
Peruse popular themes. Consider your child’s unique personality and hobbies and choose a theme that is meaningful to him or her. Popular themes: Sports, Travel, Hippie Chic, Luxe/Glamour/Fashion, NYC, Best of Boston, Music
Choose a Vibrant Venue. The sophisticated lounge look is in, complete with LED uplighting and white leather sofas and ottomans in bold, modern geometrics or animal prints. Sparkling chandeliers or funky floor lamps complete the look.
* When looking into venues, don’t forget the ceiling. Unless it is gorgeous architecturally, drape it or light it so it won’t be an eyesore in your photographs.
Consider making a Facebook, website or blog for your celebration. See Keep the Party Going: Storytelling, Social Media and Celebrations for tips. Include useful information on your Mitzvah Project!
Say hello to the hashtag. Make guests’ photos and tweets easily searchable with your personal hashtag. (Share the Joy! Kiosk provides its clients with a digital “cheat cheat” on how to tag photos and do status updates.)
Choose a Few Signature “Pieces” to Focus On…
An unforgettable escort card table is your guests’ introduction. A creative candle-lighting display highlights your child’s personality. A candy/dessert buffet provides a “WOW!” factor. Illuminated bars for cocktails or mocktails provide drama! Your child’s name… writ large, lit up dramatically, or constructed of something related to your theme (one boy wrote his name in tennis balls for his tennis-themed Bar Mitzvah) gives a personal touch. A personalized logo – add it to your Facebook, invitations, linens, cake and favors.
During Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah
Share the Joy! Platinum Social Media Package gives you access to powerful social media tools. I bring the technical expertise, including scheduling, set up, and moderating, so you have no worries and can enjoy your celebration knowing you are capturing precious moments for posterity. Click on each image for more details.
After Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah
• Let the celebration continue! Share the Joy! Kiosk lets guests e-mail links to video stories home to share, send the fun digital postcard they created at your event, and upload to platforms such as Facebook and our private YouTube channel to extend the celebration through social media communities. Via our private YouTube channel, guests not in attendance can add their stories and become a part of your community of stories! We also provide a keepsake DVD of the stories collected at your event.
• Keep your Facebook or website fresh by adding photos periodically, linking newly-recorded Share the Joy! Kiosk stories, posting a video “trailer,” or by polling your community about the “best dancer,” etc. at your Mitzvah. Make it a vital and lively place that friends will want to visit again! Keep your guests updated on your Mitzvah Project, too!
Some families are putting up “trailers” of their child’s big celebration. Here Amanda goes Glam in a high-fashion-inspired Bat Mitzvah…
Liam’s Bar Mitzvah’s theme is “Best of Philly.”
Sydney’s choice is very on-trend, right down to her beautiful gown in Pantone’s Violet Tulip!
Share the Joy! Kiosk is a touchscreen program perfectly suited to recording life’s celebrations and milestones. Record video stories on our Kiosk (you choose the questions and the focus) and I design custom graphics and housing to match your décor. Upload everything to social media! Learn more.
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