Ben’s Bar Mitzvah

OK, I had never been to a Bar Mitzvah before last weekend. I didn’t know what to expect, really.
My good friend Barb’s son Ben was the guy of the day- and what a great job he did! The actual ceremony was beautiful. Luckily for us, it was explained along the way, full of music, and very joyful. Then, after that….

BAR MITZVAH BLOWOUT!
The party portion took place in a grand ballroom that was decked out like Fenway Park:

room

The kids had their own head table and buffet of kid-approved foods:

head table

No detail was left to chance! As far as I could see, everything was perfectly themed.

bigball

The kids (mainly 13-year old boys, of course, but with a smattering of girls, too) were able to take instant pictures in a photo booth, get into Red Sox gear and have their photos put into banners, and visit their own ice cream bar. There was a kid-friendly concession stand:

kidbar

And guys on hand to airbrush custom t-shirts (the kids could choose the design):

shirts

There was a beautiful cake that had a lot of tall candles on it- each candle represented an important person in Ben’s life.

cake

The Nook was well-represented that night. Here’s Monica, MB, and Janet, wearing their Bar Mitzvah best!

nookgals

There’s Ben in the middle of the dancers (yes, dancers!):

ben

‘Twas a night that brought out the best in everyone. It was impossible not to have a great time. Thanks to Barb and Phil and Ben for letting us share this amazing experience!

L+E

3 comments on “Ben’s Bar Mitzvah

  • on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm, Sandra Alonzo said:

    I like California, but sometimes it sure looks fun back east! Thanks for sharing, Liz.

  • on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 2:12 pm, Christina Rodriguez said:

    Looks like a fun party. The kid-friendly concession stand and photo booth are great ideas!

  • on Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 8:16 pm, Becky said:

    So when my husband heard about the REd Sox theme, he wanted to go. It sounds like too much fun, Barb- and Liz.

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