featuring fresh ideas for meaningful Bar and Bat Mitzvah services and joyous celebrations...

Thursday, December 30, 2010


We're adding a candy and cupcake table to the Scheide B'not Mitzvah, so i've been looking around for inspiration. This fabulous green one is from Colin Baer Events in Philadelphia but we've decided to do all wrapped candies because there are so many small children in attendance and we dont want little hands in the jars. Ours is going to be red, white and blue... photos to come!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Aaron's Invitation

I was very pleased with this classic invitation, which POPPYFLOWER PRESS letterpressed in navy on khaki stock, then backed on a navy cardstock. I think its simple yet elegant, plus includes all pertinent info on one lovely page.

Thank you cards

Its very nice to order thank you cards that match your Bar Mitzvah invitations.. and personalized cards also make a perfect Bar Mitzvah gift. I think the flat card, as opposed to a folded note, is most modern and youthful. I also offer a gift certificate for personalized cards so the recipient can design their own thank-yous.

Friday, December 24, 2010

a Tropical Bat Mitzvah

A simple and sweet Bat Mitzvah invitation. Poppyflower Press printed the invitation and response card on one piece of stock to save paper and keep costs down. You can see the mark guides where they later cut it. I think it sets up a theme without being too undignified for the ceremony.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Personalized touches....

A really inexpensive way to make an party extra special: little thank you tags on pops from TRUFFLE PARLOR, personalized napkins coasters and matches (our love of personalized matchbooks is well documented!) the theme came from the vintage vinyl tablecloths found for $2 each on EBAY.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

From Charlotte:

"It's 5 weeks to the B'not Mitzvah of Elianna and Lauren Scheide and we are getting our response cards daily! Feeling the handmade paper when we open the cards is part of delight of reading the joyous responses from our guests. These will be a keepsake long after the day has passed!"

Friday, December 17, 2010

Elianna and Lauren's Bat MItzvah Invitation

Charlotte Garnell is a longtime friend of my family, and we are so pleased to be able to work with Charlotte, an Emmy-winning set decorator, in designing all the aspects of her daughter's B'not Mitzvah. Her daughters are very interested in graphics and the letterpress process( they even came to the studio to see the press in action!), and its lovely knowing that they feel part of the design, and have an invitation that represents their style.
We all agreed that the invitation should represent the beauty and solemnity of the service, and the festive theme of party thats to follow will be a surprise for the guests. We are now working on all those little surprise elements, which of course we will share after the event, and Charlotte will share her experiences and insights after living through this DOUBLE Mitzvah!

Charlotte's comment after receiving the invitation was really gratifying!

Wow!! I cannot tell you how we loved the final invitations. Katie had one stamped and waiting for me and the girls to view. Even Grandma got to see and feel the incredible paper. THe texture of the hand printing was so unique to us in the evite age. This is something to be cherished by the hostess and the guests. When you open this invite you know something special is being planned. I have always said the invitation sets the tone for the celebration. I feel that opening the invitation is a celebration in itself. It just feels so good and wow what a treat for the eyes. Katie you are a talented artisan. Be proud. I am for sending out such an outstanding and lovely invitations that will be cherished by all.

A new venture.....

There is no end of advice to brides on how to have their wonderful, magical, once- in-a-lifetime day, but I have noticed how " at-sea" some of my clients are when it comes to planning Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties. No handy file boxes, no magazine checklists, no rules, really at all. My goal here is to showcase both my work and other work of exceptional event professionals, as well as the fabulous DIY projects and ideas I have seen, making meaningful memories of such an important day.