Flower Themed Bat Mitzvah (Allseated Event Spotlight)
We spoke with Melisa Imberman, President of The Event Of A Lifetime, Inc. to learn more about the beautiful flower-themed bat mitzvah she planned using Allseated. Melissa and her team give personalized attention to each client to ensure that every detail is taken into consideration which is evident in the spotlight below.
This flower-themed bat mitzvah was originally scheduled for Spring 2021 with a celebration to take place after the service at The Loading Dock.
Once it was realized that COVID restrictions wouldn’t be lifted in time for the Bat Mitzvah, the party was moved to a later date at the family’s home, assuming warmer weather for an outdoor event. Little did we know that it would be the coldest and rainiest Memorial Day weekend ever!
The challenge in planning this event was that we had a larger vision than the space we had to work within their backyard. Using Allseated to design the event layouts, I came up with a plan that literally utilized just about every inch of the property:
- The front of the house had a tent with tables where guests ate dinner, heard toasts, and saw the montage
- Party tent in the backyard
- Cook Tent on driveway and tents connecting all four tents (which was a great thing since it rained)
- Tent to lead guests from front yard to the backyard (which I transformed into an incredible illuminated rainbow balloon tunnel)
In addition to space being a challenge, the ever-changing rules about the number of guests permitted to gather due to COVID made planning difficult. We ended up having two staggered celebrations. The girls arrived and had a cocktail hour, dinner, and formalities in the front tent, and then once they moved to the back tent, we cleaned up reset it, and a group of adults arrived. The adults stayed in the front tent and were served hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, then dessert.
Allseated was a lifesaver when it came to figuring out the event floorplan, especially when it came to determining what we could fit in the front tent and what we could fit in the back tent. As COVID restrictions loosened, I was able to add tables and move things around. Since the event was using many colors, it made it easy to color code the Allseated floorplan to indicate which color linens went on each table as well as what color the hi-top tables would be within the layout.
- Each table had different color linen to feature colors of the rainbow
- The napkin colors contrasted with the linen colors and were folded in the shape of a rose
- The centerpieces were oversized paper flowers in different colors in the grass so they appeared as giant whimsical flowers growing out of the tables
- The walls of the tent were uplit in all the colors of the rainbow
- One of Lily’s logos was a Warhol-style image of flowers. Images were used in various places throughout the party
- Hanging from the ceiling of the tent was a fringed chandelier, each tier was a different color of the rainbow
- The rainbow balloon tunnel brought guests from the front yard to the backyard
- The balloon tunnel was a foreshadowing of the balloon clouds in the back tent
Backyard Party Tent
- Clear tent with balloon clouds suspended from the ceiling
- In order to have the largest tent possible, the shrubs were included
- Incredible paper flower wall as the backdrop for photos
- A white dance floor with the logo was placed over the patio
- The bar and back bar in both tents were works of art and a great example of function and aesthetics
- Pipe and drape in rainbow colors were added as a backdrop and useful for hiding aspects of the house and misplaced patio furniture
- The lounge was white with rainbow accents and with logo pillows
Additional Bat Mitzvah Details:
A welcome table offered guests a logo mask with custom lanyard and mini flat hand sanitizers. Favors were lightweight logo sweatshirts plus dance floor giveaways including logo t-shirts, tie-dye bucket hats, AirPod cases, cell phone wallets, and makeup bags. Due to COVID guidelines, the Bat Mitzvah girl wasn’t able to invite all of her friends so she opted for an all-girls party. Since there were no boys in attendance, Glam Bars were added with nail art, makeup, hair, and tattoos. In addition to the Glam Bars, there was a photo booth roaming magician.
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