Jack’s mother, Stephanie Feldman, is the owner of Cutie Patootie Creations that specializes in Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvah’s. So, there was no doubt that his Bat Mitzvah would be an occasion to remember!  Just as expected, Stephanie planned a beautiful event with the central theme being two of Jack’s favorite sports- Wrestling and Lacrosse! Let us take a closer look at this fun-filled event.

1-Invitation

Bar Mitzvah Invitations

Navy blue, which is Jack’s favorite color, features in the argyle-style invitations that Stephanie custom-created for this occasion. Neat, crisp and uncluttered, these offer a sneak peek into the party that we will soon see!

2-Table roster

Bar Mitzvah Decorations

How clever is this seating arrangement where each table is named after famous college lacrosse and wrestling teams! The professional appearance of this table roster is impressive and sophisticated.

3- Logos

Cutie Patootie Creations

Logos highlighting the sports forms were custom-created for Jack’s big celebration. They appear throughout the décor, in lampshades, banners and custom labels. Navy blue lampshades with the custom logo are used as centerpieces at round tables. Don’t they look magnificent in this setting?

4-Lighting

Lacrosse Ice Sculpture

We can see the amazing blue and neon lighting that Jack wanted in the background. The screens highlight the logo that Stephanie created for this event!

5-Gifts for out-of-town guests

Gifts for out of town guests

How thoughtful are the treats Stephanie put together for out-of-town guests! A box customized with the party logo carries a range of snacks to munch on, playing cards for entertainment and many more goodies. Water bottles are also personalized for the event, with custom labels that match the design on the welcome box.

6-Sign-in pillow

pillow

This sign-in pillow is simply brilliant. How interesting is this creative alternative to the traditional guest book!

 7-Menu card
place setting
The menu matches the invitation suite design, with argyle-style details that stand out against the beautiful navy pin-tuck table linen.

8-Candle lighting

Jack Lacrosse

Stephanie takes perfection to a whole other level with the design of this amazing candle lighting setting. She had the party logo carved in ice by artisan ice sculpturists. How impressive is that!

9-Party favor Koozies

bouquet

The Feldmans not only treated the adults at the party to a variety of beverages, they also gifted them stylish Koozies to keep their drinks cool. The functional party favors are neatly stacked into pyramid towers on either side of the display board and magnificent flower arrangement.

10- Candy buffet

Jac candy

Jack’s young friends indulged in a delicious candy buffet, that was another pretty party display.  Every big and small detail at this event speaks of Stephanie’s love and adoration for her son, and how important this day was for their family! Jack certainly is one lucky boy, and I am sure he and the guests at his party will always fondly remember his Bar Mitzvah in the years to come!

 

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Class reunion ideas came to me quickly the moment I walked into the hall at a recent 40th reunion bash.  Mega talented Diane Winton did a fantastic job of designing each table with a combination of photo in frames, scattered photos, trophies, candles and eagles (the mascot.)  At the front of the hall, a burst of balloons highlighted the cake table which was filled with photos from the classes yearbook.

High School Reunion Ideas

The best part of each table was the display of yearbook photos, whether they were scattered on the table or placed in frames, the guests lit up when they walked around the room looking at them.  You will also notice awards and trophies on the tables from a variety of sports and other extracurricular activities.

High School Class Reunion Decorations

The great thing about the decorations is that they did not look like they were expensive.  Diane did a lot with plain candle holders and dressed them up with decals.

Reunion Decorations

High School Reunion Ideas

High School Class Reunion Ideas

The use of a CD holder to show off photos of students in music and theater programs was brilliant.

Class Reunion Decorating Ideas

I liked that each table was different, but had the same candle and frame elements.

Class Reunion Centerpieces

Another nice touch is the wooden letters glued and stacked on top of each other.

Class Reunion Decoration Ideas

The school colors are brown and white and Diane incorporated gold into the tables as well.  I like that she used boxes and other props vary the heights of the items.

Class Reunion Centerpiece

Baby pictures from the high school yearbook made a wonderful centerpiece.

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Many of the glasses on the tables had sparkling brown tulle to tie all of them together.  Great tip alert:  Diane put little beads in the tulle to ensure that they stayed in the glasses.

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Class Reunion Table Decorations

Each table had a square mirror as a base for the decorations which added lots of brightness.

40th Class Reunion

While it was the people who really made the reunion so much fun, it was the photos incorporated into the decorations that offered great memories of the high school years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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