Creative Treats. Party foods ruled! Multiple caterers presented mouthwatering displays. Added Touch Catering presented their take on Spaghettios served in custom cans, Fizzy Atlanta’s vintage mobile bar served beverages with style, Popcorn Palooza brought whimsical flavored corn, Cakeology showed off mad cake décor skills, and the list went on…
Music Magic. DJs showed off their unique style and offerings including Atlanta Fever , Espeute Productions, SIFI Entertainment, Amp’d Entertainment, Party Express Entertainment, Horizon DJ, and Jammin DJs.
Party Entertainment Extras. For extra fun beyond the dance floor, attendees jumped into multi-player videogames with Xtreme Gaming 360 and rolled the dice with casino games by Marquee Events. Attendees also made animated 360 videos with ShutterBooth (including me, if you saw on FB!), wrote with light graffiti in the Life on Film photo booth and even created photo temp tattoos with Button it Up!
Dynamite Decor. Vendors really brought it with imaginative displays that show their artistry. Your Event Solution (YES) created a colorful lounge look with color-blocked acrylic tables and chairs, plexi cut-out centerpieces and a rain curtain chandelier. The dramatic look of decorative spilled paint and flower cascades at The Hotel at Avalon got loads of attention. Vintage Pearls also rocked their booth with a nostalgic jukebox record theme.
Pop Up Dress Shop. Attendees snagged great temple or party dresses (just $25 each!) at the resale shop, benefiting two bat mitzvah girls’ charities of choice. Lots of twirling and trying on fun!
The Expo also hosted organizations that link teens with Mitzvah projects like Creating Connected Communities, and vendors that create Mitzvah-related Judaica (like handmade tallit.) Families could also shop invitations with Paper Matters, plan the perfect montage with Spotlight Productions and much more.
Event planners, photographers, formal wear, Kendra Scott gifts, transportation… it was all there!
(So, you don’t want to miss October 25.)
Most Atlanta families are welcoming non-Jewish family members and, at the very least, school and/or work friends who don’t know about much the Bar or Bat Mitzvah service. They may have never set foot in a synagogue before! Here’s are some of the best tips we’ve heard for welcoming and including non-Jews into the experience.