Zoe’s bat mitzvah was our first in person event after it had been postponed from its original date in spring of 2020. A crazy setback happened when our bat mitzvah girl got Covid in May 2021, but we quickly pivoted and moved her event to June. The summer day was scorching hot, but by the time the guests started to arrive as the sun went down, it was the perfect temperature for a lovely evening outdoors at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu.
This joyful event was held entirely outdoors and its location in front of the Ferris wheel was bright and colorful. We wanted to create a fun, festival vibe and the Ferris wheel created the perfect backdrop. We had originally created 3 design plans based on the varied locations and feels of venues within Calamigos. Ultimately, the outdoor location we chose created a space that was full of fun for all the guests in attendance.
The tables were covered in sparkling linens which played perfectly off the shiny disco balls and reflected the pink accents beautifully. Exquisite floral centerpieces in shades of pink completed the tablescape.
Zoe and her guests were treated to custom hoodies and a fun bracelet making station. We were blown away by the talented artist who created masterful portraits of guests in just minutes. It added the perfect unique element to the evening as well as a wonderful memento. Even the bat mitzvah grandfather got in on the fun!
We love to include personalized touches anywhere we can to make the day as unique and special to the bat mitzvah girl as possible. The lounge area included throw pillows with Zoe’s logo for guests wanting a comfy break from dancing the night away. Even the cornhole game that Zoe’s friends loved was personalized with the logo.
Outdoor noise restrictions created a unique opportunity to do something different and fun on the dance floor. It was an obstacle that we turned into our advantage with a fun silent disco after the sun went down! The guests danced the night away under an amazing structure complete with a sparkling disco ball. Our bat mitzvah girl, an accomplished dancer, had a fantastic time showing off her moves on the dance floor all night long.
S’mores and shakes brought smiles to Zoe and her friends!
To create a fun and joyful party for Zoe’s family and friends to come together in person after so long was a such a gift. This meaningful day filled with love was well worth the wait!