Do you ever do that thing where, when you’re looking at pictures and all of the people in them are smiling…and you find yourself wearing the same big grin? I thought so.. Well, such was the case with today’s real event. Rebecca’s mitzvah was filled not only with special (super yummy) details, but she was also very clearly surrounded by people who loved her!
Can you give us an overview of the event?: The Bat Mitzvah of Rebecca Adler, Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs. The ceremony was followed by Kiddush lunch shared with invited guests and the congregation and was followed Saturday evening with Dessert and Dancing at the Groomsbridge Road Clubhouse at Medlock Bridge Subdivision in Johns Creek.
What were your playful twists that made the event unique?: Adding the “garden” to the theme made the candy theme unique. The centerpieces were purple gumball topiaries created by Deliciously Darling Events. We used a lot of flower pots for the décor and even used them as serving pieces. Even the drinks had an edible flower as a garnish! The printables were done in the old fashion style (swirly letters printed on lavender pin stripes which lead to the charm. People were able to enjoy candy from “Rebecca’s Candy Shoppe” and get refreshments form “Rebecca’s Soda Shoppe.” Everything was bite size down to the mini ice cream cones that were served with purple sprinkles, of course!
Did you DIY any of the details?: There were so many DIY details that anyone could recreate. The most notable being the gumball topiary centerpieces. These were handmade and so easy to recreate. You will need: box of gumballs, hot glue, Styrofoam ball, wooden dowel and away you go! The great thing about these topiaries is they can be created with so many types of candy.
Another great DIY detail is Rebecca’s Wishing Tree. Branches were gathered from the backyard, sprayed with silver spray paint and put in a vase with moss. The tags were made using cardstock and a 3inch scalloped paper punch and finished with purple ribbon. Guests were able to leave beautiful wishes for Rebecca. Such a cute spin on a guest book.
What was the most memorable moment?: The traditional “Horah” dance. We were so happy to celebrate Rebecca’s Jewish culture with all of our family and friends, many of whom traveled from all over the country to come and celebrate with us. The guests really loved the wishing tree. They each got to write a note to commemorate the evening and hang it on the tree.
Tell us about the food and desserts.: There were small bite appetizers for the adults served in the bar. They were catered by Whole Foods and included vegetarian sushi, eggplant and olive bruschetta, and mini grilled veggie wraps. The rest was all dessert and candy. The Cake Shoppe in Roswell created, most of the desserts including beautiful purple mini cupcake bouquets and cake pop flower pots. Also on the menu were mini cheesecake bites, chocolate peanut butter mousse cups, mini key lime tarts, tiny linzer tarts, lavender glazed “R” initial sugar cookies, red velvet cake parfaits, brownies, white chocolate dipped pretzels with purple and silver sprinkles, and caramel cashew squares. The old fashioned candy shoppe, created by Deliciously Darling Events, included purple and white rock candy, swizzle sticks, lollipops, purple gumballs, purple and lavender sixlets, Hershey’s Kisses, and York Peppermint Patties (Rebecca’s favorite candy!)
What kind of energy did your entertainment give the event?: AAA DJ Services were fantastic! They kept adults and kids entertained all evening with games and music. Their dancers led the dance floor and kept everyone on their feet!
Event Planner: Bluming Creativity | Event Decor, Candy Shoppe: Deliciously Darling Events. | Photographer: Adamo Photography | Dessert Catering: The Cake Shop |Catering: Whole Foods | Entertainment: AAA DJ Services | Linens: Cover Ups | Chairs and Tables: Classic Tents and Events | Photo Favors: Mag-nificent