For sports fanatics Brandon and Jake Kwatnez, choosing a theme for their B’nei Mitzvah was a no-brainer. For their parents, and planner Karen Segal of Your Party by Karen, making it happen was slightly more challenging. The “SportsCenter” themed event took place on a Saturday night in October 2010, at The Foundry at Puritan Mill and was branded “Kwatnez Sportz.” Sports gear, jerseys and equipment that Jake and Brandon had collected over the years was displayed throughout the evening, along with custom photo gobo-lights of Brandon and Jake, projected on various walls in the main room and custom fabric photo panels of the boys displayed on the front and backsides of the structural columns. The clever “Story of Jake and Brandon” was developed and written by videographers Donna and Paul Grady of Dewitt Smith Video Productions, in the style of a scripted video montage formatted after ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” Brandon and Jake’s guests munched on snacks from a custom hot-dog cart with individual logo-wrap liners, as the adults began their meal with a Chef-attended “snack bar” featuring specials written up on a chalkboard. Of course, no sporting event is complete without the game, so a satellite dish was set up to enable live feed of the Florida v. Alabama football game throughout the party. Images by Chuck Robertson Photography!
Photography: Chuck Robertson Photography | Planner: Your Party by Karen | Venue: The Foundry at Puritan Mill | Caterer: Added Touch Catering | Decor: Event Savvy | Videography: Dewitt Smith Video Productions | Lighting: Active Production and Design | Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited