Just imagine it: A tunnel of rich, green foliage opening up to a magical scene adorned with animal print, bright purple and lime decor, and walls of black pipe and drape with lights that gleam like stars. Oh yes, guests were in awe from the moment they stepped into Jordan’s “Midnight Jungle” themed Bat Mitzvah celebration. Family and friends chatted and mingled beside the large rock fountain, shadows of tree branches projected on the ceiling above them, before all grabbed a colorful frozen drink and stepped in line for the dinner buffet. Meals were savored at tables bedecked with zebra print tablecloths, the centerpieces of branches, roses, hydrangeas, and orchids standing tall and elegant. Sugar rushes from dessert had everyone donning crazy hats and hitting the dance floor, a wave of glow sticks swaying as the crowd was entertained by The Event Group. Be swallowed up in the fun and enchantment of this nighttime jungle party with these photos by Sampson Photography!
Please give us an overview of the event.
The party has a “Midnight Jungle” theme with a room completely enveloped in stars, elegant centerpieces, foliage, and animal print touches. It was an elegant mix of fun and sophistication with amazing food, entertainment, and decor.
Tell us about the food and desserts.
The cocktail hour began at 6pm. The food was carefully selected to appeal to all different dietary needs and palettes. Hors d’oeuvres included shrimp shu mei, coconut shrimp, spinach and feta triangles, teriyaki sliders, and an amazing sushi presentation. We tried to select the food to include fish, meat, chicken and vegetarian choices. Willoughby did a fabulous job with presentation, and the food was excellent. Even the kids room had their own sliders, fried mac and cheese, and frozen drinks. The buffet had choices for everyone from chicken piccata and chef carved prime rib to eggplant rollatini. Desserts consisted of seasons 52 style small deserts in cups and some little extras like macaroons that were provided. The kids also had buffet with similar desserts, but food was more tailored toward what kids would want, and there was a candy bar in all of Jordan’s colors for guests to fill up their bags before they left.
Have a buffet. No need for sitdown at a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
What was the most memorable moment?
Beautiful candle lighting where all friends and family get a poem and come light a candle, and father/daughter dance. But the whole night was amazing thanks to the DJ/MC.
The little things that don’t come out right or how you envisioned. Only you notice! Everyone else is too busy having fun!
What kind of energy did your entertainment give the event?
I have to say that the DJ company was totally worth it! Everyone said it was the best party they had ever been too and that was mostly do to them. If you want to spend your money, spend it on a great DJ/MC, after that you don’t need much else, no one left the dance floor, adults and kids, the entire night!