Rachel and Kate celebrated their b’nai mitzvah on September 28, 2014 at the Pittsburgh Field Club. These two sisters are not twins, however close in age and chose to share their special day together. Of course with two different people, tastes and personalities coming together, we had to come up with an event that was a reflection of both of them. I am thrilled to say we succeeded in doing so.
There was no particular theme; however, at the beginning of the planning stages I was met with a few requests for incorporation- photos of the girls, shades of purple and silver. What developed over the course of planning was to turn the club’s ballroom into a photo gallery of the girls. This was created by draping the entire room in fabric and hanging more than 40 enlarged poster size photos of the girls around the room. The photos were up-lit with white light that had a mix of ambient purple light interspersed.
Perhaps the most impressive décor element was the ceiling of dripping balloons above the very large white dance floor. There were reflections of Rachel and Kate in the details of the centerpieces and signs throughout the party. Kids and adults alike enjoyed the DJ entertainment, airbrush tattoos, photobooth and elaborate sweets table. Adults dined in the nearby sunroom and were able to get away from the kids activities during their own sit down dinner. The kids enjoyed a buffet of all of their own favorites and when the time came everyone came together on the dance floor!
Many thanks to our numerous vendor partners: Pittsburgh Field Club, Festivities, Gray Phoenix Designs, Mosaic Linens, All Occasions Party Rental, Bella Christie Sweet Boutique, Entertainment Unlimited, A-Z Entertainment, Allison Mcgeary Florist, Jeff Swenson Photography, Soundwaves