Justin's Big Day Bar-Mitzvah at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Gramercy Park, New York CIty
What a lovely note from Justin's mother, Ilene!
I had a blast entertaining for the family, and I'm so glad they enjoyed everything as well!
No Jewish celebration is complete without the Hora, or chair dance. In this tradition, a few guests hoist the family high above the crowd on chairs to the catchy song of "Hava Nagila." Friends and family dance around in an ecstatic circle as the elevated couple tries not to look (or fall) down.
During our initial calls, Justin's parents were unsure if the chairlift during the Hora would be a hit. But as soon as the chair came out, the family jumped at the chance to be circled and lifted up!
Justin and his friends had a blast with the photo booth!
One of the most fun times of the party was playing Coke and Pepsi and Scavenger Hunt Musical Chairs.
For Coke and Pepsi, I added Seven-Up for all players to freeze, Superman for everyone to run back and forth across the floor, and Dr. Pepper which required players stand back-to-back and lock arms.
For Scavenger Hunt Musical Chairs, I requested items like a shoe size 4 and under or a five-dollar bill. These had to be retrieved before the contestants raced back to their seats. The last player back found no empty chairs and was eliminated.
Justin made an impression with 14 clever one-liners for the candle-lighting with special songs picked out for each special guest.
There was also a great cake served - Mazal Tov indeed!
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