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This is an entirely improper way to express my appreciation (more appropriate way to follow), but I do it nonetheless. I have heard nothing but Wow’s and Amazing’s and expressions of a similar nature since Saturday evening. Anna was so unbelievably happy the entire night, and came back down to earth yesterday only because her mother made her do her homework. It was truly spectacular, from start to finish. Thank you for everything!!

My very best regards,


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Kudos! Bat Mitzvah
  • by Melissa Brannon

Melissa, Jess, Amanda (and the rest of your team),
Just a quick note to thank you all for everything you did this weekend – it was a terrific success and we heard many, many compliments from our guests and relatives about the design and décor – the colors, the linens and overlays, the graphics, the layout, the flowers, everything.  We know how much work went into making it all come together, and believe us, it was appreciated.  And a number of people told us in different ways that the whole thing was really like US – we know that beyond making it look great, making it look great and fitting us is a higher order challenge, which you all achieved. Attached is a photo we took yesterday – one more great touch that really made the whole thing special!

Thanks again,
Jonathan and Abigail
Bat Mitzvah

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The ultimate GLOW Party!
  • by Melissa Brannon

This was truly a fun concept that took a while to figure out! The client agreed our creative team nailed it. Everything glowed and the lighting on the tables changed colors so the room had a constant changing vibe. The kids seating was in front of  looping rollercoaster footage (the mitzvahs fav ride!) The seating was set at 3 different heights to mimic a coaster and covered in glowing spandex. The adult tables were futuristic and very fun. 

Images by Susan Beard


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Bean Bag Seating and Sign In
  • by Melissa Brannon

We loved this idea for our Mitzvah celebration at WHYY. Bean bags provided the seating, the giveaway and he sign in the for Mitzvah to keep! Multi uses for such a  cool element.

Images by Susan Beard 

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Rock Candy Topiaries
  • by Melissa Brannon

We created these incredible rock candy topiaries for a very fun girl named Joely. They were a great centerpiece addition to her Dylan’s Candy Bar Themed Bat Mitzvah. Still one of my favorite parties!


We were so thrilled to be helping this family with this incredibly special event. It was a Bat Mitzvah held at the Cira Center. Garces Group was the caterer. We were asked to create a party based on Dylan’s Candy Bar and use the ROYGBV colors as inspiration. And we did just that! Everything throughout the party was red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple – in that order! It was an incredibly fun challenge and we detailed every piece of the puzzle possible; linens, chair cushions, candy bar, candles, sign in board and pens, escort lollies, the menus, cocktail napkin, the bathroom basket… we did not miss a thing. We created a special chair for honoree as a keep sake and also made her a rock candy ring to compliment her stunning dress. I dressed my staff in red, orange, yellow, green , blue and purple shirts!

You know how we are into the details! This candy bar matched in all kinda ways with the design of the wedding. We even had chocolate dipped running sneakers to represent the B&G’s favorite workout!

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