It took two long and challenging years, but we were so incredibly happy to plan and produce an entire bar mitzvah weekend for a wonderful Oakland family this past February.  We did it all on this one!  Welcome bags with special Oakland themed swag greeted guests at the hotel, Covid testing was coordinated for guests and vendors alike, and then we guided the family and guests through Friday night Shabbat dinner, Saturday’s kiddush lunch, the PARTY we were all so excited to be at, and the final Sunday brunch.  The party was so fun to design at the incredible Bloc15 venue.  It was a wonderful weekend, and we were grateful to be a part of it.  Wishing you health and happiness and many future gatherings!  

Special thanks to all of our professional vendor friends who worked so hard to make this happen, safely and spectacularly, including the caterer, DJ, amazing venue, and fabulous photographer, Cheryl Bigman (thanks for these gallery shots, Cheryl!):

  • Venue & Bar Service:  Bloc15, Jack London Square, Oakland
  • Catering & Donut Wall:  Carrie Dove Catering 
  • DJ, Lighting & Photo Booth:  Denon & Doyle 
  • Event Rentals (including checkerboard dance floor!):  Bright Event Rentals 
  • Event Photography:  Cheryl Bigman Photography
  • Balloon Sculptures:  Balloon Man 
  • Floral Design:  Andrea Muchin of Floribunda & Rosecrest
  • Themed Simpsons Cutouts:  Balloon Thrills 
  • Graphic Design:  Andrea Kelly
  • Graffiti Art Design – t’s and hats:  People Painters 
  • Custom shortbread cookies:  Wendy Gardner 
  • Awesome Rosecrest team:  Andrea Muchin & Melanie Marcus