Monday, September 17, 2012

Team Inspiration

We've been approached about a variety of Bar Mitzvah themes, although one that we were recently approached about, was completely foreign to us, but brought on an exciting challenge! Our clients are HUGE Manchester United fans. (It's a soccer team for those of you who might not be familiar with the reference...) They wanted a fun, cool Bar Mitzvah party theme that incorporated their love of Manchester United, while still making it all about their son, Joshua.

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The centerpieces were replicas of the team jersey...using all of Joshua's favorite players and numbers- of course! The centerpiece additionally took on the role of "Table Name", and the guests were excited to find out whose jersey they were seated at? Rooney? De Gea??


We drew inspiration from the team colors- red, black and gold and created a  beautiful ambiance! Joshua didn't want to assign seating to his friends, so we created a kids' section with simpler centerpieces and named all of the tables after the team mascot name: The Red Devils.  For a bunch of energetic teens, could the name have been more perfect??

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For the name cards, we were inspired by the home field for Manchester United, Old Trafford Stadium. The stadium seats in Old Trafford, spell out "Manchester United" when no fans are seated in them. So, we created our own "stadium" of name cards, spelling out what everyone was there for: Joshua's Bar Mitzvah! We coordinated the graphics for the talented Leslie Talley (Photography), who put together a stunning keepsake of a sign-in board.

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What a beautiful night and fun party for Joshua and his family! We feel so lucky when we get opportunities to design something completely unique for a client, as we did for this warm and friendly family. A special thanks to Leslie Talley for providing us with some beautiful photographs from the evening!

Mazel Tov Joshua!