The One with the Blue (and Gold) Bar Mitzvah


Monday, January 21, 2013

I worked at a Bar Mitzvah last night! For every 5 Bats (girl) there's about 1 Bar (boy) it seems, at least as far as scrapbooking at them goes. This blue (and there was lots of gold) themed Bar Mitzvah was at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. How I wish it would have been light outside so I could gawk at the ginormous houses along the way! PS - I spy an In-N-Out food truck out front!
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A little google search reveals that this is what it looks like in the daytime:
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Not too shabby!
First thing's first: prepare my scrap space:
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I always like fanning out the 40 pre-made pages to see what I've got to work with.
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And then I walked around to check out the event and what it had to offer guests.
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The ceiling and floor in the "gold" room had these cool moraccan light screens shining on them.
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As far as vendors went, I was in this area:
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LA Photo Party took pictures of guests and I scrapped the doubles.
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There was also bracelet engraving and twisted wire jewelry. I'm not really sure the correct jargon.
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I so wanted to talk to the professional balloon twister and tell him my husband used to tie balloons at the Old Spaghetti Factory. This guy made some pretty incredible concoctions (see the "dragon" under the bag of balloons on the bottom right)!
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There was also a video arcade gaming room. No wonder I hardly saw any boys that night - they were all in here virtual reality-ing it up!
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Gladiator style bounce arena. Too fun.
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The food and desserts tables. I got to snack on a grilled cheese sandwich. It was good.
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Popcorn and ice cream carts!
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I'm not much for sushi (and when I say much I mean not at all) but they looked pretty!
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My favorite part is always the candy bar. I could use one of these permanently in my house.
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At the end of the night the guest of honor had a completely filled album of memories of the evening.
Thanks to Amy for letting me work/play at this event :)

10 comments

  1. Amazing to see all that goes into an even like this! I'm sure it's fun to watch as it's all taking place :)

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  2. wow, this is just way too extravagant!! That place is HUGE! I'll probably never see anything this cool in real life, so I'm glad I get to live vicariously through you :)

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  3. oh my goodness. who are these kids and how do i become friends with them? i can't believe it, it's like watching my sweet sixteen via blog, how amazing and insane all at once. i wonder what their weddings will look like!

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  4. WOW!! that place was super fancy, how fun for that family! you must have so much fun at these events, and they are lucky to have your artistic talent in their books :)

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  5. oh my god, I can't imagine EVER having such an extravagant party, not to mention when I was a teenager! Holy moses! What fun that must be to be able to join in on something like this. We need an LA Photo Party company here in CT so I can play too :)

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  6. wow! so fun! how do you do this? prepare pages before based on color scheme? then take pics, print and assemble at the event? like an artist painting a pic does at some events? sooo cool! have never seen or heard of this! How do you market it? How much is the cost? thanks! cropdocmom@yahoo.com

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  7. love that you do these wrap up posts!

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  8. Hi Paige. Could you please let me the name of the company that hired you for this event? I work at the Riviera now and would love to have photos from their photographer to share with our clients. Thank you! Ana
    avick@rccla.com

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