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A Botanical Earth Day Bar Mitzvah Theme Breakfast DIY by Claudia Bildiricci

7 Comments 08 May 2012

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I have to say that I am so lucky to know some of the most talented Jewish women in the world. Every where I turn, I am constantly amazed by the creativity that blossoms with every simcha, holiday, and charity event within our Jewish communities. I am so proud to showcase all of these talents under the roof of my site, The Jewish Hostess. After all, that’s what life is all about- sharing, being inspired, and putting out own spin on the beauty in our lives. As a guest at Claudia’s son’s bar mitzvah event, I marveled at how she seemed to be able to effortlessly dive into the botanical theme of the bar mitzvah decor, and then look gorgeous and calm at the event as if she had Preston Bailey on the scene.  This theme can go a long way. Using different color and florals, Claudia’s ideas can take us into any holiday or party event decor. Claudia, thanks for the spark! Marlene
“Hi Marlene
   I am so happy you were able to join us for Hymie’s Bar Mitzvah!  The party was on Earth Day.  My mind started to race.  I came up with herbs for the tables and googled and came upon The growers exchange who shIpped me samples whIch I took to Ikea and found a white pot and rocks to top the dirt.  In Ikea, I came across the white frames you see on the table.  Everyone loves to see pictures of the baby~boy~ or couple. For 99 cents each, I bought 24 frames!  Went online and copied pictures on Snapfish, easy and done!
I wanted a natural look, so I asked the table cloth company for burlap. He said he has fake burlap, even better!  Real burlap is a mess!
He only had squares of sashes. 4′ x 108′ .  Now what?  My frIend Lynn Schrem said lets weave them! And we did!
Now to the napkins.  Again googled wood letter H’s and sure enough!  I ordered a sample sprayed them with silver.Went to M&J Trimming for the leather.
I was done. My son sprayed the 180 H’s and the glueing began!
The Thursday night before the bar mitzvah party, we wove  the sashes and put every napkin in the H ring.   I bought the wood bark at last mInute in the flower market.
It was finally all coming together!
Adelaide Khezerie arranged the centerpiece of flowers for my older son’s Barmitsvah, so I called her to help me with flowers for other tables.  I knew I needed some height in the room. She took me to the flower market the Wed. before the party!  What fun! we touched, smelled, and looked at the choices. Lilacs it was.
I went back to the flower market on  Friday to pick  up the lilacs. When I brought them back to the shul I just stared at these huge bundles!  Then I got a text from Adelaid that said OMW!!
Phew!  After all the vases were done and the herbs were in the pots I just prayed that it would all last for Sunday.
The temperature in the shul was kept nice and cold.  All went well!
The most important thing  was that my son was happy and so proud of his barmitzvah.  He thanked me again and again!
I am so lucky to have good friends that share their and time expertise with me !
It was a beautiful morning with wonderful friends and family!’ Claudia Bildirici

 

 

 

 

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  1. Ruth says:

    where can I rent these tablecloth sashes/ ribbons from?

  2. Claudia says:

    Aliza thanks for your comment! The initial is wood
    I bought them online. They come in any size
    And any font. My son sprayed them silver ,
    The Foux leather was bought at m&j trimmings
    I use garilla glue to attach them. I made 200 so it
    Can’t be that hard. !

  3. aliza says:

    love the initial napkin ring. Please, pray tell, how would i find the metal initials you used? what kind of store? craft? hardware? online? party? thanks!

  4. Michelle Dayan says:

    Wow!! You never cease to amaze, Claudia!

  5. rachel franco says:

    What an inspiring lady! A great article thanks for sharing!! Mabrook to Hymie!!

  6. vivian says:

    What a sleek and beautiful theme for a Bar Mitzvah!
    Lots of good luck!!


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