Modern Jewish Celebrations Dossier

Occasion: Bar Mitzvah

Location: Chicago Suburbs

Mitzvah Mission:

initial consultation revealed:

  • Triplets: Brian, David and Scott were sharing their bar mitzvah
  • Boys loved baseball
  • Parents wanted a completely separate celebration tone

Modern Jewish Celebrations Recommendation:

Triple Play!

“Take me out to the Ballgame” theme for kids. Nearby, adults are served a Latin-inspired lunch punctuated with pitchers of Vodka Lemonade and Margaritas.

Staging:

  • Classic ballpark accoutrement and visual touch points
  • Popcorn machine popping corn and serving it in ballpark paper bags
  • Lunch for kids served in red plastic baskets
  • Smoothie bar with protein boosts available for athletic kids
  • Concessionaires passing out food
  • Moon Bounce for entertainment

Menu:

For the children:

  • Fries served in paper cones made of newspaper sports pages
  • Warm pretzels with mustard dipping sauce
  • Mini root beer floats
  • Homemade s’mores
  • Red, white and blue corn chip nachos
  • Crispy buffalo chicken spring rolls with blue cheese dipping sauce
  • Beef empanadas

For the Adults:

  • Sloppy “ducks” with crunchy slaw
  • Cuban cigars filled with beef
  • Warm Southwestern cocktail crêpes with goat cheese and smoky red pepper salsa
  • Latin-style skirt steak carving station
  • Pear and brie quesadillas with harvest fruit chutney
  • Poached salmon in a corn husk with summer tomatoes
  • Handmade polenta fries