Last summer the Florida Museum of Natural History hosted our first b’not mitzvah! A b’not mitzvah is simply the plural form of a bat mitzvah — a Jewish coming of age ritual for twin girls.
This event was nearly two years in the making and called for close collaboration between the celebrating family, the Museum, and Celebrations Catering, who was not only handling food but also coordinating decor. We met frequently with the girls and their mother and decided on a unique layout of a U-shape in the center of the room for the kids surrounded by round tables for the adults, all bathed in the poppin’ hot pink, teal, and purple color scheme you see below. There were also two buffets; one for the kids and one for the adults. And while the kids danced the night away after dinner in the Denny Gallery, the Thompson Gallery served as a quieter area for the adults to kick back and relax.
For their mitzvah projects, one twin collected used contact lenses for recycling and the other made supply baskets for our local Humane Society chapter, which doubled as centerpieces for the adult tables in the main gallery.
In addition to the traditional ceremonial rituals, other activities for guests included dancing (with the limbo and hula hooping), access to explore the permanent exhibits and Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, a photobooth, a caricaturist, and an ice cream bar! It was an evening of joyous celebration and fun at the Museum.
Catering :: Celebrations Catering
DJ :: Genius Entertainment
Cake: Sugar, Refined
Photography :: Sweet Serendipity Photography
Photo Booth :: ÜberBooth
Caricatures :: Cartoon You Caricatures
Dance Floor :: Aviant Party Rentals