2017 Mitzvah Washington DC Trends

Mitzvah Washington DC

We love working with our Jewish families to capture their son’s or daughter’s Mitzvah Washington DC celebration!  From getting to know the family to documenting the timeless traditions of the services, our Mitzvah photographers are all in, but we especially adore seeing trends emerge each year that keep it fresh and fun for both guests and the families. With that in mind, we are here to present some of the major Bar and Bat Mitzvah Washington DC trends for this year.

Photo Booths

Perhaps the nicest thing about this trend is the fact that it manages to increase the fun factor quite a bit. The simple fact that you can take pics with friends and family is amazing. And these photo booths do allow you to add some interesting effects and a whole lot of other cool stuff – have you seen the slow motion and video booths? It’s a must! Overall, the photo booths are gaining a lot of popularity at mitzvahs in Washington DC, and it’s easy to see why. The ease of use and immense fun do help take your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party to the next level.

Food Stations

While formal seated dinners are still common, the trend of interactive and customized food stations are the future nowadays. The reason is simple – a Mitzvah Washington DC party is more fun if you deliver smaller plates and food stations that keep your guests’ energy high by moving and interacting with each other. You can offer a variety of meal types and cuisines, while also incorporating your overall theme. Food stations now become another element of entertainment – food-tainment, anyone?!

Pre-Mitzvah Photography Sessions

We especially love this one!  Simply stated, we get together for a photo shoot a few months before the Bar or Bat Mitzvah Washington DC that’s all about your son or daughter and their personality. This allows us to get to know them and their parents before the main event. We can then create a truly personalized album to be used at their party for friends and family to leave notes of congratulations.  It’s a win-win! We get to know you and vice versa and you get an interactive component to a guest book that will become a loved and cherished keepsake of your Mitzvah Washington DC.

Giving Back to The Local Community

Of course, while people attend Bar or Bar Mitzvah parties to celebrate with the family, the reality is that everyone loves and cares for the Jewish community. This is why more and more Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in Washington DC are trending towards supporting the location DC or Jewish community in a unique and personal way.  We have seen the hosts providing a donation to a loved charity, synagogue or school in lieu of a take-away gift.  This is a trend that we want to see continued. Our kids seeing their parents paying it forward to help people in need can only start a fire to do the same – however and whenever possible (not just on special occasions!).

Color, Color Every Where

Instead of using various themes, Bar and Bat Mitzvah Washington DC parties tend to be focusing more on specific color palettes. Pastels or neon – we love color, in your décor, lighting, florals, food and more!  Get creative and team up with a professional Mitzvah event planner Washington DC to bring all of your ideas into a cohesive, work of art!

In the end, it’s easy to see that the Bar and Bat Mitzvah events are becoming more and more varied and interesting. Obviously, the traditional elements will remain, but it’s exciting to see how the celebration is always evolving. It’s safe to say that the aforementioned trends are hot and downright impressive. So, if you want to have an outstanding Bar or Bat Mitzvah Washington DC party, you may consider checking the list above. Adapt these trends to your party, and you will surely take it to the next level!

The following Mitzvah Professionals were key in creating the amazing environment captured in these images:

Event Designer:  Danielle Couick, Magnolia Bluebird design & events

Caterer:  Occasions Caterers and Ridgewells Catering; Floral Designer:  Blue Vanda Designs and Philippa Tarrant Floral Design; Entertainment: Washington Talent, Talk of the Town Entertainment, So Fresh Entertainment and NYX Entertainment & Events; Lighting:  John Farr Lighting Design; Videographer:  Bowen Films; Transportation:  Reston Limousine; Other:  Fabrication Events, Showtime Events Inc, Perfect Settings LLC, Ace Beverage DC, Buffalo & Bergen, Syzygy Events International, Massive Entertainment, Fluffness, DC Rental, Revolution Event Design and Production Inc., Carnival Day, Festive Effects, and Sugar Pixie Sweets; Washington DC Mitzvah Venue:  Dock 5 at Union Market and Washington Hebrew Congregation

Washington DC makes a beautiful setting for mitzvah photography.

Mitzvah Photography in Washington DC by Rodney Bailey.


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