Party Planners LA was recently interviewed by Jewish Journal, and asked about what’s hot in Los Angeles Bat and Bar Mitzvah planning. The article appeared in their print magazine, with a web version quoted below.
April 17, 2013
The sky’s the limit
by Julie Bien
Preparing for the complete bar or bat mitzvah experience — the ceremony, the food, the entertainment — can feel like a three-ring circus. So maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that carnivals are one of the hottest themes these days as kids prepare for the biggest party they’ve thrown in their 13 years on the planet.
No matter what theme for a reception that you choose, be sure to make the most of it. In other words, don’t settle for a Big Top — make it bigger and better.
The owner of Party Planners LA in Los Angeles (partyplanners-la.com), said there are ways to make any party theme exceptional.
“A lot of what’s big now is neon and that craze of everything being in 3-D. We’re still doing a lot of casinos, carnivals, circuses and club themes, but we try to make it look totally different by using professional sets and scenes,” she said. “Even when we do a table design, we can make it so it looks 3-D when you look down. The first thing clients ask for is the wow factor.”
According to Party Planners, people are spending $10,000 to $50,000 for something spectacular. Before you hyperventilate, take a deep breath.
“We help them make this event as amazing as we can with any budget. We just try to keep the cost/expectation ratio realistic,” she said. “We’ve done everything from renting out penthouses, warehouses and soundstages to creating a very special space at the child’s synagogue. Wherever it is, we don’t want to take away from the religious aspect of the ceremony.”
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