Jewish boys celebrate a bar mitzvah as a rite of passage. Jewish girls celebrate a bat mitzvah. Both of these are solemn occasions which mark the child's entrance into the Jewish faith. It's also a time of great joy and celebration and very important in their lives. We provide an over-the-top celebration for your child and our team is the best in the Nashville market. Our promise to you is to create an experience that your child (and family) will remember, always. We are one of Nashville's most experienced Mitzvah DJ/MC companies and take great pride in the level of production that we deliver to this all-important event. Our Mitzvah packages are full-scale productions, with DJ/MC, lighting and giant video screens. We have a list of commonly-used games that we use; Coke-Pepsi, Huggy-Bear, Balloon Shirt, Limbo, Musical Chairs, Dance Contests, Guest of Honor Trivia, Mummy Wrap, Hula Hoop Pass, Hula Hoop Contest.
This party is usually a full-production event, complete with Professional Dance Instructors, Photo Booth, etc. We realize the importance of this event and will take the time to carefully craft the perfect evening for you and our team will see to it that everyone is thoroughly entertained throughout the evening. You just sit back and enjoy it.
Suggested Timeline of Events
ARRIVAL (COCKTAIL HOUR) - 30 MINUTES
Most mitzvahs begin with a period of time for arrival. We recommend 30 minutes with finger-foods provided. If the venue permits, it's best to stage this outside the main room.
GRAND ENTRANCE - 5 MINUTES
This is where the family is introduced (usually parents and siblings only). This is a big build up into the party and we recommend very high energy music.
HORA DANCE - 10-15 MINUTES
As soon as the Grand Entrance is complete, we recommend this special dance. Our MC will take care of instructions for non-jewish guests. We recommend you pre-select 4-6 adult men (per chair) and ask them to be the lifters of the chair(s). We also suggest that you stage very sturdy chairs to be used for this dance. We normally use a long mix of the Bobby Morganstein classic. Please provide a list of all individuals who will be lifted in the chair(s).
WELCOME SPEECH - 5 MINUTES
This is usually given by the father of the child, but can also be given by the mother.
CANDLE LIGHTING - 15-20 MINUTES
Candle lighting is normally done by the celebrator (the child). We provide a wireless mic and they invite up members of their family to light the candles. If using 14 candles, please let us know if this will be used to commemorate deceased family members or will be used for good luck wishes. We need to know the last line you intend to say before conclusion.
HA MOTZI - 5-10 MINUTES
Typically the grandfather recites this traditional prayer and often gives a short speech (or toast) to go with it.
DINNER - 45-60 MINUTES
Most mitzvahs are self-serve buffet style. The kids will usually have a separate buffet than the adults. If you need us to release tables, please let us know ahead of time and we will be happy to take care of this for you. Towards the end of dinner is a good time for a couple of games.
PARENT-CHILD SPECIAL DANCE - 5 MINUTES
This can be done in several combinations and can even be multiple songs. If multiple songs, we recommend you do partial songs (so it doesn't run too long)
GAME(S) - 10-15 MINUTES
We usually recommend no more than 2-3 games. Prizes are given out to the winners.
OPEN DANCE - 2-3 HOURS
We normally want to begin with high-energy dance music for the kids. After the first 20 minutes, we'll begin mixing in more classic selections for the adults. For the remainder of the party we will work in 4-song cycles. Our object is to tap every age bracket within every 4-song cycle. If a slideshow is being used, we recommend putting this about 30-45 minutes into the dance set. It gives us a chance to re-focus the room's attention, and gives a break to the event flow.
FINAL SONG - 5 MINUTES
Fast or slow? This is your choice. If you choose slow, we like to do a "Circle of Love". This is where we'll have the family into the center of the dance floor and we'll invite the remaining guests to join hands and form a circle around the family. It makes for a very nice photography moment.