Bat Mitzvah Bounces Off Soccer, History
This Bat Mitzvah needed to be a lot of things to a lot of people, and Zak Kunish of Zak Events pulled it off with a heavy dose of hard work and creativity. The Bat Mitzvah girl wanted a soccer theme, since she loves the game and is a top player in her age group in northern New Jersey. The parents wanted to honor their family heritage by holding the event at Ellis Island, where their great grandparents entered the United States many years ago. Everyone agreed that they wanted the adults and kids to have their own space, but have a unified feel.
The solution: A world-class soccer theme showcasing a historical venue that’s been central to the dreams of people from all over the world.
As guests entered the main entrance to Ellis Island, they were greeted by staff in a customized ticket booth handing out World Cup tickets (escort cards). In the event space, adult tables were set with black- and-white linen (soccer ball colors) accented with lush banner centerpieces marked with the names of different World Cup soccer teams.
The kids’ tables, which surrounded the adult tables, were custom built with AstroTurf tops and heavy, black bases. A large soccer goal sat atop the tables and soccer balls, field flags and boundary cones created dimension. These tables also sported black-and-white flower arrangements, and were named for well-known soccer fields that the guest of honor had played at. Truly a winning event for everybody!