No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else! ~ P.T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum said it best as this Bat Mitzvah was certainly not like everyone else’s. Our mitzvah family was super obsessed with The Greatest Showman. The 20th Century Fox musical was inspired by the imagination of the infamous visionary, and of course, the film inspired our mitzvah mom so much she had her own vision of what she wanted for her daughter’s showstopping event.
We had plenty of planning to do to recreate “The Greatest Show” and we knew there was no one better than Galaxy Productions to make these “Million Dreams” come true. From the outstanding performers and choreographed entrance to our incredible set design and brightly-costumed cast, nothing would be “Never Enough”.
Next, we spent lots of time scouting venues which was another key element. Which space would be the perfect location to host theatrical performances as well as dancing and dinner? Fortunately, The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater had availability, and the iconic auditorium where legends of the Golden Era graced the stage would now host us!
Although Hugh Jackman could not attend, we had our own all-star cast. Chris from Rock With U Entertainment played a great ring master in his custom coat and top hat while the top-notch dancers entertained. The sword swallower, trapeze artist, and chair balancing acts had guests big and small on their feet gasping for more. Our mitzvah family also took center stage with their fabulous wardrobe and the anticipated Father-Daughter dance received a standing ovation.
Chez Gourmet Catering also played a crucial co-starring role with their clever presentation of circus-like cuisine. Classics like corn dogs, warm pretzels, and popcorn were available, but other specialty items included truffle fries, charred brussel sprouts, chicken and waffles, and macaroni and cheese cupcakes. The Steakhouse, Asian, and Taco dinner stations were of course delicious, but everyone loved the dessert selection; Funnel cake, Caramel apples, and Fried Oreos amongst many others completed the creative menu.
What’s a circus without the fluffy pink floss? FotoBoyz brought their interactive flying cotton candy booth with LED glow sticks as well as an open-air photo and roaming photo booths to capture more magical moments. Circus Eats was stage left with their mobile trailer featuring more favorites like snow cones and candy apples.
Prior to the event, Domino Arts captured our Guest of Honor (GOH) at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum which was the perfect backdrop for the images we used at the party. The larger than life photos were placed inside and outside the theater. The talented duo along with Timeline Video Productions worked all over the theatre that evening to make sure the event memories “Come Alive”.
I wish for happiness like this forever ~ Charity Barnum
“Dreaming with your eyes wide open” always make a STYLED EVENT.
Mazel Tov again to Alivia and her family!
VENUE: The Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater ~ DÉCOR/PERFORMERS: Galaxy Productions ~ CATERER: Chez Gourmet ~ DJ/MC: Rock With U Entertainment/Chris~ PHOTOGRAPHY: Domino Arts Photography / VIDEOGRAPHY: Timeline Video Productions ~ PHOTO BOOTHS/FLYING COTTON CANDY: Foto Boyz ~ GAMES: Cocktail Entertainment ~ SPECIALTY DESSERTS: Circus Eats ~ INVITATION: Jenifer Keller Styled Events and Invitations