Our first event of the 2017-2018 season was a hit! We took this one to Downtown Miami where we lit up The Jewel Box on Biscayne Boulevard. The venue behind the iconic Bacardi building, currently the National YoungArts Foundation, could not be more perfect for this Bat Mitzvah.

The event space was a large box surrounded by floor to ceiling stained glass which made a unique backdrop needing minimal décor. Our guest of honor plays the drums, so we wanted to be sure to incorporate those elements into the party without being too excessive.

We took our vision to Tali Table Designs, and she was super excited to create our custom bars and tables, as well as our centerpieces. We went with a grey leather-like finish on the communal-style dining area, and used copper metal to cover the bar and cocktail tables. The added touch around the area were hanging light fixtures, also with a copper metal interior finish.

Since we wanted to achieve a cool urban and organic vibe, the centerpieces were built and stained to house succulents and cacti, and then sprayed with a stencil reflecting our little drummer girl’s party quote and logo, “This is the Life”. Authentic drumsticks were placed in between the wooden boxes and candle light set the mood.

Guests were greeted with the sound of bongo drums and tasty treats from Silver Linings Catering. The premier South Florida caterer passed items which included mini franks, empanadas, and confit chicken drumettes. The charcuterie station was accented with a variety of drums, and the teens enjoyed their “Drum on the Rocks” mocktail which was served with a swizzle stick, of course. They then followed the first set by serving up specialties from around the world with American, Asian, and Mexican stations.

It was music to everyone’s ears as our Bat Mitzvah surprised everyone by playing on her own drums. Alberto and the Pure Energy Entertainment team kept the rhythm going all night. They also played alongside our Bat Mitzvah’s drum instructor, Evan, which was also quite the hit!

The evening concluded outside under the stars on the mezzanine with dessert and a powerful performance by Fushu Daiko, a Japanese Taiko drumming group. However, the party wasn’t over yet. The grand finale was a drum circle conducted by Echo Beats. Each guest was given their own drum to play during this segment of the night. Alison Frank Photography was on hand to capture every beat of this magical night.

Beating to your own drum always makes a STYLED EVENT!

Mazel Tov to Joey and her family!

VENUE: The Jewel Box ~ CATERER: Silver Linings Catering ~ DÉCOR: Tali Table Designs ~ DJ/MC: Pure Energy Entertainment / Alberto ~ PHOTOGRAPHY: Alison Frank Photography ~ PHOTO BOOTH: Eventz Photo Booth ~ GAMES: Cocktail Hour Entertainment ~ DRUMS: Fushu Daiko /Echo Beats

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