Joyful Occasion

May, 1, 2017.

Last spring my daughter Bianca Laila had her Bat Mitzvah party. Between choosing dresses, buying make up, and bedazzling shoes, it was one of the most joyful occasions of my life! (If you don’t know what are bedazzled shoes, don’t worry. I didn’t know either. See on the photo)

Bianca Laila reading her portion, surrounded by the blessings of Cantor Dan Sklar and Rabbi Michael Friedman. Temple Israel, Westport, CT

Bedazzled shoes

Bedazzled shoes

Arlene Rosenthal helped me a lot to get the party started! She really knows her stuff! And then, I reached out to some friends and professionals Cristiane Camargo Palaia, aka Krika, who does party events and decor;

Krika in action preparing the dessert table

Krika in action preparing the dessert table

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and to cake artist Renata Papadopoulos. After months of planning, we had a great time and really enjoyed the party!

Proud all around! My husband Dean, Bianca Laila, my son Thomas and me.

Proud all around! My husband Dean, Bianca Laila, my son Thomas and me.

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In preparation for the occasion, I had lots of special moments spending time with my daughter, like when we went to choose the cake.

Bianca Laila and Renata choosing the cake

Bianca Laila and Renata choosing the cake

There are certain things in life that have a simple majesty. They are sweet, beautiful and utterly perfect in their unassuming magnificence. Renata’s cake is such a wonder.

 

Renata Bolo Bianca

Wishing lots of love and blessings to anyone who has the joy of preparing a Bar/Bat mitzvah for their kids!

And if you like a little help from my friends, you can find their contacts here.

 

Lovely Cakes

Renata Papadopoulus

renandalex@optonline.net

www.lovelycakes.net

 

Krika Events

Cristiane Camargo Palaia

Facebook.com/krikaevents

Instagram.com/krikaevents

 

Arlene Rosenthal

e-mail: arlene@partyideasct.com

 

The after party: eating a piece of cake by the lake. It’s that kind of cake! You want to devour every slice!