I thought it a timely opportunity to revisit Meredieth’s Mardi Gras themed Bat Mitzvah from 2009!
The festivities were held at The Legacy in Rockville, MD. While dinner was held inside the restaurant, the dance, Adult lounge, and ice cream sundae & candy bar were held in the Meeting Centre, which can accommodate up to 275 guests for a seated dinner reception. Unique Dreams DJ’s kept one hundred middle schoolers going strong with a plethora of activities.
The DJ, MC and Dancers kept the energy high and led dances. Guests were greeted with mardi gras beads at the door, pop music flowing from the speakers. Casino games were available on one side of the dance floor. In the lobby, a photo booth let friends pose for photos, have them printed and put into their choice of fun frames to keep as a souvenir. At 9pm the ice cream sundae bar rolled out which gave everyone a sugar rush and kept the kids dancing for another few hours!
The Mardi Gras theme flowed throughout each of the rooms- from balloons and oversized masks in the kids party room, to low, sophisticated centerpieces in the Adult Lounge, to the bright and vibrant centerpieces on the cocktail rounds and guest tables. Green, purple and gold linens were used intermittently and layered onto one another to create a rich color explosion in the room. Oversized masks and artwork on the walls personalized the space enhanced the overall decor of the room.
Even Meredith’s candle lighting ceremony had a hint of Mardi Gras- we put taper candles inside different heights of glasses filled with some special beads she caught while on her service trip to New Orleans.
Mazal tov, Meredith!