Planning a party

to celebrate the traditional Jewish coming of age – the Bat Mitzvah for girls or Bar Mitzvah for boys – entails a unique challenge: how to create a homogenous event that is enjoyable both for youngsters and for the adults alike. The father of this Bat Mitzvah girl hit the nail on the head by requesting the production company to conjure up an event that would balance “prestigious and childlike” – a request that would serve as the guideline for an evening that catered to a variety of tastes.