Producing safe, intimate events during Covid has been quite the adventure, but these small moments have created such wonderful, everlasting memories for our clients and their families. For JoJo, earlier this Fall, with the help of a two week quarantine, multiple rounds of testing ahead of the event, and rapid testing on-site, we worked alongside her family to bring her family together in person, and her friends together via Zoom to create an intimate socially distanced, outdoor Bat Mitzvah service and celebration.

For the Bat Mitzvah service, we worked alongside Wilshire Boulevard Temple and our creative partners to create an outdoor synagogue in part of the space’s parking lot. We used tall hedges to delineate the space, as well as custom plexi screens and seating in family pods.

Accessories look a bit different these days! In addition to custom kippahs with the event logo, we created custom masks for guests to wear throughout the evening.

The Beema featured a J made from white roses affixed to a flax-wrapped shelf.

After the service, guests were welcomed to JoJo’s backyard for a socially distanced cocktail party.

Guests were once again seated in their family pods, and were gifted custom embroidered blankets with their family’s name to delineate the space.

The lounge vignettes featured bright coral florals in modern marble and glass arrangements.

An array of heaters, fire pits and individual s’mores kits kept guests warm, safe and cozy!

A balloon-filled installation with JoJo’s name served as the focal point by the pool.


Signature cocktails with custom napkins were offered up behind plexi-covered bars.

Guests dined on individual pizzas, pastas and salads from Jon & Vinny’s, and a family favorite: elevated jello shots!

We can’t wait for the full celebration next year!

Maya Myers Photography || R Jack Balthazar || Bright Event Rentals || Theoni Collection || Peterson Event Lighting || Kinada Events || Transglobal Entertainment || Carmelized Productions/Jon & Vinny’s || The Cappuccino Man || Wilshire Blvd. Temple