On Saturday we were at The Commons at Franklin in Franklin Pennsylvania. The event was a Bat Mitzvah for Bella. Guests began arriving at The Commons at Franklin at 5:00 pm. The adults enjoyed cocktails and appetizers as the kids participated in several different games such as Hula Hoops, Human Puzzle, Walla-Balla and a Limbo contest. I would also like to mention Michael Henderson from Recorded Light who provided photography services throughout the event.

At 6:00 pm all of the guests were seated and everyone watch an 8 minute photo montage featuring Bella. Afterwards, Bella¬†performed the candle lighting ceremony, followed by the HaMotzi & Kiddush. Next, a toast was offered by Bella’s sister Mimi prior to dinner. Dinner was prepared by the staff at The Commons at Franklin and was served buffet style.

After dinner, we started things off with the Hora, which lasted 18 minutes. Throughout the remainder of the evening guests danced to the sounds of DJ Pifemaster until the Bat Mitzvah ended at 10:00 pm.