Before working at Jennie Cooks, I had never attended any sort of Jewish celebration. So when I did my first bar/bat mitzvah, I was seriously shocked at how elaborate and lavish the celebration is. I secretly envied those kids for having such awesome parties so young. Most people have to wait until they turn some obscene age like 30 or 50, to have a celebration so decadent. With that said, I know this is the sort of party I want to have when I hit a milestone age.
First off, his uncle had his face put on to an M&M! I was so excited about this, so it had to go first. Not just his face, but there were surf boards (the party was surf themed), scriptures, and dudes riding waves, and his face. On M&Ms.
They also had this pretty incredible cupcake tower. The cupcakes were so intricate with waves and surfboards and wetsuits on them.
Sidenote- I forgot to mention that when they introduced Adam, they had him carried in on a surfboard, which was adorable.
In addition to having our lovely omelet brunch with 2 chefs, all sorts of yummy salads, homemade apple sauce and my favorite smoked salmon plate, there was a waffle truck on site.
We were of course happy to oblige with the CA surf theme. Jennie made the cutest food labels ever, she is so crafty! And she found some skate decks and shells to help us decorate our buffet tables. The kids loved them.
They also had a DJ, a photo booth station, games and visa gift cards as prizes (score!). And to top it all off, the celebration took place at the world’s first Gay & Lesbian Synagogue on Pico, which I thought was pretty fantastic.