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Mitzvah Party Spotlight Using Physical Distance Tool


There’s nothing more rewarding than learning about the events our users planned using Prismm. We learn so much about our users, the types of events they plan, and how Prismm is used in the process.

It’s been most interesting to learn how event professionals are getting creative and purposeful with events during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Melisa Imberman of The Event Of A Lifetime shared the details of a recent Mini Mitzvah with us along with how using Prismm’s Physical Distance Tool helped the team in the planning process.

Mini Mitzvah Spotlight from The Event Of A Lifetime

Prior to the pandemic, I had been working with a family from New York City for almost two years to plan a really cool  B’nai Mitzvah celebration for their twins. It was supposed to take place in a unique new venue in Brooklyn. COVID-19 changed everything. At first, we postponed the party. Over the summer, the family then decided to move out of the city which meant they would now have a backyard.  So we switched gears (again!) to plan a Mini Mitzvah backyard party at their house. (The family had only moved in three weeks prior to the party).

This family was very COVID conscious and wanted all of their guests to be safe and feel comfortable. The Prismm Physical Distancing Tool came in extremely handy in helping the family feel confident in hosting the event. We were able to design the floorplan with distancing in place and visualize what this type of layout would look like in advance of the party.


In order for guests to be as far as possible from each other, we had two connecting tents in an “L” shape to maximize the area we could tent. The seating chart was arranged according to families. Each family sat at their own table so we had a lot of small tables spaced out, ensuring a six-foot distance between tables. Instead of table numbers, we used a framed photo of the people sitting at the table along with the twins that they got to take home. When a party is this intimate in size, it’s possible to incorporate personal touches like this!

The centerpieces were bright and cheery sunflowers in a container wrapped in the twin’s logo. The contrast between the bright yellow flowers and the textured black table linens was quite striking

As guests arrived, there were balloons marking the path to the backyard and at the entrance. The first stop for guests was a table with custom logo masks, hand sanitizer, and a photo of Ethan and Lexie holding up onesies that they were given when they were born that said: “save the date my bar/bat mitzvah 2020.”

We had the largest tent that we could fit in the backyard in order to spread everyone out for distancing purposes. The tent was uplit in Amber. Hanging from the ceiling were string lights and black paper lanterns that lit up as the sunset.

“It looked magical!” the mitzvah mom said.

There was a DJ, but no dancing. Almost all of the songs that the DJ played had special meaning to the family and/or their guests.

The only time anyone really got up was to go to the food stations and they were called up by the table. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert were both passed to guests while they were sitting at their table.

Because there was no dancing or games, the DJ created customized digital games that everyone could play from their seats. For the Trivia game, we split the guests up into two team kids versus grownups. A question about the twins appeared on the screen, the first team to answer earned points and then a photo depicting the answer was shown on the screen. We also played Bingo where each guest downloaded to their phone a Bingo board with photos of the twins.

Other Mitzvah Spotlights From The Event Of A Lifetime:

Micro Mitzvah Spotlight by The Event Of A Lifetime

New York City Bat Mitzvah Spotlight

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