Sophia’s Enchanted Forest: A Tribute to Her Jewish Heritage.
Posted Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Bat Mitzvah girl Sophia, opted to celebrate her special day on Tu B’Shevat. Tu B’Shevat is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.
Per Sophia’s request, Caterer Chef Cary incorporated each of the seven types of fruit (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates) from these trees into the cuisine of the evening, and the results were simply delectable!
Keeping with the theme of the evening, Decorator JPatrick seamlessly brought Sophia’s “enchanted garden” vision to life, with beautiful purple trees, branches with hanging tea lights for centerpieces, and gorgeous uplighting throughout the venue to bring it all together. Even the placecards were designed as leaves, and hung from a tree at the entrance of the party.
Since her Mitzvah project supported the Jewish National Fund, an organization whose inital goal was to plant trees and create parks in Isreal, Sophia gave out Tzedukah boxes as favors.
A great time was had by all on Sophia’s special day, and we know her future is bright!