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We like to start the event on a high-energy level. The guest of honor will be announced into the room accompanied by upbeat music. After the guests shake hands and congratulate the honoree, we engage in a few Jewish and Israeli dances to liven-up the party. We can even coordinate the traditional chair dance.


The candle lighting ceremony is an opportunity for the guest of honor to recognize and honor his or her family, friends, and mentors. A small speech is given prior to these individuals being called forward to light one of the thirteen candles to the accompaniment of a special song chosen by the Bar/Bat Mitzvah honoree. A memory candle may also be lit to honor a deceased loved one.


FREEZE DANCE

  • When the music stops the children freeze.


SNOWBALL DANCE

  •  The Bar/Bat Mitzvah honoree picks partners, who pick two partners, who pick four partners, who pick eight partners, etc.


NAME THAT TUNE

  • Gather your guests into small groups to name a variety of songs. Children can ask adults for assistance.


PASS THE OBJECT

  • When the music stops, whoever has the object being passed is out. Be creative with the music and the object.


COKE/PEPSI

  • Divide children into two groups. Each group should be on opposite sides of the dance floor. You call “Coke” one side runs and sits on the knees of the Pepsi team, and then call “Pepsi”. They do the same to the opposite side. “Pepsi Cola” means the sides switch names, and if you call the Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s honoree’s name everybody freezes.


HUGGY BEAR

  • Play upbeat dance music so the kids can dance and sing-a-long with the song. Call out a low number (2, 3, or 4) and make the kids get into smaller groups of that amount. All the “leftover” kids or the last to get into a group are “out”.


FINISH THE SONG

  • Divide the children into numerous groups of different sizes. Choose two initial groups, play a song, then stop the music. The first group to recite the next five words of the song correctly stay in. Move on to two more groups. Keep playing until only one winning group is left.

 

GROUP DANCES & CONTESTS


SPECIAL DANCES

  • Electric Slide

  • Conga

  • YMCA

  • Chicken Dance

  • Macarena

  • Bunny Hop

  • Hokey Pokey

  • Soul Train

  • Boot Scootin Boogie


JEWISH & ISRAELI DANCES

  • The Hora

  • Havah Nagilah

  • Mayim Mayim

  • Yesh


LIMBO CONTEST

  • Children limbo under the limbo bar


HULA HOOP CONTEST


DANCE CONTEST

  • The Twist

  • Jitterbug

  • Shout

  • The Stroll


KARAOKE SING ALONG


MUMMY WRAP

  • Young adults are split into two teams, choosing a member from each team to be wrapped in toilet paper. First team to wrap up the member “wins”.


MITZVAH TRIVIA


PARTY ENHANCERS

Mazel Tov!

Congratulations on this very important milestone in your life

 

We look forward to working with you to plan a truly fun and memorable event. We strive to incorporate a variety of
music and interactive games and activities to make your Bar/Bat Mitzvah lively and festive.

 

Our DJs will act as "Master of Ceremonies" to coordinate the introductions, candle lighting ceremony, hosting the contests and games, and entertaining your guests with great dance music.

bar/bat mitzvahs

​​925.451.7285

info@djmartell.com

1839 Ygnacio Valley Road #102, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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