A simply splendid simcha
Celebrating Simchas

A simply splendid simcha

From a picture-perfect venue to getting everyone on the dance floor, it is the finer details that make for a great celebration. Here are some party experts ready at your service.

The Piano Man
0413 485 532 • thepianoman.com.au
Scot has established a niche in the events market as a piano and vocal music entertainer with the sophistication and finesse modern families demand. Scot provides high-quality music for first guest arrivals and through dinner, with his trademark warm vocals and an appropriate selection of songs from the classic to the modern. He is then able to seamlessly transition into celebration mode, including horas if required. And the sight of a pristine baby grand piano certainly helps to set the scene from the moment guests arrive.

Baker Boys Band
0438 301 313 • bakerboysband.com.au
Founded in 2005, the Baker Boys Band has been setting the industry standard for event music ever since. Its musicians are passionate about creating memorable events and the team’s talent and experience guarantee that every Baker Boys event is seamless. Whether you prefer traditional music, classical songs, or modern tunes, Baker Boys can work with you to set the perfect tone for your day. Amazing celebrations are how the Baker Boys Band earned its fantastic reputation! The team pride themselves on their high energy and flawless performance – it’s all about great preparation and a genuine love for what they do to ensure you have the best night of your life.

Encore St Kilda
10/18 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda • (03) 9593 9033 • encorestkilda.com.au
Perfectly positioned along Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda Beach promenade, Encore St Kilda offers an exceptional backdrop for your child’s bar or bat mitzvah. Featuring a beautiful, sleek design, breathtaking views, ample parking and proximity to public transport, Encore St Kilda will impress both adults and kids alike. Delivering a range of catering alternatives, let our dedicated events team collaborate with you in designing the memorable day that you, your child and your guests will remember forever.

Tefillin by Rabbi Eli Gutnick
0419 613 141 • info@sofer.com.au
Gifting a bar mitzvah boy with his own set of tefillin is one of the most important moments of his coming-of-age journey. Rabbi Eli Gutnick puts his utmost dedication into ensuring that each scroll is scribed perfectly and formed according to specific and exacting details. Rabbi Eli Gutnick provides the only tefillin-making service in Melbourne that is assembled in-house, and the different level of parchments, boxes and straps all come from Israel and are assembled in his workshop. He examines and selects the best and most suitable parchments and boxes to meet the specific requirements of his clients. As a local ordained scribe and tefillin maker, Rabbi Eli Gutnick prides himself on his reputation of supplying quality and reliable products, and offers competitive prices.

Party Higher
43 Levanswell Road, Moorabbin • 1300 7PARTY (1300 734 726) • partyhigher.com.au
Party Higher has created a new entertainment venue like no other – an audio-visual spectacle that is perfect for a fun-filled bar or bat mitzvah. As Australia’s only wireless headphone venue, Party Higher offers a unique experience where music can be completely tailored to suit each party, and even different groups of guests. Nominated for and awarded various awards over the last four years, including Best Kids Party Entertainer, Best Customer Service, and Best National School-Aged Activity, Party Higher offers the Silent Disco experience that’s elevated with all the bonuses to make for a memorable celebration.

From a light-up air hockey table in the Chill Zone and a psychedelic slushie area with wall decals and interactive equaliser to an enchanting secret garden and various indoor spaces with light-up bar and furniture, Party Higher’s flexible floor plan can cater to parties of all sizes, and can accommodate buses, food trucks, props and more. Party Higher is offering risk-free booking that comes with a 24-month rescheduling policy.

Everything Glows!
(03) 9553 0972 • everythingglows.com.au
Everything Glows! and its founder, Marilyn Fink, have been supplying the community with the best in glow sticks and flashing novelties for 28 years. Sourcing, importing and distributing direct to clients with no middle man, genuine wholesale prices are offered to the community on top of quality products that truly bring life and fun to any party. Marilyn’s discerning selection of flashing and glowing items have always kept up with new trends and continue to be the fashionable benchmark. Simply enter “Jewish News” in the comments section when checking out online, or give the team a call, and wholesale rates will be immediately applied to your order.

UV Brightness
0425 729 339/0412 543 159 • uvbrightness.com.au
UV Brightness adds that wow factor to your bar or bat mitzvah by setting up a space where all your guests glow and pop under the backlights! The kids look awesome after they’ve been painted by UV Brightness’ experienced artists, and to add even more wow, pop and glow, they have a wide range of UV accessories to offer. The UV Brightness team is ready to meet you at your place of convenience to discuss, plan and customise your function. UV Brightness’ range of products and accessories includes UV wigs, sunglasses, lipstick, party hats, masks, clothing, jewellery and many more items to truly light up a party!

246 Huntingdale Road, Huntingdale
(03) 9570 2544 • partycles.com.au
At Partycles, style consultants have decorated for hundreds of bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs across Melbourne at a variety of venues. With only the highest quality balloons, decorations and accessories, they will help you create the perfect setting for your event. From beautiful table centrepieces, dance floor balloons, personalised name balloons, bar/bat mitzvah specific decorations, entrance balloons, table scatter and more – they have everything you need for the perfect celebration. The wide range of balloons include latex and foil balloons which can be ordered with helium or without, and bar/bat mitzvah-specific prints and styles to suit your occasion. Along with providing professional advice and assistance in selecting your decorations, a set-up team will also personally deliver your pre-filled balloons and arrange the function room to your liking.

Astoria Paper Products
(03) 9527 1776 • astoria.com.au
Astoria Paper is proud of its reputation as a must-visit destination for all event and party makers, and is the one-stop-shop for all your needs. Not only does Astoria Paper pride itself on its extremely competitive prices, but it also believes its service is second to none. The team at Astoria is constantly introducing new items and makes sure to keep a large variety of options to make your celebration just that bit more special. Whether it is tableware for your beautiful reception or products for a fun party, Astoria has it all. Don’t forget to check out Astoria’s ever-expanding serviette range, possibly the biggest in Australia. To keep the party going, there are also glow sticks, leis, funny glasses, party hats, maracas, tambourines, piñatas and much more.

370 Huntingdale Road South, Oakleigh South
(03) 9562 7607 • sidetracked.com.au
Sidetracked is a one-stop entertainment and party destination, offering go-kart, Laserforce, dodgems, arcade, mini-golf, bowling and a licensed cafe all under one roof, with the option for the entire centre to be exclusively booked. Sidetracked is the home of fun for more than 28 years has been the go-to venue for bar and bat mitzvahs for groups of 8-280. Sidetracked prides itself on being Melbourne’s most action-packed simcha venue for all ages, with room for a huge dance floor, a stage for entertainers and plenty of off-street parking. A kosher-friendly menu can be created through the venue’s cafe, and the kitchen is also open to external caterers. Sidetracked’s event staff will assist with planning, and chaperone your guests on rides to ensure everyone is having a safe and fun time.

P2P Events
P2P Events • 0402 810 878 • p2pevents.com.au
In just six years, Natalie Roth of P2P Events has truly made a name for herself as the go-to person for making celebration dreams come true. A creative problem-solver who thrives on a challenge, there is never a vision too bold or a problem too big for Roth to tackle with her signature enthusiasm and warm, genuine smile. Since her younger days, including her time as former class captain, Roth has always been one to put up her hand when help was needed. “Helping my clients turn visions and ideas into concrete reality brings me so much joy – and to be welcomed into their family and be an integral part of their special occasion is such an honour,” said Roth.

Roth offered invaluable assistance and advice to many of her clients during the various lockdown periods of the COVID-19 pandemic and believes that the challenging moments helped her become an even better events planner. “Thinking on your feet, adapting to overnight changes and having a strong and positive attitude proved invaluable over the past 18 months. I’ve sat and cried with my clients over their heartache of multiple postponements, I’ve helped create new event plans at the drop of a hat, and I’ve reassured my clients that the parties are never cancelled, they were merely put on pause, ready to go once we get the green light,” said Roth. With celebrations finally returning to full swing, Roth is thrilled to see the community get together once again. “If there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us, it is that we are stronger than we think, and nothing can compare to the joy of celebrating with our loved ones.”

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