While performing as MC and DJ for Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs here at Cutting Edge Entertainment is always fun and exciting, there are some events that stand out for special reasons on their own, Brandon’s Bar Mitzvah celebration at PineCrest County Club was one of those events.
Not only were Kim and Dave (aka Mom and Dad) long-time Council Rock friends of Craig, the owner of Cutting Edge Entertainment, but Brandon (the star of the day) has been a dance student of mine at Freestyle Dance Academy for about four years now. While Craig, Kim and Dave grew up together, I have had the privilege of watching Brandon grow from a boy into an incredible gentleman. Needless to say, we at Cutting Edge Entertainment were determined to rock this party for reasond both personal and professional.
Upon arriving at PineCrest Country Club, in Montgomery County, I ran into Brandon before he started his ceremony for his Bar Mitzvah. He was standing next to a life-sized cardboard cut out… of him. Talk about the coolest kid ever! “Flat Brandon,” as he was come to be known, was later used as a prop in the photo booth, so that party-goers could take their picture “with Brandon” even when he was otherwise occupied. After completing his ceremony, we kicked off Brandon’s Hollywood Movie Mitzvah reception and party with high-energy introductions of his parents, followed by a standing ovation for the star himself. After candle lighting and a festive and fun hora, the guests sat for dinner, as we led the entire party in a game of Hollywood movie and music trivia. Both kids and adults battled hard, with included some moonwalking, modeling, and some folks doing their best Star Wars and James Bond impressions. It was a great ice breaker for the guests, and gave us a glimpse into how enthusiastic the guests were, and how they were ready to party!
After dinner, Brandon and Kim shared a special mother and son dance, complete with a choreographed journey through the movies including Saturday Night Fever, Footloose and Step Up. Kim and Brandon showed off their moves before Brandon took to the floor himself to show off his break dancing skills to the delight of the crowd. The adults and kids danced the night away, with Brandon even teaching some of his friends and relatives his dance moves.
At the end of the evening everyone left with a smile on their faces, and a ton of candy from the candy bar! The party was a blast, and I was truly honored that Kim and Dave asked me to be a part of Brandon’s special day. I am proud of the young man Brandon has grown into, and I am excited to watch him continue his journey to becoming a man. Thank you to PineCrest Country Club, Allure West Studios, and all my incredible staff at Cutting Edge Entertainment who helped rock out this party! A special thank you and congratulations goes out to Kim, Dave and Brandon, as well as the entire family. Mazel Tov Brandon!
– Tony A. –