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Cocktail Hour

  • Decide on the mood of your cocktail hour. This is the beginning of your simcha and it will influence the whole affair.

  • Looking for Bat / Bar Mitzvah song ideas? Easy background music is the usual on cocktail hour. Classical music, cool jazz or popular favorites, from Frank Sinatra to Billy Joel, whatever you choose.
  • Here are some additional Bat / Bar Mitzvah ideas you may consider for the cocktail hour entertainment:
    • Live musicians – piano, harp, saxophone, drums, guitar, violin, flute players, mariachi, percussionist, classical or jazz ensembles, etc, even calypso. Live music is elegant!
    • For those looking for a faster pace – games, karaoke and dancers in the cocktail hour get the party going early!
  • Magic of the Klezmer MP3 downloand. Great Klezmer music.

    • Wanna have some Jewish klezmer? Check with Shirim Klezmer Orchestra, from Boston. For a lower budget, think about Giora Feidman’s Magic of the Klezmer CD. It is a wonderful option for background music, a true gem.

    • The Doc’s recommendation is to have two rooms for the cocktail hour. At the first room kids will be entertained with the MC, while classy music serenades for the chit-chatting adults at the other room. The Doc will surely go straight to the kids room!