Ben’s Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard

kids dancing in conga line at Bar Mitzvah

Starting off our 2020 year of events we were honored to be asked by Ben’s family to provide our DJ and entertainment services for Ben’s Bar Mitzvah at Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, IL. Paul Michaels Events has had a long history with the family since we’ve already performed at two of his brother’s Bar Mitzvahs in the past!

To rock this party with Ben, we sent Paul Michaels as the Emcee, DJ Alex, and dancers Jamie and Caleb. Right after services ended, everyone started filing into the synagogue’s social hall for the party to begin!

We started playing some games with the kids (and a few select adults who wanted to join in) prior to really kicking the afternoon off! Once everyone was ready, we had a grand entrance for Ben (where he entered to ‘September’ by Earth, Wind, and Fire), followed by a few quick speeches by Ben’s family, and then everyone enjoyed a great lunch buffet. After lunch ended, we got right back at it with more games, and ‘follow-me’ dances for the kids and adults (where we show everyone how to do the dance) and partied with these guys all afternoon!

Mazel Tov Ben!! Thank you again to your whole family for letting us celebrate with you!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Lombard Bar Mitzvah DJ

Check out some of our candid pictures below! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Malachi’s Bar Mitzvah at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North Downtown Chicago

Bar Mitzvah Entertainers in Downtown Chicago

Mazel Tov Malachi!

Our A-Team for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in Chicago recently partied with Malachi and his family and friends at Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in River North

Malachi did an awesome job reciting his Torah portions earlier in the day at Emanuel Congregation. As a result, some celebrations were definitely in order!  As the guests arrived, we played several fun games with Malachi and his friends, and the adults enjoy some time during a cocktail hour in the next room. There was some very fierce, but still friendly competition with the hula-hoop game and the scavenger hunt was something that should be remembered for years to come.

As guests entered the main celebration are, DJ Paul and DJ Terry opened the dance floor for them. Dancer Jeffrey and Dancer Jamie led the group by sharing a few follow-along dance moves. Malachi welcomed all the guests, and his brothers and parents gave excellent speeches. While the parents partook in dinner, we played a game of huggy-bear with the kids. If you’re not familiar with that game, it’s a great way to break the ice among kids. It’s similar to musical chairs, but with hugs. You should definitely Google it if you’re not familiar with it.  

Once everyone was fed, the dance floor kicked off again with the Hora! Malachi was lifted in the chair by some guests…including his mom! 

The night continued with Malachi’s awesome photo montage and a nail-biting game of Coke-and-Pepsi. When we weren’t playing games, Malachi, his friends, and the adults were on the dance floor the entire night!

Entertainment Services provided by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Downtown Bar and Bat Mitzvah DJ Services, Chicago Downtown Entertainment Services

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse in Chicago
Photography: David Bentley Photography

The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer.  Feel free to tag yourself on facebook by clicking here!

Will’s Bar Mitzvah at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus

Repeat clients are our favorite!

Our team recently was able to rock yet another Mitzvah for this family! Will and his family and friends rocked with us all afternoon long at the Hyatt Lodge at the McDonald’s Campus in Oakbrook, IL! We brought out our Mitzvah team which had multiple dance motivators (Jeffrey and Jamie) as well as a dedicated DJ (DJ Terry) and our emcee, Paul. It is such an honor for us to get ‘the call’ when a past client books a venue and knows who they are going to be hiring for their entertainment!

Will and his family belong to Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard, IL, where we work with synagogue members quite often in helping plan their son or daughter’s big day!

When people are looking for awesome Bar or Bat Mitzvah entertainment in the Chicago suburbs, we love to help them out and turn their son/daughter’s dream party into reality!

Check out how much fun the party was in the pictures below!

Services by Paul Michaels Events: Chicago Suburbs Bar and Bat Mitzvah DJ Services, Chicago Mitzvah Entertainment Services

Vendors we had the pleasure of working with:
Venue: Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus
PhotographyVicky Burns Photography

The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographer. 

Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah

Just recently my team and I (Paul) were able to work with the Rabbi of Congregation Etz Chaim in Lombard to provide DJ and Entertainment Services for her son’s Bar Mitzvah at Pinstripes in Oakbrook, IL.   This was a very special Bar Mitzvah for me to work since I’ve known the Rabbi ever since she came to begin working at Congregation Etz Chaim, and I’ve known Jacob since he was born. 

We had a blast playing games with the teens such as huggy bear, a hula hoop contest, musical chairs, the limbo, and the newspaper game which kept everyone up and on the dance floor the entire time. Jacob and his family invited a really great crowd who kept us busy dancing the entire afternoon showing everyone (adults included) some new dances. We also had a video montage for Jacob which showed pictures of him, his family, and his friends throughout his life.  

Check out some of our candid pictures below and feel free to tag yourselves on social media! The pictures below were taken by us, and not by the event photographers.

David’s Bar Mitzvah

Champaign IL Illinois Bar Bat Mitzvah DJ Blog Cover

Recently, my team and I went down to Champaign, IL again (for a second time, on a special request) to DJ and provide entertainment for David’s Bar Mitzvah. Rocking this party with me was DJ FastLane on the turntables, and Dance Motivator Kevin with me on the dance floor while I was the emcee.  David’s family was referred to me by a past client who’s Bar Mitzvah I DJed in Champaign two years earlier. Myself and my team were able to bring the “Chicago” feel and energy to Champaign, which is exactly what David and his family wanted!

David’s family prepared a great video slideshow/montage showing pictures of David growing up, and pictures with all of his friends from OSRUI, his summer camp in Wisconsin. We played some games with the kids/teenagers while the adults were busy with cocktail hour and lunch, and then had some interactive dances we were able to teach to everyone as well!

The party was held at the Stone Creek Events Center in Urbana where Bob, the owner was great to work with. I also had the opportunity to work with Bradley of Bradley Leeb Photography who was really great to work with, and a true professional at what he does.

Please check out the pictures below and feel free to share on social media! Sorry for the low quality, it seems the camera wasn’t setup right before this party.