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Los Angeles Bar Mitzvah DJ’s Present 5 Things You Need to Know

Bar mitzvahs can seem complicated with lots of foreign-sounding words and traditions that perhaps you haven’t quite yet mastered. When you break it down, however, the elements of a bar or bat mitzvah are really not that difficult to understand. Here’s a simple look into a bar or bat mitzvah in preparation for the big […]

Mitzvah DJ Los Angeles presents The Best Part of Your Bar or Bat Mitzvah

When dreaming of bar or bat mitzvah bliss most youngsters will imagine the party. . . the Santa Barbara DJ music, the dancing, the awesome games, and of course. . . the gifts! But most tend to not fantasize about their ‘amazing’ haftorah speech. Yet, the speech frequently turns out to be one of the most […]

Los Angeles Mitzvah DJ 5 Hot Bar and Bat Mitzvah Themes

As a Santa Barbara DJ and a Los Angeles Mitzvah DJ, it’s important that your Mitzvah be special no matter what! Even if you just presented your haftorah during service and had a small gathering with family and the congregation afterward, it would be a momentous occasion. But, there are certainly ways to make the […]

Bar Mitzvah DJ presents The Best Mitzvah Songs of All Time

Bar and bat mitzvahs have a reputation for epic celebrations. And much of this notion is due to the rockin’ receptions, fueled by dance-worthy music. As promised, here are the top 10 mitzvah songs of all time from your Los Angeles Bar Mitzvah DJ:   10. I’M TOO SEXY – Right Said Fred   9. MACARENA – Los […]

Los Angeles Mitzvah DJ Top 5 Songs for 2014

This year’s pop song hits are shaping up to be a lively bunch, and getting the party started at a mitzvah reception is ALL about livening things up! Here are the top 5 picks for best mitzvah songs of 2014 . . . stay tuned for more! 1. HAPPY — Pharrell Williams   2. BURN — Ellie […]

Tonya Szele, Owner and Event Planner of Soigné Productions on Party Time with Scott Topper Episode 2

Soigné Productions Questions from Party Time with Scott Topper- Tonya Szele, Owner + Event Planner | Soigné Productions 1. How did I become an event planner? – Childhood on Nantucket- island known for hard work and hospitality. My professional experience in Santa Barbara began with catering management for the Wine Cask restaurant. It was later […]

240 Studio Parties with Scott Topper!

Alllll Aboard the Party Bus!! The Party Bus has scooped up 3 fabulous ladies of the Santa Barbara Events biz and dropped them at the well-dressed feet of Scott Topper for an action-packed interview sesh complete with jazz hands and sweet dance moves! The Disco-infused set and the party guests kicked off the maiden voyage […]

Los Angeles Mitzvah Planning Timeline {For Parents}

2 1/2 Years from the Mitzvah: 1. Even though it may seem like lightyears into the future, your child’s mitzvah will come around the corner in no time. Thus, it’s pivotal to pick a date about two and half years out. Picking a date with what seems like time to spare will actually help you […]

TV Show Host Scott Topper features Tonya Szele of Soigné Productions on Episode 2 of Party Time TV

Soigné Productions Soigné Productions offers full-service event coordination and planning in Santa Barbara County. Our planners, led by owner Tonya Szele, live and breathe exquisite weddings while also crafting memorable corporate events, private parties, and fundraisers. Santa Barbara, also known as “The American Riviera”, offers a breathtakingly diverse number of venues to fit any vision […]

Congratulations, “You’re a man!”?

“Today I am a man” — the traditional opening to a bar mitzvah speech — is not a piddling statement, especially coming from a 13-year-old. This incredible documentary preview got us thinking: what is it like growing into manhood in the United States and — for heaven’s sake — how do you become a “man”? […]