Ike’s New Year’s Eve Portland Bar Mitzvah Bash
Portland Bar Mitzvah DJ Rich Ellis performed at Ike’s Bar Mitzvah party on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Providence Park KeyBank Club in Portland, Oregon. If you ever wanted to see the stadium where the Portland Timbers plays their home games with the lights off… well, here you go 🙂
About 125 guests came together to celebrate Ike’s big night and the ushering in of a new year. As they arrived, I played a variety of upbeat background music before entertaining the kids with a variety of games, including ‘name that tune’, a scavenger hunt and Coke & Pepsi.
Since this event was being held at the Timbers stadium, I thought soccer may be Ike’s favorite sport. He told me it’s actually his second favorite… baseball is what he likes best, so with two teams competiting, we also played a great game of pass the ball… baseball vs. soccer.
With many guests visiting from back East and quite a few little ones that probably wouldn’t make it to the Portland new year, Ike’s mom wanted an East Coast countdown at 9pm (Pacific Time). After an upbeat ‘Auld Lang Syne’, the energy level jumped dramatically with everyone coming out for ‘The Hora’ and chair raising of Ike and his family.
A variety of fun hit music followed, everything from ‘Happy’ and ‘Uptown Funk’ to ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Single Ladies’, it was a good time on the dance floor.
With the threat of snow that night and many 6am flights back to the east coast scheduled for the next day, the Portland new year turned out to be a little ambitious and Ike’s family decided to have that countdown take place at 11pm instead 🙂
Mazel Tov Ike and thank you parents Linda and Michael for choosing PRO DJs. Happy New Year!