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Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces Created From School Supplies!

Mitzvah Market couldn’t wait to showcase these beautiful centerpieces sent to us by Mitzvah Mom Gail of New York City. She found a way to have centerpieces created from school supplies and then donated all of it to a school in need!

Gail and her husband Rob wanted something beautiful and practical for their son Jonathan’s Bar Mitzvah which was held at the ballroom of TwentyFourFifth in New York City on January 9, 2010. Their son loves to read, so they decided on the theme of “books” and also worked that into the Mitzvah Decor.

Mitzvah Mom Gail explains: “Instead of floral arrangements, our floral designer, Marc Wilson of Marc Wilson Design created individual arrangements for each table out of books and school supplies. The materials were all donated to the Harlem Children Zone after our party. Marc was incredible, and each table had a different arrangement. They were each so beautiful and unique.”

Gail continued, “Twenty Four Fifth was incredibly cooperative about the situation. The Harlem Children Zone did a pick up that Monday morning, and it all went swimmingly. Also, we had a book cake that was really great, and in theme.” She adds, “This all tied together as Jonathan’s Mitzvah Project was working at the NY Public Library, so books really started and ended the Bar Mitzvah, and it brought it all together.”

Gail Centerpieces

One of the centerpieces on the kids’ tables

Gail Centerpieces

Some of the supplies displayed!

Gail Centerpieces

A “paperclip and Sharpie” tree sat next to the placecards

Gail Centerpieces

Close-up…so clever!

Gail Centerpieces

Placecards were made from regular index cards to keep with the theme

Gail Centerpieces

Another centerpiece on one of the kids’ tables

Gail Centerpieces

We love the flowers made from construction paper!

A BIG thanks to Mitzvah Mom Gail for sharing this fabulous idea with our readers. Instead of throwing away beautiful centerpieces, everything was donated and is being used by school children!

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