Todd Shapera Photography recently photographed a winning NCAA themed Bar Mitzvah that we couldn’t wait to share.
Bar Mitzvah boy Gavin loves college basketball and March Madness. Since his Bar Mitzvah fell during the first round of the tournament, the Wurtzburger family decided that would the perfect way to celebrate his special day. Todd Shapera Photography was the photographer for brother Ryan’s Yankee themed celebration and was brought back to photograph this one as well.
March Madness Mitzvah Style
Dad Rich works in the fashion industry and incorporated the logos of the schools the family loves on navy blazers. For Bar Mitzvah boy Gavin, it was University of South Carolina, Dad Rich is an Ohio University alumni, Brother Ryan is a huge LSU fan and Mom Jennifer is a Cornell University graduate, and she wore a beautiful red gown.
Decor and Party Details
Gavin is a South Carolina Gamecocks fan — the basis of the party theme. The logo was created by family friend Sherrie Goldstein of Logos and More. She took the “C” from Carolina and made it into a “G.” Garnet, the school color, was featured in the decor as well.
Wait Staff/Sign-In/Interactive Fun
Dad Rich dressed the entire waitstaff in NCAA jerseys of college “stars” from the past which they then could keep at the end of the night.
Dad Rich also put together the entire montage which included many familiar sports superstars such as Michael Strahan and Shaquille O’Neal.
The favors were created by Dad Rich. He designed long sleeved hoodie t-shirts for the kids as well as a custom drawstring bag.
We thank Todd Shapera and the Wurtzberger family for sharing this great Bar Mitzvah with our readers.
Photographer: Todd Shapera Photography; Venue: Connie Mintzer; Scarsdale Golf Club; Logo/Place Cards: Sherri Goldstein, Logos and More; Men’s Clothing/Favors/Montage: Dad Rich Wurtzburger; Decor Execution/Music Entertainment: MC Flip, Double G Productions; Cake: Lulu Cake Boutique; Sneakers: SKICKS