When Victoria Dubin Events had to plan a client’s third child’s Bar Mitzvah, following his two sisters’ fabulous Bat Mitzvahs, the family was looking for something different. They wanted their third celebration to be unique, sporty, off the beaten track and exciting. They asked, “How do you ‘recreate the wheel’?” For Bar Mitzvah boy Reid, Victoria Dubin Events did just that.
The first decision was to find a fabulous venue: Grand Prix New York Racing in Mt. Kisco, New York. Grand Prix allows their guests to race at a party, but for this event the family chose to forgo the racing and just use the venue for its space and many amenities. The Bar Mitzvah family wanted to be inclusive as it was Memorial Day weekend, a time where people like to be with their family and friends, so entire families were invited to this party. The family wanted a sophisticated vibe with a casual tone, and Grand Prix proved to be exactly the right space.
Upon arrival guests walked through the lobby area and exhibited along the way were three priceless vintage sports cars that set the tone for excitement to follow
Before adults entered the cocktail area, the venue’s fire engine red cocktail bar was set with escort cards and the display shelves filled with colored glass and candlelight in the chic mixed metallic palette of the evening
Grand Prix just added a new bowling area with state of the art video and audio system; Reid felt like the place was his own as the children spent the first hour bowling on their own 12 lane nightclub environment equipped with lounge furniture and larger than life projection screens
While the kids were bowling, the adults were escorted to another VIP room with an additional 7 bowling lanes where they had cocktails in an intimate, chic and novel space
At the end of the cocktail hour guests made their way out onto the race track where the standard setup was transformed into an industrial interpretation of a race track inspired environment for dinner and dancing using a cool palette of black, taupe and mixed metallics
The focal point of the party space was the dance area
There was a tunnel lit with intelligent lighting; the guests danced inside the tunnel on a silver hologram dance floor with raised diamond plate staging for the entertainers
Other décor elements included adult rectangular tables on the track topped with an “industrial” multilevel tablescape of components including fencing, oil cans, metallic vessels and abundant candlelight
Suspended throughout the dinner and lounge space were ceiling treatments including panels of fencing with suspended candlelight
A circular bar provided a fun space for drink service and for adult guests to mingle
There was an exciting lounge space for the kids with many touches of fun, black and white leather sofas with custom pillows, oil drum and fencing tables and the venue’s Red Bull highboy tables
In addition to funky furniture the kids lounge also had pool tables and ping pong tables
There were even cubbies for the kids in the lounge area
A highlight of the evening was when the Bar Mitzvah boy, Reid, was driven in to his party in a Ford Cobra
Reid and his friends were entertained by break dancers and a fusion style band
The evening would not have been complete without Victoria Dubin Events’ signature departure candy station; Reid had all of his favorite candies in the colors of the party displayed on cool tables with various race track touches
One last treat came in the form of parting words on custom water bottles to remind guests of all the fun had all evening:
“Beep, Beep,” the labels read
We want to thank Victoria Dubin for sharing this Bat Mitzvah celebration with our readers. For more information about Victoria Dubin Events visit their Website.