Photographer Liz Hartzman of Liz Photo brought us this celebration.
The Ruthen family of Plainview, New York, celebrated daughter Leah’s Bat Mitzvah with an “Under the Sea” theme.
The beautiful venue was Westbury Manor in Westbury, New York and the decor was creatively brought to life by Themes and Dreams of Merrick, New York.
Setting the tone for the theme was this invitation from Mandell Marketing
The Ruthen family outside the beautiful grounds of Westbury Manor. Leah shone brightly in an ocean blue cocktail dress and finished the outfit off with polished silver, iridescent heels
Themes and Dreams created an underwater paradise starting with the place card table
Mandell Marketing created the logo which was used throughout the party
Table centerpieces were 3D arrangements that included shells and colorful tropical fish
The Sea Horse table
Balloons were arranged to look like bubbles in the cocktail room
Leah’s sparkly turquoise gift box
Decorative surfboard designed to be used as a guest sign-in from Surfboard Beach Art
Leah’s guests surrounded her during the Horah
Leah and her guests enjoyed the music that MC Matt and the Maximum Entertainment team played all afternoon
NY Flip Books customized the cover with Leah’s logo
Wire art from Todd Yahney was enjoyed by Leah’s friends
Leah and her Dad danced to “I Hope You Dance” sung by Leann Womack
Corina Elgart, owner of Cakes by Taste, created this Under the Sea themed cake. It was accented with seaweed, starfish and seashells. Corina was on TLC’s Next Great Baker
Sweet signage to match the sweets on the candy buffet
Leah’s mother Mary Beth created the candy table with candy in shades of blue to match the party’s theme
Favor bags in bright blue
For her Mitzvah Project Leah chose to help the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation which is an organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of marine animals. Leah ran a raffle at her Hebrew school to raise money and also collected needed supplies for the organization. As a thank you, the Riverhead Foundation treated the Ruthen family to a behind-the-scene tours of Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center and the Riverhead Foundation itself. Best part…Leah got kissed by a sea lion!
We thank Liz Hartzman of Liz Photo for sharing this great celebration with our readers.
Photographer: Liz Hartman, Liz Photo;Venue: Westbury Manor; Music Entertainment/MC: Maximum Entertainment; MC Matt, Décor/florist: Themes & Dreams Event Planning, 516-221-9092; Invitation/Logo: Mandell Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sign-In board: Surfboard Beach Art; Flip books: Flip Books NY; Wire Art Sculptures: Todd Yahney Music and Entertainment; Cake: Cakes by Taste, Videography: That’s A Wrap Productions.