The Fault in Our Stars is the fifth novel by award-winning author John Green and is currently playing in a movie theater near you!
The story is narrated by a sixteen-year-old cancer patient named Hazel, who is forced by her parents to attend a support group, where she subsequently meets and falls in love with the seventeen-year-old Augustus Waters, who is also battling cancer.
One might wonder how this could possibly be a theme for a Bat Mitzvah celebration, but for super fan Chloe Werner there was no other option. She tells Mitzvah Market why she HAD TO HAVE The Fault In Our Stars (TFIOS) as her Bat Mitzvah theme.
Enjoy her first-hand account below:
“My Bat Mitzvah was themed after the book, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I have always loved John Green and his books. They have been a huge inspiration in my life ever since I read the first one about a year and a half ago. I then became fascinated with him and his books and writing. TFIOS was one of my favorites and I obsessed over it (and I still am today).”
I found my Bat Mitzvah dress at The Best Dressed Of Westchester
“I have thought about every possible way to incorporate TFIOS into my life because it had made such a great impact on me. I fell in love with the book the way you fall asleep slowly then all at once (except the slowly part).
When the time came to choose a theme for my Bat Mitzvah, of course “The Fault…” popped into my mind immediately. Even though it had been about 8 or 9 months since I had first read the book, that did not lessen my affection for it. I chose the theme to be “The Fault…” and haven’t regretted anything although people have said I will later.
For my invitation, I had to incorporate colors of “The Fault…” and of course a spoof on one of the quotes.”
Paper Dolls helped with the custom invitation. We used the saying, “That’s The Thing About Bat Mitzvahs, They Demand To Be Celebrated” inside two bubbles similar to the actual book cover
“As time went by, TFIOS became more important and I idolized John Green more and more. I was deciding on how to incorporate TFIOS more and more into my Bat Mitzvah.”
Decor at The Davenport Beach Club matched the colors of the book
My cake (by Enchanted Icing) and cake pops (by Behr Pops) had the same colors from the book!
Even the cake pops tied into the theme and looked like clouds!
My parents and me during my candle lighting ceremony
TFIOS themed pinnies (by Corbinstyle) were the favor for all my friends!
Even my yarmulkes were the same color as the book!
“My friends who I introduced the book to, loved it and said that usually themes aren’t pulled off, but in this case it was different. I also inspired many of the guests to read the book. My love of the book still hasn’t stopped growing since then and even though John Green doesn’t know who I am, he was a big part of my celebration. It has all been an amazing experience connecting my Bat Mitzvah and the book because it was great to have something I love to have been the theme of the party!”
The following vendors helped to make Chloe’s The Fault In Our Stars themed Bat Mitzvah special.
Photographer: Liz Hartzman Photography, 914-636-7618
Venue: The Davenport Beach Club, 914-632-7800
Invitations: Lauren Mandelbaum, Paper Dolls, 914-393-1310
Chloe’s dress: The Best Dressed of Westchester, 914-723-2244
Favors/Pinnies: Suzanne Corbin, Corbinstyle, 914-834-6627
Cake: Nancy Moloff, Enchanted Icing – Custom Celebration Cakes, 917-822-4058
Cake Pops: Beth Behr, Behr Pops, 914-656-1900
Logos: Tom Hall, Design It Creative, 914-413-1445