The Kaufman family of Marlboro, New Jersey, celebrated son Brett’s Bar Mitzvah with the service and reception on May 24, 2015, at Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune City, New Jersey.
Brett’s celebration brought the sights, food and fun of the New Jersey boardwalk to his family and friends.
There were so many interactive entertainment choices, that guests really felt like they were on the boardwalk.
Pictured L-R: Bar Mitzvah Boy Brett, Mom Valerie, Dad EJ and Brother Ross.
The photography was Visual Image Video and Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.
The family worked with Chocolate Dreams & Wishes on the Boardwalk-themed edible chocolate invitation.
There was a website included just in case of invitation disappearance!
Cookie place cards were made by The Fancy Lady Gourmet on Etsy.com
Guests got to eat their place cards after they found their table!
Parties with Pizazz created the great decor.
The adult centerpieces had a Star of David theme and were filled with candy kisses
The festive kids’ centerpieces were candy towers with balloons
The sign-in was a bean bag chair that Mom Valerie ordered from Zazzle.com with custom logo.
The dance floor was packed featuring Xplosive Entertainment’s MC Jordan, dancers and DJ Valentine who all did an amazing job.
Brett up on the chair for the Horah
Dad EJ having fun on the dance floor
Xplosive Entertainment and Total Entertainment provided many interactive activities and fun food that you would find on the boardwalk.
A virtual roller coaster experience
Some hoop action
Pac Man Royale
Got to “Be in It to Win it! where guests had 1 minute to complete a task to win a $10 gift card
Photo candy boxes filled with candy
Custom picture flip-flops were a big hit
The candle lighting display with Brett’s name was created by Parties With Pizazz.
Brett lighting a candle with his parents
The desserts were plentiful and included candy sushi, ice cream sundaes with lots of toppings, fried Oreos, Twinkies and a popcorn cart.
Candy sushi bar
An ice cream bar with all the toppings
The favors, from Randi Goldberg of Clearly Branded, were duffel bags with pro kadima sets.
The duffel bag customized with Brett’s Bar Mitzvah date on it
This replica of a 7-11 came stocked full of goodies for a great send-off.
Brett went to a 6-week training class at the Chabad Lubavich of West Monmouth County in Manalapan, New Jersey as a part of their MVP Program. He learned about children with disabilities and how he could volunteer to help them. He also had been involved with their annual fundraising “Walk with Friends” in Holmdel, New Jersey in May. His next volunteer assignment will be at a carnival for children with disabilities. These different activities really increased Brett’s awareness of different types of disabilities and children who need extra help to enjoy life.
Some advice from Mom Valerie:
“It’s a lot of planning for 5 hours. No matter how hard you work on every details, there will also be some things that do not happen as you planned. Try to focus on the positive and enjoy every minute of the party.”
Here is the list of vendors who made Brett’s party special. If you call any, please make sure you tell them that you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Jumping Brook Club, 732-922-8200
Party Planner: Mom Valerie
Music Entertainment: Owner/MC Jordan, Xplosive Entertainment, 732-866-1620
Photographer/Videographer: Visual Image Video and Photography, 732-679-9900
Videography: Jeff Tureaud Videography, 732-598-7907
Invitation: Chocolate Dreams and Wishes, 724-209-1159
Cookie Place Cards: The Fancy Lady Gourmet
Kadima set and Duffle favors: Randi Goldberg, 973-328-0160
Party entertainment: Xplosive Entertainment, 732-866-1620, Total Entertainment, 201-894-0055
Cake: Carousel Bakery, 732-888-9112
Décor/florist: Parties with Pizzaz, 917-903-0968
Sign-In bean bag: Zazzle.com
Mom Valerie’s gown: Jovani brand, Estelle’s Dressy Dresses, 631-420-0890
Suits for family members: Nordstrom