The Wickwire family celebrated daughter Abby’s Bat Mitzvah on April 2, 2016, at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Later that evening, there was a party for the guest of honor at the Hilton Pearl River in Pearl River, New York. Abby wanted a formal Bat Mitzvah celebration with all of the bells and whistles and that’s what she got. The weekend was a fABBYlous time for all!
Pictured L-R: Mom Michelle, sister Morgan, Bat Mitzvah girl Abby and Dad Brian.
Barry Cohen of Brad Photographers was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
Bat Mitzvah Style
Bat Mitzvah Invitation
Party Decor & Details
The ballroom was decked out by Jersey Street Furniture in Abby’s color scheme of turquoise and hot pink. There was customization throughout and her Bat Mitzvah theme, fABBYlous, was showcased all night.
Music/Candle Lighting/Extra Entertainment
MC Steve and Total Entertainment rocked the house. There were lots of fun giveaways throughout the night, including apparel with the “fABBYlous” logo from Favor-it! In addition, electronic goodies like earbuds, wireless speakers, selfie sticks and power banks we handed out.
Mitzvah Exit and Favors
Mom Michelle’s company Favor-it! supplied the Mitzvah Exit treats and favors for adults and young guests.
Abby joined the Meatloaf Machers a group at her temple where once a month, she got together with a group of her peers and made meatloaves and brownies to be served at the St. Paul’s Men’s Shelter in Paterson, New Jersey. Abby also did a collection for dog toys, leashes, treats to be donated to the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc.
Mom to Mom Advice from Mom Michelle
“Start early and do a little at a time. There are many details that can be done well in advance and that is key to making sure the event runs smoothly.”
The following vendors helped to make Abby’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Gerry Burns, Hilton Pearl River, 845-735-9000
Party Planner/Favors/Giveaways/Mitzvah Exit Treats: Mom Michelle, Favor-it!, 973-715-1015
Photographer/Videographer/Step n’ Repeat/Photo booth/Go Pro: Barry Cohen, Brad Photographers & Video, 973-696-8763
Music Entertainment/MC: Total Entertainment, MC Steve Morgan, 201-894-0055
Décor/florist/Sign In Board: Steve Novich/Sandy Hines, Jersey Street Furniture Rental, 973-779-7444
Concession stand/Popcorn/Hot Pretzels: Matt Toubin, Shine Events, 845-535-3100
Custom Logos: Amy Wohl, FabuDesigns.com, 312-513-1698
Invitation: Sloane Zane, Etched in Sloane, 201-848-6006
Mom Michelle’s dress: Bernsteins Fashions 732-516-1112
Bat Mitzvah girl Abby and sister Morgan’s dresses: All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Hair/Makeup: Cafface Beauty Bar, 201-485-8195
Transportation: Jordan Transportation, 973-838-5000