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A “got julia?” Bat Mitzvah Theme



The Needleman family from Short Hills, New Jersey, celebrated their daughter Julia’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, March 19, 2016, with a service at Temple B’nai Jeshurun followed by an afternoon party at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey.

Julia knew exactly what she wanted for her theme – “got julia?” a play on the “got milk?” campaign. For this Bat Mitzvah girl with many interests, it worked perfectly!

Pictured left: Dad David, Bat Mitzvah girl Julia and Mom Ann.

At Home Studios provided the photography and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this story.



Invitation, Service & Mitzvah Style

Decor and Details

Debbie’s Designs created the decor, centerpieces, sign-in, place cards/buddy board and candle lighting.

Music Entertainment


Julia’s friends received long sleeve and short sleeve t-shirts.

Mitzvah Project

Julia loves animals and wanted to make bedding/blankets for animals in shelters. She chose St. Hubert’s in Madison, New Jersey, and she thought it would be great to recycle as well, so she asked for donations of t-shirts. She stuffed them and hot-glued them together to make soft blankets for the dogs/cats in the shelter.

Bat Mitzvah project
Some of the pillows made from donated t-shirts for the shelter

Mom to Mom Advice From Ann

“Be organized. I almost missed a payment deadline because I wasn’t checking all the dates. They were very good about it and it wasn’t a problem. I tried to research as much as I could before selecting vendors and once chosen, I stopped reading about them because I didn’t want to second guess myself.”


Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Julia’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Venues: Allan Janoff, Crystal Plaza, 973-992-8100
Photography/Videography: At Home Studios, 908-625-9099
Invitations: Custom Parties by Bobbie, 732-396-1297
Decor/Sign-in/Favors/Place Cards: Debbie’s Designs, 973-696-7930
Music Entertainment: MC, Bijan, Unique Musique, 1-800-556-6535
Custom Sneakers: SWAK

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