The Flaum family of Livingston, New Jersey, celebrated daughter Bella’s Bat Mitzvah on October 7, 2016, with a beautiful outdoor Havdalah service and a party in her honor at Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey.
The family wanted the celebration to be a fun night, something their guests would never forget. The theme was Bella Beach and guests were “transported” from New Jersey to South Beach for the evening!
Pictured L-R: Sister Sophia, Mom Rachel, Bat Mitzvah girl Bella and Dad Seth.
The photographer was Andy Foster Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the Spotlight.
Bat Mitzvah Service and Invitation
The Flaum family looked chic and ready to party.
Mitzvah Decor and Details
Brian Lynch of Lounge It Up created the South Beach nightclub vibe using purple as the accent color. Bella’s logo, by Lit Logo, was created to mimic the iconic Colony Hotel’s neon sign.
Mitzvah Moments on the Dance Floor
Guests danced the night away thanks to MC Kevin from Untouchable Events featuring David Sharky. The electric violinist Gigi who the family had perform at daughter Sophia’s Bat Mitzvah a few years ago, also played throughout the evening.
Mitzvah Candle Lighting and Cake
Mitzvah Exit Treat
Following the party guests were treated to a custom lighted logo candy bar and then beach themed foods such as hot pretzels and hot dogs served from a hot dog cart.
Favors and Giveaways
Chelsey Blake by Holly Green created all the amazing favors.
Mitzvah Camp Sleep-Over
Tyler Hill camp friends slept over with Bella at the Westminister Hotel and got to enjoy brunch the next morning.
Mom-to-Mom Advice from Mom Rachel
“Wear comfortable shoes! It is very important to hire the right people so on the day of the event you can actually enjoy your party. Never feel like you have to do everything or that you need to do more than anyone else. Decide what is most important to you and start there. Also, not everything always goes exactly as planned so be prepared to go with the flow – its OK! Oh, and don’t forget to breathe.”
The following vendors helped to make Bella’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club, 973-992-4700
Hotel for Out of Town Guests/Sunday Brunch: Westminster Hotel, 973-548-0047
Party Planner: Mom Rachel Flaum
Music Entertainment/Violinist/Photobooth: David Sharky, MC Kevin, Untouchable Events, 212-924-6299
Photographer/Videographer: Andy Foster Photography, 973-632-8000
Party/Invitation logo: Lit Logo, 917-232-8837
Favor logos: Holly Green, 516-477-8188
Favor person: Chelsey Blake By Holly Green, 516-477-8188
Invitation: Custom designed by Debra Stark, 917-685-3668
Cake: Palermo’s Custom Cakes and Bakery, 201-641-1654
Décor/florist: Brian Lynch, Lounge it Up, 973-616-7818
Live Event Painter: Katherine Gressel, 917-684-2109
Mom Rachel’s gown: Herve Leger gown, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sister Sophia, Saks Fifth Avenue
Bat Mitzvah Girl Bella: Service and Cocktail Dresses, All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Bella’s Custom Gown: Elena Dovale at Designing Dreams, 516-248-1988
Tailoring and Custom Wraps: Lyn Kohls Ltd, 973-467-7800
Suits for Dad: Canali Suit
Hair: Midtown Salon 973-994-1800
Make-Up Artist: Ekaterina Kardonova, 908-347-5829
Bella’s Blinged Up Sneakers: Swak, Stephanie Wolff-Kaplan, 973-207-2401
Transportation for Long Island Camp friends to NJ: DeCamp Bus Line, 973-783-7500
Transportation for camp friends to Westminister Hotel: Limo by Jim Driver, 201-522-0866