The Silverman family from Roslyn, New York celebrated their daughter Abigail’s Bat Mitzvah on December 31, 2016 with a Havdalah service and New Year’s Eve party at Temple Beth Torah in Melville, New York.
The “Abby” New Year theme was a big hit with so many special touches, including an entrance video a la ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and a live feed from Times Square for the all important countdown, making this one memorable Bat Mitzvah at Midnight.
Pictured L-R: Mom Carin, Bat Mitzvah girl Abby, Brother Jacob and Dad Josh.
The photographer was White Light Photography & Video and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
Bat Mitzvah Style
Mitzvah Room Decor
Special Party Details
Custom Welcome Gifts
Happy New Year Bat Mitzvah Videos & Music Entertainment
White Light Photography produced two fun videos. One was her “entrance” video and the other was shown just before midnight.
Interactive Fun & Games
Coco Events provided fun games and Revolution Eyes 360 provided a virtual reality game that guests all loved!
Mitzvah Exit Treat
Gotham T-shirts created the various logos and great party favors. They turned around favors very quickly and accommodated the family’s requests.
Abby helped to raise money by collecting and sending out birthday gifts to over 300 children in a Long Island program called the Lend a Hand Project (LAHP). This organization supports people living below the poverty line on Long Island by providing them with both goods and funds throughout the year. The birthday fund at the LAHP was started in memory of Abby’s grandfather and she helped package and mail small birthday gifts to the children in the program throughout the year.
Advice from Mom Carin
“Having a Bat Mitzvah on a vacation week or weekend has positives and negatives. My daughter was upset that some of the kids were away, however we discussed our choice of date prior to booking it with close friends and family to get their ‘buy in.’ I recommend doing this because we knew that everyone who came wanted to be there with us. We also provided the dance floor giveaways to all of the kids (e.g. Hats and shirts). This way the kids were motivated, but not excluded. We feel very lucky that we were able to work with such a wonderful group – all the vendors were people that cared about our satisfaction and happiness. Special thanks to all of the people who helped to put together an amazing Bat Mitzvah.”
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/Caterer/Candy Buffet: Temple Beth Torah/Gayle and Russ, Gala Events, 631-920-6776
Favors/Step-N-Repeat design: Howie, Gotham T-Shirts, 516-676-0900
Photographer/Entrance and Midnight Videos: Mike, White Light Photography & Video, 516-933-3399
Logo Design: Howie, Gotham T-Shirts and friend Wayne Steck
Games: Coco Events, 631-274-4929
Virtual Reality Game: Todd Stark, Revolution Eyes 360, 516-827-9090
Decor/Flowers: Danae, Stefan’s Florist, 516-239-2402
Invitations/Kippot: Aha Corp, 516-487-1830
Music Entertainment DJ/Live Band, Gotham: Todd Barrie Entertainment, 516-625-4700
Interactive Games/Cubbies: Coco Events, 631-274-4929
Montage: Deb Rangell, 917-796-8234
Bimah Candy: Treat House, 212-799-7779
Mom Carin and Abby’s party dresses: It’s Simply For You (Out of Business)
Dad Custom Tuxedo:La Rukico, 212-753-7848
Brother Jacob’s Tuxedo: Calvin Klein from Amazon Prime
Abby’s custom sneakers: Kouture Kicks, 516-313-7335
Makeup Artist: Melinda Erxleben, 917-816-2478