The Shumer family celebrated daughter, Ashlynn’s Bat Mitzvah on December 5, 2015, with a Havdalah service followed by a celebration at Temple Tikvah in New Hyde Park, New York.
It was a stylish celebration with close family and friends and without question everyone… partied their ASH’s off!
Pictured L-R: Brother Matthew, Bat Mitzvah girl Ashlynn, Mom Geri and Dad Steven.
The photographer was Simon Elliot Events and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
The family worked with Carrie Chalup of Invitations by Z-BAC on the blue tie-dye invitation.
Bat Mitzvah Service
The Shumer family up on the bimah with Ashlynn
A photo of Ashlynn sat beside the yarmulke basket
Yarmulkes in party colors
Converse custom-designed high-top sneakers by Rebootz were a big hit!
The "Ash" logo looked great
Ashlynn's family looked elegant in their party wear
For the party, she dazzled in a turquoise gown with a crystal bodice and sequin tulle skirt
For the service, Ashlynn wore a black dress with white trim
Party Decor & Special Touches
The tagline "Party Your ASH off!" was a big hit! The family was initially nervous thinking it might be perceived as inappropriate. After asking friends and family their opinion, they decided to go with it and guests at the party said it was the "best tagline they have ever seen!" This signage was done by Simon Elliot Events
The back of the bar featured pictures of Ashlynn from a pre-party photo session by Simon Elliot Events
Couches, ottomans, and custom pillows made this the perfect place to lounge around!
Lighter Than Air Events filled the room with a turquoise, purple and white color palette. LED tables lit the room with a warm glow and paper lanterns hanging from above were a great decor accent
There was a large dance floor with light-up risers from Party Harty Entertainment
Alternating tall clear centerpieces included floating votive candles
Ashylnn's pictures and tagline were used on the custom pillows in the kids' lounge area
The sign-in door, with logo by Simon Elliot Events, was the perfect keepsake. It’s back in her bedroom as a daily reminder about her special celebration
MC Mike B and the gang from Party Harty Entertainment kept everyone on the dance floor all night!
Ashlynn entered the ballroom in style
Brother Matthew made his entrance with the Party Harty dancers wearing custom tank tops
The Shumer family had fun on the dance floor
Ashlynn during the horah
Notice the neon light-up sneakers on the Party Harty crew!
Ashlynn and Dad Steven danced to "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlyle
Ashlynn's friends presented her with photo blanket
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Sweet Karma Desserts created this beautiful and delicious diamond quilted cake featuring the "ASH" logo on top
The Shumer family were all smiles
Ashlynn lit a candle with her brother
Ashlynn surrounded by her friends
Ashlynn posed with her comfy sweatshirt designed by Simon Elliot Events
Guests also received a drawstring backpack by Simon Elliot Events
Simon Elliot Events provided Stick-A-Pic photo favors
Desserts and Mitzvah Exit Treats
As guests left the party they were offered soft pretzels
And yummy grilled cheese sandwiches made to order
There was a candy bar, a station with chocolate-covered fruit and cookies, an ice cream sundae bar and lots of delicious treats such as Devil Dogs, Twinkies, chocolate éclairs and ice cream bars
For her Mitzvah Project, Ashlynn volunteered for Last Hope Animal Shelter where she helps take care of abandoned kittens. She organized a drive for food, toys and office supplies, which the shelter desperately needs in order to survive. Her efforts resulted in a truck load of items that the shelter was most grateful to receive.
The following vendors helped to make Ashlynn’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Temple Tikvah, 516-873-5330
Caterer/Desserts/Exit Treats: Bobby and Chef Dan, Dynamic Events, 516-294-0900
Music: MC Mike, Party Harty, 516-845-8585
Photographer/Posters/Sign-in door decor/Favors: Michelle, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Videographer: John, Party Harty, 516-845-8585
Décor: Artie, Lighter Than Air Events, 516-933-3210
Invitations: Carrie Chalup, Invitations by Z-BAC, 516-626-6425
Cake: Sweet Karma Desserts, 516-794-4478
Custom Sneakers: Hilary Berger 516-456-5468 and Debbie Rifkin 516-779-2048 for Rebootz
Dress for Mom: PM Boutique, 516-766-0064
Dress for Ashlynn: Pzaz Dresses, 631-698-8900
Suit for Dad and Brother: Kenny’s Menswear, 516-921-2660
Hair: Christine Giglio, 631-433-4740
Makeup: Marianne, Natural Style, 631-944-6184