Like many young boys, Matthew loves baseball. His room is a shrine to his favorite team, the Yankees. He is an avid sports memorabilia collector and attends spring training each year with his Dad.
When the new stadium for the Yankees opened, this family knew it would be the perfect venue for Matthew’s Bar Mitzvah party! It was the ideal backdrop for their celebration with many creative touches.
Although it was a cold, snowy January night in 2011, that didn’t stop friends and family from partying with this family.
April Photography took all the photos and the rest of the vendor information is listed below.
Matthew’s friends arrived by bus for his celebration at Yankee Stadium.
This family was able to use many areas of the stadium for their celebration
“Mazel Tov Matthew” was shown on the screens around the stadium which guests could see through the glass windows
Victoria Dubin from Victoria Dubin Events didn’t miss a special touch anywhere! She orchestrated every aspect of the décor including pillows, light up tables, table place cards and logos. They had their cocktail hour in the Delta Sky Suite and the party in the Legends Restaurant. They had the name of every guest scrolling on the Jumbotron during the cocktail hour. Guests loved this touch and took pictures of their names on the screen.
Place cards featuring baseballs in the corner told guests where they would be sitting
When guests arrived, they entered at the Legends Suites entrance where they served hot dogs and cracker jacks, took photos in a subway background and were entertained by a subway drummer
Customized pillows could be found throughout the party space
Kids lounge area
Digital light up tables were very cool!
This light up table matched the custom cartoon that was commissioned by Alpine Creative Group and used for Matthew’s invitations
The party took place in the Legends Restaurant with linens, rentals and tabletop by Victoria Dubin Events
Total Entertainment provided the music entertainment with Vinny as the MC. Their mother/son dance was a “seventh inning stretch” and they did the YMCA dance.
Matthew makes an entrance with dancers from Total Entertainment in Yankee T-shirts
Guests enjoyed partying with Matthew
Guests gathered to watch Matthew’s entrance video, created by Reelife Media on the big Jumbotron. The theme of the video was Matthew winning an award for being the world’s greatest Yankee fan. At the end of the video Matthew invited everyone downstairs to party!
Most guests came outside to watch the entrance video even though it was cold and had just started to snow!
Friends and family signed-in and left special messages for Matthew on the custom poster designed by Victoria Dubin.
Guests enjoyed a variety of games and activities provided by Total Entertainment.
Young guests were given tube socks with gray and blue stripes. They were embroidered with “Matthew Rocks My Socks”
The cake was created by Lulu Cake Boutique of Scarsdale.
Perfect for their baseball theme!
Total Entertainment provided these custom graffiti lockers where young guests found their favors.
A wall of graffiti lockers added to the decor in the kids area
Total Entertainment created a personalized magnet, so each child could find their own locker. Inside were sweatshirt favors, a baseball cap and the draw string bag below created by Samantha Karofsky
Guests were treated to a large concession stand created by Victoria Dubin with every candy you can image. There were baseball pens, water bottles with Matthew’s logo, tons of candy, popcorn baseballs, chocolate covered peanuts, lollipops with the invitation drawing on it, cracker jacks, big league chew gum, gummy hot dogs and much more! Adults were given slippers with the Yankee Logo when they left.
The stand included logo’d water bottles!
The Gatorade “G” series logo was the inspiration for the above custom labels
The following vendors made Matthew’s party special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Emily Hamel, Director, Non-Baseball Events, Yankee Stadium
Caterer: Jaisun Ihm from Yankee Stadium and Foremost Caterers for kosher guests
Photographer: April Photographers Inc.
Event Planner: Victoria Dubin, Victoria Dubin Event Planning and Design
Music Entertainment: MC Vinny, Total Entertainment
Games/Graffiti Lockers: Total Entertainment
Cake: LuLu Cake Boutique of Scarsdale
Favors: Samantha Karofsky, Samanthak@zagwear.com
Invitations: Barbara Schaffer, Alpine Creative Group
Bus Transportation: J and R Tours
Bus Chaperones: Bar Mitzvah Bouncers Inc.
Lighting and Staging: Jeff Ledford, Bentley Meeker Lighting and Staging
Entrance Video/Montage: Reelife Media