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Basketball and Hockey Themed B’nai Mitzvah


The Zatman family recently celebrated the B’nai Mitzvah of sons Alex and Ryan with a morning ceremony at Adat Shalom in Cheswick, Pennsylvania. Later that evening, there was a party in their honor at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. Mom Shari is an event planner and this party was designed to recreate the excitement and energy of a packed sports arena from the marching band and tunnel entrance to the custom jumbotron, food and favors.

From left: Bar Mitzvah boy Alex, Mom Shari, Dad Jason and Bar Mitzvah boy Ryan.

The photographers were Goldstein Photography and Rhaina Taylor Photography. The vendor information is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.


B’nai Mitzvah Welcome

B’nai Mitzvah Logo and Decor

 B’nai Mitzvah Entrance and DJ 

Food Stations and Signage

B’nai Mitzvah Fun and Favors

B’nai Mitzvah Desserts

Mom Advice From Shari

“Be in the moment. I believe if you want to enjoy the celebration you will. If you go in worrying about the details you won’t get to enjoy yourself while it’s actually happening. Dance, eat, drink and talk with your guests. Don’t worry about the planning anymore once your party is underway, leave that to all of the professionals you have hired. I was so fortunate to have my team of assistants onsite which allowed me to focus on being a mom and hostess instead of wearing my Event Planner hat. If you need to, hire an Event Planner or Day-Of Coordinator that will allow you to be a mom and enjoy it like I was able to.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Alex and Ryan’s B’nai Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on

Venue: Heinz History Center, 412-454-6000
Event Planner: Shari Zatman, Perfectly Planned by Shari, 412-901-0082
Decor: Shari Zatman, Perfectly Planned by Shari, 412-901-0082 
Signs/Balloons/Centerpieces: Festivities, 412-767-5995
Logo design
: Perfectly Planned by Shari, 412-901-0082; Anne Lehman Designs, 724-272-0513
 Goldstein Photography, 412-687-8333; Rhaina Taylor Photography, 412-916-1374  
DJ Entertainment: Glyde Productions, 240-631-0598 
Marching Band: University of Pittsburgh Marching Band, 412-648-8250 
Custom Jumbotron: Perfectly Planned by Shari, 412-901-0082; Gray Phoenix, 412-415-0968
Catering: Common Plea Catering, 412-281-5140
Linens: Lendable Linens, 724-325-5555
Dance Floor Graphic: FastSigns of Wexford, 724-933-6999
Waffle Station: Waffallonia, 412-521-4902
Gelato: Mercurio’s Gelato, 412-621-6220
Candy StationGrandpa Joe’s Candy Shop, 937-247-5938
Interactive Sports: Snap Entertainment, 240-386-8042
Mom Shari’s dress: Carmen Marc Valvo, Neiman Marcus
Dad Jason’s suit: Nordstrom
Alex and Ryan’s party clothes: Vineyard Vines



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