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Amanda’s “Pandalicious” Themed Bat Mitzvah Celebration

Since 1986, Evan Karfinkel, owner of EK Productions has been producing Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations. So when it came time for his daughter Amanda’s Bat Mitzvah in February, 2016, there was just one question: Could he be a guest at his own daughter’s celebration without “working” the party?

The answer was yes! Evan and his team customized the entire event which took place at the Nicotras Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel in Staten Island, New York. The theme was “Pandalicious,” which was a play on Amanda’s nickname, Panda. As you will see below, every detail was customized by her Dad including the a new candle lighting table used at her event.


Pictured above: L-R, Dad Evan, Bat Mitzvah girl Amanda, Mom Debra and sister Brooke


Their Bat Mitzvah invitation with a purple border was ordered online from

Bat Mitzvah invitation


Party Details from EK Productions

There were many customized details created just for Amanda!


Music Entertainment From EK Productions

Extra Fun


Delicious Treats

  Dad Advice

Dad Evan: “Hiring an event planner who can handle all your details is a crucial part of creating a great event.”


Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Amanda’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their products/services on

Venue: Hilton Hotel, 718-477-2400
Party Planner: Evan Karfinkel, EK Productions
Music Entertainment: MC Benny & Michael, EK Productions
Photographer/Videographer/All Party Decor/Games: EK Productions
Favors: EK Apparel Prints
Cake: Jackie Cakes, 718-477-1770
Dresses: Dream Dresses, 732-607-1112


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