Emily Eagleton celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on June 16, 2012 with services at Congregation Beth Emeth in Albany, New York followed by an evening celebration at Saratoga City Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Emily is passionate about food, she loves to cook, eat and try out new restaurants. She also loves all television shows about food! This family knew right away that they wanted to incorporate food into their celebration.
After much brainstorming and creative collaboration, Emily’s Eatery was born! They wanted a fun, funky, somewhat casual vibe so “Saratoga Summer Style” was the attire. As you will see below, Emily’s bright colors and creative logo were used everywhere throughout the celebration!
Joe Elario Photography provided the pictures and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured above: Bat Mitzvah girl Emily!
Emily’s logo, colors, save the date and invitations were created by graphic designer Amy Wohl of Fabu Designs. This set the stage for the entire theme of her celebration.
Pantone style Save the Date with bright orange open-ended envelope and custom address label
The boxed invitation, with a purple gatefold, had a personalized tag of the recipients name. On the inside, the name “emily faith” was embellished with ultra fine glitter. The RSVP card was fashioned after a traditional guest check from a restaurant
Emily’s celebration took place at the Saratoga City Center.
Amy Wohl created these unique place cards.
Display of colorful place cards
The placecards were fashioned after a folded menu. Each one had the person’s name on the back of the guest check
On the inside of the menu, there was a pocket on the left with the front of the guest check and table number. Each table was numbered with a name of a main course that were favorites of Emily. For example, pictured above, BBQ Brisket Platter. Others were: Angus Burger, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Marsala, Grilled Salmon
Fine Affairs transformed the Saratoga City Center into Emily’s Eatery!
Colorful lounge areas were set-up for their cocktail hour
A brick wall is the perfect spot for the Emily’s Eatery gobo
Colorful spandex chair and table covers create eye popping room decor
The lamp shades on each table had Emily’s logo
Emily’s young guests sat at the Chef’s Table
The room with lighting
Emily’s logo was used everywhere!
On the pillows
An ice sculpture
Large posters listing Emily’s friends names
A wall of tv screens displaying a variety of “food” shows added to the decor of Emily’s Eatery!
Dance Time Entertainment provided the music entertainment with Sandi as the MC.
Emily “makes her entrance”
Notice her logo on the dance floor
Emily shares a special moment during speeches by her parents.
L-R: Parents, Mike & Julie Koenig and Matthew Eagleton & Sunita Srivastava
Mom Julie tells us she found this idea on our Pinterest.com boards and recreated the look for Emily’s candle lighting display.
Emily’s sign-in door was an idea they saw on other family spotlights on MitzvahMarket.com.
Guests are writing special messages to Emily on her bedroom door!
A Bettie’s Cupcake truck provided delicious “Mitzvah Exit” treats for their guests.
Guests could board Bettie’s truck to pick out their cupcakes to go
Boxes with Emily’s logo were provided to guests
T-shirt and shorts, created by A Promos USA/Imagemaker were displayed in cubbies inside take-out food containers.
Fine Affairs provided the cubbies
Favors for the young guests included t-shirts for the girls and shorts for the boys. The orange squares were giveaway back packs that were folded in four and placed behind the “take out” goodies
A Promos USA/Imagemaker also created the pillows with Emily’s logo
A close-up of the two logos used on the girl’s white T-shirt and the boy’s black athletic shorts
In keeping with her love of baking, for Emily’s Mitzvah Project, she baked for the local Ronald McDonald House as a way to provide comfort for those families residing at the house.
Some advice from Mitzvah Mom Julie: “Do your research, hire a great team and then TRUST them to do their thing! The DJ, caterer, decorator, invitation designer, etc. have, literally, seen it all. I gave them an overview of my vision, but allowed them to be creative in suggesting execution ideas. I had an amazing team…”
“Also, I found ideas on Mitzvah Market and Pinterest and applied them….for example the sign in door was something I had seen in another Family Spotlight and the cupcake candle lighting was similar to something I had seen from Mitzvah Market’s Pinterest boards.”
The following vendors helped to make Emily’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you found their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Saratoga City Center, 518-584-0027
Music Entertainment: MC, Sandi, Dance Time Entertainment, 914-591-2100
Invitation/Logo/Place cards/All graphics: Amy Wohl, Fabu Designs, 312-513-1698
Favors/Pillow: Mindy, A Promos USA/The ImageMaker, 516-377-0186
Décor/florist: Fine Affairs, 518-587-4648
Photographer: Joe Elario Photography, 518-438-0989
Videographer: Lance Wheeler, 518-851-7398
Caterer: Kevin Sykes, Mazzone Hospitality, 518-583-3003
Emily’s Dresses: Pink Domino in Boston, 617-964-7465
Callie’s Dresses: Nordstrom
Mom Julie: Morning suit, Neiman Marcus, Evening dress: Elephant’s Trunk, 914-666-7666
Suits for family members: Brooks Brothers
Hair: Ania Salon, 518-456-8822
Makeup: Alayne Curtiss, Make Me Fabulous, 518-885-2929
Transportation: Bus for Teens, Upstate Transit of Saratoga, 518-584-5252
Food Truck: Bettie’s Cupcake Truck