The Shapiro family of Plainview, New York, celebrated son Stefen’s Bar Mitzvah over two days. On Saturday, February 6, 2016, his service was held at Temple Shalom in Woodbury, New York, followed by a luncheon at Cirella’s Restaurant in Melville, New York. Then on Sunday, February 7, 2016, there was an afternoon celebration at the Omni Diner in Uniondale, New York.
Stefen is an avid football fan and it was no coincidence that his Sunday celebration fell on Super Bowl Sunday! The party ended by 4:00pm, just in time for guests to enjoy the the second most important event of the day.
Pictured L-R: Sister Jaidyn, Mom Heather, Bar Mitzvah boy Stefen and Dad Scott.
The photographer was Howard Gorchov and the rest of the vendor information is listed a the end of the spotlight.
The family worked with Ellen Futterman of Proper Notice on the custom invitation.
Along with the monogrammed football, guests received an invitation to the service and a game ticket featuring party information
Super Bowl Style
The attire was “Jerseys, Jeans and Jewels.” Incorporating their love of the Dallas Cowboys, Bar Mitzvah boy Stefen wore a Dallas “13” Jersey. Dad Scott wore a Troy Aikman throwback jersey, Mom Heather redesigned a Dallas Cowboys jersey with spaghetti straps and bling around the collar and Sister Jaidyn had her Dallas Cowboys’ jersey custom designed into a one shoulder dress.
Simon Elliot Events created the logo, over-sized photos and graphic displays.
Mitzvah Music and Extra Entertainment
The music was provided by Geo Events with MC Nore. Simon Elliot Events provided interactive entertainment and the sign-in board which doubled as a box pool to create Stefen’s Super Bowl Sunday. During the party, MC Nore pulled random numbers at different intervals at the party based on the sign-in board. They created their own winning combinations.
Cake and Candle Lighting
Mitzvah Favors and Exit Treats
We featured Stefen and friend Mikey Espinosa’s joint Mitzvah Project a few months ago. Since both are video game and football fanatics, they organized a flag football event last October 18, 2015, in Plainview, New York. The clever name of their project was the M.E.S.S.(for the boys’ initials) Flag Football Warrior Bowl. The organizations that benefited from their project are: Wounded Warriors, Rangers Lead the Way; and Building Homes for Heroes.
Pictured L-R: Stefen Shapiro and Mikey Espinosa
Mom to Mom Advice from Heather
“Have fun with the party! Let the experts you are hiring guide you…they know what works best. Stay organized and stress free – this should be an exciting and fun!”
The following vendors helped to make Stefen’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Venue/Caterer/Party Security: Chistoper Leo, Carlyle at the Omni, 516-227-2600
Party Planner/Signage/Sign-In/Graphics/Entertainment: Michelle, Simon Elliot Events 516-586-6822
Music Entertainment/MC/Centerpieces: GEO Events, MC Nore, 212-572-8323
Photographer/Videographer: Howard Gorchov, 917-653-5044
Invitation: Ellen Futterman, Proper Notice, 516-621-9523
Favors/Pillows: Hyman and Harry, 516-433-1340
Candy/Mitzvah Exit Boxes and Snacks: Kim Khazzam, What’s Your Flavor, 516-659-7567
Cake: Francesco’s Bakery, 516-931-6821
Stefen’s jersey/Dad Scott’s Jersey: Purchased at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Mom Heather/Sister Jaidyn: NFL Shop.com, Executed and blinged by Robin at Designs On You, 631-473-6363
Makeup: Vanessa Soda, All Dolled Up, 516-776-2947
Hair: ID Salon, 516-692-6400