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The Aiello Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

Annie Aiello celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on March 26, 2011 with an evening party at the Tonga Room in The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

For her Polynesian theme, this cool venue fit perfectly and featured a pool right in the middle of the restaurant!

Keep reading below for all their great ideas.

All party photography was done by Jennifer Paschal at Bruce Forrester Photography and the rest of the vendors are listed below.



Pictured L-R: Dad Steve, Bat Mitzvah girl Annie, Mom Alyson and sister Samantha




Annie’s colorful invitation was created by Folio.




The envelope liner featured her name!




Jayne Greenberg from Just Jayne Events and Passiflora Designs pulled together all the details for Annie’s celebration at The Tonga Room.




The Tonga Room is located on Nob Hill and is the only spot in San Francisco where each of the City’s cable car lines meet


A pool is at the center of this restaurant and it’s where the band played for their cocktail hour


Intermittent “rain showers” added to the mood


As you can see above, the restaurant had Polynesian artifacts which fit in perfectly with their theme


The Tonga Room features wood tables and did not require table cloths but they added a floral runner down the center of the table

Aiello decor

Centerpieces were vases filled with floating orchids and beta fish




To let guests know which table they were seated at, sand dollars with name cards were displayed on a table of sand.


Aiello Place cards

Guests place cards


Cookies by Felix The Cook were placed at each guests’ place setting indicating their seat. The men received tiki mask cookies


The ladies received Orchid cookies




Details for this Polynesian theme were great. See all their ideas below:




The restaurant provided fun glassware including tiki mask cups, scorpion bowls and coconuts with umbrellas



Aiello decor

Annie’s Tiki Shack logo was used throughout the decor

Aiello Decor

Check out the table signs, made with a bamboo stick and replicated a tiki hut


Handouts included grass skirts and leis worn by partygoers in addition to sunglasses and hats


Young guests having fun!

Aiello decor

Custom cocktail menus were created by Ram Print


Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Denon & Doyle provided the music entertainment for Annie’s party with Mark Addington as the MC.






Other special fun entertainment was available for guests as well:




A tattoo artist


Green screen photo booth by Denon & Doyle

Magician Jay Alexander


An airbrush artist was on hand as well


Stamp - Mitzvah Idea


Gift bags, with snacks for the out of town guests were created with themed items!


Aiello gift bag


Stamp Vendor's Directory


The following vendors made Annie’s celebration special. If you call any of them, please let them know you heard about their services on


Venue: The Tonga Room in The Fairmont, San Francisco
Party Planner: Jayne Greenberg, Just Jayne Events
Music Entertainment: MC Mark Addington Denon & Doyle
Cookie Place Cards: Felix The Cook 415-424-9415
Invitations: Folio
Florist: Passiflora Designs
Party Entertainment: Just Jayne Events
Photographer: Jennifer Paschal at Bruce Forrester Photography
Videographer: Jonathan Metcalf
Hair/makeup: Cooper Alley
Magician: Jay Alexander
Printing: Ram Print & Communications







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