The Goldstein family from Katonah, New York, celebrated their daughter Alexis’ Bat Mitzvah on November 30, 2013, at Temple Beth Am in Yorktown Heights, New York. A reception immediately followed at Brynwood Country Club in Armonk, New York.
Since Alexis dances 4-5 times a week, a dance theme was the obvious choice. This theme was cleverly used on the party elements including the creative centerpiece idea from Mom Sherrie.
Pictured L-R: Dad Steve, Brother Mikey, Bat Mitzvah girl Alexis and Mom Sherrie.
The photographer was Liz Hartzman of Liz Photo and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
The service was held at Temple Beth Am.
Alexis posed holding the Torah
Alexis did a great job leading the service
The Goldstein family worked with Fine Lines of Katonah on this elegant invitation which had a sparkle and turquoise border with a tulle shimmery bow across the top.
The turquoise crystal dotting the “i” in Alexis was an elegant touch
The decor was created by Mom Sherrie who owns Logos and More. The place cards were mini duffel bag key chains just like the kind of bags you’d bring to your dance class. Inside each duffel bag key chain were personalized M&M’s in Hanukkah colors.
The place cards featured her logo, a silhouette of a dancer with Alexis’ initials
The tables had clever Dance-themed names. This one says, “Hip Hop”
The ballroom looked amazing all dressed up
The centerpieces were made using old costumes from Alexis’ dance recitals
Each centerpiece featured a matching photo of Alexis wearing the displayed costume
Alexis posed with all of the creative centerpieces
Instead of a traditional sign-in book or board, friends and family left their messages on this cool pink locker which is now in Alexis’ bedroom and is a great reminder of her special day.
Mom Sherrie decorated the locker with magnets representing Alexis’ favs such as her school, dance studio and their town
Alexis had fun being escorted into the ballroom.
There was great energy in the room thanks to MC Chris Vernia and his team from Double Image Event Productions.
It’s Horah time!
Everyone got into the action
Alexis, the center of attention
Double Image Event Productions provided fun cocktail hour games.
Alexis and her friends really loved Twister
The Flip Book from The Main Event was a big hit and each one had the logo on the cover
Brynwood Country Club provided the beautiful cake.
The Goldstein family
My QTees created the sweatshirt favors for the girls and boys in different colors.
Pink hooded sweatshirts for the girls
The back had a female dancer silhouette
The boys’ version
Since this Bat Mitzvah celebration took place during the week of Hanukkah, the family handed out gelt to each guest. Mom Sherrie packaged them up in organza bags and turquoise ribbons from Michaels. They also served jelly donuts as a departure treat.
Alexis collected money and food for local food banks including The Putnam Food Bank. She and a good friend set up a table with homemade posters and asked people entering the grocery store to consider helping out. They were overwhelmed with the generous response from the community.
One of the colorful posters
Alexis on the left and her friend Christine Cahill felt good to know they were helping families put food on their Thanksgiving table
Some advice from Mom Sherrie:
“You probably won’t accomplish everything you want for the big day. It won’t be the big things—it will be the small things (i.e. ordering extra balloons, the flavor of the cake, the shoes you’ll wear, etc.) You will simply run out of time and it will be ok. The big and important stuff will get done and everything will just fall into place.”
The following vendors helped to make Alexis’ celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Venue/Cake: Brynwood Country Club, 914-273-9300
Party Planner: Mom Sherrie Goldstein, Logos and More, 914-424-3268
Photographer: Liz Hartzman, Liz Photo.com, 914-636-7618
Music Entertainment/MC: Double Image Event Productions, 914-773-1950
Centerpieces/Place cards: Sherrie Goldstein, Logos and More, 914-424-3268
Favor person: Jon Deutsch, email@example.com
Videographer: Double Image Event Productions, 914-773-1950
FlipBooks/ photo station: The Main Event, 800-839-0918
Invitation: Fine Lines of Katonah, 914-232-4856
Sign-In Locker: Bizchair, 800-924-2472
Gelt: Go Candy, 800-946-2263
Bat Mitzvah Girl Alexis dress: A Step Ahead, 203-329-2959
Dress for Mom Sherrie: Vintage, 914-242-9846
Dad Steve and brother Mikey’s suits: Rothman’s/Lubin’s Boys Clothing, Westchester location, 914-713-0300
Hair: Gloss Hair Salon, 914-232-0765
Make-up: KD StudioNY, 914-301-5798
Transportation: Chappaqua Transportation, 914-238-4404
Party security: Brynwood Country Club