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The Babbush Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

Remy Babbush celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in October, 2011 at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York with a Hotel Remy theme.

Not only can you read about this family’s celebration in our spotlight story, but soon you will be able to see it as well.

When Mitzvah Market posted a casting call for the reality show, Party Mamas, the Babbush family responded and were selected. Look for their episode to air in February 2012 – we will keep you posted!

Jack Katz Photography provided the pictures below and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight story.

 

Pictured Above (L-R): The fun family: Brother Jack, Mom Jodie, Bat Mitzvah girl Remy, Dad Glenn and sister Kayla

 

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Invitations By Rochelle created this beautiful invitation that arrived in a box. Guests were made aware of the reality show cameras that would be at their celebration and were asked to sign a release form.

 

Babbush invitation
Guests were all invited to wear black

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All the Babbush women looked great. Mom Jodie wore a custom design by Runway Couture and sister Kayla’s dress was altered by Kimberly from Runway Couture too. Remy’s white dress really stood out among the guests in black. Her full skirt came off to reveal a short, fun dress underneath.

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Remy’s “convertible” dress was from It’s Simply For You

Babbush Mitzvah Style
Remy wore this short, fun dress for the beginning of her party and as you will see below, surprised her guests in the full skirt as she “made her entrance.” She’s lying on her LED dance floor from Entertainment Tonite!

 

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Hotel Remy was the theme carried out by Barbara Becker from Dazzling Parties.

 

 

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Guests walked up to the “hotel registration desk” to get their old fashioned keys with their seating assignment

 

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The ballroom at Or Elohim was decorated in black & white for a striking look.

 

 

Babbush decor

White feather centerpieces with crystals created a dramatic effect against the black table linens

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A LED bar coordinated with the dance floor

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Mom Jodie made these custom throw pillows at CafePress.com

 

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The Babbush family decided to combine Remy’s montage and entrance video into one! Mom Jodie tells us this worked out beautifully and the flow of the party didn’t need to stop for the montage – it was played at the beginning of their celebration. Carl Hartman from Green Cheese Media Group produced the below video which was played right before Remy “made her entrance.”

 

Babbush Entrance Video
Watch here

Babbush Make An Entrance

In keeping with the hotel theme, Remy entered her party on a rolling luggage rack! She changed her look from her short dress to the full ball gown for the rest of her celebration

 

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Entertainment Tonite provided the music with Carl as the MC. At Mom Jodie’s request, the fun was continuous as Shawn from Hasson Caterers provided sliders & roast beef sandwiches plus desserts and candy on the dance floor!

 

 

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Carl posing with the Babbush family

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During Remy’s party, young guests could text a special message to Remy that appeared on ET’s screens

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On the dance floor, the DJ gave guests gift cards instead of handing out the usual blinking rings, sunglasses and hats

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ET also provided the virtual dancer. A fun, interactive hologram of the guest of honor (and her friend) that is displayed on a light, translucent screen

 

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After spending so many hours with the crew of Party Mamas, Jodie felt like they were new friends!

 

 

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The Babbush family and MC Carl pose with the Party Mamas crew

 

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Shawn from Hasson Caterers created this beautiful and elegant cake.

 

Babbush Mitzvah Cake

 

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Hockey lace-up sweatshirts created by Best Express were given to all Remy’s friends. Instead of favor bags, they gave out the sweatshirts in laundry bags to keep with the hotel theme!

 

Babbush favors

 

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After all the delicious desserts provided by Hasson Caterers, guest were treated to Good Humor ice cream and another surprise waiting for them at their cars.

 

 

Babbush Mitzvah Exit

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These car magnets from inkhead.com were on all the guests’ cars

 

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The following vendors helped to make Remy’s party special. If you give any a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.

 

Venue: Or Elohim
Caterer/Cake: Hasson Caterers
Invitations: Invitations By Rochelle, 516-378-6983
Photographer: Jack Katz, 718-948-3965
Music Entertainment: MC Carl, Entertainment Tonite
Decor: Barbara Becker, Dazzling Parties
Car Magnets: Inkhead.com
Favors: Best Express, 516-935-2869
LED Dance Floor/Texting: Entertainment Tonite
Montage/Entrance Video: Carl Hartman, Green Cheese Media Group
Photo Favors: The Main Event
Remy’s Dress: It’s Simply For You
Jodie and Kayla’s Dresses: Runway Couture
Hair and Makeup: Gina, Anthony, Sara, Ashley and Vivian, Bangz, Bellmore, 516-781-1111
Custom Pillows: Cafe Press

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