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The Brodsky Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Brodsky family from Orlando, Florida celebrated daughter Sara’s Bat Mitzvah on December 1, 2012. There was a morning service at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando, followed by an evening party at two different venues where they celebrated with a Cirque de Sara theme!

Pictured L-R: Brother Jake, Dad Mike, Mom Lisa and Bat Mitzvah girl Sara.

Mike Basher of A Magic Moment Photography was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed below.





 Mom Lisa has a small stationery business, RSVP 2 Me and ordered this festive invitation from Carlson Craft.



Brodsky Invitation

Pretty turquoise with a flower border



Sara’s stands underneath the marquee in her beautiful cocktail dress designed and made by Brenda Johnson of Brenda Johnson Designs.



Brodsky style
Sara looks great in her custom blue cocktail dress




The theme was Cirque de Sara. Mom Lisa used 99designs.com, a marketplace for graphic and logo designers. After holding a contest on their Website, she hired graphic artist Leo Cadiz who came up with the best logo.

Cirque de Sara logo

A great logo that really captures the theme of the party



Sara’s party was held in two venues right next to each other, with cocktails at The Abbey and the reception at The Mezz located in downtown Orlando.


 Brodsky venue

Guests were greeted with a red carpet marquee that read, “One Night Only Cirque de Sara.”




The Brodskys worked with event planner Faye Novick of Just Events! and the decor was created by Just Celebrate and Raining Roses Productions.



Brodsky decor

The room had pops of colors

Brodsky table centerpieces
Whimsical centerpieces were fun to look at and celebrated Sara’s love of music

Brodsky lounge

The lounge had great up lighting which was provided by The Abbey




Arthur’s Catering provided unique food stations.



Brodsky food

A yummy slider station was very popular




Jammin Express and MC Jason provided the music entertainment and kept Sara’s guests on the dance floor all night!



Brodsky grand-entrance

 Sara accompanied by performers

Brodsky dj
Sara is the center of attention with the Jammin Express dancers

Brodsky dj
On the dance floor with her friends

Brodsky dj
Sara giving a thumbs up while having the best time on the dance floor




Their entertainment was very unique and included interactive performers such as contortionists, jugglers, hula-hoopers and even a lady dressed up as a “live” candy bar.



Brodsky extra entertainment
Lighting up the dance floor

Brodsky candy girl

We love this candy girl




The logo was used as the cover of the sign-in book.



Brodsky Cirque de Sara sign-in

Mom Lisa put it together from MyPublisher.com



Patrick with A Magic Moment worked with Sara to create a candle lighting video. The video recorded Sara announcing who would light each candle, and then showed a photo loop of those people (for each candle) with Sara and her family over the years. It solved the problem of not being able to hear when the guest of honor announces the candles.

Check out the video here.



Brodsky candle lighting

Sara starting her candle lighting ceremony




The favors- embroidered towels and drawstring bags- were from Infinity Embroidery.



Brodsky Family favors

 We love the colors and the logo!



Sara collected new toys and crafts to donate to Harbor House, a domestic violence shelter. She wrapped and shrink-wrapped the items and used them as the centerpieces for the Kiddush lunch, and brought them to the shelter the following week.



Brodsky kiddush centerpiece

When Sara brought over all the centerpieces, the shelter gave the Brodsky Family a tour and explained to Sara their mission and how they serve the community




Advice from Mom Lisa:
“Plan early and relax. Enjoy the day and night. If something doesn’t go as planned, chances are your guests will not notice, and if they do, it really does not matter. They are there to share a great moment with you, and they will all have a great time, no matter what. Your child worked hard and as long as they have the time of their lives, the event is a success.”



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


Venues: Jenna Tempe, Artful Events, 407-704-6268
Party catering: Lori Player, Arthur’s Catering, 407-331-1993
Kiddush luncheon catering: Stacey, Bagel King, 407-657-6266
Party Planner
: Faye Novick, Just Events!, 407-748-4717
Invitation: Mom Lisa, RSVP 2 Me, RSVP2Me@me.com
David Basher, A Magic Moment, 407-536-6636
: Patrick, A Magic Moment
Music Entertainment: MC, Jason Bank, Jammin Express, 954-659-disc
Décor/florist: Jesus Rodriguez, Raining Roses Productions, 407-854-3500
Lounge Furniture rental: AFR Furniture Rental, 407-271-3267
Custom Logo/Place cards: Leo Cadiz, ThatsCadiz
Logo Contest Website: 99 Designs
Orit, Infinity Embroidery, 305-769-2202
Extra Entertainment: Green screen booth: Bill, Elite Party Entertainment, 866-354-8341
ID cards/keychain & dog tag engraving: Eric, Cocktail Hour Entertainment, 954-612-7431
Candy Girl: Richard or Doug, D Squared Productions, 407-704-6937
Candy Bags for Candy girl: Nuts.com
Entertainment: Contortionist, juggler, hula hooper, unicycler, David DePietto, First Class Entertainment/Anna Jack Entertainment, 631-831-4627
board: MyPublisher.com
Candle Lighting display: Raining Roses, 407-854-3500
Bat Mitzvah Custom dress: Custom cocktail dress, Brenda Johnson Designs
Service dress: Nordstrom
Mom Lisa’s dress: Neiman Marcus
Suits for family members: Macy’s
Hair/makeup: Carrie Czunas, Vintage Sky, 407-654-6235
Out of town hotel for guests: Embassy Suites Orlando



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