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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The room had pops of colors
The lounge had great up lighting which was provided by The Abbey
Arthur’s Catering provided unique food stations.
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!
Sara accompanied by performers
Sara is the center of attention with the Jammin Express dancers
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.
We love this candy girl
The logo was used as the cover of the sign-in book.
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.
Sara starting her candle lighting ceremony
The favors- embroidered towels and drawstring bags- were from Infinity Embroidery.
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.
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
Photographer: David Basher, A Magic Moment, 407-536-6636
Videographer: 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
Favors: 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
Sign-In 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