The Brown family of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, celebrated son Joshua’s Bar Mitzvah on May 9, 2015, at Temple Judea of Bucks County in Furlong, Pennsylvania.
Josh didn’t want the traditional luncheon or dinner celebration that his brother Evan had, so the family compromised with a sit down luncheon after the service at Caleb’s American Kitchen. Later that evening, there was a big kids’ party at Back Steps, part of Beat Street event venue, with a “JCB Stadium” theme.
Pictured L-R: Dad Howard, Brother Evan, Bar Mitzvah boy Josh and Mom Lisa.
The photographer was Hy Paul and the rest of the vendor information is listed a the bottom of the spotlight.
The family worked with Melissa Berk of By Invitation Only. The navy blue and apple green color palette set the tone for the entire party.
The RSVP and luncheon card
The service was held at Temple Judea of Bucks County where Josh did a beautiful job reciting his prayers and reading from the Torah.
Josh at the Bimah during his formal portraits
After the service, there was a Kiddush luncheon at Caleb’s American Kitchen
Cupcake Fantasy created the cupcakes in the party colors with an edible chocolate “J” on top
The Brown family looked great in their casual outfits and were ready to party.
The kids party was at Back Steps at Beat Street, an eclectic industrial type room. Event planner Valerie Felgoise of Let’s Party with Valerie created most of the decor elements using a navy and green apple color scheme. Lounge Around provided the lounge furniture which also incorporated Josh’s colors.
LED high-top tables added color
The lounge decor looked great and was comfortable for guests
The pillows added to the color scheme
Custom signage was created to incorporate many of Josh’s favorite things including his camp and favorite college team, Ohio State
The Gobo on the dance floor was Josh’s logo
Signage for the kids lounge
Navy blue and green custom cocktail napkins
The family used a sign-in locker with a custom logo from Let’s Party with Valerie.
It’s now in Josh’s room
EBE Events and Entertainment with MC Everett Jackson kept everything moving on the dance floor.
Josh making his entrance in a big way
Josh posing with the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders
There was lots of action on the dance floor
And lots of high energy in the room, thanks to MC Everett
Randi Leese of RL Cake Designs created the amazing JCB Stadium cake, a replica of Ohio State’s stadium. It also included some of Josh’s other favorite things like a pretzel, popcorn and a Sprite!
The view of the stadium cake from above
Josh was surrounded by his friends during his candle lighting ceremony.
There were many great dessert choices such as cotton candy.
The favors were logo’d sweatpants by Let’s Party with Valerie.
Each was presented in clear wrapping to see the great logo
The sweatpants were a big hit
Josh worked with the Simons Fund, which is an amazing organization that promotes the heart screening of all kids and young athletes to detect undiagnosed heart defects.
Some advice from Mom Lisa:
“Stay organized! I used a giant three ring binder, with dividers for each vendor. Book as much as you can, as early as you can. Also, let your child guide you. Let them be a part of the planning, since it is their day!”
The following vendors helped to make Josh’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Service: Temple Judea of Bucks County, 215-348-5022
Luncheon venue: Caleb’s American Kitchen, 215-794-8588
Evening venue: Back Steps at Beat Street, 215-364-1844
Photographer/Videographer: HyPaul Studio, 215-364-4144
Music Entertainment: MC Everett Jackson, EBE Events and Entertainment, 215-634-7700
Décor/Florist/Sign-In/Signage/Favors: Valerie Felgiose, Let’s Party with Valerie, 610-213-5675
Photo favors: Hour Entertainment, Shannon Shields, 215-355-3755
Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, 215-339-6700
Invitation: By Invitation Only, Melissa Berk, 215-654-1601
Cake: Randi Leese, RL Cake Designs, 215-364-4842
Sneaker socks: Mitzvahsocks.com
Lounge furniture: Lounge Around, 215-355-6552
Cupcakes at luncheon: Cupcake Fantasy, 267-481-5026
Custom water bottles: Eagles Peak 215-345-6069
Individual popcorn bags: Clusters Bucks County Caramel Corn, 215-693-1137
Cotton candy: Gourmet Vendor, 215-396-7000
Mom’s service dress/party dress: Nordstrom/ Flirt Women’s Boutique
Suits for boys suits/night clothes: Schweons, 215-357-0600
Dad’s service suit: Ventresca’s 215-348-3139/Party clothes: Nordstrom
Hair/makeup: Suzanne Munshower, Beauty Marx, 215-422-3690