The Hirsch family celebrated their son Bryan’s Bar Mitzvah on May 4, 2013 at Midway Jewish Center in Syosset, New York. The next day it was a fun bowling bash at 300 Long Island, a bowling and event venue in Melville, New York.
This talented family designed many of the creative touches themselves!
Alex Wolff of The Portrait Shoppe was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured L-R: Dad Mark, Bar Mitzvah boy Bryan, Mom Eileen and older brother Matt.
Bryan at the Bimah of Midway Jewish Center.
Bryan at the Bimah
The beautiful Havdalah service
Mom Eileen handmade the invitations with supplies purchased at a variety of art supply stores!
The red and black color combination was used throughout the party
Custom bowling shirts was the style of choice for this Mitzvah family.
The front of the shirt featured each person’s name on the left side
The logo “Bryan’s Bowling Bash” was on the back
The good times really rolled at Bryan’s Bowling Bash! Bryan and his friends bowled and played games in a private room at 300 Long Island, a hip entertainment destination bowling alley.
Bryan outside 300 Long Island
Inside 300 Long Island prior to set up
Bowling pin flashlights found at Shindigz.com were used as lane assignment holders
Bryan “strikes” a pose next to his welcome sign which was designed by Mom Eileen and created by The Portrait Shoppe
Mom Eileen made so many of the creative touches for her son’s party. The wooden bowling alley below was 1 of 2 used to decorate the food buffet tables.
There was one for the kids buffet and one for the adult buffet
Bar Mitzvah boy Bryan built a Lego bowling alley entirely by himself (not a kit of any kind). He ordered all the necessary bricks from Lego Pick A Brick section on Lego.com.
It features each member of the Hirsch Family bowling and was displayed in the center of the bar for all to see
The cover of the sign-in book that Mom Eileen designed was created by The Portrait Shoppe.
Bryan “strikes” a pose
Bryan’s Grandma writing something special to her grandson
Everyone had a ball at this bowling bash.
Bryan’s iPod supplied the background music that MC Andre played.
The cake, in party colors of red back and white, was baked by ZuckerBakers.
The Hirsch family during their candle lighting ceremony
The logo and t-shirt favors were created by Gotham T-shirts.
Zucker’s Bakery also created cookie favors to look like bowling balls and Mom Eileen created the great “to go” labels.
These great labels were on the cookie bags
Some advice from Mom Eileen:
“I am a very organized and a well thought out planner. I made a to-do list at least 1 year in advance. After I booked 300 Long Island, I laid out my plan of what needed to be accomplished each month along the way, and this made it stress free.”
The following vendors helped to make Bryan’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Temple: Midway Jewish Center, 516- 938-8390
Venue: 300 Long Island, 631-423-3091
Photographer/Videographer: Alex, The Portrait Shoppe, 516-389-6915
Welcome Sign/Top of centerpiece action shots: The Portrait Shoppe
Sign-in Book cover: Designed by Eileen, Created by The Portrait Shoppe
Photo cutouts: Rich, Lighter Than Air, 516-933-3210
Invitation: Handmade by Mom Eileen
Music Entertainment: Bryan’s playlist from his iPod
MC: Andre provided by 300 Long Island
Lego Bowling Alley: Built by Bryan, Lego.com
Bowling Pin Placecards: Shindigz.com
Favors: Howard, Gotham T-Shirt, 516-676-0900
Bowling Ball Party Favors: 1001 Stressballs
Cake/Bowling Ball Cookie Favor: ZuckerBakers, 516-785-6900
Cookie bags: AC Moore
Cookie bag labels: Mom Eileen
Men’s Custom Bowling Shirts: Logosoftwear, 877-535-5646
Mom Eileen’s shirt: BowlingShirt.com, 800-444-1685