In April, 2011 Chloe Citron led her service at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York. The family then celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with an evening party at Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York.
Chloe fell in love with a neon invitation and those colors became her bright theme!
Scott from Art Photography provided all the photography and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured above L-R: Mom Jill, Brother Luke, Bat Mitzvah girl Chloe, Dad Lowell
After Chloe’s service at Temple Or Elohim, the Citrons had a “kiddush to go” from Bagel Boss for their guests.
The Citron family all looked great! Here’s where they found their Mitzvah style:
Chloe’s long white ball gown was from Outrageous Boutique
Mom Jill looked great in her long dress from Tallulah
The men of the Citron family shopped at Kenny’s Mens and Boys Wear
Helene Dorfman of R.S.V.P. created Chloe’s colorful invitation. Once Chloe saw those colors, that was it!
Chloe loved these neon colors
The place card table featured pictures of Chloe!
Bat Mitzvah girl Chloe loved the neon colors of her invitation so much that with the help of Dazzling Parties, they decorated the room at Temple Judea with neon. Mom Jill wanted it to be classy, elegant and not too loud. Barbara Becker did a great job of making both Mom Jill and Bat Mitzvah girl Chloe happy!
Feather and crystals made up these centerpieces
Jamal from Shine Events did a great job keeping the Citron’s family and friends dancing all night!
Dazzling Parties created Chloe’s sign-in book to match her decor.
Chloe and her guests took advantage of some of extra entertainment!
Chloe’s brother Luke loved the roulette table
Everyone enjoyed Wendy, the Pipe Cleaner Lady (recommended by Shine Events)
Newman & Leventhal Caterers created Chloe’s pretty cake below:
Howard from Gotham T-shirts provided the sweatshirt favors for Chloe’s friends.
Ralph’s Ices were waiting for guests as they left the celebration.
Here’s some Mom-to-Mom advice from Jill:
“I loved my vendors. I didn’t want to spend time shopping around and interviewing lots of different vendors. In addition to not wanting to waste my time, I didn’t want to develop a rapport with people and then have to tell them I wasn’t using them. So instead, I interviewed my friends to see what they liked and didn’t like about the vendors they used. I found most of my vendors based on recommendations from friends. I made the right decision in choosing each of the vendors I used.”
Chloe loves to read and she wanted to share her love of reading with those who are less fortunate so she collected gently used books (children’s and adult’s) and donated them to Reading Reflections, a non-profit organization that collects and delivers books to community centers, libraries and schools in needy areas locally and around the world.
Reading Reflections recently teamed up with h2 Empower – an organization dedicated to improving lives in Africa through education. This organization is helping Reading Reflections bring books to rural villages in southern Ethiopia. Chloe asked people to drop off books at her house and at her Temple. The Citrons entire basement floor was covered with piles of books. They sorted the books by age and type and donated a couple of thousand books to the organization.
The following vendors helped to make Chole’s party special. If you give any a call, please let them know you heard about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Temple Judea
Kiddush To Go: Bagel Boss Roslyn, Debbie 516-626-5599
Caterer: Jeffrey Torem, Newman & Leventhal Caterers 516-621-8161
Decor: Barbara Becker, Dazzling Parties 516-776-1471
Music Entertainment: MC Jamel Watkins, Shine Events 845-535-3100
Additional Entertainment: Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady
Additional Entertainment: Casino Tables, Shine Events
Favors: Howard Zwang, Gotham T-shirt 516-676-0900
Invitations: Helene Dorfman, RSVP 516-621-7259
Cake: Newman & Leventhal Caterers
Sign-In board: Dazzling Parties
Mom’s dress: Tallulah, Woodbury 516-367-4545
Chloe’s dress: Outrageous Boutique, Plainview 516-931-3331
Dad & brother: Kenny’s Mens & Boys Wear, Woodbury 516-921-2660
Mitzvah Exit: Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices, Syosset, 516-965-3090
Hair: NV Hair Company, Rosanna & Megan 631-271-2111
Make-up: Jessica Abel, 516-984-4309
Photographer: Scott Joshua Dere, Art Photographers, 516-569-3444
Videographer & Montage: Shine Events
Computer Software: Castle Computer, B’Nai mitzvah software