The Cohn family from Warren, New Jersey, celebrated daughter Sydney’s Bat Mitzvah with a morning service at Temple Har Shalom in Warren, New Jersey, followed by a luncheon for family and friends at Basking Ridge Country Club in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
Later that evening it was all about Sydney. The room that held the luncheon was flipped and turned it into a kids party with a contemporary and fun high heel theme carried out throughout the night.
Pictured L-R: Sister Darien, Bat Mitzvah girl Sydney, Mom Lori and Dad Michael.
The photographer was Angelito Jusay of Angelito Jusay Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
The family worked with Debra Wolk of The Write Stuff on the modern & elegant invitation which set the tone for the party.
This invite was hot pink color that really popped with a black border and white writing
The Cohn family all looked chic! Sydney and her sister Darien got their party dresses at It’s Simply for You.
Danielle Puorro, Catering Manager at Basking Ridge Country Club was on hand to coordinate all the party details and instrumental in flipping the room from the beautiful luncheon in the afternoon to great party later that evening. Lisa Gaglione of Amore Weddings created the table decor using the hot pink, black and white party palette. The logo, created by a friend of Mom Lori’s, perfectly captured Sydney’s love of shoes along with her initials and was used throughout the party.
Great party elements including posters of Sydney taken in New York City were placed around the venue along with very humorous shoe quotes.
ET Events with MC Showtyme had each and every guest on their feet until the night’s end!
The Main Event provided interactive games and a photo booth that guests of all ages enjoyed.
Sydney had a traditional candle lighting ceremony, where she honored many special people in her life.
The Cohn family
Basking Ridge Country Club created the candy bar, candy sushi and a hot coco bar for guests to enjoy.
Show Me The Favors And More created the sweatshirt favors.
These designer-inspired chocolate high heel treats were lovingly hand-crafted by family friend Stacey Colman as a gift to Sydney.
A handmade dessert, beautifully wrapped and a conversation piece all in one
Sydney chose a charity called Blessings in a Backpack for her Mitzvah Project. This organization provides backpacks of food for children to take home over the weekends because they are often hungry and often do not get enough food to eat over the weekends. The school they “adopted” to receive the backpacks was The Greater Brunswick Charter School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Sydney packed backpacks and raised money and was able to feed over 170 kids per week throughout the school year.
Sydney (in blue jacket) ran the Spring Lake 5 Mile Race with her friend Ilana Druskin (in green jacket) raising money for Blessings in a Backpack which both girls chose for their Mitzvah Projects
Some advice from Mom Lori:
“Enjoy every minute of the planning with your daughter or son, since it’s all about their big day/night and it goes by in a flash.”
The following vendors helped make Sydney’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their products/services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Service: Temple Har Shalom, 732-356-8777
Venue: Danielle Puorro, Basking Ridge Country Club, 908-766-8200
Music Entertainment: MC Showtyme, Entertainment Tonite, 516-826-6900
Photo booth/Pop-a-shot tables, Foosball table/air hockey, The Main Event, 800-839-0918
Decor/Centerpieces: Lisa Gaglione, Amore Weddings, 973-922-0902
Photography: Angelito Jusay, Angelito Jusay Photography, 917-747-2098
Videography: Harlan Kramer Videography, 973-219-0316
Invitation: The Write Stuff, 973-865-0195
Favors: Show Me The Favors And More, Jodi, 856-912-4006
Sydney and Sister Darien’s Party Dresses: Rachel, It’s Simply For You, 516-921-2863