This was the second celebration for the Golden family from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey at Trail’s End Camp in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania.
We already ran a Mitzvah Family Spotlight story for older sister Ally, who celebrated there in 2010. Now it was time for her sister Dani’s Bat Mitzvah. This weekend celebration, on September 8-9, 2012 all took place at Trail’s End Camp.
Simon Elliot Events was the photographer for this event and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom.
Pictured L-R: Mom Leslie, Bat Mitzvah girl Dani, sister Ally and Dad Lee
Invitations to Dani’s weekend lead guests to a custom Website that was built by Amy Wohl from FabuDesigns.com.
Check out details from her celebration on her Website here
Dani wanted a weekend celebration like her sister had two years before. Trail’s End Camp was the perfect location to combine her love of camp and soccer which became her Bat Mitzvah theme.
Dani’s friends arrive by bus Saturday morning to begin the fun!
All areas of the beautiful camp were available for guests to enjoy
Dani stands on the porch of the bunks where guests all stayed for the true camp experience
Dani’s friends are ready for some fun!
During the day, Simon Elliot Events divided Dani’s friends into teams and oversaw the “color war” fun!
Dani and her friends are ready for the 3-legged race!
Different colored t-shirts, created by A Promos USA/ImageMaker, were given out to Dani’s friends
Each team also had a flag also created by A Promos USA/ImageMaker
After a day of fun, it was time for Dani’s Bat Mitzvah service. Due to bad weather, the service, which would have taken place at the lake was moved inside to the dining hall, but that did not stop Dani from doing a terrific job!
Dani is all smiles with her torah
The Golden girls looked great. Dani and Ally got their dresses at All Dressed Up. Mom Leslie’s dress was from Bergdorf Goodman.
Dani’s skirt was removable to reveal a shorter dress underneath
Place cards, created by Artistic Displays, greeted Dani’s guests in the dining hall at Trail’s End Camp.
“Life is Golden” signage flanked the entryway
For Dani’s sign-in, Honesdale Florist decorated a mailbox for guests to write special messages on postcards.
Dani’s friends sending her a postcard with good wishes
FabuDesigns.com designed the postcards
The music entertainment was provided by Untouchable Events with Joe as the MC.
Dani makes her entrance in her shorter dress
Dani and the Untouchable dancers
Honesdale Florist provided the centerpieces which each stated, “Life is….”
Checkerboard printed napkins and various pastels linens created a fun look in the dining hall
The beautiful floral centerpieces
The soccer cake was created by the Trails End Camp baker.
There were many special moments during Dani’s celebration weekend.
Dani and her friends enjoying the camp grounds
Ally toasts her little sister Dani
“Live” event painter Martin Harding worked all night to complete a painting capturing the celebration.
The finished painting is now hanging in the Golden’s home
Each of Dani’s friends had a personalized drawstring bag, flashlight and sweatshirt, created by A Promos USA waiting for them on their beds in the bunk.
The sweatshirt featured her logo,”Life is Golden”
Dani posing with her sister Ally by the lake and modeling the sweatshirt favor
At the end of the celebration, family and friends gathered by the lake for s’mores and a surprise fireworks show!
Friends enjoying the bonfire and s’mores in comfy clothes
The fireworks show on the lake
Dani volunteered for two weeks as a buddy at Camp Acorn in NJ. Camp Acorn is a summer/winter social and recreational program for children and young adults with multiple disabilities.
Since camp is such a special place for Dani, she wanted others less fortunate than her to have a camp experience.
Advice from Mom Leslie:
“Having an event planner to oversee the schedule of events for the daytime was key. We were able to enjoy the activities and spend time with our guests.”
The following vendors helped to make Dani’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Trail’s End Camp
Day of Event Planner: Michelle Collins, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Music Entertainment/MC: MC Joe, Untouchable Events, 212-924-6299
Décor/Florist/Sign-in mailbox: Honesdale Florist, 570-253-3050
Website/Postcards: Amy Wohl, Fabudesigns.com, 312-513-1698
Photographer/Videographer/Photo favors: Simon Elliott Events, 516-586-6822
Favors/Flags/Color War shirts: Mindy, A Promo USA/ImageMaker, 800-987-8966
Cake: Trail’s End Camp
Place cards: Lori & Michelle, Artistic Displays
Live Event Painter: Martin Harding, 201-965-3441
Dresses for family members: Dani & Ally, All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Mom Leslie: Bergdorf Goodman
Hair/makeup: 5th Ave Hair Color Studio & Spa; Makeup, Artistic Brushworks
Transportation: Avery Transportation, 570-729-7153
Party security: Trails End Camp