The Greenberg family from Roslyn, New York, celebrated their son Drew’s Bar Mitzvah on May 30, 2013, at Temple Beth Sholom in Roslyn Heights, New York. The party was the following day at the Village Club at Sands Point, in Sands Point, New York.
Mom Amy is an event planner for Bon Chic Events and this family is all about creativity. After she planned daughter Hannah’s carnival themed party, also featured on Mitzvah Market, she went right into planning Drew’s less formal kids party with a Hawaiian luau theme.
Pictured L-R: Dad Evan, Sister Hannah, Mom Amy and Bar Mitzvah Boy Drew
Jack Roman from the The Echo Agency was the photographer. All of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Drew’s Bar Mitzvah service was at Temple Beth Sholom. A Kiddush luncheon followed services.
There were two versions of Drew’s preppy chic custom invitation. One for the service and kiddush luncheon and one for the kids party. They were both created by Julie Hanan Designs.
Included on the invitation for the kids party was, “Wear florals or khakis, but not too tacky!”
The party took place at The Village Club of Sands Point. This beautiful mansion sits on a golf course overlooking the Long Island Sound.
Guests drove up to this wonderful entrance
The beautiful outdoor courtyard saw lots of action during the party
Mom Amy went all out with her decorating ideas for a tropical themed party, including beach chairs and tiki statues. Balloons by Angie created part of the centerpieces.
A surfboard placed at the entrance
This colorful mask added to the decor details
Balloons by Angie supplied the balloons and palm tree centerpieces
During the cocktail hour NY Party Works set up many activities, including: a fun game of volleyball in the center of the courtyard, Pop-a-Shot, and for the girls, make-your-own flip flops.
Volleyball set up in the courtyard before dancing
Pop-a-Shot during the cocktail hour
Drew made his way into the reception with a big smile on his face.
The dancers wearing “Just Drew It” t-shirts designed by Drew as part of his Mitzvah Project
Echo Entertainment supplied the music entertainment with MC 2Nice. The dancers and entertainers got into the spirit wearing “Just Drew It” shirts and fun Aloha shirts, skirts and leis.
The Echo crew getting into the Hawaiian spirit
Great outdoor space for the DJ area and dancing
Drew surrounded by his dance and music team
The entire family poses with the Echo Entertainment team
The family had a customized montage that was written and produced by GiftRapped.com, who Mom Amy found on MitzvahMarket.com.
Drew’s guests watching the video
Drew chose cupcakes and candles with a Hawaiian feel.
Drew starting his candle lighting ceremony
At the end of the evening guests took home fabulous bright orange stadium chairs and enjoyed Dunkin’ Donuts in “to go” cups, and Go Greenly “to go” frozen yogurt cups.
Dancers brought around little stuffed animals for the kids
“Just Drew It” shirts worn by the MC and dancers were created by Drew and Spectrum Designs Foundation, a Port Washington, New York, based company that only employs teens and individuals with Autism. Drew’s sister has autism and the family is very involved with supporting the Autism population. Drew’s other Mitzvah Project involved working with his sister and other children with Autism on Saturday mornings at a special needs soccer program.
The entire entertainment team wore Drew’s awesome shirt
Advice from Mom Amy:
“Don’t be afraid to think out of the box when it comes to decorating and entertainment. Rely on experienced vendors to help make your party a success and involve your child in the planning process.”
The following vendors helped to make Drew’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The Village Club of Sands Point, 516-944-7400
Party Planner: Mom Amy Greenberg, Bon Chic Events, 516-860-7826
Photography: Jack Roman for The Echo Agency, 516-935-3246
Invitations: Julia Hanan Designs, 815-260-9786
Music Entertainment: MC 2Nice, The Echo Agency
Entrance Video: Jim, GiftRapped, 347-480-9445
Video Montage: Rachel Byer, 516-713-9690
Extra Entertainment: NY Party Works, 800-469-3866
Balloons: Angie’s Party Designs, 631-623-6496
Favors: Shirts, Spectrum Designs, 516-767-7187, Stadium chairs, 4Imprint
Bar Mitzvah boy Drew’s party clothes: Kenny’s Men and Boys Wear, 516-921-2660
Mom Amy and sister Hannah’s dresses: Nikki’s Dressing Room