The Dropkin family from Cortlandt Manor, New York celebrated their son David’s Bar Mitzvah on May 14, 2011.
The service took place at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester and then they had an evening party at Bounce, The Party Place in Yorktown Heights, New York.
David is a geography buff and someone who likes to travel. “Where in the world is David Dropkin?” was their clever theme!
Formal photos taken at their temple were by photographer Alan Weiss. The party zap shots were done by the DoubleImage/Bounce staff and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured above (L-R): Mom Suzanne, Sister Eliana, Bar Mitzvah Boy David and Dad Joe.
The traditional invitation with a intricate laser paper cut insert was sapphire in color on silver metallic paper from Paper Orchid.
Passports were used as place cards for different “country” tables which Mom Suzanne made from a template she got online.
Mitzvah Mom Suzanne found the template for the passports online at Aylee Bits
Featured below are David’s sign-in book, program and yarmulkes with palm trees!
Mitzvah Mom Suzanne made the service program which had 12 photos of David around the outside circle, one for each year leading up to the Bar Mitzvah.
The center picture is the most current taken place a week before his Bar Mitzvah.
The theme for this celebration was “Where in the World is David Dropkin?” David loves to travel and eat all sorts of exotic foods and enjoys different cuisines.
Each table had a matching flag table runner so guests could match the flag on the passport with the table. Check out those worldly balloons
Lemurs are primates found in Madagascar, thankfully this one was stuffed but added some authenticity to the decor!
Mitzvah Mom Suzanne made a board of all the places David has visited. Brian William Events printed it and decorated the outside edges
David made his entrance on the arms of two dancers from Double Image Sounds and Entertainment.
There was lots of dancing, game playing and fun at this party!
Bar Mitzvah boy David surrounded by his friends
The room is set up for a fun game show
The question is….
“I know the answer, pick me, pick me!” One of the guests is wearing the party favor bag from It’s My Mitzvah
Young guests getting ready for their photos
The food picked up the travel theme as well. Colonial Terrace put together a delicious array of international food offerings with Eastern European, Indian, Italian, and Caribbean stations, plus internationally-themed passed hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
The young guests are enjoying the dessert stations
The cake and desserts were created by the Mansion at Colonial Terrace.
Here is the list of vendors who made David’s party special. If you call any, please make sure you tell them that you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Venue: Bounce The Party Place 914-302-2403
Caterer: The Mansion at Colonial Terrace 914-737-0400
Music Entertainment: Double Image Sounds and Entertainment 914-773-1950
Decor: BrianWilliam Event Decorators845-628-0614
Sign-In Board: Brian Williams Events
Passport place card template: Aylee Bits
Favors: It’s My Mitzvah
Invitations: Paper Orchid866-280-2125
Photographer: Alan Weiss Photography 914-739-8888
Videographer: Andrew Stein Drew Video 914-788-4678
Tallis: The Aesthetic Sense 914-244-4429