The Citron family of Great Neck, New York, celebrated daughter Emily’s Bat Mitzvah on December 8, 2012, with a service at Temple Israel of Great Neck. The celebration continued Saturday evening with a party in Emily’s honor at Temple Beth-El of Great Neck.
Emily is a devoted fan of Mitzvah Market and we are excited and honored to spotlight her party.
Her theme was “Emilytown” Cupcakes, a take on the famous Georgetown Cupcakes in Washington D.C.
Pictured L-R: Brother Ethan, Bat Mitzvah girl Emily, Dad Harold and Mom Barbara.
The photographer was Classy Candids and the rest of the vendors are listed at the end of the spotlight.
Emily had a Saturday morning service at Temple Israel of Great Neck, New York, followed by a Kiddush luncheon.
The purple C’est Papier invitations were from Party Excellence.
Party Excellence worked with the family to create Emily’s theme, “Emilytown Cupcake,” inspired by the famous Georgetown Cupcake store in Washington D.C. The party decor included the familiar cupcake shop awning and Emily’s favorite color, purple.
The place card table incorporated her theme and displayed the cupcake menu
Each place card had a cupcake flavor and matched the design on the centerpieces
The white leather lounge furniture from Cosmopolitan Caterers looked great in the kids lounge. There were small cupcake centerpieces on the coffee tables and a large marquee sign overhead
Party Excellence created these delicious-looking centerpieces for the adult tables! Each table was a different cupcake flavor
Poster of Emily in Warhol style was placed by the bar
Danielle from Party Excellence created Emily’s logo incorporating her favorite items: a paw print, a cupcake, and a moose.
Emily’s sign-in board was inspired by the Georgetown Cupcake owner’s signature look: aprons and Hunter boots.
DanceJock Productions provided fun activities for guests including two caricature artists and Blackjack tables.
A guest watching the artist at work
The boys having fun at Blackjack
For the candle lighting service, Party Excellence created a cupcake-inspired display.
Emily starting the candle lighting ceremony
Emily’s 98 year-old great grandmother was able to travel from Baltimore to enjoy the celebration
Emily wanted her dog Oreo to be at the party. Mom and Dad vetoed that idea, but allowed a photo with Emily and Oreo to be used as Emily lit a candle for him
MC George and the DanceJock team kept the party going all night.
Emily making her way into the reception
MC George with Emily
Since the theme was cupcakes, the kids enjoyed a make-your-own cupcake bar provided by Cosmopolitan Caterers.
Emily proudly showing off all the cupcake toppings
The favors were cupcake-inspired. The girls received beautiful Juicy Couture cupcake necklaces, the boys received grey blankets with Emily’s logo.
Everyone received cupcake mints, cupcake magnets and chocolates
The photo favors featured a version of the sign-in board that was made into a photo background. Pictured here are Emily and her friends with the customized background.
Emily volunteered at CLASP Children’s Center. They provide quality childcare for Great Neck’s working parents and parents enrolled in training programs. Emily attended the program when she was a little girl. She had a great time working with the kids and the staff loved seeing her all grown up.
Some advice from Mom Barbara:
“It is crucial to be organized and find the best vendors you can but I think it is a myth that everything must be done 2 years in advance. There are so many venues and service providers especially in the New York area. Invitations probably require the most lead time since you need to get them addressed, stuffed and out the door weeks before your affair.”
The following vendors helped to make Emily’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Party Venue: Temple Beth-El of Great Neck
Caterer/Lounge Decor: Cosmopolitan Caterers, 516-487-0900, ext. 209
Party Planner: Matthew Goldberg, Let’s Parti, 516-470-1624
Decor/Invitations: Danielle Mattia, Party Excellence, 516-586-5252
Music Entertainment: MC George, DanceJock Production, 631-242-0042
Party Entertainment, cubbies & lighting, photo favors: DanceJock Productions
Photographer: Classy Candids (no longer in business)
Make Your Own Cupcakes: Cosmopolitan Caterers
Girls Favors: Juicy Couture
Boys Favors: Mindy, A Promo USA, 800-987-8766
Emily’s service and party dress: Outrageous Boutique, 516-931-3331
Mom’s Service dress: Nordstrom
Mom’s party dress: En-Toto Couture, 516-829-8503
Brother Ethan’s Suit: The Annex Shoppe
Dad’s Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna