The Feirstein family celebrated son Zachary’s Bar Mitzvah on October 25, 2014, with the service at Temple Beth Emet in Cooper City, Florida, and the reception at Temple Solel in Hollywood, Florida.
Zack’s theme was Zack Airways as he has loved airplanes and travel since he was a small child.
Pictured L-R: Mom Melissa, Bar Mitzvah boy Zachary, Dad Andrew and younger brother Matthew.
84 West Studios was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
Mitzvah Invitation & Service
For their invitation, the family worked with Eric at Petite Acorn using a modern design in a royal blue and neon green color palette. The Saturday morning service was followed by a kiddush lunch at Temple Beth Emet.
The theme was Zack Airways to celebrate his love of travel and airplanes. The Feirstein family had a strong vision and collaborated with 84 West Studios to create a fun and cohesive look. The room had a lounge vibe, but also recreated an “airport experience.”
Music & Entertainment
The Jammin’ Express dancers with MC Wes provided non-stop fun on the dance floor.
For the adults, there were custom chocolate covered Oreos from Danielle Ockman of Favor It Things. The kids received blankets from It’s a Wrap.
Zachary’s Mitzvah Project supported Jewish Adoption and Foster Care (JAFCO). He did a back to school supplies drive to collect new school supplies and backpacks over the summer to be able to fulfill JAFCO’s needs for one of their wish lists. He collected supplies and money and was able to purchase over $500 worth of school supplies.
Mom to Mom
Some advice from Mom Melissa:
“Early planning and setting a realistic budget is my advice. My son’s Bar Mitzvah was 2 years in the making. The first thing we did was create a spreadsheet of all of the things we had wanted and the cost. That helped us decide the wants versus the needs and what we could afford to do. I had a binder that held all of my contracts, ideas, deposits, etc. to help me stay organized. This also helped me to not feel the financial pressure because I knew what my budget was. However, plan to go over it by a little, it always happens. 2. Relax and enjoy the moment. The day of the event, you will be bursting with pride for all that your child has accomplished. Enjoy the moment and your special day. Things may not always be perfect, but chances are no one will notice except you.”
The following vendors helped to make Zachary’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Service: Temple Beth Emet, 954-680-1882
Reception: Temple Solel, 954-989-0205
Photographer/Videographer:Tony/Paul, 84 West Studios, 954-236-9000
Caterer:Brad Friedman, Artisan Food Inc., 954-983-5338
Party Planner: Mom Melissa
Invitation: Petite Acorn, 954-962-3144
Event Producer/Decor/Florist:Lisa Pierce, 84 West Studios, 954-452-2865
Music Entertainment/MC: MC Wes, Jammin’ Express, 954-659-3472
Blanket Favors: Olgui Lowell, It’s a Wrap, 954-600-3397
Mini rolling place cards: Beau-coup.com
Frequent Flyer place cards: 84 West Studios, 954-452-2865
Photo Booth: Elliot, Eventz Photo Booth, 561-391-9100
Party Entertainment: LED Black Jack Tables, Jammin Express, 954-659-3472
Cake: Susie, Susie’s Scrumptious Sweets, 954-748-4740
Custom Oreo Chocolate Favors: Danielle Ockman, Favor It Things, 954-263-6046
Custom logo’d crystal airplanes centerpieces: Dad Andrew Feirstein
Dresses for family members: Mom Service Dress, Nordstrom
Mom Party Dress: Mario Pucci Boca
Suits for family members: Jonathan Reed Clothing, 954-346-2533
Hair: Rob, Salon 180, 954-989-5228
Makeup: Lynette Demar 561-935-8342
Party security: Temple Solel, 954-989-0205