Rebecca Feldman celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on May 12, 2012 with a service at Temple Israel of New Rochelle and a reception at The Surf Club, New Rochelle.
The Feldmans love the Caribbean and Rebecca’s theme reflected that. Luckily it was a beautiful May day, and her venue overlooked the ocean, reflecting the family’s love of the sun and the beach perfectly.
Steve Chesler Photography provided the photographs and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured above L-R: Brother Dylan, Dad Darin, Mom Beth, Bat Mitzvah girl Rebecca
Small Fry Press created Rebecca’s invitations.
Simple and elegant with Rebecca’s name in cut-out letters along the top
Rebecca’s pretty short blue dress is from All Dressed Up.
Florist Rose Elefante took care of these original place cards.
Tiny shells held ocean-print paper place cards
The venue had a view of the ocean, but inside resembled a beach too…a very sophisticated beach, that is!
Multiple chandeliers hung over the tables and dance floor
Silk flowers in tall vases
Florist Rose Elefante tinted the water for the flowers blue
DJ Serj provided the entertainment with Anthony as the MC.
In addition to the DJ, there was a steel drummer to go along with the Caribbean theme
MC Anthony got the guests dancing
All the guests got in the groove, both young and old
Rebecca made her grand entrance in her beautiful dress and colorful socks.
The socks, from Kohls, were a giveaway for all the kids
MC Anthony met Rebecca on the dance floor
Rebecca’s cake came from The Surf Club.
Their cake had simple icing with multi-colored blue and white candles to invoke the ocean theme
The Feldman Family
Marjy at Surfboard Beach Art created the sign-in board to match her theme.
Giving a new literal meaning to sign-in “board”
Jems Creative Promotions designed the party favors.
A towel is the perfect favor for a night at the beach
VIP Photo Favors provided endless photographic keepsakes for party goers.
Instant beach vacation pictures!
With beautiful weather and a birthday as well as a Bat Mitzvah, there were plenty of special moments at Rebecca’s celebration.
Rebecca’s brother, Dylan, celebrated his birthday the same weekend as the Bat Mitzvah, so he got a cake of his own
Beth and Rebecca pose by the ocean–the inspiration behind the party decor
Candy Warehouse supplied delicious candy in bulk and Oriental Trading Company supplied the blue pails.
Guests received a pail of candy along with their towels on the way out
Mom Beth, founder of RoleMommy.com, has some advice about staying organized and capturing all the important moments:
“My biggest piece of advice is to keep a Google spreadsheet so that you can enter in all the important contact information and payments to your vendors. That way, as you get closer to the event, you can track down everyone and re-confirm with ease. One thing I wish I did have was someone to help guide our photographer and videographer on the day of the party. I was so busy greeting guests that I didn’t get a chance to tell them who to shoot or where. They still did a beautiful job but it helps to have another set of hands supervising while you’re greeting all your guests.”
Rebecca, an avid reader, wanted to share her love of books with children who are less fortunate than herself. She participated in the African Library Project.
She secured 1,000 books to donate to children residing in Africa and raised $500 to cover the shipping costs. Before she left for sleepaway camp, she shipped the books to Africa with her mom.
The following vendors made Rebecca’s party special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The Surf Club, 914-633-8221
Party Planner: Mom Beth Feldman, founder of RoleMommy.com
DJ/MC: Anthony, DJ Serj, 914-686-SERG (7374)
Favor person: Elaine Bennett, Jems Creative Promotions, 914-481-4311
Party entertainment: VIP Photo Favors, 877-847-7421
Invitation: Andrea Kronethal, Smallfrypress, 914-747-6668
Cake: The Surf Club, 914-633-8221
Décor/florist: Rose Elefante, 914-715-7247
Sign-In board: Marjy, Surfboard Beach Art
Dresses for family members: Elephants Trunk & All Dressed Up
Suits for family members: Brooks Brothers
Hair: Michelle, Leah’s in Scarsdale, 914-723-1012
Make-up: Diane Pottinger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Transportation: First Student, 855-272-3222
Photographer: Steve Chesler Photography, 585-393-9242
Videographer: Greg Appison, Center Stage Productions, 516-567-9255
Candy for favors: www.candywarehouse.com
Pails for favors: Oriental Trading Company
Candles for Cake: Inspiration Gallery, 914-633-8508
Socks for giveaway: Kohls