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A Tennis Themed Bat Mitzvah Celebration

The Forman family of Port Washington, New York, celebrated their daughter Charlotte’s Bat Mitzvah on September 26, 2015, at the Community Synagogue in Port Washington, New York. Later that evening, a reception was held at Haute Durvo, an event venue in Roslyn, New York.

A tennis player, Charlotte’s theme was CHARapova, inspired by tennis great, Maria Sharapova. The day and night were filled with friends, family and most of all, fun! Charlotte is one of Mitzvah Market’s teen bloggers, so we are especially excited to share her special day with our readers.

Pictured L-R: Mom Jen, Bat Mitzvah girl Charlotte, Dad Eric and Brother Dylan.

 

The vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.

 

 

 

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The family worked with Alexis Siegel of Invite Me on the beautiful truquoise invitation.

 

 

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Charlotte’s mom Jen Forman owns Charlotte’s Closet, a party dress rental company named after her fashionable daughter. You can borrow designer clothes from this online destination, so Charlotte rocked three great looks, one for the service and two for the party!

 

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This pretty white dress is from French Connection

Charlotte Forman style
Short and sassy by Blush for the first hour

Charlotte Forman style

Followed by this beautiful aqua colored sweetheart ballgown by Tiffany designs

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 The family looked stylish

 

 

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The location was Haute Durvo and they pulled out all of the stops when it came to room decor and design. The layout was the perfect combination of party, lounge and traditional seating.

 

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Charlotte also made sure she added some original decor touches. Check out these custom pillows that incorporate her logo with her most favorite nickname.

 

 

Charlotte Forman custom pillow CHarlatte

Custom pillow

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“C” these great pinnies that were given out on the dance floor

 

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Even the food presentation was unique: these are custom “C” serving pieces. The caterer, Delicacies Gourmet, created the trays specifically for Charlotte.

 

 

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When it came to the entertainment, Charlotte and her guests danced the night away with the help of a great DJ and an appearance of their family’s favorite band, Plunge, from Long Beach, New York. They brought guests to their feet!

 

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DJ Scott of Sheehy Entertainment kept guests dancing

Charlotte Forman: music
Singer Matt Wahl from the band, Plunge, had the house rockin’

 

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Sami Cakes Boutique created a beautiful, (and delicious!), turquoise and silver tennis themed cake.

 

 

Charlotte Forman cake

 The tennis racket cake topper, with CHARapova along the rim, was a nice touch

 

 

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The candle lighting was beautiful with glass cylinders with silver accents and floating candles. 

 

 

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Charlotte surrounded by her friends for her candle lighting

 

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After partying the night away, guests enjoyed CHARbucks coffee, hot chocolate and coffee cakes, as Charlotte loves Starbucks! Notice the custom coffee cake sleeves the caterer provided!

 

Charlotte Forman

 

 

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Neil Aronin of TJ Promotions created the sweatshirt favors.

 

 

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Black sweatpants with Charlotte’s logo

 

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Charlotte focused her Mitzvah Project on animal rescue. She will donate even more time this year to volunteer with her Aunt Jill at Ruff House Rescue to care for dogs in need.  

 

 

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Some advice from Mom Jen:
“Take notes! I suggest writing down a list of those things you’ll need and want (you’ll forget everything the day of the party!): for example, write down your must-have photo shots as it tends to get quite hectic just before party starts and you might end up forgetting to take a picture with the entire family! Take a deep breath and keep telling yourself to enjoy the party!”

 

 

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If that wasn’t enough to satisfy late night cravings, as guests stepped outside they were pleasantly greeted by a food truck serving Forman family favorites such as grilled cheese and chicken tacos from Odies Gourmet Grill!

 

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The following vendors helped to make Charlotte’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.

 

Venue: Haute Durvo, 516-801-4721
Caterer: Delicacies Gourmet, Rocco 516-484-7338/Sushi: Aiko of Port Washington 516-883-7253
DJ: Scott Sheehy Entertainment, 917-975-8240
Band: Matt Wahl/Plunge NYC, 516-528-1504
Flower Decor: Amaranthus on Main, 516-767-6601
Food Truck: Jon Younger, odiesgrill@gmail.com
Giveaways/Favors: Neil Aronin, TJ Promotions, 516-822-1236
Charlotte’s dress
: Mom Jen Forman, Charlotte’s Closet, 917-692-0313
Cake: Sami Cakes Boutique, 516-209-8663
Mom Jen’s dress: Stella McCarthy, Bergdorf Goodman
Dad/Brother outfits: Nordstrom

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