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The Gladstone Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight


Jordan Gladstone celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on September 24, 2011 with a reception at the Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison, New York.

When your Mom is a graphic designer and your aunt is one of the premier event planners in Westchester, New York, you know your party is going to be creative and unique!

Jordan’s theme revolved around his last name “Gladstone” and included touches of green and navy.

Check it out – you will be GLAD you did!


Pictured left (L-R): Mom Paula, Brother Spencer, Bar Mitzvah boy Jordan and Dad Douglas


All party photography was provided by Deja VU Studios and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.





Original graphics were created for Jordan by his mother, Paula Gladstone. These custom designs were used on his Bar Mitzvah invitation as well as various mediums throughout the party.



Gladstone invitation




Victoria Dubin, Jordan’s Aunt and owner of Victoria Dubin Events, a full service event company located in Westchester County wanted to create something unique for her nephew. With a play on their last name, taglines were used throughout the party. “Glad to Eat” on the menu card, “Glad Guests” on cocktail napkins and guest towels, “Glad for Family” and “Glad for Friends.”


Gladstone place cards

The tagline “Good to Be Glad” was introduced to guests as they arrived to find their custom printed table cards, stating “Glad you are here”


Stamp - Mitzvah Decor



Event planner/Aunt Victoria gave the kids lounge a really cool vibe. It was a combination of personalized light up tables with graphics, stools, custom pillows and white leather furniture.


The room looked elegant with high votive candles and apple green menus

Mitzvah Family Spotlight Jordan Gladstone lounge
White lounge furniture with green and navy accents created a cool look

Gladstone decor

Custom pillows were created in navy and green apple green

Jordan Gladstone lounge
How about this personalized light up table with Jordan’s logo!



Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Total Entertainment provided the music with Vinny as the MC.


Gladstone DJ
We think Jordan was GLAD to be in this picture with his Total Entertainment dancers wearing “Good to be Glad” tanks




Total Entertainment provided some fun games and activities for the kids to enjoy like a foosball table, 4 Xbox screens, virtual horse racing, blackjack, pop a shot and Atom the worlds fastest painter.




Gladstone games

Air hockey for three players

Jordan Gladstone with Mom Paula's friends
Jordan looks happy to be in the middle of this picture!

Jordan surrounded by his friends

Jordan Gladstone Atom Fastest Painter

Mom and Dad surprised Jordan with entertainer Atom, known as the “Fastest Performance Artist with Spray Paint.” Jordan is a huge fan!


Stamp - Mitzvah Cake



Incorporating Jordan’s initials and color scheme, LuLu’s of Scarsdale created a yummy and classic cake.



Gladstone cake

“Glad for Friends” was shown on the plasma screens during candle lighting

Gladstone candle lighting
Jordan with his Aunt Victoria and her family



Some advice from Mom Paula:
“Just have fun and enjoy the process! Don’t forget the real reason you are having the event. It is a meaningful milestone that provides each Bar/Bat Mitzvah child with a great opportunity to display so many abilities and talents as well as enjoy the true feelings of pride and love their family and friends will extend towards them.”





Young guests received “Glad in the Hood” personalized sweatshirts with coordinating bags and labels. Mom Paula designed the logo and Favor It, a full service event company created them.



Gladstone favors



Stamp - Mitzvah Project Idea


Jordan and his Mom worked together on Sundays in the fall working along with County Harvest to pick up donated food from Trader Joe’s and deliver it directly to a home for people with needs, whether it was financial or other.





 Tobo Foods provided a truck that was standing by as guests left the reception. Mom Paula let us know she got this idea from Mitzvah Market!



Gladstone Tobo Dessert Truck

Tobo Foods offered the Gladstone’s guests delicious bakery products and candy and featured a sign that said “Glad you were here”


Stamp Vendor's Directory


The following vendors made Jordan’s party special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.


Venue/Caterer: Willow Ridge Country Club Harrison, NY
Party Planner and Design: Victoria Dubin Events 914-682-8647
Glad for Graphics, gladforgraphics@gmail.com
DeJaVU Studios 914-725-7700
Music Entertainment:  Total Entertainment MC Vinny 201-894-0055
Games/Graffiti Lockers: Total Entertainment
Sign In Board:
Glad for Graphics
LuLu’s of Scarsdale 914-722-8300
Robin Abtutyn, Favor It, 914-629-0620, Rye Brook
Food Truck
: Tobo Foods 516-623-4624
Suits for family members: Lubins of Westchester 914-713-0300
Hair/makeup: Neiman Marcus


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