The Goldberg family from Rye Brook, New York, celebrated their daughter Madison’s Bat Mitzvah on June 8, 2013, at Temple Shalom in Greenwich, Connecticut, with a Kiddush luncheon following services. Later that evening, there was a party for Madison and her friends at Coliseum Night Club in White Plains, New York.
The theme was centered around Madison’s initials, “MVG” a take on “MSG” – Madison Square Garden. Mom Leslie owns Out of the Box NY, an invitation and accessories company, so there were many great details starting with the amazing invitation.
Pictured L-R: Mom Leslie, Brother Greyson, Sister Emily, Bat Mitzvah girl Madison and Dad Paul
The photographer was Tiffany of Luciebelle Photography. The entire vendor directory is listed below.
Madison’s Bat Mitzvah service was at Temple Shalom in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Madison reading the Torah
The service programs were elegantly displayed
Mom Leslie owns Out of the Box NY, an invitation and party accessory company. She created unique invitations for her daughter which included a classic letterpress invitation for the service featuring Madison’s name foiled in silver and a viewfinder for the party invitation.
Guests enjoyed the viewfinder
This family worked with owner Elena DoVale of Designing Dreams to create Bat Mitzvah girl Madison’s ball gown.
Madison striking a pose
The Goldberg kids
Brother Greyson changed into a custom jersey and hat for his entrance
The sign-in was very unique! It was an acrylic ticket box. Guests wrote their messages to Madison on neon acrylic “tickets” and put them in the box.
The signed tickets looked bright and beautiful in the box
Madison’s logo was used throughout the night and tied the whole party together.
Kids received their hot dogs concession-style in logo’d containers
An “MVG” hot dog
Customized pretzel bags were a great touch
Madison’s picture on the Jones Soda label and custom candy boxes “made to go” for the MVG concession theme
There were many special moments during the night including this spontaneous moment.
The music rocked all night with lots of energy on the dance floor thanks to ESP Productions and MC Lesly.
Madison up in the chair
ESP Production team wore custom t-shirts that read, “Live at MVG”
The custom Gobo lit up the dance floor
Big black & white photos, accented in turquoise, hung on walls around the room
Instead of using regular candles for their candle lighting ceremony, the Goldbergs had a clever idea: they created custom candles that represented the person or people who were coming up to light the candle. For camp friends, they had the Camp Robindel logo, for grandparents, they used the Jamaican Flag because they travel there together on vacations.
The cake, by EBK Creations, was turquoise with lots of bling
Sister Emily reading her toast to her sister Madison
Mom Leslie found Wendy the Pipe Cleaner Lady on Mitzvah Market. She was a great activity in addition to the photo booth.
Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady and all her goods with Mom Leslie
Instead of a candy table, the Goldbergs had the servers go around with concession-style trays and the children got to pick out what they liked
Everyone loved this idea
Created by Out of the Box NY, these beautifully wrapped favors were chocolate malt balls given to each adult as they left.
The label said “Thanks for celebrating with me, XOXO Madison”
Madison’s friends received headphones with Madison’s logo from Suzanne Corbin of CorbinStyle.
Each headphone was personalized with the guest’s name
The favor bags were personalized with a sticker that looked like a ticket stub
Madison volunteered all year at Edenwald at Pleasantville Cottage, which is a residence and school for mentally and emotionally challenged children. She tutored a student each week and took him out for dinner each month. As part of “Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah” through UJA Federation of New York, she also wanted to donate a portion of her gifts. Madison chose to sponsor and pay for part of the prom at Edenwald. This prom is a highlight in the children’s lives as they get dressed in prom dresses and tuxedos and get a real prom experience. She was able to secure ESP Productions, who provided the music at Madison’s Bat Mitzvah, to donate his services and be the DJ/MC at the prom. It was a highlight in Madison’s life as well as the Goldberg family.
Some advice from Mom Leslie:
“Keep it all in perspective. Focus on the importance of the service and the Bar/Bat Mitzvah. At my 1st daughter’s Bat Mitzvah, I was hung up when things weren’t exactly as I had planned. This time, I realized that so much of what bothered me last time didn’t change the party. Just focus on having fun and enjoying every moment of it. It will be over before you know it!”
The following vendors helped to make Madison’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Coliseum Night Club, 914-285-0900
Music/Entertainment: MC Lesly, ESP Productions, 516-484-8377
Décor/Florist: ESP Productions and Out of the Box NY, 914-934-2323
Photography: Tiffany, Luciebelle Photography, 718-858-4328
Favors: Suzanne Corbin, CorbinStyle, 914-834-6627
Invitation/Program/Favor boxes/Candy Boxes/Sign-in Box: Mom Leslie, Out of the Box NY
Extra Entertainment: Wendy, The Pipe Cleaner Lady, 631-470-3308
Cake: Liz Kaye, EBK Creations, 917-328-8187
Custom soda: Jones Custom Soda
Bat Mitzvah girl Madison’s dress: Designing Dreams, 516-248-1988
Greyson’s Suit: Lubin’s of Westchester, Scarsdale
Mom’s Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue
Emily’s Dress: Alice & Olivia
Hair: Audrey, Magnolia Salon, 203-354-3564
Make up: Jill Hamburger, email@example.com