On November 9, 2013, the Green family celebrated Jessica’s Bat Mitzvah at East Meadow Jewish Center, East Meadow, New York.
To celebrate her love of all-things-shoes, Jessica’s Shoe Gallery was the theme. She couldn’t wait to kick up her high heels and party!
Pictured L-R: Sister Alana, Mom Francine, Bat Mitzvah girl Jessica and Dad Brian.
The photographer was Jack Katz and the rest of the vendor information is at the bottom of this spotlight.
The Havdalah ceremony took place at East Meadow Jewish Center with their own Rabbi Ira Ebbin from Congregation Ohav Sholom in Merrick, New York.
The family before the service
Rochelle Peretz created the hot pink and black invitation.
We love how the letter “J” is emphasized on the front and back
The Green sisters looked great. Jessica’s ballgown was from Magic Moments Prom and sister Alana’s gown was from Ask Alice.
Jessica has always loved shoes and as a child any time she and her mom went into a shoe store she would have to try on 50 pairs of shoes including high heels. So it was not a surprise when Jessie picked “Jessica’s Shoe Gallery” as her theme.
The sign-in book cover, from Hi-Tech Photography Events, was something Jessica really enjoyed shooting!
Hi-Tech Photography Events created the fashionable shoe decor using Jessica’s color scheme of hot pink and black.
Posters of some of Jessica’s favorite shoe designers were used as centerpieces
The adult side of the ballroom was very dramatic with black linens and pink chair ties
The kids area featured an interesting mix of long and round tables
Jessie made her grand entrance up on a balcony overlooking the ballroom. She came out to the theme song, “Jessie” by Debbie Ryan from the Disney Show, “Jessie.”
She then came down the stairs and was escorted by one of the dancers
Body Rock Entertainment with MC Spyder provided the music entertainment and had all the guests dancing the entire night.
Jessica “hanging on” very lady-like during the Horah
Jessie had a lot of fun with MC Spyder
Jessica had a great time with her friends
Black and white photo favor magnets were provided by Todd Yahney Entertainment.
Jessica and her family posed next to her animal print pink and black cake.
Jessica and her dad had a special dance together.
Sue Smith of thecoolestgiveaways.com created the favors. The girls were given a dark heather off-the-shoulder sweatshirt with a high heel design and the boys version was a black T-shirt with a sneaker in blue.
The drawstring favor bags were done in black with a white sneaker logo
It was very easy to tie Jessica’s Mitzvah project in with her theme. In the spring of 2013, she organized a shoe drive and collected shoes for Soles4Souls. Jessica collected 400 pairs of shoes and there was barely room for Jessica in the back of their van!
The car packed and ready to go
Jessica collected 400 pairs of shoes that were delivered to a warehouse in New Jersey and distributed to people in need
Advice from Mom Fran:
“Enjoy every moment of everything! We spend months planning these parties and they go by in the blink of an eye! I can’t wait to get my video so I can relive the party and even watch with pride (again) as my daughter performs her Havdalah ceremony.”
The following vendors helped to make Jessica’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: East Meadow Jewish Center, 516-483-4991
Caterer/Cake: Hasson and President Caterers, 516-483-4991
Party Planner: Mom, Fran Green
Decor: Hi Tech Photography Events, 631-923-2256
Music Entertainment: MC Spyder, Body Rock Entertainment, 516- 876-0300
Photographer: Jack Katz, 718-948-3965
Favors: Sue Smith, thecoolestgiveaways.com, 516-466-5728
Invitation: Rochelle Peretz, 516-378-6983
Photo favor magnets: Todd Yahney Entertainment, 800-729-8633
Montage/Videographer: Take-One Video Productions, 201-837-1147
Mom’s dress: Nouveau Bride, 516-868-1500
Jessica’s dress Magic Moments Prom, 631-474-2647
Alana’s dress: Ask Alice, 516-921-2464
Dad Brian’s tuxedo: Men’s Wearhouse, 516-877-2794
Hair/Makeup: The Hair Bar & Make-up Lounge, 516-308-3153
Mom’s Makeup: Maddie, 631-560-6243