On December 4, 2010 the Grossman Family from Woodbury, New York held their daughter Lindsay’s Bat Mitzvah service and reception at Woodbury Jewish Center. Since the Bat Mitzvah was during Hanukkah, they were able to light the Menorah candles.
All party photography was done by Neil Bloom.
Pictured L-F: Brother Alex, Mom Nancy, Bat Mitzvah girl Lindsay, Dad David and younger sister Chelsea.
The rest of the Mitzvah vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Since Lindsay’s Bat Mitzvah was during Hanukkah, they lit Menorah candles as part of the service which made it extra special.
The beautiful lavender and silver custom invitation is from Robin’s Writes and Invites.
As you can see below, it was “Lindsay’s Snow Ball” for her celebration! Mitzvah Mom Nancy wanted a surprise for the young guests and together with Danae from Stefan’s Florist, they came up with the idea for a small skating rink! Interactive Entertainment Concepts made it happen and although it took two hours to assemble while guests were enjoying the service and cocktail hour, the kids loved it!
Lindsay checking out the ice
IEC provided the ice skates for the young guests
Stefan’s Florist created a beautiful shadowbox containing a picture of Lindsay as a child and her Bat Mitzvah invitation and it was used as her sign-in board!
Her guests signed in with a sharpie
Many other elements of a winter wonderland were incorporated into the theme.
Sparkly silver linens with white feathers
A large glittered “L”
Signage at the entrance…
And above the bar
Comfy fuzzy white couches
Table Wraps provided beautiful ice blue linens for the elegant centerpieces
Party Harty Entertainment provided the music with MC Joey making sure everyone had a great time.
Lindsay “makes her entrance”
Bat Mitzvah girl Lindsay having fun!
The favors for the young guests were coordinated with the theme and created by And That.
Lindsay holding up her hooded sweatshirt favor with the date of her party done in silver, ice blue and snowflakes
Here’s the back
The bags with matching stickers
The family together in front of Lindsay’s beautiful cake from Morrell Caterers.
A candy set-up was provided for all the guests!
Mitzvah Mom Nancy has some advice: “Make sure you enjoy spending this special planning time with your child. It is a good opportunity to spend quality 1:1 time so you don’t want to waste it by stressing out. Don’t lose perspective and remember that you want it to me a memorable night for your family, not a circus.”
For Lindsay’s Mitzvah project, she and her friend sold gourmet lollipops to raise money for the Jewish National Fund. They raised over $500 to plant trees, improve the water supply, and provide items to the Israeli army.
Here is a list of the Mitzvah vendors who helped make Lindsay’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com. Thanks!
Venue: Woodbury Jewish Center 516-496-9100
Caterer: Morrell Caterers 516 496-9100
Party Planner/Florist: Danae, Stefan’s Florist 516-569-0300
DJ/MC: Joey, Party Harty Entertainment 516- 845-8585
Photographer/Videographer: Photography by Neal Bloom, 516 -364-9222
Favors: And That 516-364-9222
Party Entertainment: Glice Ice Skating Rink Interactive Entertainment Concepts 631-694-5988
Photo Favors: The Main Event: 800-839-0918
Invitations: Robin’s Writes and Invites 516-822-5108
Linens: Table Wraps 516-334-8833
Shadow Box: Danae at Stefan’s Florist
Cake: Morrell Caterers
Dresses For Girls Lindsay/Chelsea: Outrageous Boutique 516-931-3331
Dress for Mom Nancy: Mieka 516-367-8755
Suit for brother Alex: Kenny’s 516-921-2660
Suit for Dad David: Marsh’s 631-423-1660
Hair: NV Salon 631-271-2111
Make-Up: Natural Style Cosmetics Marianne Naturalstyle@aol.com 631-944-6184