Jordan Haber celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on June 9, 2012 at Crestmont Country Club, West Orange, New Jersey.
He had a rain forest theme complete with a live snake and bird! Mom Mindy found many of her ideas on Mitzvah Market and we thank them for sharing their son’s party with our readers.
Jesse Hernandez was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom.
Pictured above L-R: Mom Mindy, Sister Samie, Bar Mitzvah boy Jordan and Dad Mark
Brenda Gold from Invitation Location created their invitation.
The response card cleverly used each of the letters in Jordan’s name
Here’s a better look
The front of the invitation featured a piece of copper which tied in with the rain forest theme!
Jordan’s grandmother needle pointed his Kippah and tallis bag, to match his tallis which his other grandparents brought back from Israel.
Dayna Platnick, the Haber’s party planner, worked with Where Flowers Bloom to create the “rain forest” effect inside the Crestmont Country Club. They also incorporated faux birds and giant dragonflies throughout to go along with the theme.
The trees were lining the entrance way to the Country Club
Jordan shows off the “live” snake (there was also a bird) for photo opps in the “rain forest”
The ballroom is ready for guests
Where Flowers Bloom used a combination of tropical flowers and elephant ears to create the feel of the rain forest. They hung greens from the dance floor chandelier as well
The napkins were custom made of bronze crinkle silk and tied with raffia to complete the jungle feel
A custom bar area
The kids lounge area
For seating cards, they used hand painted silk leaves on real trees!
Party Planner Dayna Platnick hand painted each silk leaf and attached them to the trees
Shine Events provided the music entertainment with Matt as the MC.
The Habers “make their entrance”
Shine Entertainment provided extra fun featuring a photo booth with a trampoline, 3 way air hockey, foosball, virtual horse racing, the live snake and bird, 60 Second Novelist and a digital iSign sign-in board.
3-way air hockey
The 60 Second Novelist
The Crestmont Country Club created their cake complete with Jordan’s logo.
Alison Halper from ID Clothing created the sweatshirt and t-shirt favors for Jordan’s friends.
Dayna created a to-go table of treats for guests as they left. Little kraft bags with freshly baked cookies and a witty sticker, along with custom water bottles and cocktail napkins were available.
The label reads, “When you are fishin’ for something sweet to eat…Thanks for helping me celebrate! Jordan”
Custom water bottles
Some advice from Mom Mindy: “The best advice I can give when planning your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah is to listen to your child. Jordan had some definite ideas as to the theme and when choosing his invitation. He loves nature as well as tennis, so we did the party as a rain forest theme and for the giveaways we did a t-shirt with his logo from the party and added the sweatshirt with a tennis logo. I always thought that with all of the planning for the party itself that would be the most exciting which it definitely was a lot of fun but the most memorable was seeing Jordan during the service reading from the Torah. Remember what the day is all about and ENJOY every moment because it goes by way to fast.”
The following vendors helped to make Jordan’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please tell them you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue/Cake: The Crestmont Country Club, 973-731-2060
Party Planner: Dayna Platnick, email@example.com, 973-945-0884
Music Entertainment: MC, Matt Toubin, Shine Events, 845-535-3100
Favors: Alison Halper, ID clothing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra Entertainment: Shine Events
Photographer: Jesse Hernandez. Jesse Hernandez Photography, 732-781-5935
Videographer: Lorenzo Esquivel
Invitation: Brenda Gold, Brenda@invitationlocation.com, 973-945-4796
Décor/florist: Debbie Cohen, Where Flowers Bloom, 973-476-0097
Mindy’s dress: Service, Hartly Fashions and Jacket was made by Helena of Helena Fashions, Evening dress: Hartly Fashions, Long gown, Red Carpet Boutique, Millburn, New Jersey
Samie’s dress: Temple dress and cocktail dress were from Lola’s in Manalapan, New Jersey
Hair: Subway Salon, Millburn, New Jersey
Make up: NINA, Chanel counter Short Hills Mall
Suits: Sam’s Clothing, Livingston, New Jersey
Party security: Bar Mitzvah Bouncers