The Hazen family celebrated their son Spencer’s Bar Mitzvah service at Temple Beth Torah in Jericho, New York, on September 20, 2014, followed by a party one week later on September 27, 2014 at Temple Avodah in Oceanside, New York.
Spencer celebrated with a combination theme which included all of his interests. The kids’ side featured a Penalty Box and other touches from his favorite hockey team, the New York Islanders, while the adult side of the room included centerpieces featuring movies and music.
Pictured (L-R): Mom Heather, younger brother Oliver, Bar Mitzvah boy Spencer, brother Dylan and Dad Andrew
Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of this story.
Mitzvah Invitation & Style
The Hazens used Simon Elliot Events to create a custom Website and postcard that was mailed to each guest with the URL.
Porta Decor created all of the decor for both the kids’ lounge area and the adult table centerpieces. Since Spencer’s friends were sending in their photo in advance of the party for their custom bobblehead, Portadecor created this step n repeat which was used as a background for many photos during the night
Music & Entertainment
Carl was the MC and Entertainment Tonite provided all the music for this rockin’ celebration.
Spencer attends the School of Rock and decided he would like to perform for family and friends at his celebration.
Mitzvah Favors & Exit Treats
Lucky for Spencer, one of his Dad’s businesses is Allbobbleheads.com. Each one of Spencer’s friends had a custom bobblehead created just for them! When sending in their RSVP, they chose their hair color, favorite hobby and answered other questions so each one could be personalized specifically for them.
Mom to Mom
Advice from Mom Heather:
“I feel like I should have a shirt made that says, “I survived planning a Bar Mitzvah.” I did not have a party planner and I wanted it that way. I was very involved in every detail from logos, pictures, decor, entertainment, colors, music and custom bobbleheads for each child. Ask every vendor to do as much as possible before the last few weeks. No matter how hard you plan, they work week by week, and your party will be their main focus the week or two before. Expect to be extremely busy the two to three weeks before the party. Ask for all paper work early. Choose songs, deal with candle lighting, logos, any apparel and favors as early as possible. There is also a lot of things for the service that could be handled a long time in advance.”
Spencer has been involved with RockCanRoll.org for years and helps out with many projects for teachers and other adults using his creativity, computer and movie making skills.
The following vendors helped to make Spencer’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Kenny Kombert, Temple Avodah, 516-678-6161
Music Entertainment: MC Carl, Entertainment Tonight, 516-826-6900
Cocktail Music: Krisitin and Corey, Jupiter Fell, 631-402-4284
Sweatshirt/Hat/Blanket Favor: Mindy Younger, A Promos USA/ImageMaker, 516-377-0186
Bobblehead Favors: Andrew Hazen, Allbobbleheads.com
Photographer/Selfie Booth/Logo: Michelle Collins, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Website invite/Postcard: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Entrance video/Montage: Spencer Hazen
Magician/Mentalist: Oz Pearlman, 917-309-2533
Décor: Portadecor, 516-822-1180
Sign-In Chair: Two director chairs with logo printed by A Promos USA
Drummer and guitarist: Played along with DJ, DYAD Music, 631-842-DYAD
Custom Dress: Kimberly, Runway Couture, 516-308-4639
Suits for family members: Kenny’s Mens and Boys, 516-921-2660
Makeup: Krystale, Make-up, 631-655-5123
Hair: Salon O, Valentina, 516-935-7777
Transportation: Regal Limo, 516-234-7932
Party security: Hired by Temple Avodah