The Hofferman family celebrated their daughter Carly’s Bat Mitzvah on March 2, 2013. There was a Havdalah service at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, and afterwards the party moved to the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
Carly wanted a turquoise and purple decor palette and that’s what she got! Mom Lisa got creative and designed the centerpieces.
Pictured L-R: Dad Ben, Bat Mitzvah girl Carly, Mom Lisa and Brother Danny.
The photographer was Ann Marie Casey Photography and the rest of the vendor directory is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.
The family worked with Addie Litman on the silver glitter invitation with purple border.
Carly read beautifully during her Havdalah service at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El.
Carly’s turquoise ball gown from Party Girl was beautiful and had crystal embellishment throughout.
She also had some “bling” on her feet with silver glittery sneakers finishing the look
The Great American Pub has a beautiful ballroom with an old world charm. Mom Lisa along with friend Robyn Carp of Crafty Girl infused many special touches. Using a turquoise and purple palette every table had three different centerpieces which were all handmade!
Carly posed outside the Great American Pub
Each table had white tablecloths with dark purple overlays and light purple napkins
Centerpieces included purple and turquoise paper pom pom flowers, baby pictures of Carly, colored sand, decorative jeweled ornaments, ribbons and lights in vases of varying heights
“C” for Carly
Special touches included: up lighting in purple and turquoise around the room and throw pillows in purple and turquoise on the banquets to give it a “club” feel and to tie in all of the colors
Carly, ready to make her entrance, peaked through the ballroom doors.
She looked beautiful
“Here I am!!”
All Around Entertainment provided the music entertainment and delivered the hits on the dance floor.
It’s horah time
Carly entertained her guests
Everyone got into the action even brother Danny
Mom Lisa found this vintage trunk on Amazon.com.
It looked great and added an additional pop of color in the room
Friend of the family Robyn Carp, “funked it up” with Jewish prayers, pictures and hobbies of of Carly’s
Carly’s brother Danny wrote a special message
In lieu of a candle lighting, Carly lit three candles signifying the past, present and future.
The Hofferman family posed at the candle lighting service
The cake was delicious and Carly took a break from dancing to enjoy it!
The Mitzvah Mavens created a tote bag and personalized hoodie for Carly’s friends.
Each guest got a logo’d black bag
Carly’s logo on the hoodie with her colors of turquoise and purple
At the end of the night, a candy bar was rolled out. It had over 12 different types of candy displayed in large glass jars created by Mom and Dad!
The candy bags were Chinese food takeout boxes with a Letter “C” stamped on them
There were so many varieties and all of Carly’s guests enjoyed it
“Carly’s Cookies” was the theme of her Mitzvah project. Carly baked, packaged and labeled over 500 chocolate chip cookies for distribution to recipients of food packages through Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Mitzvah Food Project. The Food Project provides nutritious food and basic staples to hundreds of needy local families each week.
Carly also held a toiletry drive – providing essential toiletries to Mitzvah Food Project recipients. She truly enjoyed delivering packages to those in need.
Some advice from Mom Lisa:
“My advice would be organization. I had an expandable file folder that contained everything I needed. I divided it by vendor and every piece of correspondence, contract and note went into their slot in the folder. I had my vendors all secured at least a year in advance and I didn’t leave anything for the last minute. I got to enjoy the last two weeks anticipating the Bat Mitzvah instead of working on the planning.”
The following vendors helped to make Carly’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The Great American Pub, 610-940-0540
Party Planner: Mom Lisa
Photographer: Ann Marie Casey Photography, 610-519-1890
Music/Entertainment/Digital photos: All Around Entertainment, 215-354-0124
Decor: Mom and friend, Robyn Carp, Crafty Girl, 610-316-5867
Invitation: Addie Litman, email@example.com
Favors: The Mitzvah Mavens, 610-642-4002
Cake: Denise Casciato, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign-in trunk: Amazon.com, decorated by Robyn Carp, Crafty Girl, 610-316-5867
Carly’s service dress: Lord and Taylor
Carly’s party dress: Party Girl, 201-568-8804
Mom’s dress: Bloomingdales
Dad’s suit: Joseph A. Banks
Brother Danny’s outfit: Boys Connection
Hair: by Jennifer Kelly/Make-up by Janet Indorf, Face the Occasion
Bus Transportation: Sague Bus