We all know that planning one Bar or Bat Mitzvah can be stressful at times, but how about planning three – at the same time! Today’s spotlight is on the Horowitz Family and the B’nai Mitzvah of their triplets Josh, Kelsey and Alex.
On December 5, 2009 their joint service was held at Congregation Sons of Israel followed by a reception held in the evening at Trump National Golf Course, both located in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
So how did Mitzvah Mom Amy approach this? She tells Mitzvah Market, “In planning for this party, I needed to concentrate on 3 major things. First was trying to make 3 very different children happy, then coming up with a look/feel that everyone would agree on, and lastly keeping organized! Once we decided to forget the theme, it was a bit easier to please everyone.”
Pictured above: Bar Mitzvah boy Alex, Dad Philip, Bat Mitzvah girl Kelsey, Bar Mitzvah boy Josh and Mom Amy. All party photography was done by Ray Karaman Photography.
A reminder that all Vendor information is at the bottom of this spotlight.
The Horowitz family looked great! Bat Mitzvah girl Kelsey’s light pink dress was from A Step Ahead. Her brothers Alex and Josh’s suits were from Lubins at Rothman’s. Mitzvah Mom Amy’s beautiful black evening gown was from Elephant’s Trunk.
The beautiful Mitzvah invitation was created by Sincerely Staci. The three kids names were used and Kelsey got a pretty blue rhinestone next to her name.
The left side shows the invitation closed and after flipping it down the information is revealed
For a color theme, they chose shades of blues (lighter blues for Kelsey and darker blues for Josh and Alex). The centerpieces, done by Balloon Artistry were photo cubes (one of each child) on the tables to make it a bit more personal. Mitzvah Mom Amy tell us another big hit were the giant balloon letters, also created by Balloon Artistry. Each child felt very special having his/her name up in balloons and lights. Even though Kelsey did not get to have pink or purple, she was happy with the outcome – especially when she saw it light up!
Balloon Artistry designed cube centerpieces featuring each child
The beautiful arrangements on the adult tables in shades of blue were created by Diana Gould
Kelsey standing under her “balloon” name
Here’s Alex under his…
And Josh with his name
When it was time to “sign-in,” Mitzvah Mom Amy did something easy. She blew up photos she loved of each child and had them framed. A great idea!
Each blow-up was framed
All the guests (adults and kids!) danced and enjoyed the great music from Total Entertainment with MC Brett.
Josh enjoying being the center of attention
All the young guests pose for a picture!
LuLu’s Cake Boutique had fun creating three different and unique cakes for each triplet! They each loved their special creations which reflected something personal for each child.
For their sweatshirt favors, all three decided on an ipod theme which was created by Gotham T-Shirts. They did navy for the boys and purple for the girls. Mitzvah Mom Amy said, “In the end, I relied on each Vendor’s expertise to come up with a great finished product.”
The back of the sweatshirt favor featured silhouettes of the three Mitzvah kids!
Those great sweatshirt favors are lined up and ready to be taken home!
So how did Mitzvah Mom Amy get it all done? She gave us her secret! Be organized. She got a binder and loaded it with all the paperwork under the appropriate tabs. That way, she could look up any info very quickly. She also made many spreadsheets to keep track of everything. She tells us, “A master guest list became my bible and we are still using it to keep track of gifts and thank you’s. I had a budget spreadsheet where I would enter every Vendor, deposits, payments, etc. I never had to wonder when or if I paid someone. In the end, I was very happy with almost everything.”
We previously reported on what the Horowitz kids did for their Mitzvah Project. They collected baby blankets for Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Westchester. It was an obvious choice for the three who where born prematurely and spent lots of time there. Read our Mitzvah Project Profile on the Horowitz triplets here.
Josh, Kelsey and Alex Horowitz
Here’s a list of Vendors the Horowitz Family used to make their children’s celebration special. If you call any of them, please remember to tell them you read about their services on Mitzvah Market! Thank you.
Venue: Trump National Golf Club 914-9440900
DJ/MC: Brett from Total Entertainment – 201-894-0055
Favors: Howard from Gotham T-shirts – 516-676-0900
Party entertainment: Main Event 800-839-0918
Invitations: Sincerely Staci 914-769-6902
Photographer: Ray Karaman 914-906-7538
Cake: Lulus Cake Boutique 914-7228300
Adult Table Centerpieces: Diana Gould 914-347-7134
Balloons/Balloon Centerpieces/Photo Cube: Balloon Artistry 845-352-2828
Moms Dress: Elephants Trunk 914-666-7666
Bat Mitzvah girl Kelsey’s dress: A Step Ahead 203-329-2959
Suits for the boys: Lubins at Rothman’s in Scarsdale
Makeup: Katherine from the Richard Scott Salon in Mt. Kisco