The Ives family celebrated their son Alex’s Bar Mitzvah on December 4, 2010. The service took place at Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, New York and the reception was held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in the Mansion in West Harrison, New York.
Alex is a snow boarder and Mom Jen is a graphic artist and owns her own company, Chives Creative, so you know there were some very special touches at this party.
Additional vendor information is at the bottom of this spotlight.
All event photography was done by Philip Callaci of Mitzvah Gallery: A Division Of Peanut Portraits.
Pictured L-R: Oldest son Noah, Mitzvah Mom Jen, Bar Mitzvah Boy Alex, daughter Lily and Dad Alan.
The invitation was custom made by Mitzvah Mom Jen – the colors are navy and beige and incorporated a logo that was used throughout the party decor.
Alex’s love of snowboarding set the tone for the party and with his Mom’s graphic expertise they were able to incorporate his favorite sport in a variety of ways.
Mom Jen made lift tickets as place cards which hung on a snowy mountain
A close-up of the cards
The “Mash” sign alerted guests to the different mountains
Alex’s lodge is where the kids hung out
Mom Jen made this poster that decorated the reception
A cut out of Alex snowboarding was on each table
When Alex is not snowboarding he is playing lacrosse!
A real snow board was used as the sign-in “board!”
Young guests were asked to sign this snowboard
Starlight Entertainment provided the music for Alex’s celebration.
Alex “makes his entrance” with two of the Starlight Express dancers
Kids of all ages had fun at this party!
The blue and green cake from Lulu’s Bakery incorporated their version of the Burton logo deliciously!
Notice the detail of the evergreens on the side
A candy bar was set up for guests to enjoy!
Creative Mitzvah Mom Jen made this “Candy Buffet” sign
Another sign and beautiful candy display by Jen
The kids enjoying the candy buffet
Young guests received a sweatshirt favor by ABPromowear.
Great hooded grey sweatshirts with Alex’s snowboarding logo
Silver bags with Alex’s logo fit into the snowboarding theme perfectly
Mitzvah Mom Jen has some advice for our readers:
“Everything will get done before the big day…just keep saying that to yourself. Enjoy every moment! The party goes by so quickly. Remember it is a very special day for your child. Take lots of photos. Have fun and eat!”
As part of his Mitzvah Project, Alex volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. He teaches 3rd-5th graders how to play lacrosse. He also donated new and old lacrosse sticks to the club. In addition, Alex and his Dad delivered meals to the home bound elderly through City Meals on Wheels in New York City.
The following Mitzvah vendors worked with the Ives family to make Alex’s celebration special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their product or service on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Renaissance Westchester Hotel 914-694-5400
Invitation/Signage/Decor: Mitzvah Mom Jen’s company Chives Creative
Favors: ABPromowear, Andrea Bromwell 866-508-5554
Photographer: Phillip Callaci of Peanut Portraits 914-232-4222
Music: Starlight Express 516-742-1100
Videographer: Starlight Express
Entertainment/Photo booth: The Main Event 800-839-0918
Cake: LuLu’s Bakery 914-722-8300
Clothing for family members: Nordstrom
Hair/Makeup: Eurospa 914-769-8262