The Cohen family from Ardsley, New York, celebrated son Joshua’s Bar Mitzvah on October 19, 2013, with a Havdalah service at Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale, New York, and a reception following.
Family and friends got to share in a creative themed “Throw Back Sports Players” party.
Pictured L-R: Dad Jonathan, Bar Mitzvah boy Joshua, Sister Samantha and Mom Eileen.
The photographer was Fantasy Flash Photography and the rest of the of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
There was a beautiful Havdalah service at Shaarei Tikvah.
The yarmulke basket was accented with New York Giants logo’d ribbon
The color palette for the party was All-American red, white and navy and started with the invitation by Marcie Nobel.
This family looked great. Sister Samantha sparkled in her gown from All Dressed Up. Mom Eileen’s glamorous look was from Neiman Marcus. Bar Mitzvah boy Josh and Dad Jonathan looked great in their navy suits from Lubin’s Boys Clothing, and Rothmans, located within the same store.
Brian Williams Events created the decor using the All-American red, white and blue color palette. Josh’s friends had a great time in the kids lounge and the adults enjoyed a sit-down dinner.
Player cut-outs attached to balloons were used as centerpieces. Table linens were alternating red, white and navy with coordinating napkins
A Yankee logo on “turf” added a fun touch to the buffet
This was a very special gift for Josh. His “Nana” made the sign-in book for him.
MC Alex Lampert and the team from Jimmy Dee had the guests on the dance floor all night long.
Josh was all smiles in the chair for the Horah
Everyone danced with MC Alex
Jimmy Dee Entertainment also provided games during the cocktail hour and reception.
The kids enjoyed Foosball
Josh on stage with MC Alex trying to stump the guests
Custom napkins and dancing socks were some of the details that were part of this celebration.
Red, white and navy cocktail napkins
Colorful socks were provided for the girls
The cake put everyone in a “New York State of Mind.”
Josh’s candle lighting was a family affair.
It was also filled with lots of good friends
The whole gang posed for a picture
The sweatshirt for Josh’s friends was created by DeeJDesign.
The back with all the sports Josh plays
The candy buffet was a yummy selection of candy and treats.
Josh worked through the temple and once-a-month helped with elderly people, special needs kids and he made sandwiches for the homeless.
Some advice from Mom Eileen:
“If you did your research and hired all the right vendors you finally need to let go the day/night of your party and put your trust in them.”
The following vendors helped to make Josh’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Shaarei Tikvah, 914-472-2013
Party Planner: Mom Eileen Cohen
Music Entertainment: Jimmy Dee Entertainment, MC Alex Lampert, 914-428-9231
Photographer/Videographer: Fantasy Flash Photography & Video, 914-428-9231
Décor/florist: Billy, Brian William Event Decorators, 845-628-0614
Favor: Deborah J. Wiskind, DeeJDesign, 914-330-5765
Party Entertainment games and photo booth: Jimmy Dee Entertainment
Invitation: Marcie Nobel, email@example.com, 917-601-3949
Sign-In book: Created by Josh’s Nana
Napkins: Memorable Moments, 954-973-1144
Sister Samantha’s dress: All Dressed Up, 914-690-1593
Mom Eileen’s dress: Neiman Marcus
Suit for Dad Jonathan: Rothmans, 914-713-0300
Suit for Bar Mitzvah boy Josh: Lubin’s Boys Clothing, 914-713-0300
Hair/makeup: Jessica Perez, 914-539-1542