The Feldman family from Charlotte, North Carolina, celebrated their son Joshua’s Bar Mitzvah on April 5th, 2014, at Providence Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Joshua’s mother Stephanie, a designer of invitations, party decor and favors, was excited to finally create those items for her own child!
Joshua is an ice hockey player for the Charlotte Junior Checkers. Originally from New York, his favorite team is the New York Rangers.
Pictured L-R: Dad Ross, Bar Mitzvah Boy Joshua, Mom Stephanie and Brother Jack.
The photographer was Wayne of St. John Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
The navy pocket invitation included a service card, accommodation card, celebration card and response card.
The invitation was designed and assembled by Mom Stephanie owner of Cutie Patootie Creations
Family and friends gathered at Temple Beth El to watch Joshua become a Bar Mitzvah.
Joshua holding the Torah
Joshua’s needlepointed kippah and tallit bag were handmade by Grandmother, Joan Feldman
The family looked great dressed for the occasion. Dad’s suit came from Saks 5th Avenue, Joshua and Jack’s shirt and pants were from Nordstrom as was Mom Stephanie’s navy blue gown. We love that she did her own hair and makeup!
The family outside the Providence Country Club
The theme of the party was the New York Rangers. It turned out fabulous, thanks to the creative design eye of Mom Stephanie owner of Cutie Patootie Creations.
The backdrop of the escort card table was the Madison Square Garden jumbo-tron designed with Joshua’s photo
The escort cards were New York Ranger tickets with the all time greatest players with their jersey numbers as the table numbers
The front and back of the place cards
Mom Stephanie collaborated with party planner Kelly from Head over Heels Weddings and Events to create an ice type feel for the room.
The table linens were pewter and the chairs were covered in white
Ice Sculpture centerpieces were very “cool”
Each table featured a hockey player with their jersey number as the table number
Custom Gobo with Josh’s logo
The entire room was draped in white with blue up-lighting throughout
Concession sign for the kids’ buffet
Cutie Patootie designed all the details for the party.
Clever wording on the custom cocktail napkins
Elegant menu for the adults
Custom dessert station toppings
The frame around the sign-in board was created using hockey sticks and the matting was purchased from Michael’s.
The sign-in was so creative!
Joshua was involved in most of the design decisions except for this surprise candle lighting 6 foot long ice sculpture was designed by Mom and hand carved by Artisan Ice Sculptures.
This was a surprise for the Bar Mitzvah boy!
The Feldman Family candle lighting
Joshua surrounded by his hockey team mates
All of the great hockey themed favors came from Cutie Patootie.
Hockey puck squishy in silver custom tins
A table scape with party favors displayed beautifully and an amazing jumbo-tron
Customized Hershey chocolate bars with Josh’s logo
Some advice from Mom Stephanie:
“Mom to Mom – Enjoy the process as it is a once-in-a-lifetime event! Don’t lose focus about what this event is really about and most importantly, the more you stress, the more your child and immediate family members will stress! Just remember HAVE FUN!!!!”
Some advice from Dad Ross:
“Savor it, enjoy it, be thankful for it!”
The following vendors made Joshua’s celebration special. If you contact any of them please make sure they know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Venue: Providence Country Club, 704-846-8475
Party Planner: Kelly, Head Over Heels Weddings & Events, 704-840-6415
Invitation/logo: Mom Stephanie, Cutie Patootie Creations, 704-776-0738
Photographer: Wayne, St. John Photography, 704-889-7800
Videographer: Rob, Visual Impressions, 704-525-0190
Decor Design: Mom Stephanie, Cutie Patootie Creations, 704-776-0738
Music: DJ Big Bad Ben, 800-242-1243
Photo Booth/Draping/Lighting: Charlotte DJ and Events, 888-623-5737
Favors: Mom Stephanie, Cutie Patootie Creations, 704-776-0738
Centerpieces/Candle Lighting: Artisan Ice Sculptures, 704-569-9392
Room decor implementation: Kelly, Head Over Heels Wedding & Events, 704-840-6415
Food Signs/Sign in Board/Table Numbers: Mom Stephanie, Cutie Patootie Creations, 704-776-0738
Mom Stephanie’s dress: Nordstrom
Suits for Family Members: Brooks Brothers and Nordstrom
Hair/Makeup: Mom Stephanie did her own!