We hope by spotlighting this Mitzvah Family, you will be inspired to take some of their ideas and make them your own.
The Levy Family held their son Jake’s Bar Mitzvah service at Congregation Emanu-El in Rye, New York. When it came time for the party, they wanted a casual celebration. They decided on a “Bluejeans & Bling” theme with a “club” atmosphere at Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, New York.
We want to thank the Levy’s for sharing their party details with us. Pictured left to right: Mom Niki, Brett, Bar Mitzvah boy Jake and Dad David. All event photography was done by Infinite Images.
Reminder: You will find name and links of all the Levy Family Vendors at the bottom of this spotlight.
The entire Levy family looks ready for a party! Bar Mitzvah boy Jake and his brother Brett look handsome in their suits from Lubin’s/Rothman’s in Scardsdale, New York. Dad David looks great in his outift from Richard’s in Greenwich, Connecticut and Mom Niki found her sophisticated and hip look from designer Donald Deal.
Mitzvah Mom Niki worked with a personal shopper to find her outfit. She told us her thoughts on using a personal shopper,”You don’t have to worry that someone else is wearing your outfit!”
Jake’s chocolate and gold foldover style invitation was from Elyssa Schecter.
The party decor was done in apple greens and deep chocolate brown. These colors were used for both the lounge area for the kids as well as the tables for the adults. The unique and funky centerpieces were created by Flowers By Reuven. Each table had a different creation!
Total Entertainment provided the non-stop fun. The denim and diamonds theme was a big hit and the Levy guests spent most of the party on the dance floor!
Jake make his entrance
Jake being lifted up by friends and family
Mitzvah Mom Niki told us she assembled all the goody bags herself!
Beautiful green apple frosted bags were all lined up waiting for the young guests to receive their favors
Jake modeling his comfortable flannel pajama bottoms with his logo…which really pops!
Elyssa Schecter also created a beautiful sign-in book for guests to write a special note to Jake.
Jake checking to see who signed his custom sign-in book
The decor colors of chocolate brown and apple green were continued all night and even for the cake!
Mitzvah Mom Niki has now successfully completed planning two Bar Mitzvahs. Her advice was simple, but smart, she says, “Take one step at a time…it all gets done! And make lots of lists.”
It was Mitzvah Mom Niki who sent us a great Mitzvah Find for buying socks for the kids in bulk!
For Jake’s Mitzvah Project, he spent time each weekend with developmentally disabled children at Pleasantville Cottage, a co-ed residential treatment center that cares for 150 emotionally troubled youngsters. He played board games and basketball with them.
Here are a list of the Vendors the Levy Family used to make Jake’s Bar Mitzvah a great success. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com. Thanks!
Venue: Old Oaks Country Club 914-683-6000
DJ/MC, Photo Favors: Total Entertainment 201-894-0055 – DJ Rick and DJ Steve C
Photographer: Leonardo Vatkin Photography, 516-640-5688
Décor/florist: Flowers by Reuven 212-874-4560
Favors: Logo Lady
Magician: Asi Wind 917-753-2227
Invitation and Sign In Board: Doodles, Elyssa Schecter 201-788-9123
Cake: Sweet Lisa’s 203-869-9545
Candelighting Poems: Jennifer Stone 914-450-6648
Personal Shopper: Cheryl Farbstein 914-588-2956
Mom’s dress: Donald Deal
Dad’s Suit: Richard’s
Boys Suits: Lubins in Rothmans, Scarsdale, NY
Hair/makeup: Frank Zecola, Salon Savoir, White Plains, NY 94-761-9292.
Makeup Laura Mercier, Neiman Marcus, The Westchester, White Plains, NY