The Goldstein family celebrated daughter Lindsey’s Bat Mitzvah on October 11, 2014, with a morning service at Temple Beth El and the reception at the Pavilion Grille, both located in Boca Raton, Florida.
A New York themed Bat Mitzvah party in Boca Raton, Florida, put the family and friends in a New York State of Mind.
Pictured L-R: Dad Jeff, brother Danny, Bat Mitzvah girl Lindsey, Mom Lisa and brother Spencer.
John Canning was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed below.
We always say the invitation can set the tone for your child’s celebration. This New York subway themed invitation from Karen Schloss of Creative Impressions let guests know what to expect!
Details of the theme were incorporated from the start with a subway map as the invitation liner and single letters, numbers and lines that the NYC subways use
Lindsey’s family and friends joined her in celebrating her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth El.
It was Sukkot and the autumn harvest colors looked beautiful on the bimah
The Goldstein family looked chic in their black and hot pink color palette.
The theme was “Take the L train to New York City.” The place cards were designed as Metro cards and were created at a local Office Max for under $20!
The Pavilion Grille has a great space to work with including a canopy-covered 2,000 square foot dance floor. New York City style was cleverly navigated thanks to Dalsimer Atlas. After guests walked through, they were transported to another place.
The entrance way
A 3-dimensional pop-up of Lindsey on the subway directed her friends to their table
Fun replica signage of the actual MTA sign for Grand Central Station
The tablecloths and seat covers were hot pink and each table had a tall working street lamp with a street sign, such as Wall Street, Broadway and Soho
Lindsey made her entrance in grand style coming down the glass elevator.
Lindsey arrives waving to guests
Celebrity Entertainment provided great music and dancers. MC TJ was on the dance floor all night.
Guests of all ages had a blast!
MC TJ’s hot pink t-shirt stood out in the crowd
Living statues, glitter tattoos and a magazine stand for a photo green screen kept guests entertained all evening.
The living statue, college student Madison Bakish, was from Florida Atlantic University
The magazine stand was the backdrop for photos by Cocktail Hour Entertainment
Photo op on a popular magazine cover
Cocktail Hour Entertainment also provided glitter tattoos which were a big hit
The favors, created by Louie Max, were black hooded sweatshirts designed as subways maps with the New York Subway slogan, “I took the L train to NYC.”
Instead of placing the sweatshirts in bags, a tie was used with name tags
Lindsey raised awareness and funds for FD which works toward treatments for Familial Dysautonomia, a Jewish genetic disease Lindsey’s brother Danny suffers from. She sold raffles for a shopping event and had a team “Team Lindsey” for a 5K for FD Now.
Team Lindsey pictured here crossing the finish line
Some advice from Mom Lisa: “Make a to-do-list and break the planning into a timeline. If you handle piece by piece it is much less overwhelming. And NEGOTIATE!”
The following vendors made Lindsey’s celebration special. If you contact any of them please make sure they know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Liz Stark-Perez, Pavilion Grille, 561-912-0000
Party Planner: Mom Lisa
Photography: John Canning Photographer, 561-573-3507
Music Entertainment: Celebrity Entertainment, MC Todd Rose aka DJ TJ, 954-200-7777
Décor/florist: David Dalsimer, Dalsimer/Atlas Floral and Events, 954-418-0608
Invitation; Karen Schloss, Creative Impressions, 561-477-6900
Favors: Louie Max, www.louiemax.com, 718-575-2100
Newstand photo booth/airbrush tattoos: Eric Cutler, Cocktail Hour Entertainment, 954-612-7431
Sign-In book: John Canning Photographer, 561-573-3507
Dresses for family members: Mario Pucci, 561-982-8382
Suits for family members: Men’s Wearhouse, 561-482-7533
Hair/makeup for service: Trish, Wild Hare, 561-347-8100
Hair for party: Maurice, Spalano’s, 561-391-8803
Party security: Boca Raton Police