The Lipson family from New City, New York celebrated their son Zachary’s Bar Mitzvah service and reception on November 18, 2012 at The Colonial Inn in Norwood, New Jersey.
A good time was had by all but most importantly Bar Mitzvah boy Zach had the time of his life so, “Get ready to RUMBLE!”
Action Entertainment handled the photography duties and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Pictured L-R: Dad Jonathan, Bar Mitzvah boy Zachary and Mom Melissa.
The service and reception were held at the Colonial Inn. With family and friends present, Zachary performed a beautiful service led by Hebrew school teacher Sarah Berk.
Zach beaming during his service
Zach’s invitation was created by Kodi Tidd an art teacher that works with Mom Melissa at Highview Elementary School in Nanuet, New York.
Everyone can guess Zach’s theme from his invitation!
As the R.S.V.P cards came in, the Lipsons hung them on a door. Before they knew it, the door was filled up!
Zach loves watching WWE professional wrestling and wanted that to be the theme for his Bar Mitzvah.
Balloon Artistry knocked it out of the ring creating decor that incorporated some really great wrestling elements.
Real-life cutouts of WWE stars greeted guests during the cocktail hour
There were hundreds of blue, black and silver balloons floating over the dance floor
Balloon Artistry created Zach’s sign-in board.
When it was time for Zach to make his grand entrance he came out in his robe, all ready for a “match.” He entered the ring to ESPN’s Jock Jams “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.”
Zach taking a moment before entering ring…we mean room
MC John Rivera of Action Entertainment kept this group having lots of fun on the dance floor.
Action Entertainment provided fun with Xbox games on a huge television screen and a photo booth for kids and adults to enjoy.
Lots of fun favors were given out for photo ops
Zach in a shirt that Mom Melissa made especially for him surrounded by his friends
Mom Melissa bought this custom strip photo book found on Etsy.com at The Handmade Boutique
Inside the photo book is a place for each photo strip
The candle lighting was emotional as Zach wrote his own words for everyone he called up to help light a candle. He also included a candle for everyone in the room.
Zach ready to start his candle lighting
Zach’s cake was delicious and baked by the Norwood Inn
Zach’s the man!
Zach and Mom Melissa started off dancing to “Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow and then……. 45 seconds into the song….broke into “Gangnam Style.”
The guests loved it!
Gotham T-shirts created the sweatshirt favors with Zach’s logo that were in drawstring bags hanging over their chairs.
The big swirl of water represented Zach’s Mitzvah Project and his Bar Mitzvah date was on the the back of the shirt
Zach’s friends wearing their sweatshirts
Zach was diagnosed with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP). HSP is a rare neuromuscular joint disorder that primarily affects the lower legs. Zach held a very successful fundraising event “Laps for Legs,” to raise money for the HSP Foundation. We profiled Zach in our Mitzvah Project section, click here to read more about “Laps for Legs.”
Some advice from Mom Melissa:
“Plan early, very early and get great ideas from the Mitzvah Market and its vendors. We used several for Zach’s Bar Mitzvah and all were great! A good time was had by all but most importantly Zach had the time of his life. A day he will never forget!!!”
The following vendors helped to make Zachary’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The Colonial Inn, 201-767-1505
Party Planner/Decor: Balloon Artistry, 845-352-2828
Music Entertainment/MC: Action Entertainment, 800-605-4383
Favor person: Gotham T-Shirts, 516-676-0900
Party entertainment: X BOX on100 inch screen and photo booth, Action Entertainment
Photographer/Zap Photography: Action Entertainment
Photostrip Photobook: Lisa, The Handmade Boutique
Invitation: Kodi Tidd
Cake: The Colonial Inn
Centerpieces/Place Card Setting/Candle lighting Display/Balloons: Balloon Artistry
Hebrew school teacher/Service: Sarah Berk, email@example.com
Dress for Mom: Letitia’s Bridal & Couture, 845-425-3330
Suits for family member: JoS. A. Bank
Hair/makeup: Joseph Taylor Salon, 845-639-0900
Party security: Security from Colonial Inn