The Marbit Family from Natick, Massachusetts, celebrated son Evan’s Farmitzvah on June 6, 2015, at the Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire.
All the guests arrived on Friday for Shabbat dinner and stayed through breakfast on Sunday morning. The Inn at East Hill Farm is a resort as well as a working farm so all of the guests had a fun-filled weekend.
Pictured L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Evan, Mom Kira, Brother Milo and Dad Steve.
The photographer was Kristen Lenox Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
The family bought a Tree of Life invitation on evite.com.
The front of the invitation was laser cut to show Evan’s name on the front
The inside of the invitation
RSVP and Schedule of Events
The intimate and personal service with family and friends was held in the dining room of the Inn.
Evan carrying the Torah through the dining room that transformed into a synagogue for the celebration
Guests listening to the prayers
A wonderful photo of everyone including family and friends after the service
Mom Kira created the siddur/program herself. The family’s favorite part of services at home revolve around the songs, so that is what they focused on.
Evan looked so handsome in his red kippat and tie.
The family belongs to a Sunday school only, so they needed to find a non-temple location to have the service. On a recent trip to the farm they asked if they could host their family and friends for the weekend celebration and the innkeepers were very accommodating.
The beautiful Inn at East Hill Farm
The gift bag goodies included New Hampshire-made chocolate covered pretzels, popcorn, salt water taffy, gourmet salt, maple syrup, a jam or jelly, soap, and a pencil for each family. Plus, a fun silly putty for each child
Red for Evan since that was his party color
The Marbit family are big board gamers, so games were chosen carefully for the group including Bananagrams, Dominion, Telestrations, Apples to Apples, and Evan leading the group for Werewolf. Additional fun activities included: horseback riding, ping-pong and dodgeball.
Friday night bingo
Evan relaxing on a horseback ride after the ceremony Saturday morning
Evan with magician Jason Purdy performing a trick that assigned each guest a board game to play that “amazingly” was the right game for that person
Tables with board game centerpieces and popcorn to enjoy while playing
Dodgeball on the lawn
Friendly ping pong tournament
The game Telestrations was fun for guests of all ages
Lots of specialty drinks from Espresso Dave who customized the menu. Life is Sweet baked the delicious mini-cupcakes.
The menu of hot drink options
Six flavors of mini-cup cakes
Evan donated to the Life Straw project to enable third world countries easier access to potable water. Each project helps a community of as many as 3,000-5,000 people get clean, safe water and significantly improves their quality of life.
Some advice from Mom Kira:
“Plan early and often. We had everything planned to the minute prior so during the event itself, we were able to simply enjoy.”
The following vendors helped to make Evan’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue/Caterer: The Inn at East Hill Farm, 603-242-6495
Photography/Videography: Kristen Lenox Photography, 603-703-2626
Games/Amusements: Jason Purdy, 603-352-1080
Beverages: Espresso Dave, 888-221-9029
Cakes and Desserts: Life is Sweet, 603-352-0900
Buttons: Wacky Buttons: 585-267-7670