The Martin family of Dix Hills, New York, celebrated daughter Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Temple Beth Torah in Melville, New York.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, there was a party in her honor at the K Lounge at Temple Avodah in Oceanside, New York.
Rachel wanted a party with just close family and friends. It was a true “kids party” that included family and adult friends who are close to Rachel. It was intimate and “outRACHous” with all familiar faces to help celebrate Rachel becoming a Bat Mitzvah.
Pictured above (L-R): Dad Michael, Brother Sam, Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel and Mom Nancy.
Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed below.
Alexa of Invite Me Invitations worked with the family on the chevron blue and silver invitation.
Rachel’s name was in die-cut lettering mounted on silver backing
The Martin family looked great for the service at Temple Beth Torah as well as for the party.
Mom’s service dress was from Emily Sky Fashions. Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel borrowed her Chelsea Blake dress from a family friend. Dad Michael’s suit was from Bloomingdales and Sam’s suit from Nordstrom
For the celebration, Mom Nancy wore a cocktail dress from Mieka Boutique and Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel’s beautiful shiny chevron blue cocktail dress was from It’s Simply for You.
“That’s outRACHous” was the perfect theme for Rachel because it celebrated all of her interests.
Rachel was ready to get the party started
Danielle of Party Excellence created the seating chart used for the adult guests.
Neon-colored cocktail napkins with Rachel’s logo were used for the adult seating chart table
The entire K Lounge at Temple Avodah had a club feel and looked “outRACHous,” thanks to Danielle of Party Excellence. The decor and centerpieces were a chevron blue, green, yellow and pink color palette. The centerpieces were bright and colorful and photos of Rachel decorated the ballroom walls.
Photos taken from the pre-shoot lined the draped wall of the ballroom
The centerpieces featured a splatter paint pattern which sat on spandex black linens with chevron blue napkins
Splatter paint neon signage included all of Rachel’s favorite things
Some tables featured tall feather centerpieces that looked great with the black table linens
Danielle of Party Excellence also created the sign-in mirror.
Guests wrote a special messages to Rachel
The energy of the entertainment and the whole night was amazing thanks to MC Kershel and the EJ the DJ dancers.
Rachel made her entrance into the reception on the shoulders of the EJ the DJ dancers
Rachel enjoyed dancing with her friends
MC Kershel had fun with the boys. The dancers wore custom “That’s outRACHous” t-shirts
The dance floor giveaways matched perfectly with Rachel’s dress!
Dad Michael and Rachel shared a dance to “For Good” from the Broadway show “Wicked.”
100% Fun Entertainment provided a photo booth that took pictures which could be printed and uploaded to social media and made into iPhone covers.
Rachel’s guests created iPhone covers with their choice of pictures
Guests used the hashtag #rach32214
Fun backgrounds were available for guests to choose
Guests loved the special ice cream/dessert bar
Kombert Caterers created the delicious cake using Rachel’s logo.
TheCoolestestGiveaways.com created the Mitzvah Favors which included sweatpants in a drawstring bag for the kids and sweatshirts and t-shirts were made for the immediate family.
The sweatpants with the ombre logo looked awesome
Rachel’s guests received a backpack too
Rachel’s Mitzvah project was helping the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. Rachel loves animals, so with a close friend Madison, the girls started collecting items such as blankets, dog and cat treats and toys, newspapers, brushes to help the animals in the North Shore Animal League stay comfortable while waiting to get adopted.
Rachel with one of her furry friends
Rachel and Madison with their supplies
Some advice from Mom Nancy:
“Plan early, keep organized and know that the bumps in the road all work out for the best. Relying on good friends who have gone through this planning process before was also extremely helpful.”
The following vendors made Rachel’s celebration special. If you contact any of them please make sure they know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Service: Temple Beth Torah, 631-643-1200
Party Venue: K Lounge at Temple Avodah, 516-678-6161
Caterers: Kombert Caterers, 516-678-6161
Party Planners: Mom Nancy, daughter Rachel and help from amazing friends and family
Photography/Videography/Montage: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Music Entertainment: MC Kershel, EJ the DJ, 631-348-7848
Decor/Florist/Sign-in Mirror: Danielle, Party Excellence, 516-586-5252
Sweatpants/duffles/dancer shirt favors: thecoolestgiveaways.com, 516-466-5728
Party Entertainment: Photo booth, phone cases and air hockey table, 100% Fun Entertainment, 516-354-1010
Invitations: Alexa, Invite Me Invitations, 516-621-1369
Cake: Kombert Caterers, 516-678-6161
Rachel’s party dress: It’s Simply for You, 516- 921-2863
Mom Nancy’s service dress: Emily Sky Fashions, 631-499-4100
Mom’s Reception dress: Mieka Boutique, 516-367-8755
Michaels suit: Bloomingdale’s
Sam’s suit: Nordstrom
Hair: The Salon at 230 West, 516-367-8000
Makeup: Jen, Ranalli Cosmetics, The Salon at 230 West, 516-935-5755