The Notrica family from Cortlandt Manor, New York, celebrated their daughter Nyssa’s Bat Mitzvah on April 18, 2015, at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
The celebration with close family and friends had an “Around the World” theme at Elevate Event Lounge in Yorktown Heights, New York.
Pictured L-R: Sister Lucy, Mom Stacey, Bat Mitzvah girl Nyssa, Dad Cory and Sister Hannah.
The photographer was H&H Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
The family worked with Invitations4less.com on the classic layered invitation. A chocolate brown and sky-blue ribbon completed the invitation.
Nyssa during her formal temple portraits
The family outside their synagogue
Elevate Event Lounge gave the family the atmosphere they wanted — a warm intimate feel with a “night club” vibe!
Nyssa has her sights set to travel to foreign countries and thought an “Around the World” theme would be fun. Nyssa’s dad Cory designed the logo.
Guests enjoyed an amazing array of food choices from “Around the World” such as sushi, Italian and Mexican buffets.
A variety of sushi options
Pizza was a big hit!
Mexican tacos and chips with all the fixings
H&H Photography created the poster board of Nyssa.
Guests wrote notes to Nyssa
Suzie of Olden Designs on Etsy.com created world atlas bags to be used as table centerpieces.
The bags were beautiful luminaries
MC Dan and Double Image Event Production provided the music entertainment and did a great job. The dancers interacted with guests and kept the action going throughout the party.
Nyssa made her entrance with one of the dancers
Guests had fun on the dance floor
Nyssa front and center surrounded by her friends
Elevate Event Lounge also provided a photo booth and photo station.
The props were a big hit!
Nyssa and her friends were all smiles
There were many warm moments throughout the celebration.
Dad Cory spoke and toasted daughter Nyssa
They also shared a dance together
Homestyle Desserts Bakery created the delicious “Around the World” themed cake.
The base was created to look like a suitcase with three tiers of delicious cake embellished with “Around the World” icons and landmarks
Nyssa posed in front of her cake
The family used MazelTovGear.com for the logo’d drawstring favor bags.
Elevate Lounge’s cubbies were a great spot for guests to store their favors and photos
Nyssa’s logo looked great
Nyssa volunteered at an animal shelter called Pets Alive Westchester in Elmsford, New York. She played with the cats and walked the dogs.
Some advice from Mom Stacey:
“The first thing to book immediately is the venue, photographer and the DJ. Once that’s done, the rest falls into place. Use lots of checklists. The really do keep you organized and on top of things!”
The following vendors helped to make Nyssa’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com
Venue: Elevate Event Lounge, 914-352-6400
Music Entertainment/MC/Party Entertainment: Double Image Event Production, 914-773-1950
Photography/Sign-in board: Dan Fried, H&H Photographers, 914-591-4200
Favors: Eileen Bowden, MazelTovGear.com, 855-629-3543
Cake: Homestyle Desserts Bakery, 914-737-4659
Décor: Brian Williams Events, 845-628-0614
Florist: Cooke’s Little Shoppe of Flowers, 914-862-4558
Custom made Luminaries: Suzie, Olden Designs on etsy.com
Dresses for family members: Bloomingdales, Amazon.com, Neiman Marcus Last Call and Ruelala.com
Hair: Salon Alicia, 914-762-2007