The Talarico family from Merrick, New York, celebrated daughter Paige’s Bat Mitzvah on March 16, 2013.
Their Havdalah service took place at Temple Beth Am in Merrick, New York, with a reception at the Bridgeview Yacht Club in Island Park, New York.
We previously wrote about son Ross’s party theme, “Hats Off To Ross,” now it’s daughter Paige’s turn.
Her theme was inspired by one of Paige’s favorite colors and store, PINK.
Pictured L-R: Dad Ed, Brother Drew, Bat Mitzvah girl Paige, Mom Marci and Brother Ross.
The photographer was Classy Candids and the rest of the vendor directory is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.
Their Saturday night Havdalah service at Temple Beth Am was followed immediately by a black tie optional celebration.
Paige is beaming holding the torah and looks beautiful in her creme colored dress
Debbie Kahn of AGI Events created the pretty pink and gold invitation.
The invitation and yarmulke basket were presented beautifully at the service
Paige was elegant in her her floor-length gown embellished with hearts and roses on the tulle overlay from Eleanor Schain Boutique.
Paige’s gown went with her theme “Love Paige”
Using the popular teen store PINK as inspiration, Dazzling Parties created the decor using a pink and gold color palette in all the details around the room.
Great pictures of Paige were incorporated into the 3-D place card table
The credit card look-a-like place cards used a similar font and style of the PINK stores in keeping with the theme
Posters of Paige were hung around the ballroom
The ballroom was elegant with vibrant pink and alternating gold table linens
Four different centerpieces were used. Manzinita branches for height and a low centerpiece with different pink flowers used at the base
On the branches hung pink crystal votive candles
Dazzling Parties also created the sign in book
Evolution Productions provided the entertainment with MC Don who kept the dance floor packed all night long.
Paige entered the ballroom with the Evolution Production dancers holding a pink heart to go along with her theme!
So did Mom Marci!
Perfect photo op for Paige surrounded by her friends
Mom Marci made up the tag lines for the sock to give the feel of the PINK stores as they always have fun commands on their garments
There were many unique elements at this party. Interactive activities included a bike game set up by Creative Games, an interactive cocktail display from Screaming Queens and event artist Martin Hardy who captured all the fun on canvas.
Brother Ross and guests having a great time on the bike game where they had to chase Paige on a video screen.
Offering delicious hors d’oeuvres this strolling character from Screaming Queens added a bit more PINK
Artist Martin Hardy created a picture of the party which now serves as a great memory
When it came time for the candle lighting, Paige chose a beautiful cake from The Sweet Peace and cupcakes that held the candles.
A Promos USA/Imagemaker created the hooded sweatshirts and gold bags for Paige’s friends.
Paige surrounded by her gold favor bags
The girl’s hoodies were black with “PINK” personalization
Tobo Foods provided a truck filled with party treats for all guests.
Great custom signage announcing “Sweet Treats” from Paige
Love this door hanger that was hanging on each car’s rear view mirror at the end of the night
Paige did her Mitzvah Project thru the Remember Us Holocaust B’nai Mitzvah Project.
She did a twinning and conducted her service in honor of a girl named Roza Heier that died in the Holocaust and therefore did not have the opportunity to have her own Bat Mitzvah.
Some advice from Mom Marci:
“My advice would be to make a list of all the things that need to get done as well as a time frame in which to do them. Staying organized and planning ahead is extremely important. Also, make sure that you hire communicative, trust worthy people you can depend on.”
The following vendors made Paige’s celebration very special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Bridgeview Yacht Club, 516-432-2400
Music Entertainment: MC Don, Evolution Productions, 516-586-8600
Photographer: Classy Candids (no longer in business)
Post production party photography/entrance video/montage, White Light Photo and Video, 516-933-3399
Décor/Florist/Sign-in: Barbara Becker, Dazzling Parties, 516-766-1471
Favors/Favor Bags: Mindy Younger, A Promos USA/Imagemaker, 516-377-0186
Party Entertainment (Parfume/Cologne interactive station, bike game): Dominique, Creative Games, 516-626-1900
Invitation: Debbie Kahn at AGI Events, 516-374-6867
Cake: The Sweet Peace, 516-596-2253
Event Artist: Martin Hardy, 201-965-3441
Strolling Table: Screaming Queens, 212-714-8097
Treat Truck: Tobo Foods, 516-623-4624
Paige’s gown: Eleanor Schain, 718-444-4253
Dress for Mom Marci: Eleanor Schain, embellished by Runway Couture, 516-308-4639
Suits for family members: Esquire Tuxedo, 516-378-6060
Hair: Studio Envy, 516-442-2200
Make up: Elizabeth Drucker, 516-374-4224
Transportation: We Transport, 516-349-8200
Party security: Bridgeview Yacht Club