The Pastolove Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Pastolove Family celebrated their daughter Haley’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Chaverim in Plainview, New York. Selecting a theme came very easy for them due to their daughter’s first name. Check out all their great ideas for “Haley’s Comet” below. We thank them for sharing their special day with Mitzvah Market.

L-R The Pastolove Family: Mom Debra, Bat Mitzvah girl Haley, Dad Howard and sister Ilyssa.

All party photography was done by The Ira Rosen Studio.

Stamp - Mitzvah Style

The entire family looked great. Both Haley’s Temple suit and navy gown was from Outrageous Boutique. Mitzvah Mom Debra had her dress custom made by Gregory Cicola and sister Ilyssa’s red dress was from The Bridal Suite in Centereach.

Pastolove dresses

Haley’s Temple suit was a dress and jacket and her gown had a big tulle skirt!

Stamp - Mitzvah Decor

The ballroom at Temple Chaverim looks different for every party. In this case, Stefan’s transformed the room using turquoise and other bright colors.

Pastolove room decor

The ballroom is ready for guests

Pastolove room decor

Up lighting creates a mood

Pastolove centerpiece

This centerpiece featured crystals and feathers

Pastolove signage

A large Haley’s Comet sign hangs above the kid’s lounge area

Pastolove kid centerpieces

A centerpiece from the kids lounge

Pastolove centerpiece

A close-up of the beautiful centerpieces

Stamp - Mitzvah Music

RH Entertainment with Richie Hart as the MC provided the musical entertainment for Haley’s friends and family.

Pastolove Make An Entrance

Haley makes her entrance

Pastolove dancing

Guests enjoying the music!


Ellen Futterman from Proper Notice designed Haley’s invitation which was mounted on dark blue glitter paper and featured a bow with sparkle across the top.

Pastolove invite

Stamp - Mitzvah Cake

In keeping with Haley’s theme, Hasson caterers created the perfect delicious cake.

Pastolove cake


Stamp Mitzvah Food

Haley wanted something special for dessert and something different from her sister Ilyssa’s party a few years ago. Hasson Caterers came up with a cupcake dessert bar which she loved!

Pastolove cupcakes


Haley’s favor was a bright blue snuggie with her Haley Comet logo designed by Mitzvah Mom Debra’s company Bayard Advertising.

Pastolove favor

One of Haley’s friends models the favor

Stamp - Mitzvah Idea

Mitzvah Mom Debra found these light-up “star” necklaces and thought they would make perfect place cards in keeping with her theme.

Pastolove placecards

Pastolove place cards

Each one had a tag attached with the guests name and table number. They looked very cool all lit up and ready for guests


Mitzvah Mom Debra has now successfully planned both of her daughter’s Bat Mitzvahs. She found a great way to keep track of her guests.

“As I received my RSVP’s, I took index cards and wrote their names in the corner and the tally of yes responses. Not only did I always have my total handy, but when it came time to do the table setting, the index cards came in handy!”

Thanks Debra! A great idea.

Stamp Vendor's Directory

Here is a list of the vendors who made Haley’s Bat Mitzvah so special. If you contact any of them, please let them know that you read about their services on

Venue/Caterers: Chaverim and Hasson Caterers 516-367-1200
Photographer: The Ira Rosen Studio 516-679-1585
Music Entertainment: MC Richie Hart RH Entertainment 516-802-3655
Cake: Chaverim
Decor/Florals: Stefan’s 516-239-2402
Invitations: Ellen Futterman Proper Notice 516-621-9523
Haley’s Dress: Outrageous Boutique 516-931-3331
Mom’s Dress: Custom designed Gregory Cicola 212-279-3074
Ilyssa’s Dress: The Bridal Suite in Centereach 631-585-6040
Dad’s Suit: Victor Talbot 516-625-1787
Favors/Premiums: Debra Pastolove Bayard Advertising 212-228-9400 x:422
Photo Booth/Games: The Main Event 800-839-0918

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