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The Pollack Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

 

 

The Pollack family celebrated their daughter Lindsey’s Bat Mitzvah on April 26, 2014, at Two Below at K-Pacho in New Hyde Park, New York.

Becoming a Bat Mitzvah is a unique time for a girl. She is finding the balance between leaving her childhood behind and maturing into a young woman.

The vision behind Lindsey’s Bat Mitzvah encapsulated this concept; the fun and innocence of youth met with elegance and sophistication. According to Mom Melissa, this can usually be summed up with one word – CANDY!

Lindsey didn’t necessarily want a theme, but knew she wanted a color scheme, a cool logo and lots of candy. She carefully selected every detail of this celebration and we thank her for sharing it with our Mitzvah Market readers.

Pictured left: Mom Melissa, Bat Mitzvah girl Lindsey, Dad Gregg

The photographer was Alex M. Wolff’s The Portrait Shoppe and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.

 

 

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Although Melissa thought she would handle all the details of her daughter’s celebration, after meeting Jodi Tinkler of The Event Shoppe, she knew she would be an integral part of the planning. Jodi designed the invitations and many of the other party elements you will be reading about.

 

 

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Melissa and Jodi worked on several designs until the Bat Mitzvah invite evolved into this multi-layered invitation on white linen, hand assembled with a few rhinestone adornments

 

 

 

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Lindsey’s turquoise short dress was from Designing Dreams.

 

 

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Check out those cool sneakers from Nature Breeze. They are the Venus style purchased through iDeals Boutique on ebay

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 The back of the dress featured crystals

 

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Jodi from The Event Shoppe purchased pre-wrapped rock candy in cellophane and hand-tied name tags indicating table numbers.

 

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 The font on the name tags matched the font used for the invitation

 

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EMaury Productions with Eric as the MC provided the music entertainment.

 

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Lindsey with the EMaury crew

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The dance floor was packed all night!

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EMaury Productions also designed the logo and provided the floor gobo

 

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The Event Shoppe coordinated the decor at K-Pacho.

 

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Some of the furniture was provided by EMaury Productions

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The pillows were made by Melissa on her sewing machine! The turquoise pillows were a double layer of synthetic silk, and sheer glitter fabric purchased at JoAnn’s Crafts. The black fabric was also purchased at JoAnn’s, and after they were sewn, Susan Koenigstein screen printed them with the logo to match the sweatshirts and DJ t-shirts

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Turquoise blue candy served as the centerpieces created by The Event Shoppe

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This unique custom LED sign found by Melissa on Etsy

 

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Simon Elliot Events provided the Selfie Booth.

 

 

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 A custom photo of Lindsey was on the side of the booth

 

 

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 The Event Shoppe created the sign-in board featuring Lindsey’s logo.

 

 

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Instead of a cake, Jodi from The Event Shoppe designed and assembled a candy cake.

 

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This candy cake was inspired by pins on Pinterest

 Pollack Candle Lighting

 Surrounding the candy cake were tall candles in containers of colorful M&M’s. Another perfect execution by Jodi!

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Lindsey surrounded by her friends

 

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When Mom Melissa couldn’t find any affordable cubbies to rent, she took matters into her own hands and bought four Closetmaid cubby organizers from Lowe’s.

 

 

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Mom Melissa built these cubbies which provided a neat place for the girls to store their shoes

 

 

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Although delicious desserts were served by K-Pacho, guests received additional sweets!

 

 

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Turquoise cupcakes from Nancy The Cupcake Lady

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A candy buffet designed by Jodi from The Event Shoppe

 

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Sweatshirts favors created by Susan Koenigstein were given to Lindsey’s friends 

 

 

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The black sweatshirts featured Lindsey’s logo

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Adults were given acrylic tumblers found on DiscountMugs.com

 

 

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Lindsey’s Mitzvah project, which was completed in the Fall of 2013, was to raise money for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She raised over $2,000 for the cause and participated in the Walk-A-Thon at Jones Beach. Her Mom Melissa had breast cancer in the summer of 2012, and she wanted to do something in her Mom’s honor. Although this was not incorporated into the party or the theme, Lindsey artfully crafted a frame that was displayed at the synagogue.

 

 

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My advice to other moms is take the time to get lots of ideas and listen to your child, and gets lots of pricing from various vendors to help you narrow down your budget.

Meeting with various vendors is necessary to make sure you find the perfect fit for you and your family. I met with several DJ/Entertainment companies and photographers until I found the one that I was most comfortable with and who gave me the most confidence that the event would be a success. The photographer I chose offered us the opportunity to hire him for a few hours to do a photo shoot, and decide if we like working with him. The shoot was so much fun and we found that we had a great rapport. He was creative and patient and fun to work with. I highly recommend doing this with the photographer that you are choosing to help make a decision before hiring for your event.

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Mom to Mom Advice From Melissa:

My advice to other moms is take the time to get lots of ideas and listen to your child, and gets lots of pricing from various vendors to help you narrow down your budget.

Meeting with various vendors is necessary to make sure you find the perfect fit for you and your family. I met with several DJ/Entertainment companies and photographers until I found the one that I was most comfortable with and who gave me the most confidence that the event would be a success. The photographer I chose offered us the opportunity to hire him for a few hours to do a photo shoot, and decide if we like working with him. The shoot was so much fun and we found that we had a great rapport. He was creative and patient and fun to work with. I highly recommend doing this with the photographer that you are choosing to help make a decision before hiring for your event.

– See more at: http://www.mitzvahmarket.com/?p=115669&preview=true#sthash.84JGjmu8.dpufMom To Mom Advice From Melissa:
“My advice to other moms is take the time to get lots of ideas and listen to your child, and gets lots of pricing from various vendors to help you narrow down your budget.

“Meeting with various vendors is necessary to make sure you find the perfect fit for you and your family. I met with several DJ/Entertainment companies and photographers until I found the one that I was most comfortable with and who gave me the most confidence that the event would be a success. The photographer I chose offered us the opportunity to hire him for a few hours to do a photo shoot, and decide if we like working with him. The shoot was so much fun and we found that we had a great rapport. He was creative and patient and fun to work with. I highly recommend doing this with the photographer that you are choosing to help make a decision before hiring for your event.”

 

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The following vendors helped to make Lindsey’s celebration special. If you give any a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.

 

Venue: Billy, Two Below Catering in New Hyde Park, 516-358-2222
Event Designer (Invitations, Sign-in, Decor, Centerpieces, Candy Table): Jodi Tinkler, The Event Shoppe, 917-570-6071
Music Entertainment (Gobo, Furniture, Stages, Lighting, Step N Repeat, Logo): MC Eric Maury, EMaury Productions Inc., 631-796-7792
Photographer: Alex M. Wolff’s The Portrait Shoppe, 516-938-3936
Videographer: Roy Campolongo, 516-783-5790
Favors (dancer t-shirts, pillows): Susan Koenigstein, 516-384-9262
Party entertainment (Selfie photo booth): Michelle, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Cupcakes: Nancy the Cupcake Lady, 516-305-0402
Custom LED sign: Unique LED Products
Adult Favors: Acrylic Tumblers, DiscountMugs.com
Lindsey’s Dress: Designing Dreams 516-248-1988
Lindsey’s Sneakers:  iDeals Boutique on eBay
Mom Melissa Dress: BCBG Maxazria
Hair/makeup: The Hair Bar and Makeup Lounge, 516-308-3153

 

 

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