The Reiner family of Briarcliff Manor, New York celebrated their daughter Jill’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor. A reception followed at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.
Jill has been a NHL expert for at least 5 years. She has a complete working encyclopedic knowledge of the entire league but adores the Pittsburgh Penguins. When it was time to choose her theme, hockey was the perfect choice, but with a twist — she chose a Winter Classic theme. The NHL Winter Classic is an outdoor annual event held by the National Hockey League and so we bring you…the Bat Mitzvah version…Jill’s Winter Classic.
Pictured L-R: Dad Michael, older sister Brooke, Bat Mitzvah girl Jill and Mom Melissa.
Alison Bert was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
With Mom Melissa’s input, Janet at Papyrus created a Checkerboard invitation with shimmery blues, whites, and silver.
The R.S.V.P. card sports Jill’s Winter Classic logo
Jill and her friends getting off the bus ready to party!
Mom Melissa did an excellent job with the party planning. She took Jill’s love of hockey making this one cool Winter Classic Mitzvah.
Chocolate hockey pucks from the Chocolate Butterfly were used as place cards
Mitzvah Mom Melissa’s company MLR Events does tablescapes for events. She couldn’t wait to create a warm party with a feminine touch for a hockey-loving daughter.
Lamp shades with crystals were used as decor with Jill’s favorite hockey teams on top
Clear crystals accented this cocktail table centerpiece with Jill’s name in script
The ballroom looked great with icy blue linens and white chair covers
Jill’s cousins are having lots of fun with the “snow” which looked beautiful against the linens
Mitzvah Mom Melissa created Jill’s sign-in board using her logo.
The vases held cream colored roses. Jill’s sign-in board, full of signatures is the perfect backdrop.
ESP Productions and MC Eric had an amazing team and kept the party rockin’. The dancers were in ref shirts.
ESP Productions provided some great entertainment for the kids.
If you can’t have “ice” hockey, air hockey is fun
Jill with big sister Brooke
The beautiful cake baked by Homestyle Bakery.
There’s some bling and a picture of the Stanley Cup!
Bat Mitzvah girl Jill surrounded by her friends
The Reiners worked with Sue of thecoolestgiveaways.com and created some really cool giveaways that kept with the Winter Classic theme.
Jill has a great logo — her name on a ski slope
The kids also received this royal blue drawstring bag to carry their sweatshirts home
Jill’s friends made a presentation and scrapbook for her.
Mom Melissa set up a candy buffet for all guests to enjoy as they left the party.
A sweet ending to a cool party
Jill volunteered at the Westchester Food Bank in Elmsford, NY organizing donated food to be distributed throughout the county for families and organizations in need. This is a great organization that serves over 220 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester County and includes food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers and shelters.
Some advice from Mom Melissa who is a party planner:
“Allow people to help you when they offer, because they mean it!”
The following vendors helped to make Jill’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The DoubleTree Tarrytown, 914-631-5700
Party Planner/Decor: MLR Events, 914-941-2119
Music Entertainment: MC Eric Schiff, ESP Productions, 516-484-8377
Photographer/Videographer: Alison Bert Photography, 914-231-6146
Chocolate Place cards: Shawn, The Chocolate Butterfly, 877- 246 7497
Favors: Sue, thecoolestgiveaways.com, 516-466-5728
Sign-In board: MLR Events
Party entertainment (Photo booth, air hockey, foosball and hoops): ESP Productions
Invitation: Janet, Papyrus
Cake: Homestyle Bakery, 914-737-4659
Dresses: Lord & Taylor
Transportation:Briarcliff Bus Company, 914-941-5139