The Reisman Family had a rockin’ Friday night service and party, January 2010, at the Inn At New Hyde Park in New Hyde Park, N.Y. for their daughter Devon’s Bat Mitzvah.
We want to thank the Reismans for sharing their photos and ideas with Mitzvah Market. A reminder that all Vendor information is at the bottom of this story.
All event photography was done by Jack Katz. Pictured L-R: Gary, Bat Mitzvah girl Devon, Donna and Jonathan Reisman.
The Reismans used color as their theme. Bat Mitzvah girl Devon’s beautiful turquoise dress was an Alyce Designs from Outrageous Boutique and Mitzvah Mom Donna’s vibrant purple gown was from Tallulah in Woodbury.
Devon saw a girl on television with her coloring, wearing a turquoise dress and decided she would try to find something similar for her Bat Mitzvah look
Atlas Florist transformed the room using “tree branch” centerpieces covered in faux snow for a winter wonderland feel.
Devon’s beautiful invitations were done by Darlene Barzilay, who can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 516-681-4602. It featured a folded cover design in smooth black rubber paper enhanced by a layer of lavender shimmer paper. Devon’s name was lazer cut so you could see the black paper underneath. The invitation itself featured a lavender paper with everything printed in black ink.
The Reismans used Entertainment Tonite with Carl as the MC. This group really got the crowd going.
The ET staff with Bat Mitzvah girl Devon
The guests hardly ever left the dance floor!
Devon surprised her guests by performing a special dance number with one of the ET dancers that she had rehearsed for weeks!
Devon and her Dad Gary share a special dance
Devon’s cake was a creation by TLC’s Cake Boss. It had 5 layers with 3 different flavors and was covered with edible creations that were all Devon’s favorites.
Devon’s young adult favors were sweatshirts created by And That. The girls version is pictured below and the boys received the same thing in blue.
Jonathan, Devon’s brother is an amazing artist and painted this picture of Devon as a young child. This painting was on display near her sign-in book.
Painting of Devon as a young girl
Devon’s friends presented her with special hand-made gifts.
Devon’s BFF Sydney presents her with a special scrapbook filled with photos from their years together as friends
The following Mitzvah Vendors worked with the Reismans to make Devon’s celebration special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their product or service on Mitzvah Market.
Venue: The Inn At New Hyde Park
Tutor/Service: Joel Cohen at Door To Door Tutoring
Florist/Decor: Sheila Ginesin at Atlas Florist
Entertainment: Carl Guilbaud at Entertainment Tonite
Photographer: Jack Katz 917-885-1824
Invitation: Darlene Barzilay 516-681-4602
Favors: And That 516-364-9222
Photography Decor: Stephen Strutt at Stephen Andrews Photo
Mom’s Dress: Tallulah’s in Woodbury – 516-367-8010
Devon’s Dress: Outrageous Boutique
Hair/Make-up: The Salon At 230 West 516-921-2017
Cake: Buddy at Cake Boss