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The Sam Feldman Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Feldman family from Millburn, New Jersey celebrated son Sam’s Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn, New Jersey.

Following the service there was a Kiddush luncheon and the next day Sam’s guests were invited to keep the celebration going at Sam’s Super Bowl Party at The Sports Academy in Millburn, New Jersey.

Impressions Photo and Video was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed below.

 

L-R: Dad Rich, younger sister Kate, Bar Mitzvah boy Sam, younger brother Jack and Mom Cari.

 

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Bar Mitzvah boy Sam reading from the Torah.

 

 

 

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Sam is draped in a tallit which he chose when he visited Israel with his Nanny Iris and Papa Howie

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Sam with his proud parents

 

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The invitation was custom made by Stationery Stephanie and Sam’s logo was created by Adam Hirshhorn of AJH Entertainment.

 

 

Sam Feldman invitation 

 

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 Are you ready for some football? Bar Mitzvah boy Sam always is and event planner Dayna Platnick along with Jersey Street Furniture tackled the game plan for this celebration at The Sports Academy. Sam’s favorite team colors were used as a guide.

 

 

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Jersey Street Furniture draped the room in NY Giants’ colors of blue and white. They made sure there was plenty of seating for guests to hang out and watch the games on 4 giant plasma screens

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 Planner Dayna Platnick added some whimsy with adorable centerpieces made of wheatgrass, foam fingers and football cleats, which were later donated to children in need

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A close-up of the football cleat centerpiece

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Dance floor gobo

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Sam posing on the dance floor

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Custom cocktail napkins with Sam’s logo

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Rally towels were used upon Sam’s entrance to the dance floor

 

 

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Sam’s SRF football jersey, which was also given to his friends as their favor, was put behind glass to create a fun sign-in board.

 

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This framed Jersey now hangs in his room

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Some of Sam’s friends also signed this custom football helmet

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After Emcee Adam (a.k.a. the Referee) had the coin toss, Sam made his grand entrance.

 

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Sam doing his version of the Victor Cruz Cha-Cha touchdown dance

 

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 AJH Entertainment provided a fantastic dance floor and lighting concept for the guests to enjoy!

 

 

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Following the Horah, friends and family lifted Sam up in the air

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The dance floor was jumpin’ as guests competed in a dance off to win Giants’ tickets!

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Little sister Kate rocked it with Emcee Adam and the AJH dancers

 

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Guests had loads of choices for entertainment during the evening.

 

 

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Many watched the Super Bowl together on large screens

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Some played hoops

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But everyone had a blast!

 

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And what’s a Super Bowl party without boxes? Each guest got a box in the pool and at each quarter awesome prizes were awarded to each of the winners.

 

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Giveaways included Super Bowl XLVII hats, t-shirts, and some lucky winners got an official NFL football signed by none other than Sam himself!

 

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There were many great moments during the night.

 

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Sam being held up by his friends

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 The Feldman family was happy to celebrate Sam and were all smiles throughout the night

 

 

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Alison Halper of ID Clothing created Jerseys which were given to each guest as a party favor.

 

 

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 Sam participated in the Volun-tween program sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women. Each week Sam and some of his friends went to an after-school program in East Orange, New Jersey. He truly enjoyed playing with and teaching the children. It was incredibly rewarding for him.

 

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The best part were the hugs and kisses he received at the end of each visit

 

 

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Some advice from Mom Cari:
“For future Mitzvah Moms, I can’t stress enough, don’t sweat the small stuff. In the end, the color of the cocktail napkins or type of flowers for the centerpieces won’t make or break your day. Keep the focus on what is truly important- your child- and enjoy every moment!”

 

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

 

Venue: The Sports Academy, 973-912-9002
Party Planner: Dayna Platnick Events, dakamiel@aol.com
Caterer: Lox, Stock and Deli, 732-214-8900
Music Entertainment/logo: Adam Hirschorn, AJH Entertainment, 732-446-1329
Décor/florist: Jersey Street Furniture, 973-779-7444 
Photographer: Impressions Photo and Video, 732-566-0065
Videographer: Mossimo, Massimo Marini Video Services, 201-320-4189
Invitation:
Stephanie, Stationary Stephanie, 201-463-2505
Favors: Alison Halper, ID Clothing, alisonhalper@aol.com
Custom cocktail napkins: Stationery Stephanie
Dress for family members: Debra Gilbert Smith, 973-379-7900
Sam’s suit: Sam’s Fine Mens Clothing, 973-422-1000
Hair/Makeup: Rita Scrivo, My Cinderella’s Dream, 973-809-5296

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