This is the third spotlight for the Lustberg family!
She celebrated her Bat Mitzvah in January 2012 at Temple Or Elohim in Jericho, New York. After her havdalah service, guests moved into the ballroom for her celebration.
With slight snow flurries during the day, their touches of winter wonderland was a perfect theme! We thank them for sharing this party with our readers.
Pictured above L-R: Mom Tama, Bat Mitzvah girl Samantha, Sister Sydney and Dad Gary
Jack Katz was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of this spotlight.
Ellen Futterman from Proper Notice created their unique invitation in soft blue hues.
Each handmade paper invitation featured a pinwheel opening which was letter pressed and foiled by hand
Sammy couldn’t decide if she wanted to wear a short dress or a long gown, so she wore two Bat Mitzvah dresses! Both were from It’s Simply For You.
The short white dress was worn during her service and cocktail hour and then she surprised her guests when she made her grand entrance in the long gown
Verbena Designs created their decor including the set-up of the place cards below.
Mom found the votives at Michaels and had her calligrapher do the rest!
Pretty calligraphy in white ink
The ballroom at Temple Or Elohim is ready for guests to arrive.
Jennifer McKeon from Verbena Designs used white tree branches, tall vases with floating flowers and lots of candles to create a dramatic look
Blow up posters of Sammy were displayed around the room
Up lighting sets the mood
Entertainment Tonite provided the music with Matt “Showtime” as the MC.
Sammy makes her entrance on a toboggan sled
Matt having fun with the Bat Mitzvah girl
Guests enjoying the music
Instead of a cake, Sammy used an ice sculpture of her name provided by Hasson Caterers for her candle lighting.
Coco Event Design provided fun for the young guests including Pop A Shot and iSkins.
Pop A Shot
Sammy’s sign-in book was created by Simon Elliot Events using photos from a photo session with Jack Katz.
Sweatshirts for Sammy’s friends were created by MazelTovGear.com.
The girls received a pink zip up with the saying, Free Hugs and the date of her Bat Mitzvah
The boys version was a black hooded sweatshirt
Mitzvah planning advice from Mom Tama:
“Enjoy the planning every step of the way and keep it all in perspective, I promise, it will all get done even if you save it all for the last 2 months!”
For her Mitzvah Project, Samantha signed up for a Peer Mentoring program at AHRC as a long term commitment to helping children with autism.
The following vendors helped to make Samantha’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Temple Or Elohim
Caterers: Shawn, Hasson Catering 516-937-0120
Music Entertainment: MC Matt “Showtime,” Entertainment Tonite, 516-826-8900
Favors: Jim Levi, MazelTovGear.com, 855-629-3543
Party Entertainment: Dennis, Coco Event Design, 212-937-6954
Invitation: Ellen Futterman, Proper Notice, 516-621-9523
Ice Sculptor: Hasson Catering
Décor/florist: Jennifer McKeon, Verbena Designs, 516-935-3757
Sign-In book/blowups/banners: Michelle Collins, Simon Elliot Events 516-586-6822
Samantha/Sydney dresses: It’s Simply For You 516-921-2863
Mom’s Dress: Custom by Designer Lopez Knudsen
Hair/makeup: Nicole, About Face, 516-348-5292
Photographer: Jack Katz, 718-948-3965, firstname.lastname@example.org