Please enjoy our latest Mitzvah Family Spotlight. We hope it will inspire you to take some of their ideas and make them your own.
When the Schwartz Family started planning for their third and final Bat Mitzvah, they decided to do things a bit differently. They learned a lot along the way and were able to throw a beautiful and memorable affair in honor of their daughter Lauren’s Bat Mitzvah, but with cost-savings in mind.
We want to thank the Schwartz Family for sharing their creative party with our Mitzvah Market Mail readers. We think their ideas will inspire you for your own child’s Mitzvah! A reminder that all Vendor info is listed at the bottom.
The entire Schwartz Family looked great at Lauren’s Bat Mitzvah celebration at Temple Chaverim in Plainview, NY. (Pictured left to right: Samantha, Ilana, Bat Mitzvah girl Lauren, Carolyn and Paul).
Mitzvah Mom Carolyn tells us about her 3 daughter’s dress experience. “The first time I had a dress designed specially for my daughter and it cost A LOT, the second time I bought a dress and had it partially designed and changed to her liking so it was partially customized,” she explains. But for Lauren, I was thrilled when she fell in love with a beautiful blue gown with roses on it that matched her theme. It was from 2 Be Seen and was so reasonably priced.”
United Floral helped the Schwartz family be creative with their table decorations. In creating their beautiful centerpieces, they combined authentic fresh pink roses with a variety of decorative silk flowers for an overall exquisite look that smelled like a rose garden.
The Schwartz Family was very happy with the entertainment that was provided by Double G with Ricky G. as their MC. He adds a very warm and personal touch to parties, somehow memorizing all the kids names during the cocktail hour while interacting with them. Then he shows off his talent when the children are called up for the “friends” candle by reciting each ones name.
Lauren is all smiles during the Horah!
Brian Jackson Photo took all event photography
Since Bat Mitzvah girl Lauren’s middle name is Rose, the invitation below worked perfectly for her theme. and set the tone for the entire celebration. They found these at Proper Papers which unfortunately is no longer in business.
As a favor for her friends, Lauren designed these sweatpants with the help of Barbara Edelsen from Fine Designs. She had her initials and date of the party on the front and a rose on the back.
Clever candle lighting!
Lauren’s Mom has a business called Poetry Creations, so of course she had very clever rhymes which invited guests up for the lighting of a candle. Working with her daughter they discussed what each person meant to them and reminisced about special moments. Carolyn is able to express the sentiments in an interesting and concise way with humor to make it entertaining. Her specialty is working with each child so they can deliver their poems in a clear and confident way.
Poems By Carolyn suggest laminating copies of the poem for each guest as a special momento
Lauren is lucky enough to have a very creative sister. Using a photoshop program and then with the help of Hi-Tech, Ilana made this sign above which was part of the decor and a special sign-in board below
This was Mitzvah Mom Carolyn’s third Bat Mitzvah. She’s one of our experts and has this advice!
Relax and enjoy the whole Mitzvah celebration and try not to lose sight of what is important. Have faith that the experts you have hired will do a great job for you. Your celebration HAS TO BE wonderful because the people in the room are those closest to you; your family and friends that wish you well. Enjoy the process of watching your child reach a milestone. And celebrate by having fun and cherishing the moment….Like everything else, It goes by in the blink of an eye.
Here is a list of the Mitzvah Vendors who helped make Lauren’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com. Thanks!
Venue: Temple Chaverim
Caterers: Hasson Caterers 516-367-1200
Florist: United Floral 516-829-8890
Entertainment: Double G 516-932-8342
Candle lighting Poems: PoemsbyCarolyn.com 516-312-0727
Favors: Barbara Edelstein Fine Designs 516-364-7644
Dress: 2 B Seen in Syosset 516-921-5777
Photography: Brian Jackson Photo 516-558-7013
Video: Li-Da Video Production 718-948-7319
Picture Booth: Parties by Gail 516-569-3962
Picture Blow-ups: Hi-Tech 516-681-0262