The Senderowitz family celebrated their son Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah on February 8, 2014, at Temple Ohev Shalom in Maitland, Florida.
A unique neon-themed party was held that night at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida.
The Bar Mitzvah boy had the idea for a neon-themed celebration and worked with Party Perfect to create something really unique. The family booked this venue before the hotel opened knowing it would be great after taking a hard hat tour the summer before the date of their event.
Pictured above L-R: Mom Robin, Bar Mitzvah boy Jacob, Brother Noah and Dad Phillip.
The photography was done by both Curtis Giles Photography and Cameron Nunez Photography and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.
Jacob’s service took place at Temple Ohev Shalom.
Jacob smiled as he held the torah wearing his new tallit
Meryl Fischer at Party Pickins helped the Senderowitz family select their invitation from Jebs Designs.
The multi-layered invitation featured a black faux crock border
For their celebration, the family wanted the room to be elegant for the adults, but still fun and inviting for the kids. Laura Cohn and Debbie Mintzer, the creative event planners from Party Perfect, knew how to “Let it Glow!” By positioning effective room lighting, creative bright green glow-in-the-dark centerpieces, and using a central focal point with bright colors, the ballroom at The Alfond Inn was transformed.
A panoramic view of the room
In the background, you can see the focal point of the room, with each row of squares lit in neon colors
Modern centerpieces were all a-glow lighting each table top
The kids’ lounge area featured white furniture and light up tables giving them a comfortable place to socialize
Custom pillows in bright colors decorated the lounge
DJ Luis Lou from Top Notch DJ Entertainment provided the music and kept guests dancing throughout the party.
For Jacob’s grand entrance, guests popped streamers as he walked in making his entrance festive and fun!
All of the guests enjoyed games and dancing
One of Jacob’s requests was a candy bar. Smaller versions of the neon centerpieces featured Jacob’s name in vinyl adhesive lettering.
The candy bar sign was designed to look like a glowing neon sign
Glow sticks were wrapped around the candy jars to make them really pop! Custom labels with Jacob’s logo were placed on all of the candy jars. The candy jars sat on panels filled with giant gum balls. Guests filled custom green stadium cups with candy
Neon touches at this Bar Mitzvah celebration were everywhere!
Bright green napkins were positioned under the white plates to add a touch of color on top of black spandex linens
There were two types of photo fun at this celebration.
Jacob and his family enjoyed posing for PhotoMingle
Guests also enjoyed Bopping Heads
Mom to Mom advice from Robin:
“Enjoy the day and enjoy the night! It’s so much fun having friends and family around to celebrate – try not to get caught up in all the details. I hired planners who helped to make the entire process go smoothly, and I didn’t have to worry about a thing, I even had time to go shopping after Temple when we realized that the shirt I ordered for Jacob was the wrong size! The other piece of advice I can give is to pick a theme and stick with it. I didn’t realize how many places we could add Jacob’s logo to make the evening more personalized (pillows, cups, cupcakes, gift box, votives, menus…the list goes on and on!).”
The following vendors helped to make Jacob’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you heard about their products or services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Temple: Temple Ohev Shalom, 407-298-4650
Venue: The Alfond Inn, 407-998-8090
Party Planners/Decor/Candy Bar: Debbie Mintzer and Laura Cohn, Party Perfect, 407-797-0550
Additional Decor: Swag Decor, 407-422-3851
Invitations: Meryl Fischer, Party Pickins, 631-864-1866
Furniture Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, 407-739-5740
Photographer/Videographer: Cameron Nunez, 407-538-2810
Photograher: Curtis Giles, 407-474-1137
Music Entertainment: Luis Lou, Top Notch DJ Entertainment, 954-482-3860
Photo Favors: PhotoMingle, 321-446-4546, Bopping Heads Orlando, 407-383-9854
Furniture: AFR Room Service Rentals, 407-608-5141, A Chair Affair, 407-921-7733
Mom Robin Make-Up: Natasha Bradley, 407-619-8764
Linens: Over The Top, 407-601-5977