The Singer family of Tenafly, New Jersey, celebrated daughter Billie’s Bat Mitzvah on October 12, 2013, at Lubavitch on the Palisades in Tenafly, New Jersey and reception at the 201 Club, an event venue in Englewood, New Jersey.
Billie is a huge music fan and has been playing the guitar since she was 9 years old. She wanted her Bat Mitzvah to reflect her love of playing and listening to rock ‘n’ roll music, so the party was set up to feel like a Rock concert.
Pictured L-R: Mom Dena, Bat Mitzvah girl Billie, Little sister Goldie and Dad Garrett.
The photographer was Jesse Hernandez and the rest of the vendor information is at the end of the spotlight.
It was clear when guests received Billie’s invitation that they were invited to a Rock ‘n’ Roll party. The custom design by LetterBoxInk by Laura Nehls was a beautifully wrapped record album with all the party details.
The invitation suite
The RSVP card was designed to mimic a concert ticket stub and guests especially enjoyed the song request card
Billie’s mom and dad created the “Rock On” hand logo in the Led Zeppelin font.
It was displayed on multiple TV and movie screens and shown throughout the evening
This is a creative family and mom and dad own an architecture and design firm, Garrett Singer Architecture & Design, so they couldn’t wait to use their talents and resources for their daughter’s party. Most of the decor and favors were designed by them. The dark red lounge environment of the 201 Club was the perfect venue to recreate a rock hangout.
The seating areas were decorated with custom pillows made from vintage concert T-shirts created by mom Dena
Mom Dena’s handiwork rocks!
The walls were plastered with “Billie” concert flyers and posters also made by mom Dena
Different colors added to the concert vibe
Balloons filled the ceiling adding to the festivities and Billie’s name displayed on screens made for a great party atmosphere
Guitars for Parties created the card box made to look like an amplifier
To create a rocker vibe, the room was decorated with glowing red vases and red mercury glass candles
Guitars for Parties created the sign-in which had a big glittered heart and two solid black guitars that could be signed with silver markers.
Billie enjoyed the Horah in her high-tops
MC AG had the crowd going all night long
MC AG in the middle of the action
Billie started off the night in beautiful silver heels, but quickly changed into red Converse sneakers. She gave her friends Converse-style socks to do the same
In addition to a fun photo booth with props, they had a tattoo artist who had made stencils of Billie’s logo and used it as a tattoo option.
Billie’s red velvet cake and cupcake tower from Miller’s Bakeshop perfectly reflected the rock ‘n’ roll theme.
Complete with a red guitar cake topper and rock star cupcakes
Distressed vintage style concert t-shirts were given out at the end of the night. Girls got gray and black raglans and boys received black tees.
The front of the girls (left) and the boys (right)
The back, “NJ Tour 2013”
Billie started her own foundation called “Look Good, Feel Good.” She was able to raise $2500 to make bags filled with lip gloss, fuzzy socks, hand lotions, nail stickers to give out to teenage girls in the hospital. Her hope was that if the girls could spend some time making themselves feel good by acting like regular teenage girls, it would lift their spirits and help them feel better too. She dropped off about 100 bags to Tomorrows Children’s Fund at Hackensack Hospital and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York.
Some advice from Mom Dena:
“Having the right feel to your party makes a huge impact! Whether its use of color, décor, themes, etc. there are so many cool (many simple and inexpensive!) ideas out there that can set your event apart from the pack. I recommend doing a lot of online research, which really helped us formulate our design direction for the party- from the invitations to the cake to the logo. Once we picked our theme, we spent a lot of time looking on Google, Pinterest, Etsy, etc to see what unique and fresh ideas we could come up with based on our rock and roll concept. If you want to do something that will make a lasting impression, finding the right inspiration and ideas are everything!!
The following vendors helped to make Billie’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about them on MitzvahMarket.com.
Temple: Lubavitch on the Palisades, 201-871-1152
Venue: 201 Club, 201-541-0101
Party Planner: Mom Dena Singer
Photographer: Jesse Hernandez Photography, 732-781-5935
Music Entertainment: MC AG, Geo Events, 212-572-8323
Florist: Town and Country Florist, 914-747-4777
Custom guitar centerpieces/sign in/cardbox: Marylss and Stacey Guitars for Parties, 248-669-3622
Custom Pillows: Mom Dena
Logo: Created by Garrett and Dena Singer
Favors: T-shirts printed by Inksoft, 914- 664-3450
Party entertainment: Photo Booth/Tattoo Artist: Geo Events, 212-572-8323
Invitation: LetterBoxInk by Laura Nehls, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cake/Cupcakes: Miller’s Bakery, 201-871-4449
Custom Rock Posters: Mom Dena
Custom movie screen animations: Designed by Garrett Singer, produced by Geo Events
Mom Dena’s dress: The Engle Shop, 201-568-1331
Billie and Goldie’s dresses: Bobbi’s Golden Hanger, 201-768-7770
Suits for Dad Garrett: Hugo Boss Suit, Shirt and Tie from Vero Uomo, 201-894-1424
Hair: Hair by Bruno Gulkan at Gloss Salon, 201-541-7272
Makeup: Makeup by Khuraira, 201-227-1135