The Terr family of Yardley, Pennsylvania, celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of their son Alex on May 3, 2014, at Congregation Beth El, in Yardley, Pennsylvania. A reception followed at The Buck Hotel, Feasterville, Pennsylvania.
Alex is a huge New York Mets fan so the family came up with an Amazin’ theme, Alex’s Bar Metsvah…how clever!
Pictured L-R: Mom Robin, Bar Mitzvah boy Alex, Dad Hal and sister Courtney.
Serendipity Studios was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is at the end of the spotlight.
The service held at Congregation Beth El, was attended by many family and friends.
The acrylic invitation, designed by Mom Robin was created with the New York Mets color palette of bright orange and royal blue. There was also an RSVP postcard and a round baseball-sized acrylic reception card.
The acrylic invitation featured Alex’s initials
The envelope for the RSVP
The party information, made on a baseball-sized acrylic reception card, directed guests to the Terrific Website containing all the party information
The family looked great and incorporated royal blue accents in their Mitzvah style.
Alex’s Bar Metsvah was the obvious choice as Alex is a New York Mets fan. In addition to the invitation, the flowers, kippot, linen, cake, signature adult drinks, and chocolate lollipops all reflected the colors of his favorite team.
A customized banner
Mom designed Alex’s logo and his Website (www.Terrificmitzvah.com), a clever play on their last name, Terr. The logo was used on the invitations, paparazzi backdrop, custom dance floor wrap, flowers as well as the signage throughout the event.
The floor decal
Following the team’s colors of royal blue and orange, the place cards, decor, flowers and linens all followed suit. Balloon Celebrations created the baseball player silhouettes and buffet décor. Precious Petals did the amazing floral arrangements.
The adult place cards were designed as sports tickets directing guests to tables named after sections in Citi Field
This is the centerpiece for the kids’ place card/press pass table
The gift box was decorated with New York Mets gift wrap and the banner featured some of Alex’s favorite New York Mets players
The flower arrangements included over ten dozen regulation baseballs. The family purchased the baseballs and donated them to the North Trenton, New Jersey Little League after the event
Table names were similar to those at Citi Field such as, “The Pepsi Porch,” an area in right field that extends over the playing field
The step and repeat banner for picture-taking featured Alex’s logo
Some of the floral arrangements included orange gerber daisies on royal blue crystals in a clear vase
Baseball player silhouettes sat on top of royal blue linens with orange napkins
The buffet and food signage were actual vendors found at Citi Field
Music Express provided the music entertainment and kept things lively on the dance floor.
Alex made his entrance with a smile
Alex waved his rally towel during the horah
Alex looked great in his blue vest
The kids and the adults packed the dance floor
Custom rally towels were fun for guests to wave
Alex’s grandfather, Wally Libenson, did close-up magic during the cocktail hour for the adults as well as an illusion during the Kiddush. He used a New York Mets color-themed changing magic wand during candle lighting.
Alex’s grandfather, also known as Magic by Wally, performed magic for guests
Everyone had a custom scorecard listing candle lighting participants and the evening’s menu.
The New York Mets themed Bar Mitzvah cake was created by Brendenbeck’s Bakery.
You don’t have to be a New York Mets fan to enjoy and appreciate this cake!
Other desserts included a variety of baseball themed chocolates
Creative Screenprinting and Embroidery created the Terrific favors.
Alex has volunteered with the Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, since he was five years old. The family volunteers monthly at the JRA’s warehouse packing and delivering food to families in need. In order to highlight Alex’s Mitzvah Project, the family had custom baskets of food in lieu of flowers on the bimah during the service.
Advice from Mom Robin:
“For my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah I used a party planner, but felt that I didn’t get to participate enough in the design aspects. This time, I designed the décor and outsourced the printing and production. For the actual party, I hired a friend to be the on-site coordinator of all of the vendors. This worked out great since I got to participate creatively, but didn’t have to worry about setup or logistics the day of the party.”
The following vendors helped to make Alex’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: The Buck Hotel, 215-396-2002
Party Coordinator: Lori Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 267-718-8678
Photographer: Serendipity Studios, 215-354-1140
Music/DJ: Music Express, 800-622-2904
Decor: Balloon Celebrations, 856-346-0158
Invitation: Designed by Mom Robin, produced by Plastic Printers, 800-808-7472
RSVP postcards: Vistaprint, 866-614-8002
Direction cards: Zazzle.com
Envelopes: JAM Paper & Envelope, 212-473-6666
Place cards, press passes, scorecards: Created by Mom Robin, Printed by Kistler’s Minuteman Press, 215-428-4740
Florist: Precious Petals, 215-357-3870
T-shirt favors/rally towels: Creative Screenprinting and Embroidery, 215-493-4511
Paparazzi backdrop: Event Step & Repeat, 888-377-1377
Banner: Build A Sign, 800-330-9622
Paparazzi photos: Pulse Entertainment, 215-354-1060
Magician: Alex’s grandpa, Magic by Wally, 352-391-1670
Cake: Bredenbeck’s Bakery, 215-247-7374
Sign-In board: designed by Mom, printed by www.zazzle.com
Dance Floor Wrap: SpeedPro Imaging, 215-293-9723
Mom’s dress: Marisa, The Art of Apparel, 215-497-7488
Sister Courtney’s dress: Lord & Taylor
Bar Mitzvah boy Alex’s suit: Lord & Taylor
Hair/makeup: Blush Hair Salon & Makeup Studio, 215-321-6186
Soft Pretzels: A Taste of Philly, 215-357-8590