The Weinberg family celebrated their son Evan’s Bar Mitzvah in June 2011, with their service at The Hamlet, Plainview, New York followed immediately by a party at The Carlyle At The Palace, also in Plainview.
Evan is not only an ice hockey player, but also a fan – thus the theme!
Pictured L-R: Dad Ian, younger brother Ben, Bar Mitzvah boy Evan and Mom Stephanie
All party photography was done by Simon Elliot Events.
Evan’s invitations, created by Dara Grunberg were made from a heavy plastic.
Block letter font was used in navy and white
Stephanie looked great in her dress from Melony in Williston Park, New York. Evan’s suit was from Kenny’s in Woodbury.
Notice Mom Stephanie’s matching gold shoes!
Hi-Tech Party Photography did a great job creating centerpieces from hockey equipment.
Evan is ready for his guests to arrive!
Lighting sets the mood for this celebration
Centerpieces were created from hockey equipment
There were many creative touches using “hockey” as the inspiration at this party.
Hockey pucks featured Evan’s logo: The E Train
A life-size blow-up was on hand for photo ops with guests
Evan’s celebration fell on Father’s Day weekend, so a sign was created for all the Dads!
Evan’s younger brother Ben will be celebrating his Bar Mitzvah in 2014 and had a “coming attraction” poster
The above photo is of Evan’s team at the Jericho Middle School winning the Nassau County Championship game
The music entertainment was provided by Entertainment Tonite with Nori as their MC.
As a surprise for Evan, the real “NY Islander Ice Girls” helped him make his entrance
Evan dancing with family and friends
Getting a lift from the ET crew
For Evan’s sign-in board, a hockey jersey with his last name was used.
Guests all signed in!
Evan’s hockey cake was created by Carlyle At The Palace.
There were favors for the young guests and the adults too!
When guests got back in their car after the celebration, the key chains above were waiting. These were created by Michelle Collins/Brace Yourself, who is Stephanie’s sister
The boys received the T-shirt above, each personalized with their last name on the back. The girls received a similar version in a burn-out style. These wearable favors were created by Pam Robbins, 4 The Love of Peace
Mitzvah Mom Stephanie has this advice: “Don’t sweat the small stuff. I definitely stressed myself out. In the end, no matter what happens, everything gets done. Everything about Evan’s party… the décor, the music, the energy in the room, the food… far exceeded my expectations! So if one or two things turned out to be less than 100% perfect, the night would have still been FABULOUS! It’s about celebrating a Mitzvah with all of your family and special friends.”
Since Evan’s theme was hockey, and he loves the sport, the Weinberg family decided to donate the hockey sticks that were in his centerpieces to Long Island Blues, a hockey team for children with developmental delays, including children with autism, emotional and physical challenges.
Evan has already started volunteering his time with the organization.
The following vendors helped to make Evan’s celebration special. If you give any a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Steve Kirschbaum, Carlyle At The Palace, 516-756-1600
Music Entertainment: MC Nore, Entertainment Tonite
Favors: Pam Robbins, 4 the love of peace, firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation: Dara Grunberg 516-456-2514
Décor: Emily Willens, Hi Tech Party Productions 631-923-2260
Sign-In Board: Hi Tech Party Productions
Yalmulkes: Randi Lehman, That One Special Touch
Stephanie’s Dress: Melony 516-742-4679 email@example.com
Evan’s Suit: Kenny’s Mens and Boys Wear 516-921-2660
Evan’s Party Shirt: Mr’tique
Ben’s Suit/Shirt: Lester’s
Hair: John, The Salon at 230 West 516-921-2017
Makeup: Nicole Gallo, About Face 516-348-5292
Photographer/Videographer: Simon Miller, Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Key Chain Favor: Brace Yourself Now, Michelle Collins 516-459-6495
Montage/entrance video: Jen Favorito, firstname.lastname@example.org