Jessie Weinberg celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on March 9, 2013 at Temple Beth Shalom in Roslyn Heights, New York.
The Weinbergs had a traditional Havdalah service where Jessie read from the Torah, and was followed by a fabulous party with a “Jessiegram” theme to celebrate her hard work in preparing to become a Bat Mitzvah and to celebrate her 13th birthday.
Pictured L-R: Mom Susan, Bat Mitzvah girl Jessie, Dad Matt and younger Sister Ali.
Event planner Michelle Farber of M. Studio Events worked with the family on all the party details including this beautiful invitation suite in a purple and silver color palette.
Jessie’s beautiful purple gown, embellished with crystals, was from It’s Simply For You.
The theme was “Jessiegram,” a play on Instagram. Instagram is a fun way to share photos via social media and it was brought to life by event planner, Michelle Farber. The result was a sophisticated and fun party utilizing many of the popular symbols that all the kids and adults are familiar with.
The gorgeous Jessiegram sign that hung from the ceiling featured her logo and was embellished with crystals
Since Instagram is all about pictures, Jessiegram was too! Using a purple palette, Michelle collaborated with Stefan’s Florist to create the decor using lots of pictures of the Bat Mitzvah girl.
The place cards featured pictures of Jessie
Beautiful purple draping with pictures of Jessie framed the entrance to the kid’s area
Centerpiece lamp shades included shots of Jessie from her photo shoot
Michelle Farber is known for branding events and incorporated “Jessegram” creatively into the decor by using #hashtag symbols throughout.
The cocktail sign for the adults was framed in purple bling and highlighted the specialty drinks available
The satin pillow says it all!
LED light up cocktail tables with Instagram symbols
A young guest wearing a t-shirt giveaway = #amazing!
Jessie’s friends wearing socks with her Jessiegram logo!
In keeping with the purple color scheme, #earplugs were provided at the grandparents table
The hooded grey sweatshirts and sweatpants with Jessie’s logo were created by M. Studio Events.
The back of the sweatshirts were personalized with each kid’s last name
Jessie and her friends showing off their sweatpants
The silver favor bags had Jessie’s logo on a purple label
From the #togo bags to a reminder about changing the clocks, not a detail was missed!
The #togo bags & cups
Guests found 2 bottles of water with custom logos and change the clock cards in their cars to remind them that it was daylight savings time
The valet placed a key chain on the guests’ keys
Jessie donated a portion of her Bat Mitzvah gifts to the Child-Life Services Department of Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, a division of North Shore LIJ Hospital. This department ensures that the children who are admitted to the hospital are made comfortable by helping them understand the sometimes scary things they see in a hospital. Child Life Specialists provide kid-friendly activities and games to help them cope with their medical situation.
Advice from Mom Susan:
“The best advice I can give to another mom is to trust the professionals you hire to work on your party. This is what they do, and they know what to do and how to execute it flawlessly. Set a realistic budget based on the venue and catering, photo, music, entertainment and decor (and don’t forget to add gratuities into your budget) and try to stick to it because there are always things you will want to add as the date approaches, which can add another 10-20% to the bottom line. There are a lot of things that happen in the last month, like table placement, montage, favors, etc. If you are a working mom it can become overwhelming. There are certain things that you can’t get done until you have your final count, but if you can plan early and finalize the menu, decor, montage, and the favors, you will be able to relax the last couple weeks and really enjoy the event.”
The following vendors helped to make Jessie’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Temple Beth Shalom, 516-621-2288
Caterer: Craig Weinberg, Joseph Craig Caterers, 516-621-8200
Photographer/Videographer/Sign-in book/Photo Blowups: Steven Strutt, Stephen Andrews Photography, 516-780-9100
Party Planner/Invitations: Michelle Farber, M.Studio Events, 516-418-3131
Decor/Florist: Danae, Stefan’s Florist, 516-239-2402
Party Details: Cocktail napkins, socks, earplugs, dancer t-shirts, soap, flashlights: M. Studio Events
Mitzvah Exit: “Togo” cups, bags, custom waters, flashlights, change your clocks cards, M. Studio Events
Music Entertainment: Tom Kaufman, Tom Kaufman Productions, 212-223-0962
Extra Entertainment: Magician: The Amazing Ken Salaz, 917-952-8967
Jessie’s Gown: It’s Simply for You, 516-921-2863
Sister Ali’s temple and party dresses: Fetch Dress Boutique, 516-864-0660
Hair: Kelly Haas, 516-410-8402
Makeup: Amanda Evans, 516-456-1408