We are excited to bring you this Mitzvah Family Spotlight from the Yudin Family who live in Muttontown, New York. The Yudin’s had an afternoon Bar Mitzvah for their son Shaun at the Woodbury Country Club. With parents in the linen skirting business, plus a Mom who is an event planner, Shaun’s “safari” adventure themed party was a big hit. Don’t be afraid to Go Wild!
All Vendor information can be found at the bottom of this feature. Party photography was done by The Portrait Shoppe.
L-R The Yudin Family: Dad Ross, sister Jessica, Bar Mitzvah boy Shaun, brother Mitchell and Mom Beth
Mitzvah Mom Beth is a party planner and put her knowledge, creativity and resources to wonderful use by creating a unique and personalized safari themed Bar Mitzvah for her son Shaun. She started off by designing this navy leather custom invitation.
Shaun’s parents own Premier Skirting, a linen company that has a huge selection of table linens and accessories. It was easy to find all they needed to compliment their safari theme.
Coin purses in animal prints served as place cards
The cocktail hour was in a beautifully draped tent designed by Mom Beth with chairs and tablecloths custom-made by Premier Skirting
Custom indoor beaded tents with a coordinating circular couches continued the safari theme…
and gave guests another place to relax!
A close-up of the custom napkin rings and beautiful napkins
Shaun in front of his Tiki Hut
Animal print linens and faux crocodile chair covers by Premier Skirting and beautiful centerpieces by Stefan’s Florist dress up the tables
There was lots of signage and branding at this safari Mitzvah!
Shaun in front of a big sign welcoming guests to his Safari
A custom pillow, which is now in his room, was there for guests to sign
Even a customized light-up sign was created!
The musical entertainment was provided by Party Up Productions with Jason as their MC.
Shaun and guests enjoying
Guests dancing with professional dancers in themed shirts
A break dancer entertains guests
As do these Salsa Dancers
The Yudin’s had some special unique touches at Shaun’s celebration.
The Rad Hatter flew in from California to made unique hats for guests
Many types of birds were at the party in cages. This docile one came out for a visit with Shaun
Mitzvah Mom Beth felt that one of the most difficult parts of the Mitzvah process was finding the time to write the candlelighting speech. She says, “For my first child’s Bat Mitzvah, we called up only personal friends and family which offended some guests.” Then adds, “For my middle child’s Bar Mitzvah, we put a candle at each person’s place setting and all the guests light a candle together.” But she found yet another unique way of doing candle light’s for her third child, “For Shaun’s, I decided to do something different. We called up full tables to light the candles. It got everyone involved in the party, and added a personal touch since this was a new idea.”
An entire group is called up to light one of the candles
Now that Mitzvah Mom Beth has successfully thrown 3 Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, she has this advice for our readers, “Agree with your son or daughter on a concept or theme. This sets the tone, and actually helps to carry through, and coordinate the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Also, the personal touches that convey family style and spirit adds tremendous originally and warmth to any Bar or Bat Mitzvah.” Thanks Beth!
Beth designed the safari-themed colorful sweatshirt with the help of A USA Promos/Imagemaker.
The sweatshirt favor for Shaun’s young guests
Here’s a list of the Mitzvah Vendors who helped make Shaun’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com. Thanks!
Venue: Woodbury Country Club 516-692-6200
Decor/Event Planner: Beth Yudin Premier Skirting 516-239-6581
Favors: A Promo USA/ImageMaker Mindy 516-377-0186
DJ/MC: Party UP Productions 631-988-9579
Hat Maker: The Rad Hatter: 619-223-8774
Invitation: Beth Yudin 516-239-6581
Florist: Stefans Florist 516-239-2402
Photography: The Portrait Shoppe 516-938-3936
Fashion: LianCarlo, Jessica McClintock, Century 21 and Jos. A Bank
Hair: Cathy 631-338-1998
Make Up Lorraine 631-262-0095
Transportation: Coachman Limousine 516-367-1500