Zach celebrated his Bar Mitzvah service and party on January 7, 2012 at Ultimate GaGa in Syosset, New York.
Although this family had previously celebrated their daughter’s Bat Mitzvah with a black tie affair, for Zach they wanted something completely different that would match his personality.
They went with a very laid back affair with casual attire. Zach told his friends to wear their “coolest kicks” and all the kids showed up in sneakers!
Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.
Pictured left: Bar Mitzvah boy Zach
Ultimate GaGa is a venue that can accommodate your service as well as your celebration all under one roof!
Zach’s Bar Mitzvah service took place in a separate room at Ultimate GaGa
Zach’s service program
Simon Elliot Events created Zach’s printed invitation which instructed guests to visit a custom Website made just for his celebration.
Once on the Website, guests could get all event information, a custom RSVP and database for the host. It also featured multiple online games, an online guestbook, and custom google maps directions to the venue
This is the inside of the printed invitation guests received
Zach and his sister Shelby are excited to celebrate!
Shelby’s Velvet brand dress is from Bloomingdale’s
Lori Bellan from NY Lounge Decor served as the party planner and along with Simon Elliot Events, transformed GaGa for Zach’s celebration with family and friends.
Hart To Hart brought in the white dance floor
NY Lounge Decor provided the furniture
Simon Elliot Events created the cool vinyl logo
A lounge area for guests
Simon Elliot Events created these large vinyl signs after a photo shoot with Zach
A step and repeat with Zach’s logo
Hart to Hart provided the music entertainment with Marco as the MC.
Marco has fun with the crowd
Zach makes his entrance
Break dancers from Hart To Hart entertain guests
Zach and his friends pose for a picture
Friends having fun!
Taste of H, a division of H On The Harbor provided the catering.
Zach’s celebration was one big cocktail party with passed foods and stations all night
Many fun games were brought in by Interactive Entertainment Concepts (IEC) to entertain the guests.
A fun mechanical bull!
A digital wall
Guests have fun with the basketball court at Ultimate GaGa
Along with the basketball court above, this light up floor is part of Ultimate GaGa
MazelTovGear.com created the favors for the boys – Flow Society Lacrosse shorts with Zach’s name and Bar Mitzvah date down the side. Party Girl Eventz created the American Apparel shirt for the girls.
The boys received these lacrosse shorts
The girls received this American Apparel shirt with Zach’s logo
A candy bar was waiting for guests as they exited the celebration.
Some advice from two-time Mitzvah Mom Dana:
“This was my second affair. Two years ago my daughter wanted a black tie extravaganza for which she could dress like a princess. We did that and really focused on what she wanted. We had photos of her all over the room, a runway to go with her fashion theme and bright pink sweatshirts. This time around Zach wanted a completely casual affair. We totally switched gears and went that route. As much as I would have liked to have worn another gown, I remembered that this event was for him. I wore my jeans! Keep your child in mind at all times when planning. I know both kids will never forget their special day.”
The following vendors helped to make Zach’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on MitzvahMarket.com.
Venue: Ultimate GaGa, 516-921-4242
Party Planner: Lori Bellan, NY Lounge Decor, 516-921-2011
Music Entertainment: MC Marco, Hart to Hart
Photographer: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Videographer: Simon Elliot Events
Caterer: Alan Feinstein, Taste Of H
Favor/Lacrosse shorts: Jim Levi, Mazel Tov Gear, 855-629-3543
Favor/Girls shirts: Party Girl Eventz, 516-426-1459
Party entertainment: Interactive Entertainment Concepts, 800-760-0724
Invitation: Website and mailer, Simon Miller, Simon Elliot Events
Décor: Simon Elliot Events and NY Lounge Decor
Hair/makeup: NV Salon which is now Cactus in Huntington/Marianne Natural Style
Party security: Provided by Ultimate GaGa