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Mitzvah Inspire: The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s

Mitzvah Inspire: The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s

The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s is located in Darien, Connecticut and is known throughout New England for their culinary excellence, peerless service and picturesque waterfront location.

The Kolberts celebrated their third and final Bat Mitzvah on January 16, 2011 for their youngest daughter Samantha at this venue, the same one they used twice before.

We thank Giovanni’s and the Kolberts for sharing their daughter Samantha’s Bat Mitzvah celebration with our readers.

All photography was done by Riva Aeylon & Her Lens.

Stamp - Mitzvah Family

Pictured L-R: Mom Denise, Bat Mitzvah girl Samantha, Dad William, sister Jaclyn and sister Alison.

Kolbert family

Stamp - Mitzvah Decor

Like many Mitzvah kids, Samantha decided not to have a specific theme, but wanted a brightly colored room to celebrate in.  Arlene Rosenthal from Party Ideas in Westport, Connecticut transformed the room.


Vibrant hot pink and lime green linens were used


Special swag decor by Arlene


The lounge area for the young guests


For her place cards, personalized chocolate bars were used.



Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Todd Yahney Entertainment provided the music for Samantha’s party.






Now that Mitzvah Mom Denise has planned all 3 of her daughters Bat Mitzvah celebrations, we asked her for some advice: “Keep in mind that this is a celebration for your child and it should be a fun and joyful experience for your entire family. We loved working with the staff at The Waters Edge (3 times!). They are professionals who coordinate events like ours daily. Enjoy the moment!”

Stamp Vendor's Directory

Here is a list of vendors that made Samantha’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please make sure you tell them you read about their services on

Venue: The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s 203-325-9979
Party Planner:
Arlene Rosenthal; [email protected]; 203-226-3672
Music Entertainment
: Todd Yahney Entertainment, MC Cousin Craig; 516-781-4700
Paper Dolls/formerly Wilton Stationers; [email protected]; 203-762-0781
DiMare Bakery 203-967-2253
Dresses for family members: All Dressed Up; (914) 690-1593
Hair/makeup: Headliners of Westport 203-227-9597
Photographer: Riva Aeylon & Her Lens; 203-222-9177

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