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Bar and Bat Mitzvah Planning: Research is Everything!

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Planning: Research is Everything!

Research is key when it comes to planning your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah. While preparing for daughter Charlotte’s Bat Mitzvah, mom Frances Roth says she networked with other parents, combed through Facebook groups and attended Mitzvah Market’s own Celebrate! Showcase. In the end, she chose vendors who took the time to understand her goals and who could make her family’s vision a reality.

Roth also talked with family, friends, even co-workers while planning the event. Husband Ed came up with the theme and tagline for the event: Let’s Go CRazy, a play on Charlotte’s initials CR. “Ed was very involved,” says Frances. “Probably more than most husbands want to be.” A cousin created the centerpiece logo in the style of America’s Got Talent (one of Charlotte’s favorite shows), and a co-worker introduced Frances to the nonprofit which produced the unique party favors. 

The photographer for this event was Ellen Wolff Photography and the venue was The Fox Hollow in Woodbury, NY. A complete list of vendors follows at the end of this Spotlight.



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“Talk to people who have hosted Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, attend the [Celebrate!] Mitzvah Market Showcase, research posts in moms’ Facebook groups and ask a lot of questions,” says mom Frances who adds, “we met Todd Yahney, our DJ, at the Celebrate! Showcase.” Roth found out about dress boutique 2 B Seen from her sister-in-law but was reassured when she saw their listing on “It was confirmation that this is what they do,” she says. “I did several searches for Long Island Bat Mitzvah photographers and Ellen Wolff came up in a search and I loved the photos on her website.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Charlotte’s celebration a success. If you contact them, please tell them you read about their services on Mitzvah Market.

Venue: The Fox Hollow, 516-921-1415
Entertainment/DJ/MC/Photo Booth/Karaoke/Games/Lounge Furniture: Todd Yahney Events, 516-781-4700
Decor/Centerpieces: Lighter Than Air Events, Artie, 516-933-3210
Invitations: Invitation House, Debbi Lee, 516-681-0664
Dresses: 2 B Seen, 516-921-5777

Photographer: Ellen Wolff Photography, 516-551-1745
Favors: Spectrum Designs, Stefanie, 516-767-7187 (beach towels),, 877-368-5678 (bags, mints)
Hair/Nails: Anthony DeFranco Salon, 516-588-0055



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