Bat Mitzvah Sealed with a Kiss: SWak

Bat Mitzvah Sealed with a Kiss: SWak

Samantha Waxer’s Bat Mitzvah was (literally!) Sealed With a Kiss! Using her initials, S.W., and her love of metallic colors – think silver, gold and rose gold – as a jumping off point, her Bat Mitzvah celebration was filled with beautiful backdrops, fun logos, unbelievable SWag, fireworks and a surprise boy band performance.

After leading a Havdalah service at Temple Avodah in Oceanside, NY, Samantha and her family celebrated with a party that kept guests on their feet all night long.

Photo above (L-R): dad Adam, Bat Mitzvah girl Samantha, brother Brody and mom Elizabeth. The photographer for this event was Denis Leon. A complete list of vendors follows at the end of this Spotlight.

SWak: Sealed with a Kiss

One SWeet Party

Bat Mitzvah Decor

 Intro Video

Incredible SWag

SWeet Goodbye

Highlight Video

Mitzvah Advice

“Try and be as organized as possible and plan ahead!,” says mom, Elizabeth. “There is so much planning that goes into it, but you should not be stressed. Enjoy the process since the night flies by so quickly! Take a moment that night to really take it all in!”

Mitzvah Project

Samantha’s dad works at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children and she volunteers her time to work with some of the St. Mary’s kids who have special needs. She experienced first hand the love and compassion that the wonderful staff and volunteers provide to these children. Therefore, Samantha thought it would be a great opportunity for her Mitzvah Project to sponsor a team (“Samantha’s Mitzvah Crew”) and help raise funds and awareness to help children with special needs at the annual walk for St. Mary’s Kids, which was held on Sunday, April 29th, at Crocheron Park in Bayside, NY. Samantha’s Mitzvah Crew raised over $3,000 to help support valuable programs and services for 2,000 children and their families in St. Mary’s care throughout the New York Metropolitan region.

Vendor Directory

Venue: Temple Avodah/Kombert Caterers, 516-678-6161
Photo Booth/Photo Albums/Sticker Booth/Makeup Booth: Simon Elliott Events, 516-586-6822
Event Planner: Elizabeth Waxer (mom), 516-695-5966
Entertainment/Music/MC: Geo Events, Geo, 800-670-0462
Flowers/Decor: Artistry in Flowers, 516-626-7673
Photographer: Dennis Leon, 917-208-1777
Videographer: Reel Life Cinematography, Inc., 914-355-3360
Favors: Press House NY (dance floor giveaways, boys’ favors), 646-236-5931; A Bling Affair (girls’ sweat shirt favors, custom logo SAM patches and bling custom SWak appliqués), 917-992-1175
Invitations/Napkins/Lip Gloss/Phone Wallets/Drawstring Bags/All Bottles: Written and Wrapped, 516-375-8851
Cake: Cakes with Character, 516-935-6924
Sign-In Board: That One Special Touch, Randi Lehman, 516-496-1025
Logo Acrylic Trays: Precious Scripts, Randi Nadel/Heather Seff, 917-841-3359
Custom Pillows: Simply Chill Creations, Melissa, 646-285-3775‬
Indoor Fireworks: Dj Frontboard & Luna Decor, 718-259-9595
Custom Nail Swag: Nail Printing Events, 732-598-9019
R&B
Band: The YRS, @the.yrs
Dresses: Ask Alice (Samantha), 516-921-2464 and Filly’s (mom), 516-739-9090
Suits: Kenny’s Mens & Boys Wear, 516-921-2660
Hair: New York Cut, Valentina, 631-824-6879
Makeup: Blue Mercury Manhasset, Dayna, 516-627-3777

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