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An “outRACHous” Bat Mitzvah Celebration in Oceanside, New York

An “outRACHous” Bat Mitzvah Celebration in Oceanside, New York

The Martin family of Dix Hills, New York, celebrated daughter Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth Torah in Melville, New York. There was a party in her honor at the K Lounge at Temple Avodah in Oceanside, New York.

Rachel wanted a party with just close family and friends. It was a true “kids party” that included family and adult friends who are close to Rachel. It was intimate and “outRACHous” with all familiar faces to help celebrate Rachel becoming a Bat Mitzvah.

Pictured above (L-R): Dad Michael, Brother Sam, Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel and Mom Nancy.

Simon Elliot Events was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed below.

Rachel Martin invitation

Alexa of Invite Me Invitations worked with the family on the chevron blue and silver invitation. Rachel’s name was in die-cut lettering mounted on silver backing

Martin service family

 The Martin family looked great for the service at Temple Beth Torah as well as for the party. Mom’s service dress was from Emily Sky Fashions. Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel borrowed her Chelsea Blake dress from a family friend. Dad Michael’s suit was from Bloomingdales and Sam’s suit from Nordstrom.

Rachel Martin style
 For the celebration, Mom Nancy wore a cocktail dress from Mieka Boutique and Bat Mitzvah girl Rachel’s beautiful shiny chevron blue cocktail dress was from It’s Simply for You.

Rachel Martin decor

 “That’s outRACHous” was the perfect theme for Rachel because it celebrated all of her interests. Rachel was ready to get the party started

Rachel Martin Seating

Danielle of Party Excellence created the seating chart used for the adult guests. Neon-colored cocktail napkins with Rachel’s logo were used for the adult seating chart table

The entire K Lounge at Temple Avodah had a club feel and looked “outRACHous,” thanks to Danielle of Party Excellence. The decor and centerpieces were a chevron blue, green, yellow and pink color palette. The centerpieces were bright and colorful and photos of Rachel decorated the ballroom walls.

Rachel Martin decor
Photos taken from the pre-shoot lined the draped wall of the ballroom

Rachel Martin decor

 The centerpieces featured a splatter paint pattern which sat on spandex black linens with chevron blue napkins

Rachel Martin Decor

 Splatter paint neon signage included all of Rachel’s favorite things

Rachel Martin Decor
Some tables featured tall feather centerpieces that looked great with the black table linensMartin sign in

  Danielle of Party Excellence also created the sign-in mirror. Guests wrote a special messages to Rachel

Rachel Martin DJ

 The energy of the entertainment and the whole night was amazing thanks to MC Kershel and the EJ the DJ dancers. Rachel made her entrance into the reception on the shoulders of the EJ the DJ dancers Rachel Martin DJ
Rachel enjoyed dancing with her friends

Rachel Martin DJ
MC Kershel had fun with the boys. The dancers wore custom “That’s outRACHous” t-shirts

Rachel Martin DJ

 The dance floor giveaways matched perfectly with Rachel’s dress! 

Rachel Martin Moment

Dad Michael and Rachel shared a dance to “For Good” from the Broadway show “Wicked.”

Rachel Martin extras

100% Fun Entertainment provided a photo booth that took pictures which could be printed and uploaded to social media and made into iPhone covers. Rachel’s guests created iPhone covers with their choice of pictures

Rachel Martin details

Guests used the hashtag #rach32214

Rachel Martin extras

 Fun backgrounds were available for guests to choose

Rachel Martin food

Guests loved the special ice cream/dessert bar 

Rachel Martin cake

Kombert Caterers created the delicious cake using Rachel’s logo.

Rachel Martin favors created the Mitzvah Favors which included sweatpants in a drawstring bag for the kids and sweatshirts and t-shirts were made for the immediate family. The sweatpants with the ombre logo looked awesome

Rachel Martin favors

Rachel’s guests received a backpack too

Rachel Martin Mitzvah Project

Rachel’s Mitzvah project was helping the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, New York. Rachel loves animals, so with a close friend Madison, the girls started collecting items such as blankets, dog and cat treats and toys, newspapers, brushes to help the animals in the North Shore Animal League stay comfortable while waiting to get adopted.

Rachel Martin Mitzvah Project
Rachel and Madison with their supplies

Some advice from Mom Nancy:

“Plan early, keep organized and know that the bumps in the road all work out for the best. Relying on good friends who have gone through this planning process before was also extremely helpful.”

The following vendors made Rachel’s celebration special. If you contact any of them please make sure they know you read about their services on

Service: Temple Beth Torah, 631-643-1200
Party Venue: K Lounge at Temple Avodah, 516-678-6161
Kombert Caterers,  516-678-6161
Party Planners: Mom Nancy, daughter Rachel and help from amazing friends and family
Photography/Videography/Montage: Simon Elliot Events, 516-586-6822
Music Entertainment
: MC Kershel, EJ the DJ, 631-348-7848
Decor/Florist/Sign-in Mirror: Danielle, Party Excellence, 516-586-5252
Sweatpants/duffles/dancer shirt favors:, 516-466-5728
Party Entertainment: Photo booth, phone cases and air hockey table,  100% Fun Entertainment, 516-354-1010
Invitations: Alexa, Invite Me Invitations, 516-621-1369
Cake: Kombert Caterers, 516-678-6161
Rachel’s party dress: It’s Simply for You, 516- 921-2863
Mom Nancy’s service dress: Emily Sky Fashions, 631-499-4100
Mom’s Reception dress: Mieka Boutique, 516-367-8755
Michaels suit: Bloomingdale’s
Sam’s suit: Nordstrom
Hair: The Salon at 230 West, 516-367-8000
Makeup: Jen, Ranalli Cosmetics, The Salon at 230 West, 516-935-5755

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