Come Join the Party! Initials Inspire Elegant, Modern Bat Mitzvah Theme

Come Join the Party! Initials Inspire Elegant, Modern Bat Mitzvah Theme

For Cassidy Jane Paget’s Bat Mitzvah, guests were asked to “Come Join The Party!,” a tagline the Bat Mitzvah girl came up with herself, cleverly incorporating her initials. This celebration also featured metallic hues, modern decor, and high dress expectations (which did not disappoint!) as Cassidy’s mom Julie co-owns All About The Dress in Armonk, New York. Following the Havdalah Service at Temple Shaaray Tefila in Bedford Corners, New York, family and friends headed to the party at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase, New York. Event planner Sandi Z from Revolution Events, created a fresh, sophisticated backdrop using silver Mylar balloons to cover the ceiling and walls, dramatic calla lily centerpieces and plenty of activities to keep the party going all night long.

The photographer for this event was Todd Shapera Photography. A complete vendor list follows at the end of this Spotlight.

Modern Elegance

Special Touches

Mitzvah Advice

“Try not to control the process too much,” suggests mom Julie. “Do your initial planning by reserving your venue and all of your service providers (ie.photographer, DJ/MC, florist, party planner if you are hiring one) far in advance. Then you can sit tight for a while.” As the owner of a dress boutique, Julie says, “Start shopping for your daughter’s dress(es) about 5 months in advance of the party and if you have an early fall Mitzvah take the summer months out of the equation as most girls go to camp. Many off-the-rack dresses have long lead times as they are made overseas and you need to allow approximately five weeks’ time for alterations.”

“The last 2 months prior to the party is when the hard work kicks in,” says Julie. “After mailing your invitations, you start to get your numbers and can order favors, plan your menu and do your seating chart. Also, the end is when you will nail down the entertainment, pick special music, write you candle lighting and Mitzvah speeches. There will be stressful moments but try to keep your wits about you and remember that the party is just a result (or casualty) of the actual event that you are celebrating, which is the Mitzvah. Keep Jewish values in mind and always be kind to your service providers and vendors.”

Mitzvah Project

Cassidy was interested in helping the sick for her Mitzvah Project and wanted to do something to aid cancer research and help find cures since cancer has touched her family. She raised over $2,500 for the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Research and she participated in a Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk. Cassisdy also volunteered at the A Cure in Our Lifetime spring benefit, which supports breast cancer research, and she volunteered and modeled at a children’s cancer benefit luncheon.

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Cassidy’s night very special. If you contact them, please tell them you read about their business on Mitzvah Market.

Venue: Brae Burn Country Club Contact, 914-761-8300
Event Planning/Music/Entertainment/Decor/Lighting/Favors/Airbrushing/Place Cards/Donut Wall/Security:
Sandi Z/Revolution Events, 914-661-0752
Photographer: Todd Shapera Photography, 914-631-8353
Logos/Graphics:
FabuDesigns.com, Amy Wohl, 312-513-1698
Invitations:
Jillian Pohly Stationery & Gifts, 917-882-2716
Flowers: Joseph Richard Florals, 914-273-3361
Sign-In Board: Mirror purchased from Overstock.com, logo decal provided by event planner
Donuts: Beascakes Bakery & Breads, 914-273-3612
Dresses: Jovani (Cassidy’s service dress) and Custom designs for party by Jesus and Antonio Estrada, All About the Dress, 914-219-5300
Custom Bedazzled Sneakers: Solemates exclusively for All About the Dress, 914-219-5300
Suits/Men’s Furnishings: Family Britches, 914-238-8017 (suits) and Neiman Marcus
Hair/Makeup: Be Gorgeous, Tsvia Goldberg 914-450-8049 (makeup) and Hott Blowdry Bar, Samantha, 914-273-0020 (hair)
Transportation: Leros Point to Point, 1-800-825-3767 (Mitzvah family) and Chappaqua Transportation, 914-238-4404 (buses for kids)

 
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