Event Planner Shares Her Daughter’s Showstopping Bat Mitzvah

Event Planner Shares Her Daughter’s Showstopping Bat Mitzvah

The expectations were high for Gabi Ivler’s Bat Mitzvah celebration… and the Ivlers did not disappoint! From a “live drink wall” and fire eaters, to break dancers and a metallic 3-D balloon wall, this party was a delight for the senses. After a private service at Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, New Jersey, Gabi was joined by family and friends at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

Gabi’s mom, Lisa, is the owner of Lisa Ivler Events, an event production company in the New York Tri-State area. Like all Lisa Ivler Events, Gabi’s Bat Mitzvah was filled with moments that created an original and captivating guest experience. “Special touches of theatrics that make your heart skip a beat,” are Lisa’s goal.

While Lisa was able to call on many of her go-to vendors for the celebration, she tells Mitzvah Market she didn’t anticipate how different it would be to plan her own child’s Mitzvah celebration. “I plan other people’s parties a few times a month and I don’t stress. When it came to my own party, I was beyond stressed!” Lisa, who recommends (now more than before!) hiring a planner or day-of coordinator, shares her Mitzvah planning advice at the end of this Spotlight.

Photo above (L-R): sister Brooke, dad Jeff, Bat Mitzvah girl Gabi, mom Lisa and brother Josh. The photographer for this event was Visionary Artists. A complete list of vendors is at the end of this spotlight.

Bat Mitzvah Service

Dramatic Design

Brilliant Branding

Major WOW Moments

Special Touches

Mitzvah Advice

“My advice to anyone planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration for their child? Hire an event planner or a day-of coordinator!” says mom Lisa, who is the owner of Lisa Ivler Events. “Even for my own daughter’s party, I enlisted the help of another planner. There are always last-minute details that need attention in the hours leading up to a party, especially when the party is just about to begin! I never would have been able to relax without a planner on-site that day. So, my advice is to hire a planner, relax, and feel like a guest at your own party!”

Mitzvah Project

Gabi volunteers at the family’s temple working with three and four year olds on a weekly basis.

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Gabi’s Bar Mitzvah a night to remember. If you contact them, please let them know you read about their services on Mitzvah Market.

Venue: Crystal Plaza, 973-992-8100
Event Planning/Invitations/Extra Entertainment/Break Dancers/Sign-In Board/Give Aways: Lisa Ivler Events, 973-826-2108
Decor/Floral: Debbie’s Designs, 973-696-7930
Branding/Logos: Fabu Designs, 312-513-1698
Music/DJ/Electric Violinist/Games: Total Entertainment, MC Robby, DJ Sal Domingo, 201-894-0055
Magician: The Magic of David Corsaro, 973-699-2723
Photographer: Visionary Artists, 908-770-0554
Videographer: Mark Yelen, 973-610-4746
Favors: Let’s Go Invite, 973-685-4547
Balloon Wall: Balloon Design Studio, 908-295-1840
Photo Booth/Games/Airbrush Tattoos: Royal Entertainment, 973-826-7011
Strolling Candy Bar: iCandy Entertainment, 973-826-2108
Dresses: All About the Dress, 914-219-5300

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