The Fetterman Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Fetterman Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Fetterman Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight


The Fetterman family celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of their son Alexander on September 28, 2013, at Temple Beth Torah in Nyack, New York.

The reception was held at Space, an event venue in Englewood, New Jersey.

The theme was “Rock of Alex” and included the Bar Mitzvah boy performing on stage with the band!


Pictured L-R: Mom Tammy, Bar Mitzvah Boy Alexander, Dad Scott and Sister Makayla.



Jeff Karg was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the end of this spotlight.








Guests were asked to wear “Red Carpet” attire. The Fettermans looked like classic rock royalty in their hip party clothes in a red and black color palette. Alex got his suit at Lubins of Westchester, Mom Tammy wore a black gown from Neiman Marcus with beautiful jewelry from Westchester Jewelry and sister Makayla’s black and silver cocktail dress was from Denny’s.


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The family posing on the red carpet while the “paparazzi” took their picture 




Space is an entertainment venue that features a three level playground, a basketball court, laser tag, and paint-less paintball. They also have a glow-in-the-dark bowling alley and an awesome arcade.







Space owner Elvira Grau really hit the right notes with the decor. The vibrant red and black color palette incorporated elements such as piano keys, records hung from the ceiling and signage that really brought the room to life.


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 The “Rock of Alex” logo was used throughout the celebration on many decor elements

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 The place card table sign welcomed guests

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Candelabras with red candles and accent flowers were placed around the room

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There were black and red linens and silver chargers on each table

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Old vinyl records were used as part of the centerpiece decor with the “Rock of Alex” logo printed on the records

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Mini pianos were used as part of the centerpiece decor

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Crystals, LED lighting and guitars added to the festive decor

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The staff of Space wore “Rock of Alex” t-shirts to tie-in with the theme

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The sushi display was decked out for the theme



With a “Rock of Alex” theme you know there is going to be great music! Rockmitzvah, a full-service live musical ensemble of rock and roll musicians, entertained and kept everyone on the dance floor. They also featured a very special guest, Bar Mitzvah boy Alex, who took the stage and jammed with the band on saxophone and keyboard.



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Looking like a pro, Alex playing the sax

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A versatile musician, he also plays the keyboard

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The Rockmitzvah band rockin’ the house

Alex on vocals surrounded by his friends

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Alex’s family and guests singing with the band 

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Taking a break from performing, Alex is in the chair during the traditional Horah




Guests enjoyed many of the activities Space offers. There were 120 adults and 60 kids and everyone was a kid for the evening, especially during the adults vs. kids game of laser tag where everyone was a winner. 


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Getting ready for some paintball fury!
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Dad Scott and his “OLD” high school friends getting ready to relive their youth in a paintball game

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Alex and his close friend playing a race car game in the arcade





 The candle lighting ceremony featured two special cakes from ShopRite Bakery, double layered and covered in fudge cookie cakes…yum!


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One of the cakes read, “Rock of Alex”

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The other cake featured a verse from the The Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”





 Alex’s shirts were hung up just like a concession stand at a concert. The “Rock of Alex” t-shirt favors are from Confetti Party Decor.


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Alex’s favors had his logo on the front and a verse from, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” on the back




 The delicious desserts were color coordinated in red and black.



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Cupcakes also from ShopRite displayed on Lucite stands

Mitzvah Exit

Cookie bouquets from Cookie Girl Bakery were used instead of flowers on the Bima for Alex’s service, then handed out as exit gifts for the guests





For his Mitzvah Project, Alexander volunteers to help run Friday night services at an assisted living facility.  He helps lead the residents in prayer, serves them wine and challah and plays music for them on his oboe, saxophone or piano.





Advice from Dad Scott:
“Be involved in the planning of the party and have your kid be involved too…remember it is a celebration of them and the adult they are becoming.  Be sure the theme and activities are a reflection of what they enjoy.”





The following vendors helped to make Alexander’s celebration special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on

Venue/Party Planner/Entertainment: Elvira Grau, Space, 201- 567-3810
Photographer/Videographer: Jeff Karg, 845-627-1124
Music Entertainment
: Rockmitzvah, 914-419-3610
Favors: Confetti Party Decor, 914-263-1412
Invitation: Party Perfect, 845-638-2602
Cake: Shoprite Bakery
Cookie Bouquet:
Cookie Girl Bake Shop, 845-708-5888
Mom’s Dress
: Neiman Marcus
Mom’s Jewelry: Westchester Jewelry 914-776-0800
Mom’s fur: Maximilian Fur Salon, Bloomingdale’s
Makayla’s dress: Denny’s, Paramus
Alex’s outfit : Lubin’s of Westchester/Rothman’s
Hair/makeup: Trabella and Sparkle Up, 845-634-0140
Transportation: Chestnut Ridge Transportation, 845-356-2200
Party security: Space





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