The Hally Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Hally Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Hally family from Yardley, Pennsylvania, celebrated daughter Amanda’s Bat Mitzvah on April 5, 2014, at Congregation Kol Emet in Yardley, Pennsylvania. A reception followed at Rho Waterfront in Trenton, New Jersey.

Amanda is very active on a competitive cheer team, loves the color purple and sparkles and wanted to incorporate all three into her Bat Mitzvah.

Mom Alyson works for Mitzvah Market so we are excited to spotlight this Bat Mitzvah.

Pictured L-R: Dad Ray, Brother Jack, Bat Mitzvah girl Amanda and Mom Alyson.


Creative Photography by Maya was the photographer and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.








 A purple background set the tone for the Bat Mitzvah invitation with Amanda’s name across the top in silver sparkles.


 Hally Invite





   Amanda’s service was held at Congregation Kol Emet and she did a great job reading from the Torah.



 Hally - Service Torah

 The beautiful tallit was a gift to Amanda from her grandparents’ recent trip to Israel

  Hally - Service Circles of Life Kippot

Circles of Life Kippot were given to guests. These are 100% recycled, 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable seed paper that when exposed to soil and water, a beautiful flower garden will grow.






 The Hally family looked great. Amanda got her beautiful service dress from Belinda’s Designs Haute Couture.


 Hally - Service Attire


Hally - Style
For the reception Dad Ray and Jack wore suits from Nordstrom with purple ties from The Tie Bar. Amanda’s beautiful purple gown was from G-Lizzy and Mom Alyson’s embroidered bodice chiffon cocktail dress was from Saks Fifth Avenue.





Rho Ristorante is a great venue; a refurbished factory building with spectacular river views right on the banks of the Delaware River.




Hally - Venue

Amanda was excited to see her name up on the Marquee!





Amanda wanted her Bat Mitzvah color theme to be purple with sparkles and BJ Boyd from Parties! Rare to Well Done and her team did a great job.




Hally - Sign-in table with pics of Amanda & gift box

Framed pictures of Amanda growing up were a nice touch on the gift box table. Photo-fetti was sprinkled for a colorful accent

 Hally - Decor vase/votive
Different variations of whimsical centerpieces

Hally - Decor vase/votives
All accented with Photo-fetti


Hally - Decor

An over-sized Purple “A”





Amanda’s cheer logo was used on these fun stadium cups.




Hally - Decor customized cups

 Notice the megaphone

 Hally - signage

 Amanda’s own signature drink





Parties! Rare to Well Done also created the sign-in mirror.




Hally - Sign-in with Photofetti on table

A great way to remember everyone who celebrated with her

 Hally - Sign-in (signed)

All signed, it’s now hanging in Amanda’s room




Since Amanda is on a cheer team it was only appropriate when it was time to make her entrance guests cheered holding purple pom-poms.




Hally - entrance w/pom-poms





Flare Event Group created a great video which really captured the entire evening.


 Hally Video

 Watch it here





 MC Dylan and the Flare Event Group dancers provided the non-stop fun on and off the dance floor. 


Hally - Amanda up in the chair
All smiles during the Horah

Hally - Music
  Non-stop party on the dance floor

Hally - Mitzvah Fun basketball game

 MC Dylan entertained the kids with interactive games during the cocktail hour

Hally - Amanda's friends presented her w/collage

Amanda was presented with a wonderful collage of memories






There were many nice moments at this celebration including a dance with Dad.



Hally - Amanda/Dad dancing

Amanda and her dad started out dancing slowly to “My Little Girl” by Tim DeGraw and then…


Hally - Amanda/dad dancing (MC Dylan)

…they really showed off their dancing skills which everyone loved!






Rather than having a traditional 13 candle lighting ceremony Amanda chose to honor her family and friends while lighting three beautiful candles.  Parties! Rare to Well Done created the pretty candle holders.




Hally - Candle lighting
Amanda’s outlined initials sparkled in purple glitter representing the Past, Present and Future and of course, one for “Good Luck.” 

Hally - Candle lighting with friends
Amanda surrounded by her friends

 Hally - Candle lighting

 The Hally family helped Amanda blow out her candles





 Custom Discount Apparel created the hooded sweatshirts which looked great wrapped up with a single purple ribbon.



Hally - Mitzvah Favor - hoodies from CDA/girls version

The girls sweatshirts were purple with white


Hally - Mitzvah favor hoodies/boy version

 Grey sweatshirts with the date in purple for the boys


Hally favor

On the back of the sweatshirt was Amanda’s initials with all her friends’ names written inside the letters






 Jim’s Soft Pretzel Bakery created “A” very delicious treat for guests to enjoy on the way home!  



Hally - Mitzvah details "A" pretzels/exit treat





 Amanda is part of the Pennsbury Falcon Cheerleading Association. She volunteered her time to be a junior coach affiliated helping cheerleaders with special needs.



 Hally mitzvah project

 Amanda (right) with teammates and some new friends





Some advice from Mom Alyson:
“This is a moment you’ve been waiting for since the day your child was born. Let it be a reflection of who they are! Family and friends who travel from near and far to fill the room to celebrate this special occasion with you is what makes the day extra special! Don’t waste your time and energy sweating the small stuff. Everything always works out in the end!”




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


 Venue: Melissa,  Rho Waterfront, 609-695-9332
Décor: BJ Boyd, Parties! Rare to Well Done 267-312-1990
Creative Photography by Maya, 215-322-7237
Ben, Lafayette Hill Studios, 610-828-1142
Music Entertainment/MC: Dylan Weisman, Flare Event Group, 215-364-1199
Favors: Toni, Custom Discount Apparel, 610-642-4002
Photo booth: The Main Event, 800-839-0918
Invitation: Sara Jane Kimmel, S&J Printing, 609-895-0703
Kippot: Mike Glaser, Circles of Life Kippot, 978-254-7768
mirror/Votive candles/Custom cups
: Parties! Rare to Well Done,  267-312-1990
Confetti decor: Photofetti
Pom Poms: Oriental Trading, 800-457-6728
Bat Mitzvah girl Amanda’s party dress
G-Lizzy, 610-668-2801
Amanda’s service dress: Belinda’s Designs Haute Couture, 305-532-0068
Mom Alyson’s Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue
Dad Ray and Brother Jack’s suits: Nordstrom/Ties: The Tie Bar
: Jim’s Soft Pretzels Bakery, 215-673-2200



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