The Heitner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Heitner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

Carly Heitner celebrated her Bat Mitzvah with a celebration at East Meadow Jewish Center on December 3, 2011.

Chocolate is this Bat Mitzvah girl’s favorite thing, so the perfect theme was Carly and the Chocolate Factory!

We thank the Heitners for sharing all their great ideas with Mitzvah Market.

Stephen Andrews Photography took all the photos and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.

Pictured left (L-R): Younger brother Justin, Dad Kenny, Bat Mitzvah girl Carly, Mom Andrea and Brother Adam




Mom Andrea’s sister is Dara Grunberg/Dear Friends who created the adorable theme-matching invitation.



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This invitation featured Carly’s name in bright bold letters with a hot pink envelope and striped colorful liner. The invitation itself was the “golden ticket” which contained all the party information


Stamp - Mitzvah Style


Carly’s pretty long pink gown was from Designing Dreams.




Heitner Mitzvah Style


Stamp - Mitzvah Decor


Party Interiors & My Glow Party provided the decor for the ballroom at the East Meadow Jewish Center.



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The ballroom is ready for guests

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Heitner decor

 Crystal centerpieces with light-up bases created a special look

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Beautiful table cloths from Finishing Touches

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Mom Andrea created the centerpieces for the cocktail table décor. She bought materials at Michaels Arts and Crafts and used kosher candy from Oh Nuts

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Photos of Carly with candy were created and used as part of the decor after a photo shoot with Stephen Andrews

Heitner decor 


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Entertainment Tonite provided the music for their celebration with Carl as the MC.




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Carly makes her entrance

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Guests enjoying the music


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Carly with the ET crew

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And That…Gift created blinged out shirts for the dancers; brothers Adam and Justin model them here






Young guests enjoyed Wendy The Pipe Cleaner lady!



Heitner fun

Heitner fun





Carly and her Dad Kenny surprised their guests with a choreographed dance. They started fast and then danced slow to Time of your Life.


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Carly’s cake was created by Hasson Caterers.


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Pam Krauss from US Sales Boosters created the blanket favors in two colors.



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Pink for the girls

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Gray for the boys





Carly in front of her candy cart provided by Hasson Caterers!


Heitner Mitzvah Exit




Some Mom to Mom advice from Andrea:

“Don’t sweat the small stuff. It all comes together in the end. Carly was very creative so I enlisted her and she made her own montage which saved on some of the expense. All my children helped make the cocktail hour centerpieces. I also did a lot ahead of time. If you do a little each week then the panic won’t set in. Also an invaluable lesson I learned after my first son’s Bar Mitzvah – I put a line for the guests to write their name on the RSVP card – you have no idea how many people forget to write their name when given a blank card. Also, tell your vendors your budget, you will be surprised how well many will work with you, especially if you can give them referrals of your friends.” 


Stamp - Mitzvah Project Idea


Carly wanted to “go green” where she could. Not only did she borrow a friend’s dress for her service and celebration, but she also decided to hand deliver every single invitation to all the people in Roslyn, saving over $600 in postage. She took that money and donated it to Mazon, a Jewish response to Hunger.


Carly and her little brother Justin ran up and down every driveway to hand deliver the invitations.


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

Venue: Scott Hasson, Hasson Caterers, East Meadow Jewish Center, 516-483-4991
Music Entertainment: MC Carl, Entertainment Tonite, 516-826-6900
Invitations: Dara Grunberg, Dear Friends, 516-367-7877
Photographer/Videographer: Stephen, Stephen Andrews Photography, 516-780-9100
Favors: Pam Krauss, US Sales Boosters, 516-316-0017
Photo Favors: Entertainment Tonite
Kids Entertainment: Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady, 631-470-3308
Cake: Hasson Caterers
Décor/florist: Paul Caracappa, Party Interiors & My Glow Party, 516-997-4520
book: Stephen Andrews Photography
Dress Mom Andrea: Fillys, 516-739-9090
Bat Mitzvah girl Carly: Designing Dreams, 516-248-1988
Dad’s Suit: Lawrence David Custom Apparel, 212-987-7866
Justin/Adam suits: Kenny’s Boys & Menswear, 516-921-2660
Hair: Paragon Salon, 516-484-2901 
Makeup: Anne DeMarco Cosmetics, 516-484-0416
Dancer shirts: And That…Gift, 516-364-9222
Tablecloths: The Finishing Touch, 516-827-7433
Candy: Oh Nuts




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