The Kortick Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Kortick Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Kortick Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight


The Kortick family celebrated their daughter Olivia’s Bat Mitzvah on November 17, 2012 at Congregation Kol Emet in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Their evening reception was held at Green Acres Country Club in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

Their theme was based on Olivia’s name, “Liv It Up.”

All photography was done by Joyce of Casual Candids and the rest of the vendor information is at the end of the spotlight.


Pictured L-R: Dad Steven, Bat Mitzvah girl Olivia, Mom Audrey and Brother Evan.








 The Kortick’s service was held at Congregation Kol Emit.


Olivia Kortick service

Olivia’s chose her beautiful tallit from Audrey’s Museum Store, which is part of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Kortick service program

 3D Printing and Digital Imaging put together a custom service program using a photo of Olivia on the front




The Korticks used the talents of event planner Marlene Ganz for many aspects of the party including their unique  invitation.



Kortick Invite

Olivia’s mirrored invitation arrived in a gift box 





Olivia and her brother Evan looked great. Olivia’s service dress was from Party Girls.  Her brother’s suit was from Nordstrom.


Kortick style

During the temple shoot

 Kortick style

Olivia’s cocktail dress, also from Party Girls, was a custom dress by Boston-based designer Sondra Celli who comes to Party Girls a couple of times a year to meet with clients





Party planner Marlene Ganz, owner of Confetti Event Decorating, not only took care of the invitations but also handled the decor, entertainment and favors!



Kotrick entrance
The entrance to the club was ready for guests to “Liv it Up!”

Kortick Placecards

The place card table had an ice sculpture featuring Olivia’s name

Kortick seating

The kids area had drawstring bags on the back of the chairs

Kortick ballroom decor
The ballroom looks pretty with pink up lighting

Kortick centerpiece

The centerpieces featured lamp shades and a beautiful flower arrangement at the base

Kortick ice sculpture

Olivia had her “Liv it Up” theme on ice





Olivia’s friends arrived to the party on The Party Ride.



kortick party bus

Traveling in style




All Around Entertainment provided the music for the Korticks’ son Evan’s Bar Mitzvah and they were glad to have them back again. There were 8 dancers and they did a great job getting everyone involved in the party.  They also arranged for a special “break through” screen for Olivia’s grand entrance.


kortick decor

 Olivia’s silhouette appears on the screen just before she “breaks through” and makes her entrance

Kortick dancing

 Olivia having a great time with her friends




 Through Confetti Events, there were lots of extra entertainment to keep guests busy including a pucker sugar booth, a candy table, flip books, a booth where you can record a song, and photo favors.



Kortick fun

Pucker Sugar Booth for those with a sweet tooth!





Olivia’s sign-in board was shaped like a mega-phone.



Kortick sign-in
Guests could leave a special message for Olivia




 Olivia had a special moment with her dad before the guests arrived.


 Kortick Moment





Cramer’s Bakery created this beautiful cake.



Kortick Cake
Olivia was involved in the design process




Marlene created the sweatshirts, rubber bracelets, and drawstring bags which featured Olivia’s “Liv It Up” logo.



Kortick Favor

Sweatshirts for the boys and girls

Kortick Favor drawstring bag
Drawstring bags

Kortick Favor candy bars

Candy bars




There was a sweet ending for Olivia’s guests.



Kortick dessert
There was lots of great candy to choose from

Liv it Up pops
Liv it Up lollipops

Kortick Mitzvah Exit





Olivia volunteered for the Special Olympics of PA and the Special Olympics of NJ.  At the SOPA, she was paired with athletes to help when needed and to cheer them on.  At the SONJ she led athletes to their designated activities, helped when needed, and cheered them on.




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


Venue: Greenacres Country Club, 609-896-0259 
Party Planner: Marlene Ganz, Confetti Event Decorating, 215-499-9080
Décor/Favors/Invitation/Extra Entertainment/Sign-In Board:
Confetti Event Decorating
Music Entertainment: MC Leon, All Around Entertainment, 215-354-0124 
Photographer/Videographer: Joyce, Casual Candids, 215-493-6792
Service Booklet: 3D Printing and Digital Imaging, 215-968-7900
: Cramer’s Bakery, 215-493-2760
Dress for Bat Mitzvah girl Olivia: Sondra Celli Design at Party Girls, 215-579-9899
Dress for Mom Audrey: Sterlings of New Hope, 215-862-3444
Suits for family members
: Nordstrom
Hair: Joseph Jeffries Salon, 215-321-0270
Makeup: Carriage House Spa & Salon, Yardley, PA
Tallit: Audrey’s Museum Shop, 310-440-4505
Transportation for kids
: The Party Ride, 631-434-8300
Transportation for family: Limo Today, 215-352-1500


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