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The Kratz B’nei Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Kratz B’nei Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Kratz family from Chappaqua, New York had a very snowy, yet memorable B’nei Mitzvah for their twins Michael and Jonathan in 2010.

A huge blizzard didn’t stop family and friends from coming from all over the country to help this family celebrate. The party was held during the afternoon at the Salem Golf Club in Westchester County. A reminder that all vendor information is at the bottom of this story.

Pictured L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Michael, Mitzvah Mom Laurie, sister Jessica, Mitzvah Dad Eric and Bar Mitzvah boy Jonathan.

Krantz snow

The Kratz B’nei Mitzvah almost didn’t happen. Mitzvah Mom Laurie vividly remembers and says, “School was canceled that Thursday and Friday before the Mitzvah because of the weather. We woke up at 5:00am Friday morning to no electricity – and had to check into the local Holiday Inn.  We had tons of out-of-towners (Georgia, Florida, etc) who miraculously flew in on Friday in spite of the storm. Pictured above: The Salem Golf Club the day of the party…a day after the blizzard!

kratz INVITE

Small Fry Press created their invitation in a classic square shape in tan and navy

The theme was college football

Krantz placecards
Dual purpose football jersey cookie place cards were used featuring each guest’s last name and their table number


The room is ready for guests to arrive


Jonathan and Michael with their MC!

Krantz in chairs

The boys being lifted..check out the football balloons on the ceiling

Kratz mom and kid

Mom Laurie and Michael having a nice moment

Michael and Jonathan like being the center of attention!

Krantz Double locker

For their sign-in board, Mom Laurie bought real lockers. Their initials/names were added and they are now being used in their home


Artist John Steven’s caricature of the twins and their younger sister playing football for their favorite college football team was on display at the party


Jets and Giants football helmet cake was created by All Things Creative

Mitzvah Project

Michael and Jonathan volunteered their time and raised money for Lung Cancer Alliance – in memory of their grandfather, Gordon Loveland who passed away from the disease in 2005.

Mom To Mom Advice

Mitzvah Mom Laurie tells us her boys had their bris in the middle of a snow storm, so she wasn’t surprised with the timing of this winter storm! To spite the weather, she has this advice, “Enjoy every minute of it – it goes by so fast.  And remember it’s your child’s day!!!  Make the party one THEY will enjoy… and remember, they are 13!”

Mitzvah Vendors

Venue: Salem Golf Club: 914-669-5485
KDW Entertainment/Kevin Williams 917-797-7062
Décor/florist: Brian William Event Decorators/Brian Serino 845-628-0614
Favors: Promowear/Andrea Bromwell 561-372-0505
Photographer: Mitzvah Gallery – By Peanut Portraits Phillip Callaci 914-232-4222
Party Entertainment: Photo booth/PhotoChe 917-698-1293
John Stevens 1-866-724-4425
Invitation: Small Fry Press/Andrea Kronthal 914-747-6668
Cake: All Things Creative/Jessica Manfro 845-264-1008
Gym Lockers: Global Industrial
Decor on Lockers/Direction Cards/Envelopes: Chives Creative
Dresses for family members: Saks Fifth Avenue/Nordstroms
Suits for family members: Lubins/Rothman’s, 914 -428-5725
Hair: Regina at Billy’s of Mount Kisco 914-666-9078
Makeup: Steven Lawrence 917-658-6059
Transportation: Chappaqua Transportation 914-238-4404
Party security: Provided by Salem Golf Club

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