The Leinwand Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Leinwand Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

On April 17, 2010 the Leinwand family from North Miami Beach, Florida celebrated their daughter Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah at Temple Solel in Hollywood, Florida.

Their reception took on a chic nightclub feel even though it was an afternoon reception.

Pictured L-F: Mom Holly, brother Jack, Bat Mitzvah girl Sarah and Dad Jonathan.

All party photography was by Michael Anthony Elite Photography.

The rest of the Mitzvah vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight.


Sarah stands proudly on the Bimah.

Leinwand Sarah



The family selected white, lime green and teal as the colors. This combination was used for the save-the-dates, invitations and weekend itinerary.  All were designed by creative South Florida party planner Andrea Ganes.

Mitzvah Family Spotlight Save the date

The save-the-date cards


Leinwand invite

Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah invitation

Mitzvah Family Spotlght Leinwand weekend plans

Weekend itinerary



Stamp - Mitzvah Decor

Party planner Andrea Ganes, Life of the Party Productions created their decor using Sarah’s favorite colors from the invitation as a guide. She explains, “We wanted to create the feeling of a nighttime celebration done in the middle of the day. The look and vibe needed to mimic Sarah’s personality and love of simplicity with a young contemporary feel.”  Mom Holly adds, “The way Sarah is, event planner Andrea made all the right decisions without over doing it for a daytime reception.”

Leinwand place card table

A large place card table with a beautiful floral arrangement was first visible when guests walked into the cocktail reception


Leinwand place cards

Square place cards with fun button accents looked great lined up


Leinwand decor

The kids lounge area featured personalized name gobo and different size and shaped white paper lanterns which hung from the ceiling

Leinwand decor - kids lounge

Illuminated cocktail tables along with white and teal lounge furniture mimic the contemporary decor

Leinwand decor

The adult tables had apple green taffeta linens with embroidered green circle overlay and teal satin napkins

Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Pure Energy, with David as the MC provided the music entertainment and had the guests on their feet.


Leinwand dj

Leinwand dancer shirts

The Pure Energy dancers strike a pose in the custom t-shirts made for the party in lime green of course!


The kids had a great time making their own dog tags, air-brushed hoodies and T-shirts.




Leinwand dog tags


Leinwand airbrushing

Art Spot airbrush artist Freddie creating a shirt




A great family moment.


Leinwand candle lighting




Guests were treated to a colorful candy buffet.



Leinwand candy table

Leinwand custom M&Ms
Of course custom M&Ms in Sarah’s favorite colors!



Mitzvah Mom Holly has this advice, “Plan your party within your budget and if you can, hire a party planner/designer to help coordinate everything.”


Here is a list of the Mitzvah vendors who helped make Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on Thanks!

Venue/Caterer: Temple Solel 954-989-0205
Party Planner Andrea Ganes, Life of the Party Productions 305-454-7313
Life of the Party Productions
Music Entertainment:
MC David, Pure Energy 954-782-6989
Michael Anthony, Elite Photography 954-680-5606
Photo Favors:
South Beach Photo Booth Company 954-253-6015
Party Entertainment: Freddie, Art Spot Airbrush 772-335-4323
Life of the Party Productions
Outfits for Family: Neiman Marcus
Men’s Suits: Brooks Brothers
Hair: Rachel, Rachel and Jovan Hair Studio 305-932-8251

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