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A Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah Celebration

A Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah Celebration

The Shapiro family of Plainview, New York, celebrated son Maxwell’s (Max) Bar Mitzvah during the week of Chanukah on December 20, 2014. They hired New Star Caterers at Temple B’nai Shalom in Rockville Center, New York.

A sports fan, Max’s theme was “The Max Event,” a clever take on The Main Event, a popular sports pub restaurant on Long Island.

Mom Beth, a well known custom invitation designer, created a funky, modern industrial look for Max’s invitation and room decor for family and friends to enjoy.

Pictured L-R: Bar Mitzvah boy Max, Mom Beth, Dad Craig and Sister Jenna.

The photographer was Hi-Tech Photography Events and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of the spotlight.

Mitzvah Invitation

Mom Beth has a stationary company, Invitations with Love

Bar Mitzvah Service & Style

Décor & Details

Mom Beth created the logo which was used on everything from room décor and place cards to catering favors, napkins, and guest towels.  Hi-Tech Photography Events and Party Harty Entertainment collaborated on the contemporary room décor and lounge area with Beth adding creative touches throughout.

Music & Candle Lighting

MC Howie and the Party Harty Entertainment team had the party in full dance mode all night long. 

Mitzvah Favors & Exit Treats

The family worked with Lisa Willet of Print Me a Tee on the Spalding/Shapiro’s throw-aways and black hooded sweatshirts.

Mitzvah Project

For his Mitzvah Project, Max collected over 2,000 pairs of shoes for Shoes For All ,which is a non-profit organization that provides shoes for people living on Long Island that are unable to afford them.


Mom to Mom

Some advice from Mom Beth:

“The most important part to ensure the success of a Mizvah celebration is to fill the room with the people that matter the most to your family. Everything else is secondary. Trust your gut instincts when hiring vendors. As with anything in life they are typically correct. Understand that collaboration in event planning is a group effort. Hire vendors that have earned their reputation and that you value their opinion so you can trust their capabilities. Don’t be afraid to give your vendors a budget. As someone with an invitation business, I am always working within a client’s budgets offering many different price points.   Once vendors know the budget they can focus in on what might be an option for you and not over extend your budget or set you up with unrealistic and unreachable outcomes. Bring your ideas with you on your meetings. Search sites like Pinterest and Mitzvah Market. Let your vendors expand on your vision and create an event that is uniquely your design. Day of…Take a moment to truly be present and enjoy how others are celebrating your family. Remember to relax and enjoy.”

Vendor Directory

The following vendors helped to make Max’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their products or services on MitzvahMarket.com.

Custom designed invitation/Logo/Stamps/Napkins/Kippot/Centerpieces/Branded Bags/Place Cards:
Mom Beth Shapiro, Invitations With Love, 516-314-7298
Venue/Caterer: B’nai Shalom of Rockville Center, 516-746-4100
Photography/Spinning basketball place card stand/Decor: Hi-Tech Photography Events, 631-923-2260
Caterer/Bagels to Go: B’nai Shalom of Rockville Center, 516-746-4100
Piano Sequins Table Linens: MaryAnne, The Finishing Touch, 516-827-7433
Music Entertainment/Lounge decor: MC, Howie, Party Harty Entertainment: 516-845-8585
Fun tower decor: Oriental Trading Company
Giveaways and favors
: Lisa Willet, Print Me A Tee, 516-965-3084
Mom’s Gown: Eva’s of Sayville, 631-567-6650
Sister Jenna’s gown: Lord & Taylor
Makeup: Erika Jansen 917-579-3964

Posted in Mitzvah Spotlight, Family