The Milbauer Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Milbauer Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Milbauer family from Rye Brook, New York celebrated their son Mitchell’s Bar Mitzvah on October 2, 2010 at Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel (KTI). Following services they were off to Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York.

A lover of hockey Bar Mitzvah boy Mitchell wanted a hockey theme party and they transformed Trump National into “Mitchell’s Square Garden.”

Featured L-R: Dad Seth, brother Alec, Bar Mitzvah boy Mitchell, Mitzvah Mom Tracey and sister Gillian.

Vendor information is listed at the bottom of this feature. We thank the Milbauer family for sharing all their great ideas with our Mitzvah Market readers.

All party photography was done by Mark Leslie.


The Milbauer family did something unique. Their invitation, a DVD created by Soundshore Productions was sent to family and friends.

Milbauer invite

A screen shot from the video invitation
If you would like to see this invite video, download here



Mitchell is a big hockey fan, plays on a travel team and loves his Rangers so the theme was a a no brainer!

milbauer yarmulke
This clever phrase was inscribed inside his yarmulke, “Don’t go through life without goals.”

Stamp - Mitzvah Decor

Daniel Florist and Events created the adults decor with hockey elegance. The kids sat in Mitchell’s VIP hockey lounge fully equipped with bleachers, lounge furniture and benches separated by hockey boards.

Milbauer place cards

The place cards were chocolate hockey pucks displayed on a plexiglass rink!

Milbauer decor

Mitchell’s lounge area was splashed with his favorite teams colors – the Rangers of course!

Milbauer centerpieces

The ballroom was black and silver with mini Stanley Cup centerpieces

Ranger goalie Henrik Lundqvist or Mitchell Milbauer!?


The official time and scoreboard hung for all to see


The sign-in locker, also from Daniel Florals and Events was filled with some of Mitchell’s hockey equipment.

Milbauer sign-in


Talk about “making an entrance’ – we love this! Mitchell got introduced under a tunnel of hockey sticks held up by his hockey teammates!

Milbauer Make an Entrance



The sweatshirts for the boys had a Mitchell Square Garden logo and the ones for the girls said Peace Gloves Hockey (as pictured below).

Milbauer favors

Stamp - Mitzvah Project Idea

Mitchell’s Mitzvah Project was for Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association.


Mitzvah Mom Tracey has this advice, “Don’t stress over the little things.  Have fun.  If you are relaxed and having a blast your guests will too!”

Stamp Vendor's Directory


Here is a list of the vendors who made Mitchell’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you heard about their services on Thanks!

Venue: Trump National Golf Club 914-944-0900
Music: Avisso Events MC Exsence and percussionist Jason 516-798-8880
Decor: Daniel Florals and Events 914481-5528
Creative Games: photo booth, live goalie to shoot on, arcade games, and traveling trivia guy
Sign In Board: Daniel Florals and Events
: Special Forces Art Department and printing by Aztec Screenprint
Photographer: Mark Leslie Photography 973-305-1088
Videographer/Invitation Video
: Soundshore Productions 914-914-933-0792
Mom’s dress: Fontanas
Daughter’s dress: All Dressed Up
Boy’s Suits: Lubin’s of Westchester 914-713-0300
Magnolia Salon 203-354-3564

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