The New Jersey Brenner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The New Jersey Brenner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The New Jersey Brenner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Brenner family from Randolph, New Jersey celebrated their daughter Phoebe’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday May 19, 2012 at Adath Shalom Synagogue in Morris Plains, New Jersey with a Kiddush luncheon following the service.

Later in the evening a “Phoebelicious” themed celebration full of non-stop fun and dancing took place at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey.



Pictured above L-R: Sister Lexi, Brother Ross, Bat Mitzvah girl Phoebe, Mom Anne and Dad Marc.

All photography was done by Simon Elliot Events and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of this spotlight.





Bat Mitzvah girl Phoebe posing at the Bimah. Her Sherri Hill dress was from Ask Alice Boutique.



Phoebe Brenner at bimah2




Their chic hot pink invitation with a brown cheetah print border set the tone for the party and was from Donna Semel of The Write Way.



Phoebe Brenner invite


 Stamp - Mitzvah Style
The Brenner family looked very stylish with Bat Mitzvah girl Phoebe wearing two dresses during her reception. The first gorgeous pink long Mori Lee gown was from It’s Simply For You. Later in the evening, she changed into a short Jovani cheetah print dress from Neiman Marcus on sale!


 Phoebe Brenner
Sister Lexi sparkled in her blue Sherri Hill dress from Ask Alice Boutique and Mom Anne wore a grey strapless La Femme sequin gown from Nordstrom. Brother Ross and Dad Marc’s suits were also from Nordstrom

Phoebe Brenner
Later in the evening Phoebe surprised her guests by changing into her cheetah print dress



The pink “Phoebelicious” theme was custom designed and created by graphic designer Amy Wohl.  Mom Anne says, “Working with graphic designer like Amy made the process easy and the collaboration produced a theme and logo we used throughout the party that Phoebe loved.” 


 Phoebe Brenner
Custom place cards featuring their “Phoebelicious” logo


Stamp - Mitzvah Decor

To enhance Cedar Hill Country Club, Jersey Street Furniture transformed the ballroom with elegant but fun accents.



Phoebe Brenner
Guests found their place cards on a hot pink sequined table cloth with beautiful floral arrangements in shades of pink by Jersey Street Furniture’s in-house florist

Phoebe Brenner
The chocolate brown table linens really made the hot pink napkins pop

Phoebe Brenner
This floral centerpiece was a tall fluted vase with florals and crystals

Phoebe decor
Photos of Phoebe, from a photo session with Simon Elliot Events, hung against the pink and chocolate brown drapery

Phoebe Brenner
A menu card, with the custom logo was at each adult place setting

Phoebe Brenner 
Graphic designer Amy Wohl designed the cheetah lip pillow and sent the art work to A Promos USA/Imagemaker for the final product.  Jersey Street Furniture had some cheetah pillows in-house and added to the fun!

                                                                                                                                                     Phoebe Brenner
The hot pink bar, from Jersey Street Furniture was accented with cheetah fabric

Phoebe Brenner
The kids lounge featured white high top tables with Phoebe’s initials and logo

Phoebe Brenner
Jersey Street Furniture wowed everyone with the dance floor wrapped in cheetah and the Phoebelicious logo




Mom Anne hired Austin Guerra, a graffiti artist to paint a bench that was used as their sign-in.



Phoebe Brenner
This bench is now a piece of furniture in Phoebe’s room



  Stamp - Mitzvah Music


Gotham Events with Andrew Merlino as the MC entertained the Brenner’s guests all night. 



Phoebe Brenner
The Gotham Events team pose with the guest of honor

Phoebe dj
The dance floor was packed all night




There were quite a few entertainment choices if you were not dancing.



Phoebe fun
Simon Elliot Events provided the newest photo favors: Stick-a-Pic

 Phoebe fun
Phoebe and her friends having their “15 Seconds of Fame” in this fun interactive booth from Coco Event Design that plays music and then prints out your poses



Stamp - Mitzvah Cake


Her beautiful brown and pink cake is from Rudy’s Bakery. Phoebe is a shoe fanatic and the cake was surrounded by 13 couture shoe cupcakes to hold the candles for the candle lighting ceremony. 


Phoebe Brenner
Mom Anne saw the shoe cupcakes on Mitzvah Market and Jersey Street provided a baker to re-create!

Phoebe cupcakes
A closer look at these couture shoe cupcakes





A Promos USA/Imagemaker created the many favors that were given out to the Brenner’s guests.



Phoebe Brenner dancer shirts
White “Phoebelicious” T-shirts were worn by the dancers and given out to guests on the dance floor

Phoebe favors
Phoebe’s young guests were given blue sweatshirts with a cheetah “P” for the girls

 Phoebe favors
The sweatshirt featured a nice surprise on the back

Phoebe Brenner favor
The boys received this black hooded sweatshirt

Phoebe Brenner Exit gift
Guests found this flashlight key ring in their car as they left Phoebe’s celebration  




Phoebe is a cupcake lover, so each guest received their own delicious cupcake from Rudy’s Pastry Shop in a great custom box. What a sweet send-off!


 Phoebe mitzvah exit
Even the box featured her “Phoebelious” logo!





Some advice from Mitzvah Mom Anne:
“It was great having a sister-in-law who worked at! I found many of the vendors I used and ideas on the Website. Also, all my vendors went above and beyond, working together to execute Phoebe’s vision and make this a truly “Phoebelicious” night.”


Stamp Vendor's Directory


The following vendors made Phoebe’s party special. If you give any of them a call, please let them know you read about their services on


Venue/Caterer: Bob Mueller; Cedar Hill Country Club, 973- 992-4700
Invitation: Donna Semel, The Write Way, [email protected]
Decor/Florist/Custom Floor decal:
Steve Novich, Jersey Street Furniture, 973-779-7444
Graphic Artist (Menu cards, favor tags, logo, signage):
Amy Wohl,, 312-513-1698
Photographer/Videography: Michelle Collins, Simon Elliot Events 516-586-6822
Stick-a-Pic Photo Favors:
Simon Elliot Events
Music Entertainment
/Lighting: Andrew Merlino/MC, Gotham Events, 212-643-8718
Additional Entertainment: Dennis, Coco Event Design 212-937-6954
Sweatshirts, T-shirts, dancer T-shirts and key rings, Mindy A Promos USA/ImageMaker, 516-377 0186
Candle lighting Cupcakes:
Jen Hines, Jersey Street Furniture
Cake and Cupcake Favors:
Rudy’s Pastry Shop
Artist for Sign-In Bench:
Austin Guerra, [email protected]
Bat Mitzvah Girl Party Dresses:
ballgown – Rachel, It’s Simply For You 516-9212863, short dress – Neiman Marcus
Bat Mitzvah Girl Service Dress:
Ask Alice Boutique, 516-921-2464
Dress for Mom:
Le Femme, Nordstrom
Dress for Sister: Ask Alice Boutique
Suits: Nordstrom
Hair: Hair Loft 973- 927-8083
Makeup: Kate, A Beautiful Face Make-Up, 973-476-5881

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