The Reiner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Reiner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Reiner Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Reiner family of Briarcliff Manor, New York celebrated their daughter Jill’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at the Congregation Sons of Israel in Briarcliff Manor. A reception followed at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.

Jill has been an NHL expert for at least 5 years. She has a complete working encyclopedic knowledge of the entire league but adores the Pittsburgh Penguins. When it was time to choose her theme, hockey was the perfect choice, but with a twist — she chose a Winter Classic theme. The NHL Winter Classic is an outdoor annual event held by the National Hockey League and so we bring you…the Bat Mitzvah version…Jill’s Winter Classic.

Featured above L-R: dad Michael, older sister Brooke, Bat Mitzvah girl Jill and mom Melissa.

Alison Bert was the photographer and the rest of the vendors are listed at the bottom of this spotlight. 

Jill Reiner Invite

Janet at Papyrus created a checkerboard invitation with shimmery blues, whites, and silver to create a winter feel

 Jill Reiner invite

The R.S.V.P. cards sported Jill’s Winter Classic logo 


Reiner bus

Jill (left) and her friends getting off the bus ready to party


Jill Reiner place cards

A model of the Stanley Cup with Jill’s name greeted guests at the reception


Reiner chocolate pucks 

Chocolate hockey pucks from the Chocolate Butterfly were used as place cards


 Jill Reiner decor

Mom Melissa’s company, MLR Events, created lamp shades with crystals featuring Jill’s favorite hockey teams


Jill Reiner decor

Clear crystals accented this cocktail table centerpiece with Jill’s name in script


Reiner ballroom

The ballroom looked great with icy blue linens and white chair covers

Reiner table decor

Jill’s cousins had lots of fun with “snow” which looked beautiful against the linens


Jill Reiner Sign in

Mom Melissa created Jill’s sign-in board; the vases held cream colored roses


Jill Reiner dj

ESP Productions and MC Eric kept the party rockin’ and the dancers wore ref shirts


reiner cocktail hour

If you can’t have “ice” hockey, air hockey is fun


Reiner foosball

The kids had a blast playing Foosball


Reiner friends

Jill and friends enjoyed their mocktails


reiner girls

Jill with big sister Brooke


Reiner cake 

The cake, by Homestyle Bakery, was topped with bling and a picture of the Stanley Cup


Jill Reiner candle lighting

Bat Mitzvah girl Jill surrounded by her friends


Jill Reiner Favors 

The Reiners worked with Sue of to create Winter Classic giveaways


Jill Reiner Favors

Jill and friends model the back of their sweatshirts


Jill Reiner favors

The kids also received this royal blue drawstring bag to carry their sweatshirts home


Reiner frienship moment

Jill’s friends made a presentation and scrapbook for her


Reiner Exit treats

An iridescent candy kiss greeted guests at the candy buffet


Reiner candy shop

A sweet ending to a cool party


For Jill’s Mitzvah Project, she volunteered at the Westchester Food Bank in Elmsford, NY where she organized food to be distributed throughout the county to families in need. This great organization serves more than 220 local hunger-relief programs throughout Westchester County including food pantries, soup kitchens, child and adult day-care centers and shelters.

Some advice from Mom Melissa who is a party planner: “Allow people to help you when they offer, because they mean it!”

The following vendors helped to make Jill’s celebration special. If you call them, please let them know you read about their services on

Venue: The DoubleTree Tarrytown, 914-631-5700
Party Planner/Decor: MLR Events, 914-941-2119
Music Entertainment: MC Eric Schiff, ESP Productions, 516-484-8377
Photographer/Videographer: Alison Bert Photography, 914-231-6146
Chocolate Place cards:
Shawn, The Chocolate Butterfly, 877- 246 7497
Favors: Sue,, 516-466-5728
board: MLR Events
Party entertainment
(Photo booth, air hockey, foosball and hoops): ESP Productions
Invitation: Janet, Papyrus
Cake: Homestyle Bakery, 914-737-4659
Dresses: Lord & Taylor
Transportation:Briarcliff Bus Company, 914-941-5139


Posted in Mitzvah Spotlight, Family