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 thecoolestgiveaways.com 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 MitzvahMarket.com.

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, thecoolestgiveaways.com, 516-466-5728
Sign-In 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

 

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