The Rothenberg Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Rothenberg Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Rothenberg Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight


The Rothenberg family celebrated son Daniel’s Bar Mitzvah on October 12, 2013, at B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, Maryland. The reception followed at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

They had a four hour cocktail party with a hockey theme and a special Horah chair dad Steve made himself!

Pictured L-R: Dad Steve, Bar Mitzvah boy Daniel, Mom Shelley and younger brother Jack.

 The photographer was Images by Cathy and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the end of the spotlight.





Danny’s Bar Mitzvah was at B’nai Israel Congregation.



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The family up on the Bimah



 The beautiful invitation, created by Sincerely Yours, was blue and silver.



Rothenberg Invite




Designed by Lisa Schneider of Party Favorites, Danny’s Stanley Cup hockey logo was used throughout the party.  


 Rothenberg logo



 Danny’s Mom Shelley and Dad Steve own Talk of the Town, a special event company in Rockville, Maryland, that provides interactive entertainment, props and decorations. Since it was a 4-hour cocktail party there was no formal seating arrangements, but lots of great lounge furniture, ottomans and LED cocktail tables for guests to enjoy.


Rothenberg Entrance

  When guests walked into the lobby of Lakewood Country Club, they saw two hockey statues dressed with Danny’s hockey jerseys, ottomans decorated with custom logo throw pillows, and a step and repeat photo op background

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Custom step & repeat with Danny’s logo

Rothenberg kids lounge

Guests could sit at LED lit tables or banquettes

ROthenberg lounge
Lots of great lounge seating was available

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Cool ice sculpture centerpieces with Danny’s logo

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“The Danny Cup” Gobo was projected on the main wall




For the sign-in, guests could sign-in on the replica Stanley Cup!



Rothenberg hockey sign in



stamp_Mitzvah Wow


 Dad Steve created a special “hockey stick” Horah chair for this special occasion!



Rothenberg horah chair

Created from old hockey sticks

Rothenberg Horah Chair

This chair was a true labor of love from Dad to son!




 MC Spots and the entire Washington Talent team provided great music with guests dancing non-stop.



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A Mitzvah mosh pit

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MC Spots doing his thing with Danny on stage

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The dance floor was packed




Talk of the Town provided amazing hockey entertainment including floor hockey, air hockey and dome stick hockey. There were also many interactive stations including green screen pictures that were instantly put on hockey pucks, tattoo artists and a photo and audio booth.  The kids also loved the signature drinks including the “Blue Line” Slushie.



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Over-sized floor hockey

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Some stick hockey fun

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The photo and video booth was a big hit…

Rothenberg photo favor

…especially when they got to see their photos on hockey pucks!

Rothenberg slushie
“Blue Line” slushies kept with the hockey theme

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Danny’s guests showing off their tattoos




Adults entered the ballroom to begin the cocktail party which featured delicious buffets, passed appetizers and a large sushi station.



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Everyone raved about the food

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The sushi station prepared for the crowds





Lisa Schneider of Party Favorites created the sweatshirts.


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Danny’s Stanley Cup logo really popped on the black sweatshirts




 Danny & his family made dinners at Stepping Stones Shelter in Rockville, Maryland.


Stepping Stones Shelter logo

 This organization provides support to homeless families with children in order to move them from crisis to a stable home environment by providing temporary shelter and services




 Some advice from Mom Shelley:
“Go with your gut with planning every aspect of your event – don’t worry about what other people may say.  It’s your family’s day – if you feel good, your event will be a blast!”






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


Venue/Caterer: Lakewood Country Club, 301-762-5430
Party Planner/Decor/Lounge Furniture: Shelley Rothenberg, Talk of the Town, 301-738-9500
Extra Entertainment: Video/Photo Booth, large floor hockey, stick hockey, tattoos: Talk of the Town
Photographer: Cathy Gorey, Images By Cathy, 703-655-9613
Sincerely Yours, 301-340-1989
Signage, Gobo, and Stickers:
Talk of the Town
Music Entertainment: MC Spots, Washington Talent, 301-762-1800
Logo/cocktail napkins/favor: Lisa Schneider, Party Favorites
NHL Stanley Cup
Ice sculptures: Hot Ice, Inc., 301-464-4558
Linens: Choice Linens, 800-546-3678
Mom Shelly’s dress: Nordstrom
Suits for family members: Nordstrom
Hair: Paula, Salon 4, 301-984-1177
Makeup: Stacy Ferguson, [email protected]
Party security: Diverse Services, 301-412-0376


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