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“Enchanted Evening” Themed Bat Mitzvah

“Enchanted Evening” Themed Bat Mitzvah

The Ryder Family from Long Grove, Illinois celebrated their daughter Melanie’s Bat Mitzvah service at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove and then had a Sunday evening reception at the Wyndam Glenview Suites in Glenview, Illinois.

Mitzvah Mom Jill is an event planner and has great ideas and thoughts to share with our readers from planning her daughter’s “Enchanted Evening” themed Bat Mitzvah.

Pictured above: L-R: Mitzvah Mom Jill, younger sister Chloe, Bat Mitzvah girl Melanie, older sister Jordan and Mitzvah Dad Adam.

Lee Ross Photography took all the pictures and the rest of the vendor information is listed at the bottom of this spotlight.

Ryder Invite

One side of Melanie’s beautiful invitation that was created by Jamie Joffe featured fuschia with black print, accented with a black bow and grey flowers with a pearl center

Ryder service
Melanie on the Bimah at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Ryder Decor
For Melanie’s Enchanted Evening, M&M The Special Events Company which Mitzvah Mom Jill works for,  created centerpieces with gorgeous floral and branches dripping with crystals and butterflies as well as trees around the room. There was also dramatic lighting which really enhanced the theme

Ryder decor
The lounge area with crisp white furniture and fuchsia accents

Ryder Lounge decor

Melanie striking a pose before the guests arrive

Ryder Decor

The kid’s tables were pushed together to form two large flowers. The kids sat at the pedals with fuchsia lamour linen and orange lamour napkins and cushions

Ryder Decor

Elegant cinnamon bichon linens were used for the adult tables with fuchsia lamour napkins and fuchsia seat cushions

Ryder place cards

The place card table featured a beautiful tree with butterflies and crystals hanging from the branches

Ryder place cards
The large fushia “M” made a statement and each place card was actually a pen with a gerber daisy glued on top. The pen said “Melanie’s Enchanted Evening”

Ryder Decor
Mom Jill made the centerpieces on the kids tables and some of the large trees around the room. She was so glad to get the trees out of her living room and over to the party! She felt like she was living in a forest for quite a while!

Ryder details
Mom Jill rented these great charger plates from her company, M&M The Special Event Company. She also found these cute flower hair bands that guests could keep and used them for napkin rings. Mom Jill wore her hair band that night as a bracelet!

Ryder Make An Entrance

Melanie “makes her entrance” into the party by walking on a custom cobblestone path

Ryder decor/make an entrance
The cobblestone path led right to the dance floor which also had street lamps on each corner

Ryder DJ

The music entertainment was provided by H.Y.P.E. Productions with MC’s Rob and Chicken Wing

Ryder DJ
Melanie’s moment up in the chair surrounded by her family and friends!

Ryder favor

Melanie’s friends received shirts from Promotional Product Partners. Mom Jill has this tip: “When printing the giveaways, I used two inks and put the more girly stuff in one color, so when it came time to print the boys I only used the one ink minus the flowers”

Ryder friends

Melanie’s friends pose wearing their fabulous giveaways

Ryder photo booth

Get Flipped Chicago was part of the entertainment at the party.  The guests moved around while they took pictures and then those pictures created a mini flipbook that guests took home

Ryder cake

The Wyndham Glenview Suites brought in these beautiful cupcakes from Rolf’s Bakery that had butterflies on them and look like works of art!

Ryder candy bar

Guests enjoyed a colorful candy bar

The following Mitzvah vendors made Melanie’s Bat Mitzvah celebration special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on

Venue: The Wyndham Glenview Suites, Glenview, Illinois, 847-803-99800
Party Planner: Jamie Joffe, 708-799-9383
Music Entertainment: H.Y.P.E. Productions, 708-895-1400
Jamie Joffee
The company Mitzvah Mom Jill works for  The M&M Special Events Company, 630-871-9999
Party Entertainment: Get Flipped Chicago, 847-272-7865
Lee Ross Photography, 847-786-4400
Videographer: Elbaum Video Productions, 847-607-0772
Promotional Product Partners, 888-772-6674
Through the Wydham Hotel Rolf’s Patisserie, 847-675-6565
Betsey Johnson and Jessica McClintock

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