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The Shapot Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Shapot Bar Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Shapot family from New York City wanted a fun “basketball” themed celebration in honor of their son Isaac’s Bar Mitzvah and his love of the game. The service was held at the family’s synagogue, Congregation Habonim with a Kiddush luncheon that followed. In the evening it was off to “hoop it up” at Crest Events located in Times Square New York City.

Mitzvah Mom Chaye is in the favor business. She designed an awesome logo and it was used throughout the party. All vendor information is at the bottom.

Pictured left to right: Brother Daniel, Dad Michael, Bar Mitzvah Boy Isaac and Mitzvah Mom Chaye.   All party photography was done by Kristen Somody-Whalen.

Shapot invite

Mitzvah Mom Chaye incorporated her son’s love of basketball into every aspect of this party. Starting with the invitation created by RSVP Today. The orange paper was textured, to evoke a basketball

Shapot room

The party was held at Crest Events, a unique venue located in Times Square, New York City. The adults and kids were in separate rooms for cocktails, and then the adults joined the kids for a dinner buffet

Shapot napkins

This special logo started with Isaac’s stamp on his invitation and continued onto the cocktail napkins…

Shapot table
……and onto the cocktail tables!

Shapot table

Charmaine from Diana Gould Flowers & Event Decor added special basketball touches everywhere. How cool are these tables!

Shapot posters 1
Posters of Isaac “hooping it up” were placed around the room

Shapot decor
Another fabulous decor element: Isaac’s silhouette making a basketball shot!

Shapot in front sign
Here’s Isaac standing next to his sign-in board

Shapot DJ

For their music entertainment, the Shapot’s used Gotham Events with Brian as their MC

Shapot dancers
Isaac’s logo was screened onto the basketball jerseys that the dancers, bartenders and coat check attendants wore

Shapot in chair

Here is Bar Mitzvah boy Isaac being lifted in the chair during the Horah!

Shapot cookie

Mitzvah Mom Chaye’s company Max Merchandising did the favors which were chocolate cookies and sweatshirts

Shapot sweatshirt

The sweatshirts have a unique design that included Isaac’s silhouette

There were other fun activities for the kids. Here are dog tags featuring their pictures

A Hollywood voice over booth

Shapot cake
The cake by Jason Ellis of Top Tiers in Farmingdale, NY was specifically designed to incorporate all things Isaac’s loves: basketball, the Jets football team and tennis

Shapot hoop wizard

Jack Ryan, the “Hoop Wizard” was a big hit and performed for Isaac and his friends

Shapot hoop wizard 1

The Hoop Wizard performing for guests

Here is a list of the Mitzvah Vendors who helped make Isaac’s Bar Mitzvah special. If you call any of them, please let them know you read about their services on Thanks!

Venue: Crest Events, 212-398-0040
DJ/MC Gotham Events, 212-643-8718
Favor person: Mitzvah Mom Chaye’s company Max Merchandising, 212-692-9307
Invitation: RSVP Today, 917-836-8581
Cake: Top Tiers by Jason Ellis, 516-674-8115
Decor/Florist/Sign-In Board: Charmaine at Diana Gould LTD, 914-347-7134
Clothing for family: Bergdorf’s, Lubins/Rothman’s in Scarsdale
Makeup: Soul at Shu Uemura at Barney’s 646-306-1037
Photography: Kristen Somody-Whalen, 646-245-0069
Entertainer: The Hoop Wizard, Jack Ryan, 917-754-2486
Montage: Liz Celotto, Video Production, 201-836-3911

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