The Sollender Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight
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The Sollender Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Sollender Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Sollender family celebrated their daughter Paige’s Bat Mitzvah on September 25th, 2010 at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, New Jersey.

They had a morning service, followed by a kiddish and then an evening party with a “skiing” theme.  Her logo, which included her initials, was used throughout the party elements – “PS I (heart) love Skiing.”

All photography is courtesy of Brad Photography. Vendor information is at the bottom of this spotlight.

Featured L-R Brother Ethan, Bat Mitzvah girl Paige, Dad Marshall and Mom Shari

Stamp - Mitzvah Style

Mitzvah Mom Shari had her dress custom made by Lyn Kohls and Bat Mitzvah girl Paige found her dress at Party Girl in Tenafly, New Jersey.

Sollender mitzvah style

Shari’s dress was royal blue, had a sweet heart neck line and was cut low in the back. Paige’s dress was light pink and featured beading on the top



The invitation was lime green on the bottom and lavender on top with a ribbon of flowers on the bottom that were lime green, lavender and a hint of royal blue. The writing was purple and lime green and the invitation was created by Invitations Etc. in Livingston, New Jersey.

Sollender invitation




Their place cards fit in perfectly with their theme. Each one had the adult name, table and which “ski mountain” they were sitting at.


Sollender placecards



Stamp - Mitzvah Decor

Skiing was the theme created by Debbie’s Design.  Colors white and icy blue were used throughout the room to set the ski mood and all around the room there were pictures of Paige at different ages skiing.

Sollender decor

This ski area was set up in the cocktail area

Sollender cool decor

One area of the room included this large tree bark with pictures of Paige skiing at different ages

Sollender decor

Each adult table had a different sign for a ski mountain

Sollender decor

Paige standing below her large logo!

Sollender decor

In the kids area, there was a large display of a ski mountain and a fireplace to set the ski mood

Sollender decor

Adult guests sat at tables with beautiful floral centerpieces

Stamp - Mitzvah Music

Unique Musique provided the musical entertainment for Paige and her guests with Larry as the MC.


Sollender dj

Paige with MC Larry

Sollender father daughter dance

Paige sharing a dance with her Dad



Other entertainment at Paige’s Bat Mitzvah included Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady and Magic By Marc.

Sollender Wendy PipeCleaner Lady

Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady kept the young guests entertained

Sollender Marc Magic

Magic Marc provided spectacular tricks



Paige’s friends all received these blue sweatshirts with her logo, created by their party planner Carrie Gold.

Sollender favor

Here’s the front…

Sollender sweatshirt back

And the back


Mitzvah Mom Shari has a montage business called, Images4Ever and created her daughter’s fantastic Montage.

Sollender video

Watch the montage here.

Mitzvah Mom Shari has this advice for our readers:

“My advice would be to take deep breath before the day begins. Try to take notice of everything in the event room because the party goes by very quickly. Relax, have fun and make sure you drink water to stay hydrated throughout the night. It truly is a wonderful and special day no matter what you do. Just enjoy.”

Stamp - Mitzvah Project Idea
Paige decided on a Mitzvah Project that had a lot of meaning to her family. Her grandfather had a stroke about 12 years ago and for the last 8-9 yrs of his life he lived in a nursing home. Whenever they visited, they always brought along their golden retriever, Sonny.


Paige and Sonny

Everyone loved seeing Sonny. Unfortunately Paige’s grandfather passed away almost 2 years ago but they will never forget how much joy Sonny brought to all the residents of the home.

For her Mitzvah Project, Paige decided to visit local nursing homes with Sonny so other people can enjoy her. She visits about once a week and really enjoys seeing the smiles on everyones faces when they see Sonny.


The following vendors made Paige’s Bat Mitzvah special. If you give any a call, please tell them you read about their services on

Venue: Brooklake Country Club 973-377-2235
Party Planner/Favors: Carrie Gold: [email protected]
DJ/MC: Unique Musique, Larry Gold 732-431-4082
Photographer/Videographer: Brad Photography 973-696-8763
Party Entertainment: Magician: Magic Marc 917-861-7963
Party Entertainment: Wendy The Pipe Cleaner Lady
Invitation: Invitations Etc. 973-992-3020
Video Montage: Mitzvah Mom Shari! Images4ever 973-945-0573
Décor/florist:Debbie’s Designs 973-696-7930
Place cards: Pleased To Seat You, Mark, [email protected]
Mom’s Dress: Lyn Kohls-973-467-7800
Paige’s Dress: Party Girl
Suits for family members: Sam’s in Livingston, NJ
Hair/makeup: Subway Salon in Millburn, NJ

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