The Tucker Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Tucker Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Tucker Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Tucker family from Northbrook, Illinois, celebrated their daughter Melissa’s Bat Mitzvah on June 2, 2013.

Melissa is always on the go, so it was only natural that her theme was “Melissa On The Go.” Mom Debbie has been planning events for over 20 years and incorporated many great ideas into her daughter’s party. 

Pictured above L-R: Brother Justin, Dad Scott, Bat Mitzvah girl Melissa, Mom Debbie and Brother Brandon

The photography was done by North Shore Photography and the rest of the vendors are listed at the end of the spotlight.

Tucker service

Melissa’s service was held at Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Illinois

Tucker tallit

Melissa’s beautiful purple chiffon tallit was a special gift given to her by her Nana

 Tucker invite

Melissa picked out the Carlson Craft invitation herself because she felt it reflected her outgoing personality. The front of the dual-sided invitation was colorful, fun, and meaningful 

Tucker invite
The service information was printed on the other side

Tucker Reception card
The reception information was included as well

Tucker Mitzvah Style
Melissa’s dress by Stella M’Lia was purchased at Frankie’s on the Park. The taffeta bubble skirt had beautiful ribbon detail

Tucker Mitzvah style
Comfortable silvery glitter sneakers finished the look

Tucker venue

Pinstripes Northbrook was the venue. The Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Finals was playing on the outdoor bar TV, while chefs grilled salmon and steak to order. The outdoor fire pit helped make it the perfect setting for the evening

Tucker logo

Melissa had some definite ideas that she wanted included in her party. Since she is a girl “on the go,” with sports, school and friends, “Melissa On the Go” seemed like the perfect theme. Working with Melissa’s favorite color purple, the logo coordinated perfectly

 Tucker place cards

 Mom Debbie is the owner of Eventure, LLC, a special events planning firm creating customized special events in Northbrook, Illinois. Table names were created based on Melissa’s on the go activities “On the Go with Nana,” “On the Go to Soccer,” and ”On the Go to Camp” to name a few 

Tucker decor

 Adults were seated at long banquet tables adding to the casual, outdoor feeling

Tucker decor

 Long tables with bar stools provided convenient seating for the kids with custom water cups that turned purple when filled

Tucker decor
The centerpieces featured beautiful floral pieces set on top of silver urns

 Tucker napkins

Colorful guest towels in the restrooms stating, “Keep Calm and Celebrate,” “Keep Calm and Mazel Tov” and “Keep Calm and Party On,” added to the custom branding of the event

Tucker dj

The energy and charisma from Flow Entertainment kept guests on the dance floor all evening. Perimeter lighting and draped fabric in the party colors served as a backdrop for the entertainment

 Tucker dancing
Melissa enjoying herself on the dance floor

Tucker dj

The kids and adults had a great time as seen above

Tucker dj

Great LED give-aways

 Tucker shirt

Custom apparel favors were provided by Shari Coleman of Corporate Presents. The girls received tanks and boys received basketball shorts, both with Melissa’s custom logo on each.  Plus, purple socks for the girls kept their feet comfy all night

Tucker shorts
Shorts for the boys

MT 651

An enormous interactive candy station provided by Wonka Dessert Stations, was unveiled for the first time that evening

Tucker Mitzvah Exit

As guests left the venue, there was a cupcake truck waiting to give them a treat “On the Go”

Tucker cupcake truck

Guests were able to select from a few of the delicious offerings from Flirty Cupcakes Chicago, in customized boxes with Melissa’s logo

 Tucker Mitzvah Project

 For her Mitzvah Project, Melissa wanted a project that involved her friends and made a difference.  She created a team for the Autism Speaks Walk calling their team, “Maddie & Melissa’s Mitzvah Magic.” Together with her closest friends and family, they walked the beautiful Chicago Botanic Garden and raised money for Autism

Autism Walk, MA & Friends
Team Mitzvah Magic

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

Venue: Pinstripes, 847-480-2323
Party Planner: Mom, Debbie Tucker, Eventure, LLC, 847-877-7899
Décor: Epic Events, 847-272-3742
Invitations/Calligraphy: Ilene Diamond, 847-677-9607
Photographer: North Shore Photography, 847-849-5546
Videography: Video Experience, 847-843-3365
Custom Montage: Xpress Video, 224-723-5111
Entertainment: Flow Entertainment, 312-341-0800
Favors: Shari Coleman, Corporate Presents, 847-509-9988
Table candy: My M&M’s
Branded guest napkins/custom cupcake boxes: Eventure, LLC.
Dessert Candy Station
: Wonka Desserts, 847-961-6444
Cupcake Truck: Flirty Cupcakes, 312-852-4441
Bat Mitzvah Dress: Frankie’s on the Park, 773-248-0400
Security: Elite Scheduling, 847-513-2075

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