Instagram Inspired Bat Mitzvah Theme

The Weinberg Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

The Weinberg Bat Mitzvah Family Spotlight

Jessie Weinberg celebrated her Bat Mitzvah on March 9, 2013 at Temple Beth Shalom in Roslyn Heights, New York.

The Weinbergs had a traditional Havdalah service where Jessie read from the Torah, and was followed by a fabulous party with a “Jessiegram” theme to celebrate her hard work in preparing to become a Bat Mitzvah and to celebrate her 13th birthday.

Pictured L-R: Mom Susan, Bat Mitzvah girl Jessie, Dad Matt and younger Sister Ali.

Jessie Weinberg invitation

Event planner Michelle Farber of M. Studio Events worked with the family on all the party details including this beautiful invitation suite in a purple and silver color palette

Jessie Weinberg Mitzvah Style

Jessie’s beautiful purple gown, embellished with crystals, was from It’s Simply For You

weissberg jessiegram logo

The theme was “Jessiegram,” a play on Instagram. Instagram is a fun way to share photos via social media and it was brought to life by event planner, Michelle Farber. The result was a sophisticated and fun party utilizing many of the popular symbols that all the kids and adults are familiar with. The gorgeous Jessiegram sign that hung from the ceiling featured her logo and was embellished with crystals

Jessie Weinberg place cards

 Since Instagram is all about pictures, Jessiegram was too! Using a purple palette, Michelle collaborated with Stefan’s Florist to create the decor using lots of pictures of the Bat Mitzvah girl. The place cards featured pictures of Jessie

Jessie Weinberg decor

Beautiful purple draping with pictures of Jessie framed the entrance to the kid’s area

Jessie Weinberg decor
There were oversized pictures of Jessie behind the light up bar

Jessie Weinberg decor

Centerpiece lamp shades included shots of Jessie from her photo shoot

Jessie Weissberg ballroom
The ballroom walls looked amazing with pictures of Jessie and purple up lighting

Jessie Weinberg details

Michelle Farber is known for branding events and incorporated “Jessegram” creatively into the decor by using #hashtag symbols throughout. The cocktail sign for the adults was framed in purple bling and highlighted the specialty drinks available

Jessie Weinberg details

The satin pillow says it all!

Jessie Weinberg decor

LED light up cocktail tables with Instagram symbols


A young guest wearing a t-shirt giveaway = #amazing!

Jessie Weissberg socks

 Jessie’s friends wearing socks with her Jessiegram logo!

Jessie Weissberg socks
A few different logos were printed on different color socks to show a “branded” feel for the party

Weissberg soap
Even #soap and Jessiegram hand towels were placed in the bathrooms

Weissberg earplugs

In keeping with the purple color scheme, #earplugs were provided at the grandparents table

 Jessie Weinberg favor

The hooded grey sweatshirts and sweatpants with Jessie’s logo were created by M. Studio Events. The back of the sweatshirts were personalized with each kid’s last name

Jessie Weissberg friends sweatpants

Jessie and her friends showing off their sweatpants

Jessie Weinberg favor

The silver favor bags had Jessie’s logo on a purple label

Jessie Weinberg details

From the #togo bags to a reminder about changing the clocks, not a detail was missed!

weissberg Exit bags #change your clocks

Guests found 2 bottles of water with custom logos and change the clock cards in their cars to remind them that it was daylight savings time 

Weissberg MItzvah Exit Favor

The valet placed a key chain on the guests’ keys 


Mitzvah Project:
Jessie donated a portion of her Bat Mitzvah gifts to the Child-Life Services Department of Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, a division of North Shore LIJ Hospital. This department ensures that the children who are admitted to the hospital are made comfortable by helping them understand the sometimes scary things they see in a hospital. Child Life Specialists provide kid-friendly activities and games to help them cope with their medical situation.

Advice from Mom Susan:
“The best advice I can give to another mom is to trust the professionals you hire to work on your party. This is what they do, and they know what to do and how to execute it flawlessly. Set a realistic budget based on the venue and catering, photo, music, entertainment and decor (and don’t forget to add gratuities into your budget) and try to stick to it because there are always things you will want to add as the date approaches, which can add another 10-20% to the bottom line. There are a lot of things that happen in the last month, like table placement, montage, favors, etc. If you are a working mom it can become overwhelming. There are certain things that you can’t get done until you have your final count, but if you can plan early and finalize the menu, decor, montage, and the favors, you will be able to relax the last couple weeks and really enjoy the event.”

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

Venue: Temple Beth Shalom, 516-621-2288
Caterer: Craig Weinberg, Joseph Craig Caterers, 516-621-8200
Photographer/Videographer/Sign-in book/Photo Blowups: Steven Strutt, Stephen Andrews Photography, 516-780-9100
Party Planner/Invitations:
Michelle Farber, M.Studio Events, 516-418-3131
Danae, Stefan’s Florist, 516-239-2402
Party Details:
Cocktail napkins, socks, earplugs, dancer t-shirts, soap, flashlights: M. Studio Events
Mitzvah Exit:
“Togo” cups, bags, custom waters, flashlights, change your clocks cards, M. Studio Events
Music Entertainment: Tom Kaufman, Tom Kaufman Productions, 212-223-0962
Extra Entertainment: Magician: The Amazing Ken Salaz, 917-952-8967
Jessie’s Gown:
It’s Simply for You (closed), 516-921-2863
Sister Ali’s temple and party dresses:
Fetch Dress Boutique (closed), 516-864-0660
Kelly Haas, 516-410-8402
Amanda Evans, 516-456-1400

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