Emma’s Art Theme Bat Mitzvah Party

Art Theme Bat Mitzvah Party
Most teens hope to choose a bar or bat mitzvah theme that reflects their personality and interests.  Sometimes this is easy and sometimes…not so much.  In Emma’s case, having an art-themed bat mitzvah was a perfect fit. According to Emma’s mom Melissa, “Emma has always been a creative soul.  She began painting when she was two years old in mommy-and-me classes.  She has continued to paint, draw and doodle, and has recently started drawing manga cartoons.  She has truly blossomed from a shy child into an imaginative, artistic teenager.”

Art Theme Bat Mitzvah CeilingEmma’s talent and creativity was the inspiration for her art-themed bat mitzvah, which took place on March 2, 2013 at Temple Beth Abraham in Westchester, NY.  The family worked with Mizrahi Centerpieces to turn the event space into an brightly-colored art gallery.  Inspired by Emma’s artwork, Mizrahi Centerpieces super-sized the pieces, made them 3-dimensional, and bordered them with fun and whimsical frames.

The art theme was used throughout the event.  The kippahs were a watercolor-design in bright colors.

Yarmulkes, Kippot | Watercolor, Art ThemeEmma’s tallis was also a watercolor design handmade by Ina Bearak Helfand.
Tallis Watercolor Pink & PurpleEmma’s bat mitzvah dress resembled a bright impressionist painting of a garden.
Emma Art Bat Mitzvah DressThe bat mitzvah invitations were a vibrant, artistic mix of orange, blue and green.
Art Theme Orange Bat Mitzvah InvitationsEmma’s original artwork was featured on her programs and on the airbrushed T-shirts that were given to the children as favors.
Bat Mitzvah ProgramsThe tables had huge, brightly colored, marbleized balloons from Balloon Artistry.
Balloon Centerpieces | Bat Mitzvah, Party
Interpretations of Emma’s original artwork hung from the ceiling, designed by Mizrahi Centerpieces.Art Theme Party ArtworkAccording to Melissa, “The artwork hanging from the ceiling was our favorite detail.  It transformed the room into a beautiful museum-like space that was whimsical and fun.”
Art Theme Party | Bat MitzvahA customized sign-in book was created for Emma using elements of her artwork.
Bat Mitzvah Sign-in Book
Mitzvah Project

For her mitzvah project, Emma chose to work with the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.  She created a program, Kidz Krafts with a Cauze.  In this program, Emma provided items for “Activity Kits” that other children assembled. The activity kits were then given to patients so they and their families can keep busy and have fun during their hospital stay.

Mitzvah Mom Advice: “I would advise mitzvah families to hire people with whom they are really comfortable when planning for their event.  Also, when interviewing vendors, moms and dads should make sure the vendor talks to and gets to know the child.  Our experience was made much better because our MC Rae Rae, our photographer Ray, and our décor designer Rob, really listened to what Emma wanted and they understood what things were and were not her style.”

Mazel Tov to Emma and her family!  Thanks to you and Mizrahi Centerpieces for sharing your special, creative and beautiful day with us.

Vendor Credits
Décor/Artwork: Robert Mizrahi, Mizrahi Centerpieces
Centerpieces:   Balloon Artistry
Venue:              Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, NY
Entertainment:  esp Productions, Inc.
Photographer:  Ray Karaman Photography
Caterer:            Tastefully Yours
Kippot:              KoolKipah.com
Tallis:                Ina Bearak Helfand
Invitations:        All the Way Home (Marcie Nobel)

Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman