When a ski racing 13-year old celebrates his Bar Mitzvah, the party should be as exciting and serene as skiing itself. Photo Credit: Chris Herder Photography.
Mom Amy said, “we call a ski mountain his happy place and wanted to create an event that was truly representative of that place.” It certainly was!
Bar Mitzvah Service
The ceremony was intimate, held outdoors at Ethan’s home.
Ethan was born very premature and the March of Dimes is close to his family’s heart. For his Mitzvah project, Ethan participated in a walkathon with 35 of his family and friends, and he raised $9,000 to support the cause March for Babies. According to his mom, “it was a special day and something we will now make an annual tradition.”
Bar Mitzvah Party
A spectacular ski-themed reception followed at New Jersey’s SPACE. This versatile event space features an elegant catering hall, trendy night club, high-tech video games, laser tag, bowling, and so much more. Founder Elvira Grau and her team specialize in creating one-of-a-kind events, and take care of everything from the event planning and design to the music and entertainment.
Mini Lucite skis were specifically made for these centerpieces!
Custom trail signs directed guests to different corners of the party, while lift tickets made for the perfect escort cards.
Elvira and her team thought out every detail to showcase the winter sports theme.
Ethan’s family dressed to match the party’s color scheme, in whites, blues, silvers and giant ski socks!
All of the attractions at SPACE, including the on-site bowling alley, were a huge hit with the kids! For added entertainment, a Beanie Bar let Ethan’s friends create their own winter hats! Guests were also able to make their own cell phone covers.
For the adults at the bar, the ski shot was a clever addition and totally appropriate!
Servers maintained the ski lodge theme, wearing custom t-shirts and ski goggles!
The food at SPACE was not only delicious, but also artfully presented.
Bar Mitzvah Cake
A ski cake by Pink Cake Box was designed with lovely detail, as were the cupcake tiers beneath.
That wasn’t all. A waffle truck waited outside, sending guests off with a sweet treat. Adults received amazing S’mores mason jars when they left.
Party Theme: Ski, Skiing (View All Bar Mitzvah Theme Ideas)
Colors: Blue, White, Silver
Venue and Catering – SPACE, Englewood New Jersey
Event Design and Centerpieces – Elvira Grau, SPACE NJ
Music / DJ – SPACE NJ
Photographer – Chris Herder Photography
Beanie Bar, Cell Phone Cover and Waffle Truck – Total Entertainment
Band – Annie Masciandaro
Invitations, Sweatshirts, T-shirts for kids & servers – Gail Steinberg Design
Cupcakes and Cake Topper – Pink Cake Box