Surfs Up Bar Mitzvah – Surfing Theme Party at Temple Beth Torah

There are few things as automatically cool as surfing and playing the guitar, so a Bar Mitzvah incorporating both had to be the epitome of awesome!

Bar Mitzvah Party with Surf / Surfing Theme, Long Island NY

 Photographer credit: Stephen Andrews Studio

Grand Entrance

Bar Mtzvah Entrance Hallway with Larger than Life Size PhotosMax celebrated his special day at Temple Beth Torah in Melville, Long Island, with renowned in-house Kosher caterer Gala Event and Food Artistry.  Every inch of the space celebrated the guest of honor and showcased his interests, beginning with the larger-than-life photos at the entrance to the party.

Surfboard Bar Mitzvah Grand EntranceA surfboard entrance was a cool way to kick-off the festivities.

Sign-In Board

Surfboard Sign-in Board for Surfing Theme Bar Mitzvah Party in NYKeeping with the surfing theme, a retro surfboard made the perfect sign in board.

Catering

Upscale Beet Salad - Kosher Bar Mitzvah Catering Long Island

According to Max’s mom Quyen, “Gayle, and her entire staff at Gala Event and Food Artistry were exceptional. They were extremely detail oriented and treated us like family. Every appetizer and entree was delicious.” The mouth-watering Kosher menu items included Chicken Margarita Shooters, a Peter Luger Steak Station, a Party Ball Station (including eggplant, meat and chicken balls served with fun condiments), Candy Cane Martinis, and more!

Bar Mitzvah Boy - Pre-Party Photo Shoot Long Island New YorkThe family was so thrilled with the event and the quality of service that they just booked their son Jack’s bar mitzvah at Temple Beth Torah as well!

Bar Mitzvah Logo

Surfing Theme Bar Mitzvah Logo & Decorations, New YorkMax’s father Jonathan, who does custom design and printing for a living as the President of PPD&G, designed and created most of the centerpieces and table cloths with the event’s “Rock the Wave” logo.  PPD&G also produced custom decor and giveaways for the party.

Bar Mitzvah Logo - Acrylic Black & White Psychedelic DesignNY Bar Mitzvah - Surf & Music ThemeMom’s dress was a perfect fit with the overall feeling and vibe of the night. Melony Mazzeo dressed her, offering a great one-on-one shopping experience.

Centerpieces & Decor

Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces with the Child Photo Glowing & Slowly Spinning - So Cool!The centerpieces lit up and slowly spun around on the tables for a really eye-catching detail!

Surfing & Rock Music Theme Bar Mitzvah Ideas & Centerpieces

Bar Mitzvah LED DJ Booth & Dance FloorLED lighting enhanced the space’s ambiance, from the dance floor to the décor.

Lounge

Bar Mitzvah Chic Teen Lounge with Custom Photo PillowsThe lounge area was just as chic as the centerpieces, decorated with white couches and cool photos of the bar mitzvah boy.

Surfing Theme Bar Mitzvah at Long Island Temple NY

Silken white fabric draped over the space, creating an airy separation from the rest of the party.

Bar Mitzvah Long Island - Surf Theme

For his Mitzvah Project, Max was inspired by his passion for sneakers. He found an organization called Dornbecher Freestyle, and is donating a portion of his gifts to Dornbecher Hospital – an organization that partnered with Nike’s top creative talent to give young patients an opportunity to design their own sneakers. Max has been restoring, buying and selling shoes for over a year in order to raise money on his own to donate to Dornbecher. He plans to continue with this venture, and is currently creating a sneaker cleaning kit.

Reception

Bar Mitzvah Drums & Party Entertainment for Music & Surfing ThemeThe party never stopped, with Maxx Events Entertainment bringing break dancers, percussionists, and plenty of fun!

Long Island Bar Mitzvah Party Entertainment

Bar Mitzvah Party at Long Island Synagogue, Gala Event & Food Artistry at Temple Beth TorahBar Mitzvah at Temple Beth Torah, Long Island NYBar Mitzvah Boy, Emotional During MontageLaughs and tears flowed during the montage and speeches.

Candle Lighting

Cool & Modern Candle Lighting Idea

The candle lighting reflected the modern evening motif, with crystal vases holding tea lights for a chic effect.Bar Mitzvah Candle Lighting - Crystal Candelabra

 Favors

Bar Mitzvah Party Favors - Hoodies, T-shirts & BagsIn addition to tons of giveaways guests received on the dance floor, Max’s friends took home custom hoodies, t-shirts and drawstring bags, created by PPD&G, featuring the “Rock The Wave” theme.  Gala Event and Food Artistry also had some fun surprises in store, including snow cones for guests to enjoy on the way out.

Modern & Unique Bar Mitzvah Candle Lighting DisplayMax’s entire party was cool, modern, and totally him. We are so happy to have been a part of it! Mazel Tov to his entire family! 

Vendors:
Venue: Temple Beth Torah, Long Island New York
Caterer:  Gala Event and Food Artistry
Custom Table Centerpieces, Décor, and Giveaways: PPD&G
Photographer: Stephen Andrews Studio
Entertainment:  Maxx Events Entertainment
Centerpieces: Hi-Tech Entertainment
Stylist: Melony Mazzeo

Written by Allison Grossman

Allison Grossman