Sandy’s Bar Mitzvah service was May 26, 2012 at Temple Beth Torah in Melville, NY, followed by a party at Crimson nightclub in New York City.
Mom Karin “Sandy is a thoughtful, kind, fun, and creative boy. He enjoys playing basketball and tennis, skiiing, drawing, and loves hanging out with his friends.”
Sandy’s temple shoot and family portraits were shot on one of the most beautiful days of the years by Luciebelle Photography. The weather for the party…not so much. They had to fight against unbearable humidity and narrowly averted a torrential down pour. Still, everyone had an amazing time.
The bar mitzvah color scheme was blue, black and silver. Photos were the inspiration for much of the decor. The bar mitzvah centerpieces were lucite photo cubes with photos of Sandy. Photofetti (little round photos of Sandy) was sprinkled across the tables. There were three blow-up photos of Sandy by the bar and dance floor and oversized balloons hovered by the ceiling. Sandy also had a photobooth, called “the booth” at his party, and the guests had a great time taking photos with the props they offered.
Photo Cube CenterpiecesThe family’s favorite thing about Sandy’s Bar Mitzvah celebration was the relaxed atmosphere of the night. Sandy, brother Drew, and dad Eric wore jeans and the guests were told to wear whatever they felt comfortable in. Bar Mitzvah Cake & Candle LightingMom Karin’s Mitzvah Mom Advice
When planning, don’t overthink things. Choose what you like and then realize that it’s not a life decision, it’s just a party and what makes the night is the energy and the people at the party, not the things in the room.
For Sandy’s Mitzvah project he sponsored an owl named Solomon from Volunteers for Wildlife, an organization on Long Island that helps preserve the Island’s wildlife and their habitats. Sandy loves animals and went to visit the owls and other wildlife at Bailey Arboretum, where they live. He donated part of his money from his Bar Mitzvah gifts to VW and is planning to participate in a beach cleanup, which will help make the animals’ environments safer. Great Work, Sandy!!
Mazel Tov to Sandy and the Greenberg family! Thanks to you and Tiffany Oelfke from Luciebelle Photography for sharing your special day with us!