The Fisher Family Bat Mitzvah

The Fisher family of Parkland, FL, celebrated their daughter Brianna’s Bat Mitzvah on September 26, 2015.

Bri’s theme was “Bri Happy.” Bri’s gorgeous invitation was custom made by Jane Yaffe of Plain Jane Graphics. The white, hot pink, yellow and sparkle emoji invitation was the perfect preview of Bri’s fun celebration.

The Havdalah service was held at Congregation Kol Tikvah and officiated by Rabbi Boxman and Cantor Arnold. Bri’s family, including her parents, Mary and Jay, and sister, Gabby, participated in the service. It was especially meaningful that the Torah was passed down to Brianna starting with her Great Uncle Max.

Male guests were given custom smiley face yarmulkes that went along with Bri’s theme.

Bri’s stunning dress was made by Terani Couture. Gabby’s dress was Zoe ltd. Mary’s dress was Carmen Marc Valvo. Jay’s suit was Ermenegildo Zegna.

Bri’s mom, Mary’s advice to Mitzvah Planning Parents is to not worry about how your child will do. Thanks to Bri’s wonderful tutor, Fred Berkowitz, Bri did wonderful at the service. Mary said, “Your child will rise to the occasion and knock it out of the park!”

The party was held at Congregation Kol Tikvah immediately following the service. Brittany and Teresa Anderson of Party Perfect did an exceptional job on the décor and carried the “Bri Happy” theme throughout the party.

The room was decorated in a fun yet sophisticated way. Hot pink blinged out roses were displayed on white light up towers. The tables included Bri’s cute emoji logo in a variety of ways. Hot pink table clothes with bright yellow napkins were used. Clear Chivari chairs were accented with hot pink chair pads. The room was illuminated with bright pink up lights. Hanging discs and emojis were the perfect complement to the incredible room.

Bri’s kid’s lounge area included white lounge furniture with custom logo and emoji pillows. Light up tables with Bri’s logo were surrounded by bright pink stools.

The center of the white dance floor had Bri’s logo.

The white light up bar featured Bri’s logo and said “Drink and Bri Happy.”

Bri’s adorable sign in board was a 30 x 30 canvas with her smiley face logo and date. Guests used sharpies to sign in corresponding colors.

The Fisher Family did not miss a beat! Even the place cards were cute emoji cake pops with each guest’s name. There were two cake pops per couple so that each guest could enjoy these tummy treats.

Bri’s guests enjoyed a wonderful and meaningful montage created by Cheryl Runsdorf. Cheryl also put together an incredible montage on a loop of Bri’s Pre-Mitzvah Photo Shoot. The pictures cycled through the night.

Bri’s candle lighting display included her name, pretty flowers, a smiling emoji and three candles. The first was for her family, both near and far. The second was for her friends. The third was for her parents, Mary and Jay, and sister, Gabby.

MC David from Pure Energy kept Bri and her guests on the dance floor all night. Giveaways included t-shirts, hats, pink and yellow beaded necklaces, glow necklaces, bracelets, rings, smiley face slap bracelets, sunglasses and personalized lip balm. Bri’s friends also loved the photo booth, air hockey table, pop-a-shot and airbrushed tattoos.

The girls were given darling emoji socks on the dance floor.

Bri and her dad Jay enjoyed a special daddy daughter dance.

The food was provided by Haute Cuisine. There were abundant passed appetizers. The kids enjoyed a buffet of chicken fingers, sliders, fries, soft pretzels and mac and cheese bites. The adults loved the Middle Eastern, pasta and meatball, mashed potato and Asian stations. Passed desserts included apple crumble, cookies and milk, cheesecake, mini molten cake, Crème Brule, an ice cream bar and cotton candy. Guests also loved the blinged out candy buffet.

Guest were given custom bags to bring home candy treats.

Custom napkins with Bri’s logo were used throughout the evening.

Water bottles with Bri’s logo were available for the guests.

Each of Bri’s friends left with a sweatshirt provided by Favor Me – Nicole Melamed of Parkland, FL.

The adults left with delicious donuts in custom boxes.

The Fisher Family had an amazing night that they will never forget!

Bri has danced for 12 years. Her Mitzvah Project included collecting gently used dance costumes and shoes for kids in need. Bri was able to collect over 200 costumes and over 40 pairs of shoes. Items were sent to an organization called “From Our Hearts to Your Toes.”

Mary’s advice to Mitzvah Planning Parents is to enjoy every minute because it goes by so quickly. Mary reminds parents to not lose sight of the beautiful religious experience of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Pictures taken by Crystal Fielding.