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Lights, Camera… Let’s Party!

February 2nd, 2015
The glitz, glam and thrill of Hollywood came to life for one special Bat Mitzvah girl.  It was an incredible night in Westchester for Judy to be the celebrity of the party!

Hollywood Bat Mitzvah in Westchester

Our mission to turn Judy into a starlet, and Trump National in Briarcliff into a setting fit for fame, came with one guiding principle: it was all about the bling! With that in mind, and a color scheme of pink, silver and black, we got to work designing a party that would make Judy feel famous and fabulous.

On the big day, complete immersion in the “Hollywood” feeling came to life.  It began from a distance, as large search lights lit up the night for guests approaching the venue.

Spotlight Entrance

To enter the party, it was a walk on the custom-made oversized red carpet, of course! Faux paparazzi – life-size cutouts enhanced with props and lighting – greeted party-goers. They then passed through a doorway flanked by larger-than-life Oscar statues, made entirely of cut gold mirror and up-lit to show off every sparkle. The sounds of adoring fans and cameras clicking furiously, while flash bulbs popped, would have felt like home to any Hollywood celebrity, ensuring an authentic red carpet experience for Judy’s guests and preparing them for a glamour-filled evening.

Red Carpet Entrance with Paparazzi

Upon entering, attendees were greeted by a life-size cutout of the beautiful guest of honor before stopping for a quick photo op in true celebrity style.Life-size cutout for Photo Op

Judy’s Walk of Fame, made of shiny black mirror and complete with her own inlaid custom logo star, led the way to the cocktail hour. On the way in, guests grabbed their feather- and rhinestone-accented escort cards.

Entrance foyer with Hollywood Star

Judy's Hollywood Star

Escort Card Table

Escort Cards with Feather & Rhinestone Accents

Inside the main ballroom, no detail was overlooked. We took every opportunity to incorporate sophisticated lighting techniques and shiny, sparkly design highlights into the décor, and make sure Judy really felt like a star.

The big three at this event were sequins, sparkle and shine!

The big three at this event were sequins, sparkle and shine!

Pink mirror dance floor with Hollywood light up sign

The walls and ceiling were draped with beautiful sheer pink fabric, which was reflected in the pink mirrored dance floor.

Tables beckoned diners with custom chair covers, sequined charger plates, shimmering pink and black linens, and stunning crystal centerpieces with 10-foot high feather plumes.

Feather centerpieces and the glamorous dining area

Judy's Hollywood Sign

Film Reel Hollywood Photo Shoot

Judy was literally “everywhere,” with her name in lights, her photos (actually taken in Hollywood, CA!) featured in a giant filmstrip, and her personalized star logo projected on large screens. A true star of stage and screen.

Hollywood Party Themed Cake

The amazing cake, made by Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes in Cos Cob, Connecticut, picked up on many of the design aspects of the event, and featured our favorite starlet waving from a limo as she approached another red carpet affair.

Cher Lloyd Private Performance for Hollywood Bat Mitzvah

The crowd went wild when celebrity guest singer Cher Lloyd arrived to bring the party to the next level with a live performance!

Best Night Ever! Hollywood Bat Mitzvah in Westchester County

With the design to set the mood, Judy and her guests were ready to celebrate…. She had the night of her life, and left with beautiful memories (and photos!) to last a lifetime.

Check out our time lapse video of the X-Quisite Team transforming Trump National from A golf course to a Hollywood night to remember:

Event Decor & Design: X-Quisite Flowers & Events

Photography: Arnold Brower Photography

Additional Photography & Montages: Ray Karaman

Time Lapse Video: Christopher Pasi

Venue: Trump National Westchester

Cake: Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes