Aidan’s Major Motion Mitzvah on the Hudson

Movie Ticket Escort Cards



What do you get when you mix a fantastic setting with great food, a wonderful family and a
composed and theatrical mitzvah boy? Well, you wind up with Aidan’s Major Motion Mitzvah
on the Hudson and what a celebration it was!


X2O Xaviars on the Hudson




Xaviars x2o on the Hudson was the setting for a truly magical afternoon celebrating an action
movie-loving leading man on the occasion of his becoming a Bar Mitzvah. When guests arrived
they were greeted by a giant movie poster-sized banner letting them know they were in for an
afternoon of high-end production and that they had a ticket to the closed set.

entrance way movie poster



Escort cards were in the form of a giant movie tickets and guests were sat at tables named after
some the guest of honor’s favorite films.

Movie ticket escort cards
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography


For cocktail hour young adults hung out in the top floor VIP lounge, playing games and eating
appetizers, including, of course, theater popcorn…

Directional sign leading to VIP area
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography
Popcorn appetizers for young adults


The view of the dining room from above was spectacular!

Bird's Eye View of Dining Room
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography


Adult guests got to enjoy some amazing appetizers and cocktails in the main floor bar area.

Adult cocktail hour sushi


The venue didn’t need much in terms of decor, but we added some special Plan-it Vicki touches
along the way.

Cocktail table flower arrangements



After everyone was fully refreshed and fed, they were invited to the main dining room where
the festivities would begin in earnest. As they entered they were encouraged to drop
a gift into the movie-themed card box…

Movie-themed Card Box
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography


Send a quick message to the mitzvah boy on the giant “A” keepsake…

Giant letter sign-in board
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And stop at the step-and-repeat for a quick photo…

Movie-themed Step-and-Repeat
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography


Guests matched their “tickets” with the movie-themed tables, including some of Aidan’s favorites:

Movie-poster Centerpieces
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography
Movie-themed center piece
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Movie-themed Centerpiece
Movie-themed centerpiece
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Movie-themed centerpiece
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography



You never know who’s going to drop by when they hear about a great party!

Avengers table decorations
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography



My Spidey-senses tell me the meal is served!

Menu
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography



The view of the Hudson River and the city on the horizon from the deck was awe-inspiring…

Hudson River from deck



And made a great backdrop for the DJ station inside the dining room.

DJ station
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography


The cake, lovingly decorated by a family friend, made a wonderful and delicious focal point
for the candle lighting ceremony.

Cake for candle lighting
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The montage, produced by Reel Video Group, showed that this young man has always had
the right moves!

Mitzvah Montage


Just in case you needed something sweet for the road, the same friend who decorated the cake
made these awesome cookies for guests to take home.|

Logo'd Cookies
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography



And as a lasting memento of this great occasion, all of Aidan’s young family and friends took
home this specially-designed t-shirt, complete with movie logo and all.

T-shirt party favors
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography


That’s a wrap. Mazel Tov Aidan! You did an amazing job! Two thumbs up!

T-shirt Party Favors
Photo courtesy: Susan Cohen Photography

Easy! Done! Enjoy!


Plan-it Vicki is the brainchild of Vicki Ross, an experienced Event Planner located in Avon, a suburb
of Hartford, Connecticut. Vicki has created wonderful celebrations all over Connecticut, New York
and Massachusetts. She and her staff provide services for small, intimate dinner parties as well
as large, full-scale events such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs.
For help with your next event contact Plan-it Vicki 

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