It is amazing what you can do with balloons.  Balloon Artist, Carolynn Hayman with POP! Designs and Creations has some wonderfully creative projects including:

50th Birthday Centerpiece


Jack’s mother, Stephanie Feldman, is the owner of Cutie Patootie Creations that specializes in Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvah’s. So, there was no doubt that his Bat Mitzvah would be an occasion to remember!  Just as expected, Stephanie planned a beautiful event with the central theme being two of Jack’s favorite sports- Wrestling and Lacrosse! Let us take a closer look at this fun-filled event.


Bar Mitzvah Invitations

Navy blue, which is Jack’s favorite color, features in the argyle-style invitations that Stephanie custom-created for this occasion. Neat, crisp and uncluttered, these offer a sneak peek into the party that we will soon see!

2-Table roster

Bar Mitzvah Decorations

How clever is this seating arrangement where each table is named after famous college lacrosse and wrestling teams! The professional appearance of this table roster is impressive and sophisticated.

3- Logos

Cutie Patootie Creations

Logos highlighting the sports forms were custom-created for Jack’s big celebration. They appear throughout the décor, in lampshades, banners and custom labels. Navy blue lampshades with the custom logo are used as centerpieces at round tables. Don’t they look magnificent in this setting?


Lacrosse Ice Sculpture

We can see the amazing blue and neon lighting that Jack wanted in the background. The screens highlight the logo that Stephanie created for this event!

5-Gifts for out-of-town guests

Gifts for out of town guests

How thoughtful are the treats Stephanie put together for out-of-town guests! A box customized with the party logo carries a range of snacks to munch on, playing cards for entertainment and many more goodies. Water bottles are also personalized for the event, with custom labels that match the design on the welcome box.

6-Sign-in pillow


This sign-in pillow is simply brilliant. How interesting is this creative alternative to the traditional guest book!

 7-Menu card
place setting
The menu matches the invitation suite design, with argyle-style details that stand out against the beautiful navy pin-tuck table linen.

8-Candle lighting

Jack Lacrosse

Stephanie takes perfection to a whole other level with the design of this amazing candle lighting setting. She had the party logo carved in ice by artisan ice sculpturists. How impressive is that!

9-Party favor Koozies


The Feldmans not only treated the adults at the party to a variety of beverages, they also gifted them stylish Koozies to keep their drinks cool. The functional party favors are neatly stacked into pyramid towers on either side of the display board and magnificent flower arrangement.

10- Candy buffet

Jac candy

Jack’s young friends indulged in a delicious candy buffet, that was another pretty party display.  Every big and small detail at this event speaks of Stephanie’s love and adoration for her son, and how important this day was for their family! Jack certainly is one lucky boy, and I am sure he and the guests at his party will always fondly remember his Bar Mitzvah in the years to come!



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