Even during the ceremony, you could tell that Max's theme was hockey related. We loved his Pittsburgh Penguin Kippah, Pittsburgh Penguin tie and custom black and yellow tallit. A luncheon followed the ceremony and the tables were decorated with yellow and black balloons (Penguin's colors). Before entering the Daytona Ice Area, guests stopped and posed in front of a Step and Repeat backdrop, which was emblazoned with the Pittsburgh Penguin's logo and a specially designed logo to commemorate Max's Bar Mitzvah.
There was certainly not a lack of activities for Max's guests! They played foosball, air hockey, arcade games and skated around the Daytona Ice Arena. The doorway to the Arena was flanked by silver, black and white balloons with balloons spelling out Max's name. Rebecca designed and Paul, Max's father, built the centerpieces, which is comprised of a hockey skate stuffed with balloons and tinsel. The hockey skates were actually Max's from previous years. How cool are those?! Two Left Feet provided a customized ice sculpture, which was carved with the Penguin logo and Maxwell's name.
Guests received foam fingers and tons of other customized party favors. Guests noshed on food including stadium style pretzels, a s'more station and a chocolate fountain. Rebecca Goldberg made all of desserts including sea salt dark chocolate truffles, funfetti truffles, chocolate covered pretzels and more!
One of our favorite details was the customized Hockey Stick Adirondack Chair, which Max was raised in during the Hora Dance. Everyone had such a blast dancing, playing games, skating and celebrating Max. It was definitely a day to remember!
Vendors | Ceremony: Congregation of Reform Judaism | Reception: Daytona Ice Arena | Luncheon Catering: Bagel King | Catering: Arthur's Catering | Cake: Publix | All other desserts: Rebecca Goldberg | Cake Topper: Cole Family Creations | DJ, Lighting and Custom Ice Sculpture: Two Left Feet | Hockey Stick Picture France for Signing: Hockey Stick Frames | Hockey Stick Adirondack Chair: Upcycle Hockey | Game Rental: Absolute Amusements | Favors (custom mini-wood hockey sticks, custom pucks and custom bangers): www.minisportsballs.com | Bags for Favors: www.shop.nhl.com | DIY Card Box: LCDDeStash | Hockey Skate Centerpieces: Paul Goldberg | Referee Chair Covers: Your Chair Covers | Custom Kippah: Sewing Circle Boutique | Invitations: Sarah Schwartz Mitzvah Paper Co. | Sydney Crosby Fathead: Amazon with stand by Trophy Factory Plus Framing | Balloons: Balloons and Costumes by Beth | Party Planner: Rebecca Goldberg | Step & Repeat: A Magic Moment Photo and Video | Photography: A Magic Moment Photo and Video |