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Bar & Bat Mitzvahs

It’s all about customizing – colors, logo’s, party flavors & games. The Mitzvah circuit in NYC is bigger, better and more extravagant than ever. While great music, a legendary Horah and candle lighting are still central moments of each celebration, defining and designing a concept has become the norm. While themes still come up now and then, kids these days want a more sophisticated feel. The shift has gone from themes to colors and logos.

Robyn Fruchterman, Deborah Miller Catering’s Director of Events and Conceptual design was recently hired to cater a Bat Mitzvah at 150 West 83rd working with event planner Lori Minkin of LJM events

For this Bat Mitzvah, the designer and Robyn began with the basics. 150W83rd is a clean, white loft with a terrace. The capacity varies with the setup and can seat 120 with round tables and up to 180 with communal tables. The room has direct access to a roof terrace and a state of the art audio and video system including a projector and theme. The Bat Mitzvah girl wanted a sophisticated party so Lori used the white loft feel and brought in furniture and lighting to set the stage for a cool club feel. The white furniture and Lucite chairs were interspersed with pops of color. Lavender& silver was seen in the florals, food design, and as accent pillows on the white furniture.

White and Lavendar Centerpieces wrapped in Diamante

Lori also brought in games- as games are a must these days. For this party, the kids played pop a shot, connect four & foosball throughout the evening.

As a cool interactive snack, Lori choose to incorporate Deborah Miller Catering’s signature popcorn bar. Tin buckets of white cheddar popcorn, caramel popcorn and movie theater style hug from pegs on an interactive display for kids to mix and match from.

The dinner menu was customized to reflect the families’ favorites, as well as encompass the logo and colors. Everyone loves options and in addition to heavily passed hors d’oeuvres, guests also enjoyed a make your own taco bar and sushi station.

Taco Bar Buffet Line

Taco Bar Buffet Line

Kids Love Sushi

Kids Love Sushi

The room was set up with two bars, one for the adults and one for the kids with signature cocktails celebrating Carly at both. The kids mocktail bar featured “The Carly”, a grape juice spritzer garnished with a purple and white straw. In addition to a full open bar, the over 21 crowd was able to sip on the adult version of “The Carly” which was a delicious combination of vodka, blue curacao, lime juice, grenadine and cranberry juice.

As the evening heated up, dessert buffets were opened including a silver and lavender inspired candy bar and am on site cotton candy machine whipping up cones of spun sugar on site, in lavender of course!

 Interactive desserts – cotton candy

Interactive desserts – cotton candy

Cotton Candy Display

Cotton Candy Display

And if that were not enough, Deborah Miller Catering brought in our smore maker who blazed marshmallows to order.

Smore Master Roasting Marshmallow

Smore Master Roasting Marshmallow

The party was a raging success, as it included all of the ingredients for the perfect celebration- a perfect space, great people, amazing food, creative cocktails and a fantastic DJ.

Full Bat Mitzvah Menu


Passed Hors d' Oeuvres


Tuna Tataki


Compressed Cucumber * Wasabi Aioli * Sesame Seeds * Soy Lime


Pepper Crusted Tenderloin Crostini


Spicy Corn Relish * Roasted Garlic Aioli


Sugar Snap Pea Cannoli


Coach Farm Goat Cheese * Tomato Dust


Marinated Baby Lamb Chops


Rosemary * Garlic * Mint Pesto


Mushroom and Herb Goat Cheese Tartlets


Shaved Fresno Chili * Micro Greens


Sesame Chicken Lollipop


Lime Sriracha Duck Sauce * Toasted Sesame Seeds * Carrot Confetti


Golden Beet Stack


Baby Golden Beets * Buffalo Mozzarella * Pistachio Pesto


Pigs in a Blanket


Spicy Brown Mustard * Ketchup




Popcorn Bucket Bar


Fill your own lavender paper BAGS with Carly logo sticker with scoopers


-All American


-Classic Caramel


-White Cheddar


- Silver Hershey Kisses


Served in clear buckets


Popcorn Bar - Wood Peg Board








Tuna Cucumber Rolls * Salmon Avocado Rolls * California Rolls * Cucumber Rolls * Made to Order



Make Your Own Tacos & Guacamole Station with on-site Taco Chef


Handmade Corn & Flour Tortillas




Slow Cooked Brisket


Sweet Potato & Black Bean Hash


Grilled Pineapple Mahi Mahi


Topped With


Chopped Red Onions


Chopped Cilantro


Sliced Radishes


Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese


Pico de Gallo


Spicy Aioli


Hot Sauce


Make your Own Guacamole


Hand Smashed Avocado


with Assorted Toppings:


Cuban Style Black Beans


Toasted Pepitas


Fresh Pomegranate Seeds


Roasted Corn


Pico de Gallo


Fresh Sliced Jalapenos


Served with Tortilla Chips and Plantain Chips




Salads to be displayed and served in assorted cocktail glasses - on tiered display made from DMC cubes and trays


Kale Jalapeno Caesar Salad with Plantain Disc Crouton


Compressed Watermelon, Fresh Mint, Watercress & Feta


Quinoa with Radicchio, Asparagus, Cucumber & Green Garlic Vinaigrette


Seared Chicken & Mango Nappa Cabbage, Caracara Orange Vinaigrette


Bianca Bread, Focaccia & Breadsticks






(There will be 1 Sushi Bar Together for Adults & Kids)


Tuna Cucumber Rolls * Salmon Avocado Rolls * California Rolls * Cucumber Rolls * Made to Order


Served on traditional sushi boats with chopsticks, ginger, wasabi and soy sauce




Mini Tomato Mozzarella and Fresh Basil Flatbread Pizza


Mac-n-Cheese Cupcakes


Crispy Parmesan Crust


Traditional Mini Grilled Cheese Bites


French Fries with Ketchup


Served in paper cone & sprinkled with salt


Individual Caesar Salad


Homemade Croutons




(Fill your own Chinese Take Out Containers)


Vegetable Lo Main


Soy Ginger Grilled Chicken Skewers


Vegetable Egg Rolls


Flash Fried Chicken Dumplings


Fortune Cookies




Classic S'mores


Made to order and finished with a chef manned blow torch


Graham Crackers * Hershey's Chocolate * Marshmallows


Served in craft paper boats


Mini Logo Cupcakes


Lavender * Silver * Purple * White


Assorted decorations:


"C" logo






Cake Pops


Lavender * Silver * Purple * White Decorated


Lavender, White & Silver Mini Truffles


Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Devils Food Cake


Filled Glass Cubes


Peppermint Patties


Hershey Kisses




Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches


Home baked Chocolate Chip Cookies * Vanilla Ice Cream


half with purple sprinkles


Coffee , Decaf, Assorted Teas


Sugars, Skim Milk & Creamer


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