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plan it! magazine spring 2016

the party planning resource guide

Balloons cakes & desserts caterers dÉcor fashion floral invitations logowear music party planners photographers souvenirs venues videographers ...and much more!


Create an unforgettable Simcha -minus the stress

Elegant to Casual Exceeding your expectation at every step Cuisine from simple to gourmet

Bar / Bat Mitzvahs at their Best

Bar service available

Vaad certified providers available

From fun facilitators, designer center pieces, DJ’s, videography - we do it all

Orthodox to Reform Winter to Summer

Experienced, knowledgeable, ready to serve

Exclusive access to 10 acres of unparalleled fun!

Formula Go Karts Mini-Bowling

Trampoline Center

Climbing Walls Event Rooms Restaurant

Kiddie Go Kart Track

Laser Tag

Miniature Golf

Automatic Soccer Cages

Incredible Arcade

4 Acres of Picnic Area

An impeccably clean, first class facility

www.paradiseparknovi.com

248.735.1050

45799 Grand River in Novi


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Design + DĂŠcor

13 Food on-the-go! 19 The Event Show Spring 2016 Vendors

Publisher : Star Trax Events Creative Director : Becca Schlussel Graphic Designer : Michael Hnatiuk Photographers : Brett Mountain Justin Munter Abby Rose Brian Masserman Jay Dreifus Paul Stoloff Digital Dan Photography Cover photo provided by Brett Mountain Photography.

Brett Mountain Photography

Interested in advertising? becca@startrax.com


14450 W 10 Mile Rd. Oak Park, Michigan 48237

(248) 813-7800 www.annabelscatering.com


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• LEGO & ROBOT ACTIVITY STATIONS WWW.THEROBOTGARAGE.COM • (248) 723-9100

CUSTOM LEGO MOSAICS

Rent Bumpin’ Bubble Soccer for your next event at BumpingBubbles.com or by giving us a call at (248) 885-6047. Mention StarTrax and get 10% off your total rental costs!

Shift your Next Event into Overdrive We can serve up our full truck service menu at your next Graduation party, WeddinG, Bar/Bat mitzvah, sWeet sixteens, corporate party or larGe shindiG. Book the pita post food truck for your next event!

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design+decor ` by harris van cleef

Design and dĂŠcor are an integral part of every event. The creative possibilities are endless when it comes to transforming a physical space. Lighting, floral, rentals, wall coverings, signage, custom dĂŠcor and food display, all play a huge part in the outcome of a designed space. Regardless of your budget, choosing a color or theme and committing to it is paramount for a successful room. Create depth with different seating levels and perimeter lighting. Mix and match textures and like colors to draw the eye without confusing the overall vision. Mixing shapes keeps a room from becoming monotonous. In a quest to show you some of the possibilities, we have asked local photographers to share images of dĂŠcor and design to inspire and jumpstart your planning creativity.

jay dreifus photography planner cindy ziegelman 5 plan it! magazine : spring 2016

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floral + linens blossoms

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venue townsend hotel


brett mountain photography planner dee dee hoffman floral jeffrey floral architecture

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dĂŠcor mandell display design venue knollwood country club


justin munter photography dĂŠcor mandell display design

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venue st. andrews hall

digital dan photography design + dĂŠcor designs by debbie leclaire

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venue novi sheraton


masserman photography design + dĂŠcor twig & berries event design & designs by debbie leclaire venue tam-o-shanter country club

abby rose photography planner leave it to lauren events

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dĂŠcor designs by debbie leclaire

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venue the big house


paul stoloff photography dĂŠcor artful chameleon event decor

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venue detroit historical museum


All Your Events in One Place Mitzvahs • Weddings • Corporate Events • Special Occasions

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Your “Day-of” Event Coordinator Taking the stress out of Weddings & Bar/Bat Mitzvahs since 1994

Pat Blackwell, Owner

You have done the planning, now enjoy the party and leave the details to us. Our trained and experienced “Red Coat Ladies” will help you relax and enjoy your celebration with complete confidence. Your Red Coat Lady is totally ready to oversee all aspects of the day. She is prepared to handle any situation – both expected and unexpected.

Day of the Party Management for Weddings & Bar / BatTaking Mitzvahsthe stress out of Weddings & Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

✓ You’ve done the planning;

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now enjoy the party & leave the details to us.

the The Red Coat Ladies Day of The Red Coat Ladies (248) 496-4572 Party t en m e g a n Ma www.partyassurance.com www.partyassurance.com

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food

on-the-go!

Having an event at home, in a cul-de-sac, on a dead end street or parking lot, an outdoor venue or one with a large garage door? How about snacks for guests on the way into your party at any venue – or on the way out! Food Trucks and Food Carts have proven they are here to stay. There is something for everyone. Pick a nationality, a favorite food, search up your go-to dessert… it’s out there. We have gathered a few of our favorites - professional and ready to serve you!

Pita Post Fresh & Authentic!

Born and raised in Israel, Tal Sasson wanted to bring an upscale, quick food-service to the Food Truck industry, which was building momentum since 2013. The Pita Post serves up a full service menu for events, including overstuffed pita sandwiches using all fresh ingredients – natural flavors, replicating a street food experience in Israel. Their bread is made fresh and hot to order. Each pita is customized and unique – the flavor is out of this world. Hungry yet? Corporate events, social events, fairs, festivals and downtown at Campus Martius, Pita Post is serving it FRESH. www.thepitapost.com

Bigalora is on the move.

Bigalora features authentic Napoletana style pizza with Michigan’s first biga fermented pizza dough, which undergoes a natural 72 hour fermentation without the use of commercial yeast or added sugar, before being charred to perfection in 90 seconds at 900 degrees in our custom-built wood burning oven. Bigalora opened in 2010 in Southfield, MI, followed by Royal Oak, Ann Arbor and Detroit Metro Airport. Two others are set to open this summer. Their food truck was introduced in 2014, giving them the versatility to showcase their delicious pizza to the community. Hire them for any event! The Wood Fired Bigalora food truck is on the move. www.bigalora.com

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Detroit Water Ice

Experience it!

In 2015, Mitch Albom created The Detroit Water Ice Factory, following the “Newman’s Own” model of philanthropy. Our mission is to offer a delicious, top-of-the-line food product, with the sole goal of raising funds to help others. 100% of our profits help Detroit's Neediest Citizens through S.A.Y. Detroit. Doing Good - Tastes Good! www.detroitwaterice.com

YoFresh Frozen goes mobile.

You may have tasted the delicious frozen yogurt from Brighton’s downtown YoFresh location. Now you no longer have to travel to Brighton. YoFresh Mobile will come to you! Graduation Parties, Golf Outings, Mitzvah’s....really any social event! The mobile unit offers two machines, with four frozen flavors and a beautiful display of selfserve toppings. Rent YoFresh for an hour or late into the night – they will keep pumping out the fun for your delight! www.yofreshbrighton.com

I Scream for Ice Cream!

Josh Charlip launched Cool Jacks Handcrafted Cookies + Ice Cream in 2011. Now with 3 custom carts and a Food Truck he can literally go anywhere. Gourmet cookies and ice cream paired together into the perfect sandwich. Beautiful to watch as their servers create right on the spot and so much fun to eat. Cool Jacks has been a regular vendor at the Eastern Market and has been seen at Campus Martius. Whatever event you are planning, Cool Jacks would love to take part! www.cooljacks.com

Warm-Hot-Fresh Mini Delicious Donuts

Donuts have experienced a revival and have swept the country. Their place in the event space has been made permanent. Voted most trendy dessert last quarter by event goers and planners, you cannot go wrong by including donuts as part of your next special event. The smell alone of freshly made donuts on- site makes people salivate. Best of all, it’s not a Fall dessert. Serve them any time of day and all year round! Abby Rose Photography

Dinky Donuts: www.dinkydonuts.com Detroit Mini Donut: www.detroitminidonut.com plan it! magazine : spring 2016 14


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THE BIGALORA WOOD FIRED PIZZA TRUCK IS READY TO ROLL. Our custom-built wood fired pizza truck is the hottest thing on wheels. 900 degrees of hotness to be exact. Just the sight of us rolling up in this beast is enough to drop jaws. But imagine the joy on your guests’ faces when they experience a fresh and hot Bigalora pizza right from the oven. Now available for booking at your location of choice. Our professional Bigalora special event team can customize a menu to accommodate any size event and any size budget. Let us bring the biga to your next event. Email info@bigalora.com for more information.

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NEW LOCATIONS COMING SOON: ROCHESTER HILLS + DMC DETROIT

Full service event capability in the heart of West Bloomfield David Goodman 248-851-6880

Newly remodeled and with a kosher caterer on-site, Beth Ahm is the perfect place for your simcha, business function, or communal event. Whether a small, casual gathering or a large and formal function, our staff will guide you through the planning process and ensure that you and your guests have a remarkable experience.

From simply modest to outrageously elaborate Paul Wertz 248-539-8825


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powered by Dish Kosher Cuisine Paul Wertz dishkoshercuisine.com (248) 539-8825

TapSnap Raymond Lousia tapsnapdetroit.com (248) 419-1047

DJ/ENTERTAINMENT

FACILITY/VENUE

Visual Fantasies Balloons Greg Taylor vfballoons.com (313) 737-5607

Star Trax Events Harris Van Cleef startrax.com (248) 263-6300

Dave & Buster's Jennifer Nagle daveandbusters.com (734) 452-4606

CAKES & CONFECTIONS

DÉCOR/EVENT DECORATOR

Double Tree By Hilton - Novi Greg Kroesing detroitnovi.doubletree.com (248) 344-8800

BALLOONS Go Balloonies Sue Fishman goballoonies.com (248) 788-5004

Cool Jacks Handcrafted Cookies + Ice Cream Joshua Charlip cooljacks.com (248) 352-5695 Detroit Mini Donut Karen Hudson detroitminidonut.com (313) 528-6000 Yofresh Yogurt Café Michael Anderson yofreshbrighton.com (810) 360-0609

CATERING OFF-SITE Annabel's & Co. Julie Herman annabelscatering.com (248) 813-7800 Detroit Water Ice Marc Rosenthal detroitwaterice.com (248) 809-6185 Dinky Donuts William Welch dinkydonuts.com (586) 424-7846

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Artful Chameleon Event Décor Kathy Andrews artfulchameleon.com (248) 568-3213 Ice Dream Sculptures Paul Raukar ice-sculptures.net (734) 207-3363

Emagine Jessica Beard emagine-entertainment.com (248) 414-1000

Mandell Display Design Jenna Urbauer (248) 351-0800

Hampton Inn Southfield/West Bloomfield Lisa Shapiro hamptoninn.com (248) 671-6500

Top That Table Raquel Kato topthattable.com (248) 891-0185

High Velocity Sports Elaine Matthews highvelocitysports.com (734) 487-7678

EVENT RENTALS

Hilton Garden Inn Novi Ali McNamara detroitnovi.hgi.com (248) 622-1326

Affairs to Remember Iva Harrison affairstorememberonline.com (248) 926-8430 Bumpin' Bubbles Damon Grace bumpingbubbles.com (248) 885-6047 Fabulous Events Lyle Brous (248) 853-6800 fabulousevents.com

Holiday Inn Farmington Hills-Novi Kari Honomichl holidayinn.com/farmingtonhill (248) 477-7800 Huerto Restaurant & Tequila Bar Lisa Rochford huertotequilabar.com (248) 865-2900

Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit Sarah Casman jccdet.org (248) 432-5536 Joe Dumars Fieldhouse Robyn Leinhos joedumarsfieldhouse.com (586) 731-3080 ext. 22 Local Kitchen & Bar Shannon McConnell localkitchenandbar.com (248) 268-3881 Lucky Strike Dottie Grzebik bowlluckystrike.com (248) 374-3420 Paradise Park Dakota Brown paradiseparknovi.com (248) 735-1050 Punch Bowl Social Jason Dritsan punchbowlsocial.com (313) 749-9742 The Garden Theater BJ Pearson thegardentheaterdetroit.com (313) 832-0888 The Links of Novi Sara Barnhill linksofnovi.com (248) 380-9595 Waterview Loft / Continental Catering & Events Amanda Martin waterviewloft.com (313) 656-6000 Zap Zone Family Fun Center Helen Ismail zap-zone.com (248) 471-6777


FLORAL DESIGN Flowers by Amore Zina Yono flowersbyamore.com (248) 669-6990 Jeffrey Floral Architecture Jeffrey Jucewicz jeffreyfloral.com (248) 439-1011

INVITATIONS Andrea Solomon Event Planner Andrea Solomon andreasolomon.com (248) 626-3421 Lee's Specialty Solange Messelian leesspecialty.com (248) 646-6700 The Paper Press Franci Hirsch thepaperpress.net (248) 568-1739

MISCELLANEOUS Dubin Cleaners & Laundry Sam Dubin dubincleaners.com (248) 539-3244

NON-MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT BSA Events & Entertainment Bernie Stevens bsaevents.com (248) 850-5870 Fun with Flip Books Mickey Gill funwithflipbooks.com (248) 459-2360

TapSnap Raymond Lousia tapsnapdetroit.com (248) 419-1047

TapSnap Raymond Lousia tapsnapdetroit.com (248) 419-1047

The Robot Garage Sarah Jacobs Eshanka Jayesinghe therobotgarage.com (248) 723-9100

PLANNER/MANAGER

PHOTOGRAPHER Digital Dan Photo, Video & Photo Booth Dan Monkman digitaldanphotography.com (248) 399-2500

Andrea Solomon Event Planner Andrea Solomon andreasolomon.com (248) 626-3421 Party Assurance Pat Blackwell partyassurance.com (248) 496-4572

Star Trax Valet Todd Duggins startrax.com (248) 268-3806

Jay Dreifus Photography Jay Dreifus jaydreifusphotography.com (248) 613-1109

VIDEOGRAPHER

Masserman Photo Brian Masserman massermanphotography.com (248) 365-4014 Paul Stoloff Photography Paul Stoloff paulstoloff.zenfolio.com (248) 207-4678 ShutterBooth Mike Robbins shutterbooth.com (248) 545-6460

VTI Productions Christine Lulfs vtiproductions.net (248) 788-8200

YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS

www.DetroitMiniDonut.com (313) 528-6000

Detroit Jewish News Andrea Gusho thejewishnews.com (248) 351-5150

Mitzvah List Beth Desmon mitzvahlist.com (248) 505-1816

AC Productions Alec Cohen acproductions.weebly.com (248) 568-8139 Big Ben Productions Ben Goldman bigbenproductions.com (248) 808-3844

Star Trax Events Harris Van Cleef startrax.com (248) 263-6300

The Sparky Noodle Bakery, Co. We are a full service bakery specializing in delicious scratch made wedding cakes, celebration cakes, pastries, breads, and specialty desserts. We take pride in our creations, baking them with the same love and care as when we prepare them for our family.

Indoor or outdoor events

Delicious, Unique and Distinctive!

EVENT SPONSORS

TONE-e Films Tony Gorkiewicz tone-efilms.com (248) 481-4147

Specializing in fresh mini donuts onsite

Specialty mini donut platters delivered

Fotofoto Event Productions, LLC Ryan Findling fotofotoevents.com (248) 592-7193

VALET PARKING

Grand Lubell - PhotoBoothLive Bob Lubell grandlubell.com (419) 882-1984

Justin Munter Photography Justin Munter justinmunter.com (248) 245-5925

BMVideographers Ben Peltz Mitchell Watsky bmvideographers.com (317) 268-8353

248-247-5103 www.thesparkynoodle.com 2065 Walnut Lake Rd ~ West Bloomfield, MI 48323


parties for all! 46245 Michigan ave. in canton (734) 487-7678 www.hvsports.com

bar & bat mitzvahs family reunions

We specialize in boutique bartending, a high-end, all-inclusive service for:

sweet 16s grad parties dj services, karaoke, catering we can turn any event into the party you dreamed of!

Private Events Cocktail Parties Corporate Events Corporate Happy Hours Weddings

Private Dinner Parties Pop-up Events Food & Beverage Tastings Fundraiser Events

Book your private bartender with us today.

248-703 - 8865 WWW.SIDECARBARTENDING.COM

Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit The perfect location for your next event!

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ur elegant banquet hall, comfortable spaces for family gatherings, and meeting rooms of all sizes allow you to find exactly what you need. Options include: portable dance floor, tables and chairs, linens, audio/video needs, stage and more!

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Weddings Bar or bat mitzvah celebrations Birthday parties Private dinners or luncheons Corporate meetings

To book your next event at the Jewish Community Center, please contact Sarah Casman:

scasman@jccdet.org • 248.432.5536 Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building Eugene & Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus 6600 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48322

www.jccdet.org


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