Saying Good Bye

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Jamie Geller's Goodbye BBQ

No furniture?  No problem.  Leave it to Jamie Geller to make moving look easy.  Two weeks after the lift left with her family’s furniture, Jamie and her husband Nachum invited friends and family to a farewell barbeque before her family’s aliyah to Israel next week.

Shoshana Neiman from Ambiance Events planned the party and chose a soft yellow and white color scheme to convey a warm, summery feeling.  The whole event came together effortlessly thanks to Shoshana's help even though rain threatened and they had to move the party inside with much anxiety over fitting so many people in such a small place.  They nixed the large tables and lined the chairs up against the wall, you would never have known there were 100 people there.

salads collage


BBQ favorites were in abundance and fresh grilled favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, white and dark meat boneless chicken were prepared by the friendly folks at Meal Mart in Monsey along with a selection of salads and sides.

BBQ collage
Jamie's Goodbye BBQ

The kids had a blast running in, around and outside the house hopped up on soda, sugar and sweets.


The camera man hid in the background getting footage for the next Joy of Aliyah episode.

Jamie Geller says Goodbye

For dessert, the table was decked out with colorful paper napkin cones of roasted nuts and candy from Yumtee Nuts.

Nuts and candies at Jamie's Goodbye BBQ

Frozen desserts courtesy of Kleins helped everyone keep their cool.

Frozen Ices at Jamie's Goodbye BBQ

Lindy's Bake Shoppe made these cute little kotel cupcakes and suitcase cookies that looked yummy enough to take with you anywhere you want to go.

Cupcakes at Jamie's Goodbye BBQ

L'Esti's Desserts made this fitting and gorgeous suitcase cake that stole the show.

bags packed and cake

The Geller family is leaving for Ramat Beit Shemesh. They will not soon forget the beautiful party and laughter, hugs and tears of their friends and family.

Vendor Info

L'estis Desserts in Brooklyn - 718-369-7755 made the cake.

YumTee Nuts in Brooklyn provided the tasty nuts, seeds and candies.

Kleins Kosher Ice Cream

Lindy's Bake Shoppe

Shoshana Neiman was the event planner from Ambiance Events based in Wesley Hills, NY 845-362-1459 or 917-355-8453.  She offers full service party planning, rentals, centerpieces, chocolate arrangements and platters.

Food was catered by Meal Mart in Monsey.