I ordered all my party favors from RKN ...sweatshirts, hats, tees, bags and water bottles .From start to finish, RKN designs captured what I wanted. Made the whole process fun. Love Cindy. My new BFF!

- Stephanie H.
Westchester, NY

Just want to thank you for everything you did for me in planning Alexandra's bat mitzvah. You are the most creative person and I enjoyed the entire process of working with you. You are so organized and I appreciate your attention to all the little details that go into the planning. Can't wait to start on Brett's party!!!

- Julie G.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

I hired Cindy/RKN designs as I was planning my first child's bat mitzvah and had no idea of where to even begin. Cindy helped me find my DJ, photographer, videographer, decor person, invitations, etc. I loved all of people I booked and would use them again for my other daughter’s bat mitzvah. Hiring RKN made the planning process easier than I ever could have imagined. There are so many small details that you need someone to point out to you and help you with - Cindy left no stone unturned in the planning process. At the end of the day my daughters bat mitzvah was everything I had hoped it would be and more. Everything was perfect thanks to RKN/Cindy.

- Pam S.
Tenafly, NJ

I had such an amazing experience working with Cindy! She helped me plan my daughter's bat mitzvah and I truly could not have done it without her. During our first meeting...I rattled off a few thoughts and ideas and within minutes I could see her wheels turning. She just 'got it' and took off from there. She designed our logo, the entire room, our invitations and so much more. She really brought our vision to life and help create the most magical night. Can't wait to plan my next Bat Mitzvah with her!

- Barbara A.
Closter, NJ

Choosing RKN Designs to do our third child's bar mitzvah was a very easy decision. We had been to quite a few of their parties. The attention to detail and the whole feel of the party was something you could not help but notice.

Our son did not want the conventional bar mitzvah- he wanted a tailgate. RKN took that idea and turned it into the coolest tailgate ever! Their team of professionals they work with are top rate.

When we walked into the ballroom my mouth literally hit the floor ( as did everyone's ) The room was magical!! You are talented beyond words and you made my son one very happy bar mitzvah boy. He especially loved all his party favors and so did his friends. You went above and beyond!!!!

- Randi K.
Closter, NJ


You were the best! From the moment my son and I met you we knew we were in the best of hands. You were so detailed and on top of everything throughout the entire process. Actually, it was a perfect match for me since someone needs to be on top of these things! Lol! You were delightful to work with, easy, creative and always kept my sons vision at hand. Don't get too busy because we have to do another BM in 2016!!!! I recommend you and your services to everyone!!!

- xoxo - Amy K.
Sands Point, NY

Dear Cindy!

Thank you so much for everything! I don't even know where to begin! Even though you were not our "party planner", you treated me like you were! Everything you did was bananas and off the hook! We appreciate all of your hard work making it all come to life! 

Love love love you!

-Lana + Adam + Sam!

Demarest, NJ

Dear Cindy,

This is a very long over-due note to tell you how much I appreciate all of your hard work and energy you put into Drew's Bar Mitzvah. I wanted to meet in person to thank you and recap but life got in the way and I've been insanely busy... so better late than never! Thank you for coming up with DREAM BIG. And to think we didn't like it at first! It ended up being the sickest theme and we LOVED everything! Drew's Bar Mitzvah was amazing and we couldn't have done it without you. You're great at what you do! Happy and healthy new year. Hope to see you soon!

Love, Alyssa - XO



Demarest, NJ

Dear Cindy-

I just wanted to thank you so much for everything!!! You were GREAT to work with. From the moment we met, I knew great things would happen! You were always so sweet, so thoughtful, and you always cared so much. Everything you did came out perfect! Thanks for putting your heart into it all. Loved working with you but most of all, I'm psyched I made a new friend!

Lots of love - 


Tenafly, NJ

Choosing to work with RKN Designs was the first and best decision I made for my daughter's bat mitzvah. I had already been through the process twice with my two older sons, so I wasn't sure that i really needed an event planner. But what I quickly realized was that Cindy is far more than an "event planner". She brought a unique style and level of creativity to the process, always reflecting the newest and hottest trends. With every decision I was presented with a variety of options and different price points, enabling me to decide where i wanted to indulge and where I wanted to be more conservative. Working with the various vendors (Photography, Videography, Decor, etc.) was an easy process, as it was clear that they wanted to go above and beyond to deliver for RKN's clients. The room was unbelievably elegant yet hip and fun. The MC and dancers were amazing. The special moments and rocking party were all masterfully captured with the most beautiful and candid photos and video. The result was a spectacular event!

- Robyn Z.
Englewood, NJ

Dear Cindy,

Just a little note to say thanks for all that you did for Sami’s Bat Mitzvah. When I entered your office to plan her Bat Mitzvah, I had a million disconnected ideas swirling through my head and was feeling completely overwhelmed. You put me at ease by taking the time to listen to me and fully understanding my needs within my budget. I was so happy with the creative way you came up with a central idea to tie all of my thoughts together. You developed an amazing logo and came up with a great design for the sweatpants which Sami and I chose from your wide array of merchandise you had on display.

And I especially loved the way you guided me through the whole process…connecting me with great vendors such as our photographer and Entertainment Company and taking my endless calls with questions or to brainstorm different ideas about the layout for our party venue. You steered me in the right direction at every turn, paying particular attention to my budget, and making sure I could achieve the party my daughter dreamed of by helping me make smart choices. With your help, all the pieces were put into place and made for a wonderful celebration which my family and I will never forget.

Thank you again for going above and beyond!

- Sheryl B.
Tenafly, NJ

I worked with Cindy for my daughter's Bat-Mitzvah. I went to her for my party favors but at the time had no real direction for my party. She conceptualized lots of creative ideas for my party and carried these ideas throughout on all my party favors.

The time and dedication she put into my job was over and beyond. She made the whole process easy and I didn't have to think at all.

Two years later I went back to her for my son's Bar-Mitzvah. I knew she would be able to come up with something clever and pull it all together. All my party favors were a hit and the kids loved them. I was originally going to use someone local but after being highly recommended to RKN I decided to call them. I am so happy I decided to switch gears. It was well worth it.

- Elise G.
Old Westbury, NY