Activities have been a big trend during Bar & Bat Mitzvah and teen parties as they provide entertainment beyond the standard eating, drinking and dancing. Whether they take place during the cocktail hour or actual reception, a bonus of many of these activity stations is a tangible take-away that act as a favor for guests to remember the event.
We’ve rounded up 16 Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 & Party Activity Ideas that will take your party to the next level!
Purim is approaching! That means fun, costumes, celebration, and Purim Baskets!
Creative ideas to make your Purim Basket, or Mishloach Manot, extra special and memorable:
Purim Basket Unique Packaging
Purim baskets typically contain cookies, candies, masks, and noisemakers, and come in a bag or box. Lots of people get creative with these items, but it’s not as common to skip the bag or box in favor of something more unique.
Zack celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in a modern, basketball-themed party that was as light-hearted as it was elegant. This New York celebration was a full weekend event, complete with a Kiddush, ceremony, and evening affair, and Chad David Kraus Photography captured every memory for us! READ MORE ......→
A hot trend when it comes to throwing parties is giving the event the chic look and feel of a nightclub or lounge. This is especially fun for teen parties, such as bar & bat mitzvahs and Sweet 16s, where the “not quite old enough” guest of honor and friends can experience the feel of a nightclub that is suitable for their age.
Here are some of our favorite ideas to pull off the sleek and sophisticated Nightclub & Dance Club theme:
Club Theme Venue at 404 NYC
After an invitation, the venue itself is what guests see next and choosing a club to host your event is a great way to help you create and maintain a cohesive theme. 404 in New York City is a great location that features a stark white, open-concept space with multi levels. READ MORE ......→
Noemi and Jose joined their cultures, and their lives, in an interfaith, intercultural Jewish-Mexican wedding. Having met at a salsa dance, it only makes sense their special day was full of passion, bright colors, and romance. Photography by C Wagner Photography & Design.
The couple chose to wed in a rose garden at the Gardens at Heather Farm, because of the Song of Solomon’s words, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine, he grazes among the roses.” READ MORE ......→
Planning a special event, whether it’s a wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or any type of affair, can be both stressful and expensive. There are so many venues and vendors to choose from, and the sheer quantity of options can be extremely overwhelming! Enter the all-inclusive venue, where everything – including catering, photography, entertainment, decor, favors and more – is under one roof and included in the price! We’ve rounded up the top options in the NY / NJ tri-state area to help make your next event as stress-free as possible!
On the heels of another completed Mercedes Benz Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its’ Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014. The colors for the fall are decidedly bold, yet soft, with shades of purple (Radiant Orchid made the cut yet again!), blue, yellow and red in the mix. This palette is an excellent and fun one to turn to for bar & bat mitzvah and wedding inspiration.
Benjie and Megan met on a teen tour in Israel before they were old enough to drive. Now, both established adults, they became husband and wife in a Jewish wedding ceremony on Tulum, Mexico’s breathtaking beachfront. Infused with personal touches and island ambiance, this wedding was truly (in the words of the bride’s aunt) paradise personified. Photography by Julie Saad Photography.