Interactive Buffet & Station Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah & Party

When it comes to hosting a wedding, bat & bar mitzvah or party, presentation is everything. Appetizers, cocktails and desserts can be easily forgotten. But you don’t need to serve the crème de la crème to make your food and drink choices memorable.

Industry expert Brianna Ellis from The Sands at Atlantic Beach notes “interactive food stations such as “Action Stations” really make your guests enjoy ordering and choosing food options with their own personal twist.”

Up the WOW factor of everyday favorites with these
10 ideas for creative, fun & beautifully styled buffets and stations!

Creative Ideas for Wedding & Party Buffet StationsFOOD & DESSERT BUFFETS

1. Build Your Own Station READ MORE ......

A Portrait Session for a Newborn Baby…Are you CRAZY??

Nancy Yachnes, Executive Producer of Sparkling Photography & Video in Brooklyn, NY, shares some of the frequent questions she receives about the value of a newborn portrait session:

“What do we need a newborn portrait session for?”
“The baby changes so fast… why do we want to remember what he looked like when he was creased and yellow?”
“Why is the session so expensive?”
“Isn’t there a photographer at the hospital?”

Come take a peek behind the scenes to see what a newborn session is all about.

Newborn Floating - Portrait Session

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Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

After a trend-setting Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its Top 10 Color Report for Spring 2016. While the top colors for the season include vivid brights, more muted shades dominate the palette. If you’re still deciding your color scheme for a wedding, a child’s Bar / Bat Mitzvah or a Sweet 16 party, the trend report should provide some fun inspiration.

Top Colors Spring 2016

Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 from Pantone - Ideas and InspirationThree shades we’re obsessing over are Rose Quartz, Lilac Gray, and Buttercup.

Rose Quartz

2016 Top Colors from Pantone - Rose Quartz Color Theme Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah or PartyOne of Pantone’s top colors for Spring 2016 is Rose Quartz, a soothing, romantic tone that pairs particularly well with metallics. READ MORE ......

5 Tips To Hire The Best Videographer

Get Amazing Video Memories from your Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Party

If you’ve ever planned, or are currently planning an event, you’ll know there are so many moving pieces that all fit together to make your event as amazing as possible. One of those very important pieces is videography. A videographer will capture the event in real time so that you can re-live your special day over and over again! We sat down with Seth Elgart from Professional Video LLC to get some tips from a pro on how to hire the best videographer for your next event! Seth has been doing his job for over a decade and has some excellent insight for us!

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Tip #1 – This may seem obvious, but make sure the company you hire has an expertise in video! Experience and focus on filming and production will let you know that quality will be at the forefront.

Tip #2 – Do your homework! Just like when choosing any of your other vendors, do some research and find out the history of the companies you’re interested in. Knowing how long they’ve been around, what kind of events they primarily work on, and being able to see examples of their work will be super helpful in picking the right one for you. READ MORE ......

Color & Theme Trends for 2015 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

Pantone Color Trends Spring 2015

Color is everywhere, and no one knows color better than the color experts at Pantone. Hot off the heels of Fashion Week, Pantone announced the top colors for Spring 2015. We saw a collection of overall soft hues – a mix of cool and warm, but all subtle. The top 10 color collection is meant to be minimalistic, going by the name “En Plein Air,” a French expression translating to “in the open air.” The entire palate confirms the notion that color is a lifestyle, and isn’t merely just for fashion or home decor, but every aspect of a person’s life…including weddings and events!

Pantone Color Trends Spring 2015

Photo: Pantone Color Trend Report 2015

Two shades we’re particularly loving are Aquamarine and Toasted Almond.

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4 Ways to Style Your Candy & Dessert Buffet

We’re loving the party trend of candy and dessert buffets!  Don’t worry, nothing will be replacing the beautiful wedding cake or themed bat & bar mitzvah or party cakes anytime soon.  Rather, the dessert table has gotten much bigger to make room for a variety of sweet treats.

Dessert tables are another area where you can get creative, and leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Top 4 Ways to Showcase your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party Candy & Dessert Table

Dessert Table Buffet Bar

1. Highlight your COLOR THEME or COLOR COMBINATION:

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Bris & Jewish Baby Naming – Items You’ll Need & Fun Extras!

A Brit Milah (for boys) and Jewish Baby Naming (for girls) are beautiful ceremonies that welcome your newborn into the Jewish culture. As new parents, we know you’re short on time and can use all the planning help you can get!  We’ve covered advice for planning your baby’s bris or baby naming, the rules for selecting the date, and provided help for finding a mohel. Now we’re excited to share the items you’ll need to make the Bris or Baby Naming personal and fun, while preserving traditional elements.

Three Traditional Items

1. Pillow Covering

Bris Pillow for Brit Milah Jewish Circumcision CeremonyA pillow is a crucial aspect to a Brit Milah as the baby will lay on it during the ceremony. Silkhuppah.com creates gorgeous silk shams that can be completely customized with images and text, such as the example above. READ MORE ......

10 Creative Menu Ideas | Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Party

We love weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs, and event planning because every single detail can showcase your personality and creativity. The menu card is no exception.

Here is Some Inspiration for Unique Menus!

1. Circle Plate Menus

Circle Plate Menu Cards | Wedding, Bat Mitzvah, PartyCircle plate menu cards are a beautiful way to communicate the meal options to your guests.  This menu captured by Pangburn Photography was cut in a circle and placed under the clear chargers on the table. READ MORE ......

Baby Makes Three – A Retro-Inspired Maternity Shoot

Retro Park Pregnancy ShootSome special times in life you will want to treasure forever, and preparing for that first baby is certainly one of them. Why not capture the moment in a special photo shoot? Photography by Jodi Lynn did just that with this mom-to-be and her husband, and the results were stunning! READ MORE ......