Candy Sushi – Creative Dessert for a Mitzvah, Wedding, or Kosher Party

Child or adult – who doesn’t love candy?  When we came across Esprit Events’ fun and creative dessert idea – candy sushi – served at a bat mitzvah, we couldn’t wait to share this innovative idea with our kid and adult fans.

Candy Sushi from Esprit Kosher Events

Candy sushi rolls are made with rice crispy treats, wrapped with fruit rollups and topped with a variety of candies to include kosher Swedish fish, rock candy, colorful marshmallows, sour straws, and  licorice to name a few.  Can you pick out some other candy? READ MORE ......

Backdrops Put Your Wedding & Mitzvah Cake at Center Stage

It’s not your grandmother’s kosher wedding cake with white butter crème icing and a plastic bride and groom on top.  Today’s wedding and bat & bar mitzvah cakes are works of art and as much a part of the décor as the table centerpieces.  If you’re going to invest in a glam cake, it only makes sense to place it in a glam setting.  A table draped in pretty linen is just the beginning of setting the stage for the cake cutting.

The right backdrop will make your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah cake table and dessert buffet a focal point in the room.

Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Cake Backdrop Ideas - Streamers

Paper Streamers – Wedding & Mitzvah Cake Backdrop

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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 ......

Tips for Your Candy Buffet & Centerpieces

5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse

DIY Candy Buffet TipsEveryone loves candy, right? So including a candy buffet or candy centerpieces at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding is a win-win way to make sure your guests remember the celebration long after it passes. Not only does candy add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy to your motif, it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories. The experts at CandyWarehouse share their five best tips for a fabulous candy buffet. READ MORE ......

3 Steps To The Perfect Signature Cocktails & Mocktails

Signature cocktails and mocktails are the perfect compliment to any event. They can be served before an outdoor wedding ceremony to cool off guests, as a cocktail hour addition, or even a sweetened liquid dessert. Not only does it give guests something a little more interesting to choose from than champagne or Pepsi, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to add more creativity to your menu!

So, where to start?

Your Signature Drink Style Guide

Something Blue Wedding Cocktails | Signature DrinksPhoto: Something Blue Cocktails

Step 1: Create it! READ MORE ......

Top Kosher Red & White Wine Picks from Skyview Wine & Spirits

With the High Holidays just around the corner, many of us are not just preparing our dinners, but also looking for the best kosher wines to ring in the new year.  Israeli wines continue to gain more recognition and accolades for their taste and quality.  Here are a few of the recommended Kosher Red & White Kosher Wines from Gary Wartels of Skyview Wine & Spirits, the metro area’s leading Kosher wine & liquor store, located in New York.

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KOSHER RED WINES

Barkan Reichan Assemblage 2010  – Israeli
Rated 92 Points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine

This wine comes from several plots in the Upper Galilee, and combines Cabernet Sauvignon (67%) with Merlot (20%) and Shiraz (13%). The wines were aged separately in French oak barrels, half of them new. After 12 months they created the blend and the wine was bottled, without fining and with only mild filtration.

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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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Cool Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer weddings and outdoor bar/bat mitzvahs and events scream for cool beverages. The next time you make ice, instead of just running the tray under the tap, jazz up your beverage with flavored ice.  The recipes are quick and simple, and the cubes give your drink a bit of extra flavor instead of watering them down.  It’s also a tasty addition to a drink of water.

Edible Flower Ice CubesEdible flowers like pansies, snapdragons, and nasturtiums not only make adorable cubes (like these from Ruche), they also add an unexpected punch to whatever you put them in.  Nasturtiums have a sweet, peppery taste that is good in salads, homemade vinaigrette, and with fruit.  Pansies have a tangy flavor that takes lemonade up a notch. READ MORE ......