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 ......

4 Tips for the Perfect Video Montage from Marvelous Montages

A wonderful way to showcase pictures of the Guest of Honor at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, wedding or special event, is with a Photo Montage. Sometimes, when people hear the word “Montage”, they may think of a repetitive slideshow with picture after picture and no changes. We’re here to show you how truly amazing and fantastic a Photo Montage can be!

Marlene from Marvelous Montages shares her Top 4 Tips for the Perfect Video Photo Montage for your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or Special Event!

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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.

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20 Cool Ideas for Your Photo Booth & Photo Favors

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true of wedding, bat & bar mitzvah and party photos. New and unique designs and options for photo booths and photo favors continue to be the hottest trend at mitzvahs, weddings and other parties.  Their popularity feeds the Instagram-craze and social media sharing.  The options, from the classic to the open-air hi-tech photo booth, and their features are getting better by the day. So we’re excited to bring you….

20 Ideas For Your Photo Booths & Photo Favors

1.Luxe Lights

Lights are a great way to add some pop to your next event. By choosing either a color that’s already a part of your scheme, or an exciting accent color, lights will help illuminate your night!

Vanity LED Photo Booth

Vanity LED Photo Booth from Vision Entertainment

Vision Entertainment Group reinvents the photo booth with an updated take on the classic. According to Daniela Grafman of Vision Entertainment Group, “Modern photo booth options include LED lighting and are highly interactive.” Choose what color lighting fits with your color scheme and your photo booth will complement your decor. READ MORE ......

Bris & Jewish Baby Naming Gift Ideas

You have been invited to a bris or baby naming! The parents will be beaming and the baby will be precious, but what do you bring to the new family? Finding a gift that’s both unique and useful can be a challenge, but we’ve rounded up some of our favorite bris and baby naming present ideas so you’ll never feel confused about what to gift wrap again!

11 Thoughtful Gifts for a Brit Milah or Jewish Baby Naming Ceremony

1. Money

Money Gift Bat & Bar Mitzvah

Unique Way to Gift Money

Always an easy choice for presents, remember to give your monetary gift in increments of $18. Eighteen is the numerical equivalent of the Hebrew word “chai,” which means life and symbolically wishes the recipient a good, long life. READ MORE ......

It’s Really “Your Broadway Song”!

You are the star and center of attention of your wedding or bat/bar mitzvah reception.  Nicki of Your Broadway Song shares a unique and creative way to honor you – making your day extra special and creating an experience that will wow your guests.

Your Broadway Song‘ is a unique entertainment and gift idea that is sure to make lasting memories for all. Imagine a wedding where an original song all about the happy couple is presented to the them … Imagine a Bridal shower where the Bride-to-be is showered with a one-of-a-kind song all about her… Imagine a Bat Mitzvah where the Bat Mitzvah girl is surprised with a unique song all about her life and sung by a Broadway performer, or the candle lighting ceremony includes a custom song for each honoree… Welcome to Your Broadway Song!

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YBSPerfect for Weddings, Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and more…

Nicki and her team love to come up with an original one-of-a-kind Broadway Style Song all about the honored guest!  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 ......

Your Son’s Bris – at Home or in the Synagogue?

Mazel Tov!  You have a new son.  There are so many emotions happening at the same time – and you have to also prepare for your son’s brit milah in 8 days.  Among your main priorities are selecting the mohel (or mohelet) to officiate the ceremony and perform the brit milah, and deciding where to have it.

Many families choose to either have the bris at their home or in their temple’s event space. You can view possible Bris Venues Here.  To help you determine whether to have the ceremony at home or in your synagogue, we asked Rabbi Nechemia Markovits, a mohel who has almost 3 decades of experience, to share some of his thoughts. Rabbi Markovits is an Orthodox rabbi who performs ritual circumcisions for Jews (and non-Jews) of all affiliations and backgrounds.

Baby Bris Venues, Places NYC - Advice from a Mohel

Mazelmoments: With so many new emotions, experiences and changes awaiting first-time parents, we’d like some of your expert recommendations regarding the bris. With little time to prepare for the bris following the birth of the son,  your reservoir of expertise would be helpful and informative to first-time parents of sons. 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 ......