Introducing Melrose Ballroom – NYC’s Brand New Versatile Event Space

Melrose Ballroom Long Island City NY - Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Event Space Are you looking for an exclusive NYC club feel for your upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Wedding? Perhaps you’d like an elegant wedding reception in an industrial-chic setting. Treat yourself and your guests to an exceptional experience at Melrose Ballroom, located in Long Island City, Queens – just 5 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by car or subway. READ MORE ......

6 Ideas for Candy Centerpieces

Candy Centerpieces are a hot trend right now in bar & bat mitzvah decor, sweet 16 parties, and even some whimsical weddings. Here are 6 ideas for showcasing your Candy Centerpieces.

Candy CenterpiecesCandy – it’s an invitation to release your inner child.  It’s also a very smart idea for decorating. Candy is colorful, pretty, and fun, and you can use plenty without breaking the bank.  Even when using real flowers, it can be a good idea to incorporate some less expensive decor instead of trying to fill your space with blooms.  Candy can do the trick without looking cheap. There are several ways to work candy centerpieces into your table-scape. READ MORE ......

4 Ways To Create Unique Centerpieces | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

Whether you’re planning a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, Sweet 16 or other event, we’re sure centerpieces are on the agenda. There are so many options when it comes to decor.  Here are four unique ways to make your centerpieces stand out!

4 Wasy to Create Unique Centerpieces | Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Party

Photo by Eclectic Images

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Bold Red Jewish-Chinese Wedding

From the beach front ceremony under a clear Lucite chuppah to the floating tabletop candles, this Jewish wedding was classic and elegant! Photography credit: Tonya Malay Photography

Jewish-Chinese Wedding, Lucite Chuppah & Red Flowers

Jenny and Josh exchanged vows in a conservative Jewish ceremony at Florida’s Marco Beach Ocean Resort. READ MORE ......

Alice in Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Party by Swank Productions

Alice In Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Lounge - White Couches & Pillow Hearts with Balloon Sky CeilingFairytales and movie dreams came to life in this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Bat Mitzvah. NYC event designer Swank Productions put a creative spin on every thoughtful detail.  Photography credit: Sean T. Smith READ MORE ......

Pop Art Bar Mitzvah Brings Party to Life

What do you get when an insanely creative and art-enthused 13-year old boy throws a party? The wildest Andy Warhol-themed, pop art-inspired event you could imagine! Photography credit: 5th Avenue Digital

Pop Art Theme Bar Mitzvah - Strolling Cocktail Tables

Pop-Art Bar Mitzvah Details

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Rock Your Guests with a Music Theme

Creative Ideas for a Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Sweet 16 or Party

A love of music is universal. For many it is a passion in life that translates into collecting, creating, learning to DJ, writing, singing, and more. If you have a wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or party coming up, a music theme might be perfect for you.

Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logo, Neon, Glow

Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logo by Cutie Patootie Creations

Bar Mitzvah Logo (above) by Cutie Patootie Creations

Bring your guests into your world and share your love of music with lots of clever and creative musical elements that will have everyone feeling the noise. READ MORE ......

Klezmer Musician Alicia Svigals – “It’s not all fast hora music”

What is Klezmer?  It’s gaining a lot of popularity, but what do we really know about klezmer? Alicia Svigals, a renowned klezmer fiddler, sets straight some of the misconceptions of klezmer music and talks about  its growth in popularity – even beyond the Jewish population!

Klezmer Music by Alicia SvigalsAlicia on Misconceptions about klezmer:  “It is not all fast ‘hora’ music; klezmer has the full range of moods, modes and tempos, from solemn ceremonial melodies, to elegant cocktail hour background music, all the way up to the crazy fast stuff.”

“Klezmer is a cousin of “Hebrew” music, aka “simkhe (simcha) dancing music” – the music popular at orthodox and modern orthodox events – but it is not the same.  We do mix that repertoire in whenever we have a crowd that will enjoy it though.  But klezmer is essentially non-religious, instrumental party music and you don’t have to be religious for it to be on your playlist!” READ MORE ......