10 Butterfly Theme Ideas for a Bat Mitzvah, Shower, Party or Wedding

10 Creative Ideas for your Butterfly Theme

The warm weather is finally here! All the awesome things we look forward to at this time of year are finally underway – lighter layers, wearing sandals, enjoying the outdoors and all that nature has to offer. It’s a great opportunity for entertaining and relishing the sunshine. A butterfly themed bat mitzvah or party is perfect for the season.

1. Butterfly Centerpieces

Butterfly CenterpiecesBring the outdoors inside with butterflies that take flight over your tablescape. These colorful beauties are from Balloon Artistry.

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7 Ideas for Mitzvah & Wedding Yarmulkes for Boys, Girls & Adults

Your Kippah can be Kool!  Yarmulkes, also known as kippot and skull caps, can be as much a part of your Jewish wedding or bat/bar mitzvah celebration as the decor, music, and other traditions. Your kippah design can reflect your personal style, match your color palette or theme, and can be a great way for the younger set to embrace the tradition if you get them involved in selecting kippot. There are even eco-friendly options and endless possibilities for personalization.

1. Show Your Style with High-Fashion Hand-Made Yarmulkes from Queen Esther Hair Covers

Embroidered Yarmulkes for Bat Mitzvah or Jewish Wedding

Embroidered Applique Yarmulkes by Queen Esther Hair Covers

Mavash Amid, the creative force and founder of Queen Esther Hair Covers, creates exquisitely embroidered designs featuring stunning appliques and beading. READ MORE ......

6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

Now that the warm weather is almost here, we’re sure you’ll be attending, and maybe even hosting (!) some outdoor events! Here are 6 of our favorite inspirations for an al fresco wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any type of party!

1. Play Up The Venue

Outdoor Beach Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party, Long Island NYIf you’d like at least part of your event to take place outside, a location with a beautiful and functional outdoor space is crucial. The Sands at Atlantic Beach (pictured above and below) is a premiere beach-front venue on Long Island, and a perfect option for your next outdoor event! While the interior of the space is gorgeous, you can also set up a tent on the beach. The only thing more fun than dancing is dancing barefoot on (or near) the sand! READ MORE ......

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

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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.

Newborn Floating - Portrait Session

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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 ......

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!

Photo Montage Advice for a Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Wedding

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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 ......

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 ......