Photo Props and Cool Backdrops

6 Ideas To Jazz Up Your Photos Using Photo Props & Backdrops

Your wedding or mitzvah is a big special day, and you want to remember it FOREVER.  Goodness knows that the pictures are a big part of that.  They’re worth a thousand words, after all.  The problem is some of your guests may be a bit camera shy.  Even the willing ones might not feel especially relaxed in front of the lens.   What’s a host to do?  If you give the matter a little forethought, there are ways to bring out their inner Tyra Banks.  Cool props create a fun atmosphere and make photo taking part of the good times.  Not only that, they boost the energy and make for better, less self-conscious pics. READ MORE ......

Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Dates to Avoid 2015-2020

Just got engaged over the holidays?  One of the first decisions you will have to make is when you want to get married. Not just spring, summer fall or winter – but actual dates!  If you’re planning a bar/bat mitzvah, that decision is narrowed down based on the Jewish calendar and your child’s birthday. But either way, the final date for the party is usually up to you. Caterers and venues will offer deals based not only on time of year (winter is typically the least expensive), but dates as well.  Before you sign on the dotted line, we’ve put together a list of religious and secular dates that you may want to avoid booking.

Mazelmoments Major Jewish Holidays Calendar includes dates to avoid for 5 years

Jewish Holidays - Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah Dates to Avoid View Print Version of Holiday Calendar

Major Religious Jewish Holidays

No matter what religion you are, you’ll also want to be sensitive to the religious observances of your guests. Even if they are able to attend, they might be fasting, eating a restricted diet, or have other limitations that will prevent them from fully enjoying your wedding. Celebration of the Jewish holidays begins at sundown on the day before the first full holiday date and ends at nightfall of the last day.  You’ll also want to find out sunset times for the start and end of Shabbat. READ MORE ......

How To Address Mitzvah & Wedding Invitations

Addressing wedding or bar/bat mitzvah invitations has just gotten a whole lot easier with this amazing infographic from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada.

If your invitation does not include an inner envelope, you can follow the etiquette for outer envelopes. Two exceptions are families invited with children, and guests invited with “and Guest”.  In these two cases, follow the etiquette for the standard inner envelope – children’s names are traditionally included below the parents’ names, “and Guest” is written next to the guest name.

Guide To Addressing Invitations

How to Address Wedding & Bar/Bat Mitzvah Invitations

We hope this makes the process of addressing your wedding or mitzvah invitations a bit more fun!

2015 Color Trends for your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

We’re excited to introduce Pantone’s top color pick for the new year – it’s Marsala! This moody hue embodies all that its wine counterpart does, namely depth, richness and sophistication, perfect for incorporating into your wedding, bat mitzvah or party!

Here are some ideas to add the deep red shade to your next event!

Marsala Wedding & Party Ideas 2015 Color Trends - Red Marsala, Wedding, Bat Mitzvah Party Ideas

Image Sources: Table via The Perfect Palette, Flowers via Lover.ly, Bridesmaids via Knots Villa, Cake via The Perfect Palette, Flowers via Soiree Event Designs

Marsala & Gold Wedding & Party Ideas
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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 ......

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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