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 ......

NYC Memorable Rooftop Venues for Your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah or Event

In a place where glamor and extravagance can be spotted around every corner, finding a unique venue in New York City can feel overwhelming. One solution would be to consider a rooftop setting to give your upcoming event a distinctly special ambiance. Take a glance at four of the best NYC wedding, bat or bar mitzvah party or event venues and lounges with this added outdoor perk!

Ava Lounge

Ava Lounge, NYC Rooftop & PenthouseLocated on the penthouse of the Dream Hotel, Ava Lounge offers guests a breathtaking panoramic view ranging from the Hudson River to Times Square, and all of the bright Broadway lights in between. With an indoor banquet hall adjacent to the outdoor lounge, their rooftop space offers a calming and cushy balance to the traditional indoor venue. Plus, their policy of holding only one event at a time guarantees you and your guests the privacy of enjoying Ava Lounge’s casual-chic rooftop space among family and friends. READ MORE ......

Baby Makes Three – A Retro-Inspired Maternity Shoot

Retro Park Pregnancy ShootSome special times in life you will want to treasure forever, and preparing for that first baby is certainly one of them. Why not capture the moment in a special photo shoot? Photography by Jodi Lynn did just that with this mom-to-be and her husband, and the results were stunning! READ MORE ......

Exciting Developments at Mazelmoments.com

Mazelmoments Website Updates

At mazelmoments.com, your online resource for planning the perfect wedding, bar / bat mitzvah, baby celebration or Jewish-inspired event, we were very excited to win a web design award when we first launched.  And we have been honored and humbled to continue to receive industry praise and amazing feedback from our readers.  But we’re just never satisfied!

With our goal of providing the best user experience, combined with your insight and feedback, we recently made some exciting enhancements to the website.  From our homepage to our blog, here are some of the changes you’ll see on the site. READ MORE ......

Interfaith Mohel for Your Son’s Bris (Brit Milah)

Jewish Circumcision for the Interfaith Family

by Dr. Jeffrey Mazlin

Interfaith Mohel Bris, Brit MilahThe decision whether to have a bris is an obvious choice for Jewish couples. However, for the interfaith couple this is a much more challenging dilemma. Many non-Jews hadn’t even entertained the thought of having their sons circumcised since others in their family had never been so before. The non-Jewish partner may even have some concerns regarding the need for circumcision at all. There may also be unease with the cleanliness of the home as a setting for circumcision, rather than the supposed sterility of the hospital. However, the infection rate is well under .1% at home – and there is no potential for a hospital-acquired infection! READ MORE ......

AVA Lounge – Celebrate in the Heart of NYC

AVA Lounge NYC

AVA Lounge NYC

Nothing compares to AVA Lounge’s panoramic views from the Hudson River to Times Square. What an amazing setting for your wedding day or your child’s bar or bat mitzvah! Celebrate in style and with flair in the heart of New York City. READ MORE ......

Decorating with Pinwheels | Wedding, Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Party

8 Ideas for Decorating with Pinwheels8 Ideas for Decorating with Pinwheels

The key to successful DIY wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or party decorations is to keep the projects simple. Unless you are a master crafter, there’s no need to be overly complex or ambitious. One projects that fits the bill perfectly is pinwheels! Minimal tools, super simple instructions, inexpensive materials, eye-popping results… it just doesn’t get much better. READ MORE ......

Color Trends for Fall 2013 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

Top Colors for Fall 2013, from the experts at Pantone

Pantone Color Fall 2013 TrendsPantone specializes in creating the color templates that inspire fashion design, decor trends, and even cosmetics. Their predictions for fall 2013 include a range of hues that vary from vivid to earth tone to elegant. It’s all about versatility and experimentation,  providing the perfect inspiration for your wedding, bat mitzvah, sweet 16 or party. READ MORE ......

Guide to Addressing Children at Weddings

written by Rebecca Schultz

Children WeddingsChildren undoubtedly influence the atmosphere of your wedding; perhaps you and your guests would find a group of adorable youngsters laughingly twirling about the dance floor to be enduring, or perhaps this could detract from your overall vision of a refined affair. The decision of whether or not they should be included should not be taken lightly. If you do ultimately elect to invite kids to your big day, it is wise to take extra measures to make sure they’re comfortable and entertained; otherwise, what might await you is an unrestrained hyper bundle of pint-sized chaos. READ MORE ......

Party Food Trend – Interactive Action Stations

Party food is all about being innovative and delicious – the less predictable the better! Jewish celebrations – weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs and brises – are moving away from the typical Kosher catering food choices and presentations. Trendy cuisine options for your special event menu are being served in innovative and fun ways.  The experts at The Original Jem Caterers share the latest trends in kosher party food.

“Grab & Go” Appetizers & Interactive Food Stations

Jem Caterers Pass Around Shooters

Pass Around Shooters from The Original Jem Caterers