Kosher Bar & Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide

In keeping up with the latest catering trends, Kosher catered cuisine has gone upscale in taste and presentation. If you’re planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Mazelmoments’ Kosher Mitzvah Planning Guide (below) is a must-read.  We provide a user-friendly definition of “What is Kosher,” a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and advice for finding a Kosher mitzvah venue. READ MORE ......

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 ......

“Out Of This World” Bar Mitzvah Party

Brian’s Bar Mitzvah took place on May 9th, highlighting “The Journey of a Boy” and celebrating his growth into manhood. The innovative party was designed and styled by Swank Productions and captured by 5th Avenue Digital.

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5 Fab Ways to Showcase Wedding & Mitzvah Colors

When it comes to wedding, bat mitzvah & event color themes, there are always the usual suspects. The dresses, the flowers, the programs. You may be tempted to play it safe and stick to those white table linens.  The truth is, splashes of color used in a bold way can have a stunning effect on your décor!

Pipe & Draping

Photo: Special Event Services

If your event space is less than stellar, you should strongly consider pipe and drape.   A wall that needs a paint job is transformed by a soft wash of color and flowing fabric.  It’s a lush effect created with surprisingly cheap materials of PVC pipe and common sheer chiffon.

DIY Tip:  There are lots of helpful instructions for making your own frame online.   You can even attach a pipe to opposite walls and drape the fabric over it.  Make sure your fabric panels are long enough to pool onto the floor. READ MORE ......

The Showplace Transforms Event Space into Jaw-Dropping Bar Mitzvah Service

Many families want their children to participate in the religious ceremony of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even if they don’t belong to a synagogue.  Such was the case for a recent client of The Showplace – Floral Design & Event Decor.  The creation of a temple ambiance in The Paramount venue – where the party would be celebrated immediately after the ceremony – is absolutely amazing!  See for yourself…

Bar Mitzvah NY - Event Space Transformed into Synagogue

Event Space Transformed into Synagogue Ambiance

Photography by Denis Leon & Co. Photographers

This client wanted to recreate an atmosphere for services that had the overall appeal and ambiance of a modern temple.

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Give it a Glow – Ideas for Your Glow in the Dark Party

8 Cool Ways to Use Glow in the Dark LED Lights

Glow in the Dark LED Drinks | Cocktails

LED Drinks from Swank Productions

When it comes to decor that’s modern and creates a party vibe, nothing turns your event into a hip club like LED lighting. Fun lighting and a pulsing beat lets everyone know that it’s time to grab a drink and hit the dance floor. You can make pretty much anything glow from the centerpieces to the table itself.

Here are our favorite ways to get your glow on….

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Top 5 Entertainment Essentials for Mitzvahs & Weddings

What makes a bar/bat mitzvah or wedding unforgettable?

The entertainment options for bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings can be overwhelming and hard to prioritize. We asked the team at The Main Event, a family-owned business providing entertainment for mitzvahs and weddings since 1996, to help our visitors identify the top 5 entertainment essentials. The Main Event is committed to great relationship building – which in turn makes your event their main event.

1. DJ or Experienced Dance Team

Top 5 Mitzvah & Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Dance Motivator in Action

For an energized event, the party needs an experienced DJ and dance team.  They will motivate the kids and the adults – adding spark and excitement to your affair. READ MORE ......

Custom Hand Painted Silk Torah Covers by Corinne Soikin Strauss

Now that this year’s High Holy Days are over, it is time to think of covers specially made for next year. Commissioned by synagogues throughout the country, Torah Covers by Corinne Soikin Strauss of The Artist’s Studio are highly prized for their beauty, originality and spirituality.

Custom Torah Coversby The Artist's Studio

Hand painted on tapestry weight silk, the carefully chosen colors range from the softest earth hues to vibrant jewel tones. Each cover, while respecting the sanctity of the Torah, reflects the individuality of the Congregation embodying traditional or contemporary motifs. READ MORE ......

Surfs Up Bar Mitzvah – Surfing Theme Party at Temple Beth Torah

There are few things as automatically cool as surfing and playing the guitar, so a Bar Mitzvah incorporating both had to be the epitome of awesome!

Bar Mitzvah Party with Surf / Surfing Theme, Long Island NY

 Photographer credit: Stephen Andrews Studio

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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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