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 ......

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

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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 ......

Decorating Your Pool for An Outdoor Wedding & Mitzvah

Pool Floating Flower Pomanders

Pool Floating Flower Pomanders

Pools are a great place to get a break from the summer heat.  Most of us don’t think of a swimming pool as a prop, but if you are hosting a summer wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or reception by the pool, you might want to think outside the box.  Now that the warm weather is here in full force, outdoor entertaining is at a high point and you want to make the most of your space.  There are all kinds of creative things you can do with this large piece of backyard real estate. READ MORE ......

7 Ideas for Place Cards & Escort Cards

When it comes to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, or any special event, it’s the details that really set it apart.  One of the details that may not get as much attention is the escort cards or place cards.  Escort cards let guests know which table they’re seated at; Place cards are on the table, letting guests know where to sit.  Many times these cards are available for free from the venue.  But with just a bit of thought and creativity, the escort card display or place cards can be another detail that wows your guests!  Here are some of our favorite ideas.

7 Creative Ideas for Your Place Cards & Escort Cards for your Wedding, Bat/Bar Mitzvah or Party

1. Escort Card Tree

Escort Card TreeThis fresh escort tree made by Michael Zac Design Group was fantastic.  The cards were engraved with the couple’s initials. The guest’s names were hand calligraphed in gold ink and each person walked away with a pink orchid…beautiful, romantic and memorable. READ MORE ......

Tips for Your Candy Buffet & Centerpieces

5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse

DIY Candy Buffet TipsEveryone loves candy, right? So including a candy buffet or candy centerpieces at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding is a win-win way to make sure your guests remember the celebration long after it passes. Not only does candy add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy to your motif, it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories. The experts at CandyWarehouse share their five best tips for a fabulous candy buffet. READ MORE ......

Get Your Skin ‘Event Ready’ + Giveaway! Claim Your Free Mini-Facial

Planning a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah can be stressful enough – you don’t need to worry about your skin too!  Whatever your skincare concern – wrinkles, acne, discoloration, or sensitivity – there is help!  Here’s my personal story.

I remember the day vividly.  I was going in for my annual dermatologist appointment with one thing on my mind – WRINKLES!  It’s such a fast progression from worrying about pimples to wrinkles – I was completely unprepared!  So I asked the Doctor – “What cream do you recommend that is effective for getting rid of wrinkles?”  And I’ll never forget her response. “Your wrinkles won’t go away with any cream.  Your best prevention method is to start early with Botox.”  Whooooah – not the answer I was expecting.  I was barely 30 at the time.

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I have nothing against Botox or Juvi-Derm.  However I wasn’t ready to go down that path.  I was not prepared to completely write off the multi-billion dollar skincare industry as ineffective.  Not yet.

Since then, I’ve tried a number of products with some success, but not the success I was looking for.  And then I took notice of changes in some of my friends. I saw firsthand that there was an alternative to Botox that actually worked.  That alternative is skincare products from Rodan + Fields.  Seeing these real before & after shots intrigued me enough to finally get me to pick up the phone.

These are real results after 5 weeks using the REDEFINE (anti-aging) regimen and exfoliator.

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Suffer from acne?  Here are results after only 2 weeks of using the UNBLEMISH regimen. READ MORE ......