Alice in Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Party by Swank Productions

Alice In Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Lounge - White Couches & Pillow Hearts with Balloon Sky CeilingFairytales and movie dreams came to life in this Alice in Wonderland-inspired Bat Mitzvah. NYC event designer Swank Productions put a creative spin on every thoughtful detail.  Photography credit: Sean T. Smith READ MORE ......

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 ......

A Perfectly Pink Bat Mitzvah Party

Bat Mitzvah girl Amanda recently celebrated with a perfectly pink affair that came to life thanks to Balloon Artistry. Check out how she turned her favorite color into the most special day of her life!

Pink Theme Candy Buffet Bar, Bat Mitzvah Party NYCSeating Cards READ MORE ......

Spring Theme Bat Mitzvah at Brooklyn Botanic Garden NY

Brooklyn-Heights-based Alexandra Partow Events planned a Bat Mitzvah held on May 2nd at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s stunning new ecologically sustainable event space – The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Photography courtesy of Maggie Marguerite Studios.

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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 ......

10 Ideas for Decorating with Doilies

Doilies give the look of intricate lace to all kinds of craft decor projects. They’re lovely and eye-catching, so light and airy that they lend a delicate feel to almost anything. With just a few simple craft tools, they transform from a quaint table top accent into something else entirely.

Doilies can be found in both paper and crochet fabric. By using wallpaper paste, fabric stiffener, or adhesives. you can mold and shape doilies into a variety of different things or apply them to a base. They’re fairly easy to work with without needing to be cut.  Here are 10 of our favorite ideas.

1. Doily Lanterns

Doily Lanterns - Decorating with DoiliesThese awesomely intriguing structures found on Tiptoe Through and Apartment Therapy can be created by layering doilies over a balloon with fabric stiffener and then popping the balloon when dry. READ MORE ......