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 ......
Isabella’s passion is dancing, so Live, Love, Dance was the perfect theme for her Bat Mitzvah. Held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, this party creatively reflected Isabella’s love for dance – but she also included a lot of love.
With the help of the wonderful organization, Remember Us, Isabella was able to share her Bat Mitzvah with a child killed in the Holocaust. READ MORE ......
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
This 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 ......
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
These 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 ......
5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse
Everyone 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 ......
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.
Spoiler Alert: My dermatologist was wrong!
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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.
Suffer from acne? Here are results after only 2 weeks of using the UNBLEMISH regimen. READ MORE ......
The sky’s the limit when it comes to choosing a theme for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, and it’s important to capture your child’s personality. What’s more personal than their name? We’ve come up with some great ideas incorporating your child’s name into their special day!
5 Ideas for Name Party Themes
1. Make a Play on the Child’s Name READ MORE ......
1 Step Solution to #nofilter Skin!
Everyone wants to look and feel their best for their wedding or child’s bar or bat mitzvah. You may be looking to reduce wrinkles and firm up your skin without resorting to Botox. You might want to prevent wrinkles, and keep skin looking young and fresh. In either case, you should know about the revolutionary at-home treatment from Rodan + Fields known as the AMP MD Roller.
The roller is a non-invasive skin tool that uses tiny needles to firm, lift, and sculpt skin with no recovery time required. It’s been dubbed “The Best Spent Minute in Skin Care.” And it’s easy to see why. READ MORE ......
Signature cocktails and mocktails are the perfect compliment to any event. They can be served before an outdoor wedding ceremony to cool off guests, as a cocktail hour addition, or even a sweetened liquid dessert. Not only does it give guests something a little more interesting to choose from than champagne or Pepsi, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to add more creativity to your menu!
So, where to start?
Your Signature Drink Style Guide
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