Fun Times Cubed – Ice Bowls & DIY Ice Decor for Weddings, Mitzvahs & Events

When it comes to planning an event, whether it be a Jewish wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party, it can be easy to overlook the small stuff.  No one forgets that big centerpiece sitting in the middle of the table, but what about the rest of the space?  Nothing dials down the décor like neglected areas.  This is where you want to work smarter, not harder.   You want something easy and plentiful.    It doesn’t get any more plentiful (and affordable) than water.   You’d be amazed by what you can create when you freeze the stuff.  Ice décor can be that unexpected touch that gets your guests talking.

Ice Bowl with Flowers

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Wedding & Party Trend – Hanging Ceiling Decor

Paper Parasols Umbrellas & Lanterns

7 Ideas for a Beautiful Ceiling

When it comes to decorating a wedding, mitzvah or event space, always examine the venue from every angle.  Every nook, cranny, and surface is a design opportunity, and that includes the ceiling.  

In fact, the ceiling is ideal!  Guests won’t be expecting us, ensuring that “wow” factor!

Hanging Paper Parasols & Lanterns available at Luna Bazaar

A lot of event designers are making creative use of this often overlooked part of the room. The trend is to suspend decor elements from the ceiling on clear filament for the illusion that your decor is actually floating on air. There are lots of clever ways to use this technique. READ MORE ......

LED Centerpieces – Get the Glow at Your Event

5 Ideas for Light Up & Glow In The Dark Centerpieces

LED Light Up Glow CenterpiecesLED light and glow in the dark centerpieces are a hot decor trend, whether you’re planning a wedding, bar or bat mitzvah, sweet 16, or any event.  Floating candles on tinted, glowing water create a unique and romantic mood. Getting that look from a glow-in-the-dark LED centerpiece takes it up a notch, transforming your tablescape in the coolest and most modern kind of way. Even if you go with a plain linen, this intriguing touch will instantly wake things up.

Photo: Joannie Liss Events

1. Add Lighting to your Centerpieces using Floralytes READ MORE ......

6 Chuppah Design Ideas – Traditional, Modern & Unique Huppahs

 

Cherry Blossom Chuppah

Cherry Blossom Chuppah via You & Your Wedding

Maybe it’s because I come from such a large family, but we have a lot of wedding photos that include our chuppah! The family portraits, wedding party, and of course the entire wedding ceremony! Having a chuppah (a.k.a. huppah, chuppa or Jewish wedding arch) that we absolutely love made the pictures even more special. As an added bonus, our  florist used the flowers from our chuppah to decorate the bride & groom table at the reception. This had the dual benefit of lowering our costs and adding consistency to our wedding decor.

The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. Huppah is Hebrew for covering, and that’s exactly what it is! The huppah can be a tallis held up by four poles, an extravagant display of flowers and branches, or anything in between. It symbolizes the new home the couple will share, open on all sides showing that guests are always welcome.

Because of its physical and symbolic beauty, many couples of all different cultures and religions choose to incorporate the chuppah into their wedding ceremony.

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Interactive Buffet & Station Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah & Party

When it comes to hosting a wedding, bat & bar mitzvah or party, presentation is everything. Appetizers, cocktails and desserts can be easily forgotten. But you don’t need to serve the crème de la crème to make your food and drink choices memorable.

Industry expert Brianna Ellis from The Sands at Atlantic Beach notes “interactive food stations such as “Action Stations” really make your guests enjoy ordering and choosing food options with their own personal twist.”

Up the WOW factor of everyday favorites with these
10 ideas for creative, fun & beautifully styled buffets and stations!

Creative Ideas for Wedding & Party Buffet StationsFOOD & DESSERT BUFFETS

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A Charitable Wedding & Mitzvah Venue in NYC

New York City has an eclectic and varied number of event spaces for Jewish weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, parties and corporate events. Our modern city is home to the hottest trend-setting architecture and fashion, so we were delighted to discover The Prince George Ballroom. Located in the FlatIron District in Manhattan and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Prince George Ballroom is a feast for the eyes with its Beaux Arts style and Neo-Renaissance flourishes. In the spirit of tzedakah (charity), 100% of its net revenue is used for NYC outreach programs to help the homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

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Prince George Ballroom - Historic Wedding & Event Venue NYCWedding or mitzvah guests enter into a modern space named World Monuments Fund Gallery. READ MORE ......

4 Step Guide to Jewish Wedding Flowers

Flowers are a big part of weddings, and whether you decide to keep it simple or have blooms brimming from every corner, you want the arrangements to reflect your style and the tone of your event. This is easier said than done, and finding a skilled florist who can work within your budget can be quite a task.

There are four key factors to consider when hiring a florist for your Jewish Wedding.

Jewish Wedding Flowers - Floral Tablescape

Floral Tablescape by Showplace Floral Design & Event Decor

Floral Designer: The Showplace Floral Design and Event Decor

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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 ......