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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High-Tech Bar & Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Trends

From planning the party to preserving the memories, state-of-the-art trends in technology have made a huge impact on bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. With the ever-evolving capabilities of smartphone apps, new entertainment options and social media, more and more teens are incorporating high-tech twists to their parties. These new technologies provide endless opportunities to excite guests and create unforgettable experiences.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Technology & Entertainment Trends

 Photo Credit: H&H Photographers

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Baseball Bar Mitzvahs & Parties That Knock It Out of the Park

Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party

Baseball Theme Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, PartyTake me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is the American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover!

A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the inspiration is similar!

Photos Above: Celebrations at Home, Perfect Party Orlando, Flickr, Pinterest

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10 Butterfly Theme Ideas for a Bat Mitzvah, Shower, Party or Wedding

10 Creative Ideas for your Butterfly Theme

The warm weather is finally here! All the awesome things we look forward to at this time of year are finally underway – lighter layers, wearing sandals, enjoying the outdoors and all that nature has to offer. It’s a great opportunity for entertaining and relishing the sunshine. A butterfly themed bat mitzvah or party is perfect for the season.

1. Butterfly Centerpieces

Butterfly CenterpiecesBring the outdoors inside with butterflies that take flight over your tablescape. These colorful beauties are from Balloon Artistry.

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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

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Tiffany Blue & Gold Equestrian Theme Bat Mitzvah in NY

Lily’s Bat Mitzvah was the perfect blend of youth and sophistication, with Tiffany blue details styling a horseback riding themed “Ride On” party.

Tiffany Blue & White Bat Mitzvah ColorsThe unique party was planned by Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime, decorated by X-Quisite Flowers & Events, and photographed by Ellen Dubin Photography.

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‘I Love Lucy’ Bat Mitzvah in NYC

A Bat Mitzvah girl with vintage taste is the perfect excuse for a throwback party theme.

NYC "I Love Lucy" Heart Theme Bat Mitzvah PartyThis ‘I Love Lucy’ reception was a classic example of such an affair!  Lucy’s mom is super star event planner Robin Lathrop of BYROBIN. Robin also did the décor and worked right up until the party’s start! 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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