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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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

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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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Ceremony Lighting Ideas for Your Jewish Wedding

By Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com

So, you’re planning a wedding – Mazel Tov! While much of the focus is on the food, the décor, and the entertainment at the reception, the ceremony is at the heart of a beautiful wedding day so be sure to plan accordingly.

Candles

Candles are, of course, important for your ceremony as they’ll be incorporated into the procession. Dress your aisle up with a simple runner lined with lanterns filled with candles to give a welcoming glow. If there are steps at the end of the aisle, placing clusters of candles within vessels on each step can add a beautiful touch.

Ceremony Lighting Ideas for Your Jewish Wedding

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Some couples also have the honorees that walk them down the aisle carry candles to symbolize a joyful life. Be sure to have enough taper candles for each escort and perhaps a couple extra – just in case.

A unity candle can also be a touching addition to the ceremony, especially if it is an interfaith celebration. With one main pillar candle in the middle of the table, the newlyweds join together to light the unity candle with their individual tapers as a recognition of their newly joined lives. READ MORE ......

10 Ideas for a Beach Theme Mitzvah, Wedding or Party

Whether you’re a jet-setting couple or a beach-loving teen, we are absolutely loving the idea of a beach theme for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase this theme in the hot summer months or in the winter – when if our feet can’t be in the sand, our heads and hearts certainly are! Using summertime decorations like sand, beach balls, starfish, and sea shells are all fun – not to mention inexpensive – ways to incorporate this theme. The traditional nautical color scheme of white and navy is popular, while including a bright pop of color such as coral or turquoise can really make your decor stand out.

Here are 10 ideas we’re loving for your beach theme!

1. Waterfront Venues

Waterside Restaurant & Catering NJ | Beach Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah & Party Theme IdeasPhoto: Waterside Restaurant & Catering

Your venue will dictate much of your event’s vibe, and a lake or river-view is a great option.  Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty & The Lighthouse and Chelsea Piers NYC in Manhattan both have stunning views of the Hudson River via floor to ceiling windows. READ MORE ......

White Winter Wonderland Wedding by Ruby J Events

Thanks to Joanna Greenfield of Ruby J Events for sharing another spectacular wedding venue transformation (view another example here).

Oftentimes the venue is booked way before there is a clear vision of the setting, decor or theme for the wedding or bar/bat mitzvah. Joanna Greenfield shared some of the key steps that Ruby J Events took to transform an urban hotel into the bride and groom’s Winter Wonderland.  Witness this amazing transformation, and be sure to check out the video at the end!

White Winter Wonderland Wedding by Ruby J Events - Savoy Hotel, London

According to Joanna, “the month of December is always a magical time of year. The air is crisp, the streets are lined with holiday lights, and the shops are filled with gifts for our loved ones. So when we have the opportunity to create a Winter Wonderland inspired wedding, we are fully on board!” READ MORE ......