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 ......

Hanukkah For Kids – 8 Activity Ideas

8 Chanukah Activities for Children – One for Each Night!

Hanukkah Chanukah Kids Crafts Activities Kids LOVE Hannukah!  What’s not to love?  They get eight nights of fun gifts, play games, and eat lots of chocolate and jelly doughnuts.  It’s a dream come true!  So it’s a perfect opportunity for parents to get their children involved and excited.

Here are some products and activities to help kids learn about Hannukah while having an amazing time.

1. Jewish Star Chanukah Desserts READ MORE ......

Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

After a trend-setting Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its Top 10 Color Report for Spring 2016. While the top colors for the season include vivid brights, more muted shades dominate the palette. If you’re still deciding your color scheme for a wedding, a child’s Bar / Bat Mitzvah or a Sweet 16 party, the trend report should provide some fun inspiration.

Top Colors Spring 2016

Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 from Pantone - Ideas and InspirationThree shades we’re obsessing over are Rose Quartz, Lilac Gray, and Buttercup.

Rose Quartz

2016 Top Colors from Pantone - Rose Quartz Color Theme Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah or PartyOne of Pantone’s top colors for Spring 2016 is Rose Quartz, a soothing, romantic tone that pairs particularly well with metallics. READ MORE ......

10 Ways to “Set the Bar” – Wedding Bar & Teen Drink Bars

Wedding BarHere are 10 ways to take your bar from ordinary to extra-ordinary!

At most weddings, mitzvahs and events, the bar is a fun place to be. Good drinks and company are only part of the allure. There’s also the set-up and presentation.

The same looks and designs can be used for alcohol-free kids and teen bars.

1. “Setting the Bar” – Lit From Within

Backlighting the bar is cool trick that gives off a soft glow.  This bar gives off a purple haze with a pipe and drape backdrop.   The white light in the cabinet highlights the drink options. READ MORE ......

Pumpkin Centerpieces – Fall Wedding & Party Ideas

Move over Jack-o-Lantern! Here are 3 more elegant ways to showcase pumpkins and gourds at your fall wedding and bat mitzvah. Or put them on your doorstep for a touch of Fall class! Pumpkin Centerpieces | Fall, October, Halloween Wedding

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6 Ideas for Candy Centerpieces

Candy Centerpieces are a hot trend right now in bar & bat mitzvah decor, sweet 16 parties, and even some whimsical weddings. Here are 6 ideas for showcasing your Candy Centerpieces.

Candy CenterpiecesCandy – it’s an invitation to release your inner child.  It’s also a very smart idea for decorating. Candy is colorful, pretty, and fun, and you can use plenty without breaking the bank.  Even when using real flowers, it can be a good idea to incorporate some less expensive decor instead of trying to fill your space with blooms.  Candy can do the trick without looking cheap. There are several ways to work candy centerpieces into your table-scape. 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 ......

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 ......

Jewish Interfaith Wedding at The Sands at Atlantic Beach NY

Two years after graduating from the University of Rhode Island together, Johanna and Bryan re-connected in New York. Recently, they married in a romantically whimsical Jewish interfaith ceremony at The Sands at Atlantic Beach, a beautiful beachfront property in Long Island, NY.  Photography by: Ron Soliman Photojournalism

Jewish Wedding at The Sands Atlantic Beach NY READ MORE ......

A Midwest Traditional Jewish Wedding

When Sara and Avidan got engaged, they knew they wanted a bright airy space with natural light. They celebrated a beautiful summer wedding at the Calhoun Beach Club in Minnesota. Erin Johnson Photography captured their special day!

Colorful Chuppah (Huppah) - Jewish Wedding Canopy

Sara and Avidan wanted their wedding to be bright and cheery, but also simple. According to Sara, “we picked flowers in colors that would really pop, but then were really thoughtful about where we put them. Also, I love polka-dots so I snuck a few in here and there for fun.” READ MORE ......