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 ......

Color Trends for Fall 2014 Weddings, Bat & Bar Mitzvahs & Events

After an inspiring Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its’ Fashion Color Report for Fall 2014. The colors for the fall are decidedly bold, yet soft, with shades of purple (Radiant Orchid made the cut yet again!), blue, yellow and red in the mix. This palette is an excellent and fun one to turn to for bar & bat mitzvah and wedding inspiration.

2014 Color Trends Pantone (Fall) | Color Trend ReportSangria READ MORE ......

7 Ideas for Fashion Theme Centerpieces | Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Party

Many young girls are into fashion, and it lends itself to being a great theme for your Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. Whether you focus on individual items of clothing, designers or stores, there are endless possibilities for incorporating fashion into your next event! We reached out to some of our favorite vendors for fashion theme inspiration. Hope you enjoy!

1. Show Off Your Favorite Brands

Fashion Theme Centerpieces, Bat Mitzvah, Louis VuittonBalloon Artistry shows us a few different centerpiece ideas for a fashion-themed event. Blown-up cutouts of the party girl donning her favorite fashion brands, like Louis Vuitton, are fun and personal. READ MORE ......

On Trend: Bar & Bat Mitzvah Cubbies – Store Your Party Favors!

So much time is put into the decor of parties, specifically Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, but it seems that once guests arrive, the entire room is in disarray. Bags, shoes, giveaways and photo booth frames are all over the place, and inevitably someone will be missing something by the end of the night. Cubbies or lockers are an excellent idea for your next affair, as they will keep everyone’s things organized so nothing gets confused.

LED Cubbies for Bar & Bat Mitzvah PartyCubbies can easily blend into your theme and your decor, like Interactive Entertainment Group shows us with these LED backlit cubbies placed right in the lounge area. READ MORE ......

Top All-Inclusive Venues in NY & NJ | Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding

Planning a special event, whether it’s a wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah, or any type of affair, can be both stressful and expensive. There are so many venues and vendors to choose from, and the sheer quantity of options can be extremely overwhelming! Enter the all-inclusive venue, where everything – including catering, photography, entertainment, decor, favors and more – is under one roof and included in the price! We’ve rounded up the top options in the NY / NJ tri-state area to help make your next event as stress-free as possible!

Long Island Venues

The Sands at Atlantic Beach

Top All-Inclusive Venues - The Sands Atlantic Beach, Long Island NYLocated on the south shore of Long Island in Atlantic Beach, NY, The Sands at Atlantic Beach’s ocean-front locale makes it a perfect pick for your next occasion. READ MORE ......

Hollywood Theme Ideas for a Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or Party

Glitz, glamour, excitement, action….and most of all, ENTERTAINMENT!  These words can only mean one thing – Hollywood!  So it’s no wonder that Hollywood and Movies are such fun and popular themes for bar & bat mitzvahs, Sweet 16s and parties.  If you’re thinking of a Hollywood theme for your event, we hope these photos will inspire you.  Thank you to all our amazing Decor & Centerpieces Specialists for sharing your creative designs!

Hollywood Decor

Hollywood Theme Party Decor | Bat & Bar Mitzvah, Party

Hollywood Decor by Balloon Artistry

When you think of Hollywood, one of the first images is the famous Hollywood sign in the hills. Balloon Artistry incorporates the Hollywood sign into the ballroom’s backdrop for a striking effect, and highlights the theme with neon illuminated feather centerpieces. READ MORE ......

Balloon Decor – 15 Creative Ways to Use Balloons

Balloons with Photos

Photo and event by Swank Productions

Balloons, always a popular decoration for bar & bat mitzvahs and Sweet 16 parties, are now making their way into wedding decor – from classy and sophisticated to fun and whimsical!  You’d be surprised what you can accomplish with just a little creativity. Here are 15 of our favorite ideas for using this old favorite in a new light! READ MORE ......

Name & Logo Inspired Bar Mitzvah at Life…The Place to Be

“Hangin’ With Hunter” in Westchester

A huge trend in the current Bar and Bat Mitzvah circuit is doing a theme and subsequent decor, logo, cake and favors based on the Bar or Bat Mitzvah boy/girl’s name! Hunter Goldman’s Bar Mitzvah, held this past January in Westchester, NY is a great example of that trend and how to make it upscale and personalized. With a dazzling reception held at Life…The Place to Be, food provided by Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and photos by Londin Photography, Hunter’s Bar Mitzvah was surely one to remember!

Bar Mitzvah Boy NY READ MORE ......