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.
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!
1. Build Your Own Station READ MORE ......
8 Chanukah Activities for Children – One for Each Night!
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 ......
Creative Ideas for a Technology Theme for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Sweet 16 Party
The world and the way we communicate has been revolutionized by Apple products. It’s not surprising that families and teens are taking the cue and creating iPhone, iPad and iPod-themed Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s and weddings!
Here are some of our favorite ways to showcase the “iParty” theme at your next event.
The invitation provides a perfect opportunity to give guests a glimpse of the party theme. With an iPhone theme, there are so many creative options, like this fun invitation from Cutie Patootie Creations. The invitations are completely customizable with any color combination or pattern. READ MORE ......
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 – 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 ......
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.
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 ......
A VIP lounge ambience met summery vibes in Zoe’s glittering Long Island Bat Mitzvah. Swank Productions was the mastermind behind the amazing décor at Haute Durvo in Long Island, NY. Photography by 5th Avenue Digital.
Zoe wanted to celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah with a big dance party. As soon as guests arrived to Haute Durvo, they saw this this Long Island catering hall was transformed into an underground VIP club. READ MORE ......
18 is a spiritual number in the Jewish culture. Gifts are often given in multiples of 18, symbolizing the gift of life and good luck. In 2013, the number 18 became even more significant for my husband Jeff and me, representing the unforgettable day our daughter Liya was born, on October 18.
To make Liya’s first birthday celebration even more special and meaningful, we decided to combine her party with her Jewish baby naming ceremony. Being the superstitious Jew that I am, we never had a baby shower, so this event was a way to FINALLY celebrate our beautiful baby girl with all of our loved ones. Planning Liya’s baby naming inspired me creatively, and allowed us to create an event that was truly personal and memorable. READ MORE ......
Child or adult – who doesn’t love candy? When we came across Esprit Events’ fun and creative dessert idea – candy sushi – served at a bat mitzvah, we couldn’t wait to share this innovative idea with our kid and adult fans.
Candy sushi rolls are made with rice crispy treats, wrapped with fruit rollups and topped with a variety of candies to include kosher Swedish fish, rock candy, colorful marshmallows, sour straws, and licorice to name a few. Can you pick out some other candy? READ MORE ......
10 Most Popular Types of Wedding Cakes for Jewish & Kosher Weddings
Industry experts share the hottest trends in wedding cakes.
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1. Different Shapes
More and more cake designs are veering away from the traditionally symmetrical round tiers. Many modern couples are choosing sleek square cakes. For couples that dare to be different, bold colors and patterns, unique shapes, and contrasting sizes create eye-popping looks that are sure to wow their guests even before they have their first taste.