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 ......→
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.
We’re loving the party trend of candy and dessert buffets! Don’t worry, nothing will be replacing the beautiful wedding cake or themed bat & bar mitzvah or party cakes anytime soon. Rather, the dessert table has gotten much bigger to make room for a variety of sweet treats.
Dessert tables are another area where you can get creative, and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Top 4 Ways to Showcase your Wedding, Mitzvah or Party Candy & Dessert Table
1. Highlight your COLOR THEME or COLOR COMBINATION:
We’re so excited to bring you a gorgeous b’not mitzvah from one of our readers – Michelle! Her twin girls, Melissa and Amanda, shared their B’not Mitzvah at The Westin Prince Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Themed in their favorite colors, pink and turquoise, the party was a dream-like setting for vibrant colors and exciting memories. Photography by Stillmedia Photography.
Frank and Katya first became friends while undergrads at Northwestern University. A decade later, they realized their true feelings for each! Now, despite both living in Minnesota, they’ve returned to Chicago to marry where they first met. Photography by Michael Novo Photography. READ MORE ......→
Zachary celebrated his Bar Mitzvah with family and friends in a technology themed party. The Minecraft video game is one of Zack’s favorites and provided inspiration for the day’s entertainment and décor. Memories of the special day were captured by fun-loving JB from Sweet Dreams Photo Video. READ MORE ......→
In 2013, we as a Jewish people experienced a true rarity as Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincided. Our featured Bat Mitzvah girl Lyndsey also celebrated her Bat Mitzvah that same weekend, dubbing it Thanksgivukkah Mitzvah weekend! Lyndsey has many hobbies, including baking, and when it came time to pick a Bat Mitzvah theme, she knew cupcakes would be it. Her cupcake-themed Bat Mitzvah was executed flawlessly by Total Party who integrated it everywhere from the decorations to the favors. Photography by Craig2Photo.
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 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 ......→
Amanda may only be 13 years old, but she’s already got great taste! When it came time to pick a bat mitzvah theme, Amanda had a vision. That vision came to life at her bat mitzvah party, which was held at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston, New Jersey. Tiffany & Co. became Amanda & Co., and the entire reception was morphed into a shopping-inspired wonderland! Tiffany blue was incorporated everywhere, from the lighting to the centerpieces, the cake to Amanda’s dress! Thank you to Brad Photographers & Video for capturing Amanda’s special day for us.