Colorful, sweet, and beautiful. This is how Sara and Mayan described their recent Jewish wedding… and after a look at their photos, we couldn’t agree more. Thank you to Kirsten Smith Photography for capturing every memorable moment!
After meeting and falling in love at work, they shared a wedding full of loveliness and warmth. READ MORE ......→
Jamie and Justin share more than just a love for each other – they both love vintage cars, museums and antiques. This made the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Massachusetts the perfect venue for their unique Jewish wedding! Photography by Happy Gatherings.
The museum exterior was beautiful and rustic, exactly what the couple was looking for! READ MORE ......→
Be sure to check out Part 1 of this series, with 12 unique ideas for a candy theme, including picking out a sweet theme like Carly-land or Jasmin’s Candy Bar. We also share 7 cool ideas for centerpieces for your Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, party or wedding.
Chocolate and lollipops. M&Ms and jellybeans. The ways in which we love candy are as endless as the varieties themselves. So while it’s no surprise that the perfect candy-themed affair has become a growing trend among party planners, the details included are as original and exciting as ever!
30 Ideas for a Candy Theme (Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Party or Wedding)
First things first…how will you incorporate candy into your bar / bat mitzvah, party or wedding theme? READ MORE ......→
When it comes to planning a bar/bat mitzvah or party, every detail is an opportunity to showcase your child’s unique personality. Putting a fresh spin on the traditional sign-in board is a great way to set the tone for the reception as soon as guests walk in. We’re excited to share two unique options – one from a beloved vendor, and one from an equally beloved Mitzvah Mom. You can also check out 15 More Ideas for Sign-In Boards.
Idea 1 – Sign-In Pillows
The Pieced Palette offers an amazing alternative to sign-in boards – the Sign-in Floor Pillow! Provide any image, such as your invitation or logo, and they will print it onto fabric. This is mounted on an easel at the party for guests to sign. After the event, the signed fabric is made into a lounging floor pillow – a wonderful (and useable!) keepsake!
Activities have been a big trend during Bar & Bat Mitzvah and teen parties as they provide entertainment beyond the standard eating, drinking and dancing. Whether they take place during the cocktail hour or actual reception, a bonus of many of these activity stations is a tangible take-away that act as a favor for guests to remember the event.
One of our Mitzvah Moms, Sydra, created gorgeous flower centerpieces for her daughter’s recent bat mitzvah in New Jersey. It would be a shame to let these go to waste, so she’s looking to sell them at a great price! Check out how beautiful these faux flowers looked…
Many wedding professionals have come to the conclusion that DIY is here to stay in 2013. It has become part of the wedding culture. New brides and grooms enjoy putting special creative touches on their weddings and don’t mind saving money while doing it! DIY wedding flowers have become very trendy, and ordering wholesale flowers online has become a great resource for many couples. Some arrangements styles and have proven to be simple to make and atmosphere setters. Here are the ones BloomsByTheBox.com thinks will prevail in the world of Do-It-Yourself flowers.
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You will not believe this transformation! When you have a dad with a fabulous collection of classic cars and a son with a passion for film making, you’ve got the beginnings of one amazing bar mitzvah! Father and son put their heads together and came up with a movie premiere-themed bar mitzvah that oozed with real-deal Hollywood glamour.
Event planner Melisa from The Event of a Lifetime was called in to transform the clients’ garage and basement into their vision of a Hollywood event. She had plenty to work with – including a 5 million dollar vintage classic car. Even the most utilitarian space can be converted to a dazzling affair in the hands of the right event designer.
Before: This garage was, well… just a garage
After: Trendy VIP Bar Mitzvah Lounge
Now this garage is a lounge the likes of a sophisticated night spot. The plain walls are hidden behind a soft white pipe and drape with cool, blue-green uplighting. Satin lounges are accented with plush pillows. The pillows are customized with the bar mitvah’s initials and event date. Blue, white and silver is the perfect color palette for this VIP lounge. READ MORE ......→
A DIY Hot Cocoa Table is the perfect ending for your winter wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or holiday party!
DIY Hot Chocolate Bar
This Gourmet Hot Chocolate Station, featured on Hostess With The Mostess, lets guests add homemade peppermint, chocolate, and vanilla marshmallows (view recipe). The bar also features a decorative bottle of rum that adult guests can use to create a delicious hot toddy!
Other fun toppings can incude doughnuts, cookies, chocolate, mint chocolate (thin mints), pies and tarts. I actually can’t think of anything that wouldn’t be amazing with a good cup of hot chocolate. Be creative and enjoy! READ MORE ......→