Fun Times Cubed – Ice Bowls & DIY Ice Decor for Weddings, Mitzvahs & Events

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.

Ice Bowl with Flowers

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Baseball Bar Mitzvahs & Parties That Knock It Out of the Park

Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party

Baseball Theme Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, PartyTake me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is the American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover!

A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the inspiration is similar!

Photos Above: Celebrations at Home, Perfect Party Orlando, Flickr, Pinterest

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Wedding & Party Trend – Hanging Ceiling Decor

Paper Parasols Umbrellas & Lanterns

7 Ideas for a Beautiful Ceiling

When it comes to decorating a wedding, mitzvah or event space, always examine the venue from every angle.  Every nook, cranny, and surface is a design opportunity, and that includes the ceiling.  

In fact, the ceiling is ideal!  Guests won’t be expecting us, ensuring that “wow” factor!

Hanging Paper Parasols & Lanterns available at Luna Bazaar

A lot of event designers are making creative use of this often overlooked part of the room. The trend is to suspend decor elements from the ceiling on clear filament for the illusion that your decor is actually floating on air. There are lots of clever ways to use this technique. READ MORE ......

6 Chuppah Design Ideas – Traditional, Modern & Unique Huppahs

 

Cherry Blossom Chuppah

Cherry Blossom Chuppah via You & Your Wedding

Maybe it’s because I come from such a large family, but we have a lot of wedding photos that include our chuppah! The family portraits, wedding party, and of course the entire wedding ceremony! Having a chuppah (a.k.a. huppah, chuppa or Jewish wedding arch) that we absolutely love made the pictures even more special. As an added bonus, our  florist used the flowers from our chuppah to decorate the bride & groom table at the reception. This had the dual benefit of lowering our costs and adding consistency to our wedding decor.

The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. Huppah is Hebrew for covering, and that’s exactly what it is! The huppah can be a tallis held up by four poles, an extravagant display of flowers and branches, or anything in between. It symbolizes the new home the couple will share, open on all sides showing that guests are always welcome.

Because of its physical and symbolic beauty, many couples of all different cultures and religions choose to incorporate the chuppah into their wedding ceremony.

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10 Ideas for a Beach Theme Mitzvah, Wedding or Party

Whether you’re a jet-setting couple or a beach-loving teen, we are absolutely loving the idea of a beach theme for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase this theme in the hot summer months or in the winter – when if our feet can’t be in the sand, our heads and hearts certainly are! Using summertime decorations like sand, beach balls, starfish, and sea shells are all fun – not to mention inexpensive – ways to incorporate this theme. The traditional nautical color scheme of white and navy is popular, while including a bright pop of color such as coral or turquoise can really make your decor stand out.

Here are 10 ideas we’re loving for your beach theme!

1. Waterfront Venues

Waterside Restaurant & Catering NJ | Beach Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah & Party Theme IdeasPhoto: Waterside Restaurant & Catering

Your venue will dictate much of your event’s vibe, and a lake or river-view is a great option.  Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty & The Lighthouse and Chelsea Piers NYC in Manhattan both have stunning views of the Hudson River via floor to ceiling windows. READ MORE ......

Elegant and Upscale Basketball Bar Mitzvah NYC

Modern Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces, White Orchids & Calla LiliesZack celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in a modern, basketball-themed party that was as light-hearted as it was elegant. This New York celebration was a full weekend event, complete with a Kiddush, ceremony, and evening affair, and Chad David Kraus Photography captured every memory for us! READ MORE ......

6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

Now that the warm weather is almost here, we’re sure you’ll be attending, and maybe even hosting (!) some outdoor events! Here are 6 of our favorite inspirations for an al fresco wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any type of party!

1. Play Up The Venue

Outdoor Beach Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party, Long Island NYIf you’d like at least part of your event to take place outside, a location with a beautiful and functional outdoor space is crucial. The Sands at Atlantic Beach (pictured above and below) is a premiere beach-front venue on Long Island, and a perfect option for your next outdoor event! While the interior of the space is gorgeous, you can also set up a tent on the beach. The only thing more fun than dancing is dancing barefoot on (or near) the sand! READ MORE ......