Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

After a trend-setting Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its Top 10 Color Report for Spring 2016. While the top colors for the season include vivid brights, more muted shades dominate the palette. If you’re still deciding your color scheme for a wedding, a child’s Bar / Bat Mitzvah or a Sweet 16 party, the trend report should provide some fun inspiration.

Top Colors Spring 2016

Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 from Pantone - Ideas and InspirationThree shades we’re obsessing over are Rose Quartz, Lilac Gray, and Buttercup.

Rose Quartz

2016 Top Colors from Pantone - Rose Quartz Color Theme Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah or PartyOne of Pantone’s top colors for Spring 2016 is Rose Quartz, a soothing, romantic tone that pairs particularly well with metallics. READ MORE ......

The Benefits of a Day-Of Coordinator For Your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Your wedding or bar/bat mitzvah plans are taking hold. You’ve hired your vendors and picked out your theme and logo. There’s one more essential person you need to consider! It’s important to understand the benefits and value of having a Day Of Coordinator.  We turned to Ruth Lapin of Ruth Lapin Events to help us understand why a Day Of Coordinator can literally ‘Save The Day!’

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Ruth always puts her clients first and has their best interest in mind.  That’s why she emphasizes that “Even if you are a superstar planner, you should always hire a day of coordinator to allow you to enjoy your special event. Become her friend. Introduce her so she gets to know your family. The expectation is that the coordinator will take care of all the issues that may occur so that you don’t have to take responsibility. And unexpected nightmares do happen.  Always!” READ MORE ......

7 Ideas for Place Cards & Escort Cards

When it comes to weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, or any special event, it’s the details that really set it apart.  One of the details that may not get as much attention is the escort cards or place cards.  Escort cards let guests know which table they’re seated at; Place cards are on the table, letting guests know where to sit.  Many times these cards are available for free from the venue.  But with just a bit of thought and creativity, the escort card display or place cards can be another detail that wows your guests!  Here are some of our favorite ideas.

7 Creative Ideas for Your Place Cards & Escort Cards for your Wedding, Bat/Bar Mitzvah or Party

1. Escort Card Tree

Escort Card TreeThis fresh escort tree made by Michael Zac Design Group was fantastic.  The cards were engraved with the couple’s initials. The guest’s names were hand calligraphed in gold ink and each person walked away with a pink orchid…beautiful, romantic and memorable. READ MORE ......

10 Ideas for Decorating with Doilies

Doilies give the look of intricate lace to all kinds of craft decor projects. They’re lovely and eye-catching, so light and airy that they lend a delicate feel to almost anything. With just a few simple craft tools, they transform from a quaint table top accent into something else entirely.

Doilies can be found in both paper and crochet fabric. By using wallpaper paste, fabric stiffener, or adhesives. you can mold and shape doilies into a variety of different things or apply them to a base. They’re fairly easy to work with without needing to be cut.  Here are 10 of our favorite ideas.

1. Doily Lanterns

Doily Lanterns - Decorating with DoiliesThese awesomely intriguing structures found on Tiptoe Through and Apartment Therapy can be created by layering doilies over a balloon with fabric stiffener and then popping the balloon when dry. READ MORE ......

Tips for Your Candy Buffet & Centerpieces

5 Tips for the Perfect Candy Buffet and Candy Centerpieces from the Experts at CandyWarehouse

DIY Candy Buffet TipsEveryone loves candy, right? So including a candy buffet or candy centerpieces at your Bar or Bat Mitzvah or wedding is a win-win way to make sure your guests remember the celebration long after it passes. Not only does candy add a bit of nostalgic fun and whimsy to your motif, it also acts as a conversation-starter and a way to turn people who once were strangers into friends with shared memories. The experts at CandyWarehouse share their five best tips for a fabulous candy buffet. READ MORE ......

Get Your Skin ‘Event Ready’ + Giveaway! Claim Your Free Mini-Facial

Planning a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah can be stressful enough – you don’t need to worry about your skin too!  Whatever your skincare concern – wrinkles, acne, discoloration, or sensitivity – there is help!  Here’s my personal story.

I remember the day vividly.  I was going in for my annual dermatologist appointment with one thing on my mind – WRINKLES!  It’s such a fast progression from worrying about pimples to wrinkles – I was completely unprepared!  So I asked the Doctor – “What cream do you recommend that is effective for getting rid of wrinkles?”  And I’ll never forget her response. “Your wrinkles won’t go away with any cream.  Your best prevention method is to start early with Botox.”  Whooooah – not the answer I was expecting.  I was barely 30 at the time.

Spoiler Alert: My dermatologist was wrong!
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I have nothing against Botox or Juvi-Derm.  However I wasn’t ready to go down that path.  I was not prepared to completely write off the multi-billion dollar skincare industry as ineffective.  Not yet.

Since then, I’ve tried a number of products with some success, but not the success I was looking for.  And then I took notice of changes in some of my friends. I saw firsthand that there was an alternative to Botox that actually worked.  That alternative is skincare products from Rodan + Fields.  Seeing these real before & after shots intrigued me enough to finally get me to pick up the phone.

These are real results after 5 weeks using the REDEFINE (anti-aging) regimen and exfoliator.

Botox Alternative, Skin Care

Suffer from acne?  Here are results after only 2 weeks of using the UNBLEMISH regimen. READ MORE ......

Roll Away Your Wrinkles With This Incredible Skin Tool

1 Step Solution to #nofilter Skin!

Everyone wants to look and feel their best for their wedding or child’s bar or bat mitzvah.  You may be looking to reduce wrinkles and firm up your skin without resorting to Botox. You might want to prevent wrinkles, and keep skin looking young and fresh. In either case, you should know about the revolutionary at-home treatment from Rodan + Fields known as the AMP MD Roller.

Roll Away Wrinkles - Remove Lines with Rodan + Fields Roller - Microneedling Technology

The roller is a non-invasive skin tool that uses tiny needles to firm, lift, and sculpt skin with no recovery time required.  It’s been dubbed “The Best Spent Minute in Skin Care.”  And it’s easy to see why. READ MORE ......

3 Steps To The Perfect Signature Cocktails & Mocktails

Signature cocktails and mocktails are the perfect compliment to any event. They can be served before an outdoor wedding ceremony to cool off guests, as a cocktail hour addition, or even a sweetened liquid dessert. Not only does it give guests something a little more interesting to choose from than champagne or Pepsi, but it’s also the perfect opportunity to add more creativity to your menu!

So, where to start?

Your Signature Drink Style Guide

Something Blue Wedding Cocktails | Signature DrinksPhoto: Something Blue Cocktails

Step 1: Create it! READ MORE ......