Sometimes all you need for a completely personalized bat mitzvah theme is to look no further than the name of the guest of honor.
At Bailey’s chic and fun New York bat mitzvah, her nickname “B” inspired the party theme. Event planner Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime worked with the family to come up with the best words to describe her. Phrases such as “B Compassionate” “B Silly” and “B Musical” became the basis for much of the day’s decor. READ MORE ......→
3D ketubahs themselves seem to be something new to the market, and have only recently begun to catch on. A 3D ketubah is in most cases a ketubah that has additional elements added to the top of the design to create dimension and add drama to the overall look.
3D ketubahs are gaining popularity because couples are desiring a document that reflects their own commitment of marriage, and is also a gorgeous piece of art. They are attracted to the drama that the 3-dimensionality adds to the overall design and how it brings an otherwise flat piece of paper to life. Beautiful art is important, relevant, and timeless, which can represent how couples view their own upcoming marriage. READ MORE ......→
Brooklyn-Heights-based Alexandra Partow Events planned a Bat Mitzvah held at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s stunning new ecologically sustainable event space – The Lillian and Amy Goldman Atrium. Photography courtesy of Maggie Marguerite Studios.
Purim is approaching! That means fun, costumes, celebration, and Purim Baskets!
We’re excited to share creative ideas to make your Purim Basket, or Mishloach Manot, extra special and memorable.
9 Unique Purim Basket Ideas
Purim baskets typically contain cookies, candies, masks, and noisemakers, and come in a bag or box. Lots of people get creative with these items, but it’s not as common to skip the bag or box in favor of more unique packaging.
When Justin Havas was getting ready for his bar mitzvah, he expected a quiet luncheon following the service and a dinner party reception with basketball decorations. Who could have guessed the surprises that lay ahead would have the entire day pay homage to his beloved sport, and sure – a little bit to him as well. READ MORE ......→
Written by by Lisa Shiner of BE Group TLV – Israel Wedding & Honeymoon Planners
After months of wedding planning, the time has finally come to kick back and spend that much needed quality time with your newly pronounced husband or wife. For newlyweds looking for that laid-back exotic beach getaway, couples need to look no further than the Caribbean Isles. Looking for a more international, metropolitan vibe on your honeymoon? New York City, Paris, or London beckons! Or perhaps culture, history, and sightseeing rank at the top of your list? Travel back in time in Athens or Rome!
For those newlyweds who want it all – there’s Tel Aviv. This city that never sleeps provides the framework for a unique and unforgettable honeymoon.
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 ......→
Stop the presses! We’ve uncovered the PERFECT Hanukkah hostess gift, and also a must-have if you’re hosting a holiday party with kids.
These Color Me! Cookies fromEleni’s New Yorkare dessert, entertainment and favors all rolled into one delicious (and kosher!) package. Eleni’s supplies the frosted sugar cookies and edible ink markers. All you have to do after that is let the kids unleash their inner artist! READ MORE ......→
5 Steps to The Perfect Mitzvah Project for Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah Child
Your child is approaching Bar/Bat Mitzvah age and celebrations are in order! In addition to party planning and learning religious ritual, many synagogues require students to complete volunteer service in the form of a Mitzvah Project. Connecting this activity to your child’s interests can turn the Mitzvah Project into one of the most meaningful and fulfilling aspects of the process!
Here are some helpful steps for finding the perfect Mitzvah Project that will commemorate his or her transition into adulthood and engage your child’s passions too.
Brainstorm: Sit down with your child to see what it is this project means to him/her. With this maturing age, you can ask questions like “What are you passionate about?” and “How do you think you can make a difference?” Think about the different types of community service, including volunteer work, fundraising, and/or organizing a charitable drive or initiative. Finding something that sparks an interest will inspire them to get involved.