Celebrate Your Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Dave & Busters Pelham Manor

Dave and Buster’s Pelham Manor is your one stop shop for your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah!  Whether you’re hosting an event for only 20 guests or a large one for 2,000, you’ve got to check out Dave & Busters’ Westchester location in Pelham Manor, New York.  This one-of-a kind venue offers everything you need to make your event fun, entertaining and a time no one will forget.

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Modern Purple Sparkle Bat Mitzvah Party

In this stunning bat mitzvah, Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime shows that sometimes all you need for the perfect party is a great logo, tagline and color palette.

Purple Sparkle & Glitter Bat Mitzvah Party New YorkAnya’s bat mitzvah took place at Tappan Hill Mansion, and featured a VIP lounge with sleek white leather furniture accented with her logo, tagline and sparkle. READ MORE ......

NY Giants Football Tailgate Bar Mitzvah Party

Football Tailgate Bar Mitzvah Party ThemeFootball season kicks off this week, making it the perfect time to share this creative event.  Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime planned a great bar mitzvah with a fresh take on a football theme. The party was inspired by a NY Giants tailgate. Nearly every aspect of the party was reminiscent of a tailgate from the décor to the food. READ MORE ......

6 Ideas for an Unforgettable Honeymoon in Tel Aviv by BE Group TLV

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.

Expert Ideas for a Honeymoon in Tel Aviv, Israel

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High-Tech Bar & Bat Mitzvah Ideas and Trends

From planning the party to preserving the memories, state-of-the-art trends in technology have made a huge impact on bar and bat mitzvah celebrations. With the ever-evolving capabilities of smartphone apps, new entertainment options and social media, more and more teens are incorporating high-tech twists to their parties. These new technologies provide endless opportunities to excite guests and create unforgettable experiences.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Technology & Entertainment Trends

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4 Things A Day-Of Coordinator Does on Your Event Day (So You Don’t Have to!)

By Daniela Grafman, Vision Event Co

Booking your venue and vendors is only part of the event planning process. Coordinating the logistics and directing the execution of those details are what truly make your vision a reality. Having a day-of coordinator allows for you, your friends, and your family to relax and fully enjoy the event, while someone else is in charge of ensuring it is the day you expected.

4 Reasons You Need a Wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah Day of Event Planner, Coordinator

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Unlike a full service event planner, a “day-of” coordinator is available for families and couples who want to do most of the planning themselves, but need someone in the months leading up to and on the day of their event to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Get To Know Award-Winning Wedding & Mitzvah Photographer – Elana Goodridge

Elana Goodridge of Elana Goodridge Photography has recently been awarded 4 WedAwards – the esteemed international contest for wedding photography. While she was awarded for her work with weddings, her portfolio also includes amazing bar & bat mitzvah images, and she loves to photograph couples and families on their special day.  We caught up with Elana to learn more about her and her work, and share some of her favorite photos including the winning ones!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to be a photographer and that you had the talent to be successful?

Bat Mitzvah Service - Girl & Tallis by Elana Goodridge Photography

I fell in love with photography when I was a young girl. My father gave me an old Pentax camera and I had so much joy looking at the world through its lens. Even so, the thought of pursuing a career as a photographer hadn’t entered my mind. READ MORE ......