Alice In Wonderland Bat Mitzvah Guests Fall Down the Rabbit Hole

Are you ready to Fall Down the Rabbit Hole too?

Written by Dana Haugh

Bat Mitzvah Entertainement

Step into Temple Israel of Lawrence and fall head over heels into an Alice in Wonderland themed adventure! Morrell Caterers teamed up with Nikoletta Events to give Jessica a Bat Mitzvah sure to drive all of her friends and family mad with excitement! From the tiny bottled cocktails labeled ‘Drink Me’, to the massive exotic plants shimmering in a supernatural light, to the iron gates laden with vines and flowers that flanked the dining room, you are sure to lose yourself to the imagery and truly believe you’ve been transported to Wonderland. READ MORE ......

Real Jewish Wedding of Melissa & Joe, Maryland

Jewish Wedding Bride Groom

Sometimes a gorgeous venue provides all the inspiration you need for the perfect Jewish wedding. The 1840s Ballroom is definitely that!  But Melissa Zimmerman & Joe Pariser were also inspired by purple and yellow for their wedding on March 17, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The gorgeous details were captured by Sten Hartman from New Chapters Photography.

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3 Ways to GREEN Your Wedding, Mitzvah or Event

There are many ways you can make your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or event more green.

1)      Online Wedding and Bat & Bar Mitzvah Invitations

Online Bar Bat Mitzvah Invitation

Online Bat Mitzvah Invitation

Using an online invitation service such as in place of traditional paper wedding and bat/bar mitzvah invitations can benefit the environment as well as your wallet! Greenvelope is an eco-chic invitation service that provides beautiful designs and elegant animated delivery of online invitations. While most online invitation services are cluttered with advertisements and lack a traditional feel, Greenvelope has managed to do otherwise, and in an impressive way. The animated spinning envelope creates a personal experience of receiving a traditional paper invitation and the options of beautiful designs are plentiful.

***As a limited time promotion, Greenvelope is offering Mazel Moments followers a 15% Discount on any packages purchased. Simply use the coupon code: MazelTov at checkout. This offer expires 08/31/2012.***

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Jewish Temple Wedding of Cigall & Jeff, Long Island NY

I can’t believe that today marks two years since our amazing wedding day!  I can still remember the days of getting excited to see Jeff’s name on my caller id.  Never in a million years did I think I would meet my future husband at a random weeknight happy hour!  It seems like just yesterday that he moved all his junk…I mean very important stuff…into my…I mean our… apartment. One year later he proposed with a wonderful surprise weekend at the Gansevoort!

Cig and Jeff EngagementJeff & I knew we wanted to get married in a synagogue, and Temple Beth-El of Great Neck (Cosmopolitan Caterers) was perfect for us.  Family and friends flew in from as far as Israel and France to be with us on our special day. It was amazing to share the experience with so many people we love.  We stayed nearby at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, where we also had the wedding after-party and post-after-party brunch. READ MORE ......

Martini & Mocktini Signature Cocktails For Your Color Theme

Martini Signature Cocktail by Wedding & Party Color ThemeOn National Martini Day, we rounded up the best martini and mocktini recipes to match your wedding or party color palette.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple or white – regardless of your theme, we’ve got the perfect signature cocktail for you! READ MORE ......

Newest Trends in Kosher Food & Desserts: Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012

We spent a decadent evening at the Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 at Chelsea Piers in NYC, and are excited to share with you the latest trends in kosher food and presentation.

The overriding trend is that kosher caterers and kosher restaurants are aiming to create a “taste experience.” They are using innovative ingredients and flavor combinations, and creating fun experiences like having us squirt sauce into our mouth with a dropper before eating the delicious appetizer.  Here are some of the standouts.

Simple and creative, these Beet, Apple and Jicama Skewers by Gemstone Catering make a great appetizer! They’re beautiful, tasty and amazingly refreshing! You can try them on your own with almost any combination!

Kosher Food & Wine Experience 2012 Gemstone Catering Beet, Apple & Jicama SkewersWho doesn’t love a martini bar?  got cholent? Inc used this beautiful and inviting display for their Kiddush Club Cold Herring & Caviar Bar.

got cholent? Inc Kiddush Club Cold Herring & Caviar Bar

Kosher Indian food from Shalom Bombay included a wonderful cashew Chicken Korma, and a tender and delicious Towa Beef in a tomato pepper sauce. READ MORE ......

Party Dessert Trend: Cupcake Push Pops & Cake Shooters

Whether you’re planning a wedding, bat / bar mitzvah, children’s party or corporate event, cupcake push pops and cake shooters are sure to be a hit!

Cake Shooters and Cupcake Push Pops

Push Pop Containers available for purchase at Koyal Wholesale

The idea is simple, and fabulous!  A plastic tube is filled with layers of cake or cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles, and other fun toppings.  The clear container allows you to see all the fun layers before shooting the decadent dessert into your mouth! READ MORE ......

Smooth Sailing Celebrations of NYC and New Jersey

You may think of yachting as the lifestyles of the rich and famous, but a swanky affair on board a luxury cruise ship may be just the thing for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, or celebration.  Smooth Sailing Celebrations of New York and New Jersey has been hosting event cruises for 15 years aboard its 45 yachts that can accommodate anywhere from 12 to 1200 guests.  They provide award-winning service and have been voted a Top 10 Event Planning Company by NJ Biz Magazine.  Ideas to play up the nautical theme are included below!

Smooth Sailing Celebrations Yacht

Smooth Sailing Celebrations Yacht

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