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 ......

7 Ideas for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Venues

Having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage for Jewish adolescents all over the world as they move on to a new phase of adulthood.  As sacred as these events are, they are also very exciting and fun, and should be marked with a special celebration that reflects your son or daughter. But before you can delve too far into the details, it’s important to first figure out what type of venue style you’re interested in and ultimately, where to host the reception.

7 Ideas for Your Bar & Bat Mitzvah Venues - Party Places

Photo Credit (Clockwise): 404 NYC, Long Island Marriott, Temple Emanu-El of Closter, Pole Position Raceway, Chelsea Piers, Smooth Sailing Celebrations, Prince George Ballroom, Capitale

7 Types of Party Places

1. Temples and Synagogues READ MORE ......

Fun Safari Animal Print Bat Mitzvah in New York

Funky zebra print at an elegant country club may seem unconventional, but Daniella’s Bat Mitzvah had a perfect balance of style and cool! Photography by 5th Avenue Digital.

Bat Mitzvah Westchester New York

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5 Tips To Hire The Best Videographer

Get Amazing Video Memories from your Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Party

If you’ve ever planned, or are currently planning an event, you’ll know there are so many moving pieces that all fit together to make your event as amazing as possible. One of those very important pieces is videography. A videographer will capture the event in real time so that you can re-live your special day over and over again! We sat down with Seth Elgart from Professional Video LLC to get some tips from a pro on how to hire the best videographer for your next event! Seth has been doing his job for over a decade and has some excellent insight for us!

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Tip #1 – This may seem obvious, but make sure the company you hire has an expertise in video! Experience and focus on filming and production will let you know that quality will be at the forefront.

Tip #2 – Do your homework! Just like when choosing any of your other vendors, do some research and find out the history of the companies you’re interested in. Knowing how long they’ve been around, what kind of events they primarily work on, and being able to see examples of their work will be super helpful in picking the right one for you. READ MORE ......

Photo Props and Cool Backdrops

6 Ideas To Jazz Up Your Photos Using Photo Props & Backdrops

Your wedding or mitzvah is a big special day, and you want to remember it FOREVER.  Goodness knows that the pictures are a big part of that.  They’re worth a thousand words, after all.  The problem is some of your guests may be a bit camera shy.  Even the willing ones might not feel especially relaxed in front of the lens.   What’s a host to do?  If you give the matter a little forethought, there are ways to bring out their inner Tyra Banks.  Cool props create a fun atmosphere and make photo taking part of the good times.  Not only that, they boost the energy and make for better, less self-conscious pics. READ MORE ......

Long Island Bat Mitzvah Glitters!

A VIP lounge ambience met summery vibes in Zoe’s glittering Long Island Bat Mitzvah. Swank Productions was the mastermind behind the amazing décor at Haute Durvo in Long Island, NY.  Photography by 5th Avenue Digital.

Purple Bat Mitzvah Party Long Island, NY - LED Lounge

Zoe wanted to celebrate becoming a Bat Mitzvah with a big dance party.  As soon as guests arrived to Haute Durvo, they saw this this Long Island catering hall was transformed into an underground VIP club. READ MORE ......