6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Wedding, Mitzvah or Party

Now that the warm weather is almost here, we’re sure you’ll be attending, and maybe even hosting (!) some outdoor events! Here are 6 of our favorite inspirations for an al fresco wedding, Bar or Bat Mitzvah or any type of party!

1. Play Up The Venue

Outdoor Beach Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party, Long Island NYIf you’d like at least part of your event to take place outside, a location with a beautiful and functional outdoor space is crucial. The Sands at Atlantic Beach (pictured above and below) is a premiere beach-front venue on Long Island, and a perfect option for your next outdoor event! While the interior of the space is gorgeous, you can also set up a tent on the beach. The only thing more fun than dancing is dancing barefoot on (or near) the sand! READ MORE ......

Interactive Buffet & Station Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah & Party

When it comes to hosting a wedding, bat & bar mitzvah or party, presentation is everything. Appetizers, cocktails and desserts can be easily forgotten. But you don’t need to serve the crème de la crème to make your food and drink choices memorable.

Industry expert Brianna Ellis from The Sands at Atlantic Beach notes “interactive food stations such as “Action Stations” really make your guests enjoy ordering and choosing food options with their own personal twist.”

Up the WOW factor of everyday favorites with these
10 ideas for creative, fun & beautifully styled buffets and stations!

Creative Ideas for Wedding & Party Buffet StationsFOOD & DESSERT BUFFETS

1. Build Your Own Station READ MORE ......

A Charitable Wedding & Mitzvah Venue in NYC

New York City has an eclectic and varied number of event spaces for Jewish weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, parties and corporate events. Our modern city is home to the hottest trend-setting architecture and fashion, so we were delighted to discover The Prince George Ballroom. Located in the FlatIron District in Manhattan and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, The Prince George Ballroom is a feast for the eyes with its Beaux Arts style and Neo-Renaissance flourishes. In the spirit of tzedakah (charity), 100% of its net revenue is used for NYC outreach programs to help the homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

THE GALLERY

Prince George Ballroom - Historic Wedding & Event Venue NYCWedding or mitzvah guests enter into a modern space named World Monuments Fund Gallery. READ MORE ......

Kosher Bar & Bat Mitzvah Planning Guide

In keeping up with the latest catering trends, Kosher catered cuisine has gone upscale in taste and presentation. If you’re planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Mazelmoments’ Kosher Mitzvah Planning Guide (below) is a must-read.  We provide a user-friendly definition of “What is Kosher,” a breakdown of Kosher catering options, and advice for finding a Kosher mitzvah venue. READ MORE ......

4 Step Guide to Jewish Wedding Flowers

Flowers are a big part of weddings, and whether you decide to keep it simple or have blooms brimming from every corner, you want the arrangements to reflect your style and the tone of your event. This is easier said than done, and finding a skilled florist who can work within your budget can be quite a task.

There are four key factors to consider when hiring a florist for your Jewish Wedding.

Jewish Wedding Flowers - Floral Tablescape

Floral Tablescape by Showplace Floral & Event Design

Floral Designer: Showplace Floral & Event Design

1. Choose a Florist with Experience Planning Jewish Weddings READ MORE ......

The Showplace Transforms Event Space into Jaw-Dropping Bar Mitzvah Service

Many families want their children to participate in the religious ceremony of becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, even if they don’t belong to a synagogue.  Such was the case for a recent client of Showplace Floral & Event Design.  The creation of a temple ambiance in The Paramount venue – where the party would be celebrated immediately after the ceremony – is absolutely amazing!  See for yourself…

Bar Mitzvah NY - Event Space Transformed into Synagogue

Event Space Transformed into Synagogue Ambiance

Photography by Denis Leon & Co. Photographers

This client wanted to recreate an atmosphere for services that had the overall appeal and ambiance of a modern temple.

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Top 5 Entertainment Essentials for Mitzvahs & Weddings

What makes a bar/bat mitzvah or wedding unforgettable?

The entertainment options for bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings can be overwhelming and hard to prioritize. We asked the team at The Main Event, a family-owned business providing entertainment for mitzvahs and weddings since 1996, to help our visitors identify the top 5 entertainment essentials. The Main Event is committed to great relationship building – which in turn makes your event their main event.

1. DJ or Experienced Dance Team

Top 5 Mitzvah & Wedding Entertainment Ideas

Dance Motivator in Action

For an energized event, the party needs an experienced DJ and dance team.  They will motivate the kids and the adults – adding spark and excitement to your affair. READ MORE ......

Same-Sex Ketubahs to Celebrate Your Wedding

With gay marriage officially legalized throughout the United States, it’s the perfect time to find or design your ketubah. Ketubahs are artistic portrayals of your wedding vows, and there is a great selection designed to commemorate your marriage, dedication and love for one another – no matter what sex or religion you or your partner are.

Same-Sex Ketubah - Gay Wedding Ketubahs at Ketubah.com

Love’s Mosaic – Lapis and Sapphire

Above: Love’s Mosaic – Lapis and Sapphire Ketubah available at Ketubah.com

Ketubahs are not only part of Jewish and Interfaith weddings, but have been adapted by couples of all religions.  Even Prince William & Kate Middleton had a ketubah specially designed for their royal wedding!  READ MORE ......