Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 | Wedding, Mitzvah, Party

After a trend-setting Fashion Week here in New York, Pantone has announced its Top 10 Color Report for Spring 2016. While the top colors for the season include vivid brights, more muted shades dominate the palette. If you’re still deciding your color scheme for a wedding, a child’s Bar / Bat Mitzvah or a Sweet 16 party, the trend report should provide some fun inspiration.

Top Colors Spring 2016

Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 from Pantone - Ideas and InspirationThree shades we’re obsessing over are Rose Quartz, Lilac Gray, and Buttercup.

Rose Quartz

2016 Top Colors from Pantone - Rose Quartz Color Theme Ideas for a Wedding, Mitzvah or PartyOne of Pantone’s top colors for Spring 2016 is Rose Quartz, a soothing, romantic tone that pairs particularly well with metallics. READ MORE ......

10 Ways to “Set the Bar” – Wedding Bar & Teen Drink Bars

Wedding BarHere are 10 ways to take your bar from ordinary to extra-ordinary!

At most weddings, mitzvahs and events, the bar is a fun place to be. Good drinks and company are only part of the allure. There’s also the set-up and presentation.

The same looks and designs can be used for alcohol-free kids and teen bars.

1. “Setting the Bar” – Lit From Within

Backlighting the bar is cool trick that gives off a soft glow.  This bar gives off a purple haze with a pipe and drape backdrop.   The white light in the cabinet highlights the drink options. READ MORE ......

The Benefits of a Day-Of Coordinator For Your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah

Your wedding or bar/bat mitzvah plans are taking hold. You’ve hired your vendors and picked out your theme and logo. There’s one more essential person you need to consider! It’s important to understand the benefits and value of having a Day Of Coordinator.  We turned to Ruth Lapin of Ruth Lapin Events to help us understand why a Day Of Coordinator can literally ‘Save The Day!’

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Ruth always puts her clients first and has their best interest in mind.  That’s why she emphasizes that “Even if you are a superstar planner, you should always hire a day of coordinator to allow you to enjoy your special event. Become her friend. Introduce her so she gets to know your family. The expectation is that the coordinator will take care of all the issues that may occur so that you don’t have to take responsibility. And unexpected nightmares do happen.  Always!” READ MORE ......

Making the Magic Happen – Ruby J Events Takes Us Behind The Scenes

Being hired by a bride and her family is always a task the team at Ruby J Events takes very seriously. They know that they have one chance – and one chance only – to get it right. All the months (and sometimes years) of planning mean nothing if the day doesn’t go as seamlessly as every family expects it to.  This Jewish Springtime wedding was no exception, and the results were absolutely incredible!

NYC Jewish Wedding Planner's Amazing Ballroom Transformation - Before & After

How did they pull off such an amazing transformation?  Let’s take a peek behind the scenes with the team at Ruby J EventsREAD MORE ......

Candle Inspiration for your Bar & Bat Mitzvah

By Audrey Isaac, 100Candles.com

As you begin the planning process for your bar or bat mitzvah, you’re likely to come across a number of different options for décor and you’ll have to make some decisions regarding the theme for the party, including the types of candles to use.

Cool Candle Lighting Display for Bar & Bat Mitzvah Party

Candle Lighting Display by Balloon Artistry

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Introducing Melrose Ballroom – NYC’s Brand New Versatile Event Space

Melrose Ballroom Long Island City NY - Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah Event Space Are you looking for an exclusive NYC club feel for your upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Wedding? Perhaps you’d like an elegant wedding reception in an industrial-chic setting. Treat yourself and your guests to an exceptional experience at Melrose Ballroom, located in Long Island City, Queens – just 5 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by car or subway. READ MORE ......

Rock Your Guests with a Music Theme

Creative Ideas for a Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding, Sweet 16 or Party

A love of music is universal. For many it is a passion in life that translates into collecting, creating, learning to DJ, writing, singing, and more. If you have a wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or party coming up, a music theme might be perfect for you.

Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logo, Neon, Glow

Music Theme Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logo by Cutie Patootie Creations

Bar Mitzvah Logo (above) by Cutie Patootie Creations

Bring your guests into your world and share your love of music with lots of clever and creative musical elements that will have everyone feeling the noise. READ MORE ......

Klezmer Musician Alicia Svigals – “It’s not all fast hora music”

What is Klezmer?  It’s gaining a lot of popularity, but what do we really know about klezmer? Alicia Svigals, a renowned klezmer fiddler, sets straight some of the misconceptions of klezmer music and talks about  its growth in popularity – even beyond the Jewish population!

Klezmer Music by Alicia SvigalsAlicia on Misconceptions about klezmer:  “It is not all fast ‘hora’ music; klezmer has the full range of moods, modes and tempos, from solemn ceremonial melodies, to elegant cocktail hour background music, all the way up to the crazy fast stuff.”

“Klezmer is a cousin of “Hebrew” music, aka “simkhe (simcha) dancing music” – the music popular at orthodox and modern orthodox events – but it is not the same.  We do mix that repertoire in whenever we have a crowd that will enjoy it though.  But klezmer is essentially non-religious, instrumental party music and you don’t have to be religious for it to be on your playlist!” READ MORE ......

Decorating Your Pool for An Outdoor Wedding & Mitzvah

Pool Floating Flower Pomanders

Pool Floating Flower Pomanders

Pools are a great place to get a break from the summer heat.  Most of us don’t think of a swimming pool as a prop, but if you are hosting a summer wedding, bat/bar mitzvah or reception by the pool, you might want to think outside the box.  Now that the warm weather is here in full force, outdoor entertaining is at a high point and you want to make the most of your space.  There are all kinds of creative things you can do with this large piece of backyard real estate. READ MORE ......