Fun Times Cubed – Ice Bowls & DIY Ice Decor for Weddings, Mitzvahs & Events

When it comes to planning an event, whether it be a Jewish wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party, it can be easy to overlook the small stuff.  No one forgets that big centerpiece sitting in the middle of the table, but what about the rest of the space?  Nothing dials down the décor like neglected areas.  This is where you want to work smarter, not harder.   You want something easy and plentiful.    It doesn’t get any more plentiful (and affordable) than water.   You’d be amazed by what you can create when you freeze the stuff.  Ice décor can be that unexpected touch that gets your guests talking.

Ice Bowl with Flowers

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Baseball Bar Mitzvahs & Parties That Knock It Out of the Park

Photo Inspiration for your Baseball Theme Wedding, Bat & Bar Mitzvah or Party

Baseball Theme Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, PartyTake me out to the…ballroom?! No matter what you’re celebrating, baseball is the American pastime and a popular theme for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and any party being hosted by a baseball lover!

A baseball themed wedding or bat or bar mitzvah reception can be fun and chic at the same time. So buy me some peanuts and cracker jack and heed these ideas for your next baseball-themed affair! Whether you love the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, or any other team, the colors may change but the inspiration is similar!

Photos Above: Celebrations at Home, Perfect Party Orlando, Flickr, Pinterest

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7 Ideas for Mitzvah & Wedding Yarmulkes for Boys, Girls & Adults

Your Kippah can be Kool!  Yarmulkes, also known as kippot and skull caps, can be as much a part of your Jewish wedding or bat/bar mitzvah celebration as the decor, music, and other traditions. Your kippah design can reflect your personal style, match your color palette or theme, and can be a great way for the younger set to embrace the tradition if you get them involved in selecting kippot. There are even eco-friendly options and endless possibilities for personalization.

1. Show Your Style with High-Fashion Hand-Made Yarmulkes from Queen Esther Hair Covers

Embroidered Yarmulkes for Bat Mitzvah or Jewish Wedding

Embroidered Applique Yarmulkes by Queen Esther Hair Covers

Mavash Amid, the creative force and founder of Queen Esther Hair Covers, creates exquisitely embroidered designs featuring stunning appliques and beading. READ MORE ......

Tiffany Blue & Gold Equestrian Theme Bat Mitzvah in NY

Lily’s Bat Mitzvah was the perfect blend of youth and sophistication, with Tiffany blue details styling a horseback riding themed “Ride On” party.

Tiffany Blue & White Bat Mitzvah ColorsThe unique party was planned by Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime, decorated by X-Quisite Flowers & Events, and photographed by Ellen Dubin Photography.

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Trend Alert: Geofilters for Snapchat | Bar & Bat Mitzvah & Wedding Ideas

You may have heard of the popular app Snapchat. It seems like everyone, young and old, is using it these days to share photos and videos in real time. The popularity of the app has grown recently because it makes sending photos to all of your friends possible in just a few taps. It’s a great way to show what you’re doing, who you’re with, and how much fun you are having.

SnapChat GeoFilters for Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs from MySnapFIlter

Geofilters From MySnapFilter

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‘I Love Lucy’ Bat Mitzvah in NYC

A Bat Mitzvah girl with vintage taste is the perfect excuse for a throwback party theme.

NYC "I Love Lucy" Heart Theme Bat Mitzvah PartyThis ‘I Love Lucy’ reception was a classic example of such an affair!  Lucy’s mom is super star event planner Robin Lathrop of BYROBIN. Robin also did the décor and worked right up until the party’s start! READ MORE ......

6 Chuppah Design Ideas – Traditional, Modern & Unique Huppahs

 

Cherry Blossom Chuppah

Cherry Blossom Chuppah via You & Your Wedding

Maybe it’s because I come from such a large family, but we have a lot of wedding photos that include our chuppah! The family portraits, wedding party, and of course the entire wedding ceremony! Having a chuppah (a.k.a. huppah, chuppa or Jewish wedding arch) that we absolutely love made the pictures even more special. As an added bonus, our  florist used the flowers from our chuppah to decorate the bride & groom table at the reception. This had the dual benefit of lowering our costs and adding consistency to our wedding decor.

The Chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy the couple stands under during the wedding ceremony. Huppah is Hebrew for covering, and that’s exactly what it is! The huppah can be a tallis held up by four poles, an extravagant display of flowers and branches, or anything in between. It symbolizes the new home the couple will share, open on all sides showing that guests are always welcome.

Because of its physical and symbolic beauty, many couples of all different cultures and religions choose to incorporate the chuppah into their wedding ceremony.

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10 Ideas for a Beach Theme Mitzvah, Wedding or Party

Whether you’re a jet-setting couple or a beach-loving teen, we are absolutely loving the idea of a beach theme for your wedding, bat/bar mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase this theme in the hot summer months or in the winter – when if our feet can’t be in the sand, our heads and hearts certainly are! Using summertime decorations like sand, beach balls, starfish, and sea shells are all fun – not to mention inexpensive – ways to incorporate this theme. The traditional nautical color scheme of white and navy is popular, while including a bright pop of color such as coral or turquoise can really make your decor stand out.

Here are 10 ideas we’re loving for your beach theme!

1. Waterfront Venues

Waterside Restaurant & Catering NJ | Beach Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah & Party Theme IdeasPhoto: Waterside Restaurant & Catering

Your venue will dictate much of your event’s vibe, and a lake or river-view is a great option.  Abigail Kirsch at Pier Sixty & The Lighthouse and Chelsea Piers NYC in Manhattan both have stunning views of the Hudson River via floor to ceiling windows. READ MORE ......

Elegant and Upscale Basketball Bar Mitzvah NYC

Modern Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces, White Orchids & Calla LiliesZack celebrated his Bar Mitzvah in a modern, basketball-themed party that was as light-hearted as it was elegant. This New York celebration was a full weekend event, complete with a Kiddush, ceremony, and evening affair, and Chad David Kraus Photography captured every memory for us! READ MORE ......