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Today bat and bar mitzvahs are becoming more elaborate and sophisticated than ever before. Teens are forgoing simple color schemes and themes in favor of something more unique in order to stand out from their peers. Below are four unique bat/bar mitzvah theme ideas that will surely set your child’s celebration apart. Continue reading Today bat and bar mitzvahs are becoming more elaborate and sophisticated than ever before. Teens are forgoing simple color schemes and themes in favor of something more unique in order to stand out from their peers. Below are four unique bat/bar mitzvah theme ideas that will surely set your child’s celebration apart. Continue reading
Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading Event planning trends change as frequently as fashion in New York City. To be on top of the latest trends and craft an unforgettable experience for guests, consider using some of these new ideas at your wedding reception. 1. Take Design Risks Decoration and design meld the entire vision for the reception together. To create a spectacular experience incorporate creative, novel concepts for a less staid feel. Chef’s tables (long tables that bring different groups together) are increasingly popular—for aesthetic and pragmatic reasons. Lounge areas with circular high-top tables and modular or linked furniture with charging stations help hold the party together as well. Continue reading
Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

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Multi-cultural weddings, family celebrations and even Bar Mitzvahs are becoming more common in New York by the day. While the bringing together of cultures produces beautiful events, it often leaves party planners wondering if they’ve done enough to keep both sides of the family comfortable and excited about the event. If you’re planning a multi-cultural event in New York, here are 5 tips to ensure that every member of the family will have fun and find meaning in the big day:

Bilingual Invitations, Place Cards and Thank You Notes, Etc. Continue reading

There is a reason that Bar Mitzvah, Gala and Wedding DJs will ask you for a "Do Not Play" list. Your guests have suffered enough. Spare them by keeping these 9 tracks off of your next event playlist: Continue reading There is a reason that Bar Mitzvah, Gala and Wedding DJs will ask you for a "Do Not Play" list. Your guests have suffered enough. Spare them by keeping these 9 tracks off of your next event playlist: Continue reading
Nothing says New York like a visit to Coney Island. The team at Guastavino's brought the old fashioned excitement of Coney Island to our home under the 59th Street Bride for a recent Bar Mitzvah celebration. Here is just a sampling of the photos that were taken at The Coney Island Bar Mitzvah  Continue reading Nothing says New York like a visit to Coney Island. The team at Guastavino's brought the old fashioned excitement of Coney Island to our home under the 59th Street Bride for a recent Bar Mitzvah celebration. Here is just a sampling of the photos that were taken at The Coney Island Bar Mitzvah  Continue reading
Herbert Rose is Director Emeritus at Guastavino's and 583 Park Avenue. He has over 40 years of experience as Director of Catering at New York’s finest venues. Follow Herbert Rose's Event Planning Blog What Makes One New York Event Better Than The Next on 583ParkAve.com

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When it comes to throwing lavish celebrations, be they Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs or weddings, the Jewish community is unquestionably ahead of the curve. Continue reading Herbert Rose is Director Emeritus at Guastavino's and 583 Park Avenue. He has over 40 years of experience as Director of Catering at New York’s finest venues. Follow Herbert Rose's Event Planning Blog What Makes One New York Event Better Than The Next on 583ParkAve.com

Kosher or Kosher Style

When it comes to throwing lavish celebrations, be they Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs or weddings, the Jewish community is unquestionably ahead of the curve. Continue reading

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in New York City is stressful, but starting early and spreading out the planning overtime can help keep you organized and keep stress levels at a minimum.

If you're about to start planning a Bar Mitzvah in NYC, here is Guastavino's Checklist for Planning a New York Bar Mitzvah Celebration: Continue reading

Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah in New York City is stressful, but starting early and spreading out the planning overtime can help keep you organized and keep stress levels at a minimum.

If you're about to start planning a Bar Mitzvah in NYC, here is Guastavino's Checklist for Planning a New York Bar Mitzvah Celebration: Continue reading

Planning a Bat Mitzvah in New York is a long-term process. Synagogues and Bat Mitzvah event spaces often need to be booked years in advance to ensure that the perfect date is available. You need to give your daughter plenty of time to study her Torah and Haftarah portion and leave yourself plenty of time to craft the perfect speech for the day your little girl becomes a Jewish woman. With all the stress over planning the service, planning the celebration should be the fun part, right? Keep the stress level low with Guastavino’s 5 Tips for Planning Your New York Bat Mitzvah Celebration: Continue reading Planning a Bat Mitzvah in New York is a long-term process. Synagogues and Bat Mitzvah event spaces often need to be booked years in advance to ensure that the perfect date is available. You need to give your daughter plenty of time to study her Torah and Haftarah portion and leave yourself plenty of time to craft the perfect speech for the day your little girl becomes a Jewish woman. With all the stress over planning the service, planning the celebration should be the fun part, right? Keep the stress level low with Guastavino’s 5 Tips for Planning Your New York Bat Mitzvah Celebration: Continue reading