Thursday, November 29, 2012

Why not add in the Gangam Style Dance to your reception!


The other night I was watching the season finale of Dancing with the Stars, and the Gangam Style dance routine appeared! It was funny and unique to see. I never seen this popular South Asian you tube Gangam Style video, so I checked it out to see what the hype is all about. Oddly, I researched what does this song mean, as a result the Korean song talks about “the perfect girlfriend who knows when to be refined and when to get wild”. I laughed how silly the dance was but definitely entertaining. It was “cheesy” dance moves including panda and kangaroo moves, horse trots (pretending to ride a horse), moving into a legs-shuffling side gallop.

We have the Electric Slide, Cha-Cha, YMCA, and the Cupid Shuffle group dances to add to a wedding reception-why not add in the Gangam Style dance! If you have a guestlist that loves to party and loves to laugh, this can be a great dance to add in your reception.
Perfect memorable dance with your family and friends! Great laughs as you watch your wedding video!

Here is the link to see Gangam Style Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bella’s Bridal Gown from Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1




For all you Twilight fans, the saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is in theatres this weekend. Last year, you might have watched Breaking Dawn Part 1 and marked your favorite fashionable scene, which was the beautiful Bridal Gown that Bella was walking down the aisle as she weds Edward.

This might be the perfect gown for you for your Fall/Winter Wedding-its elegant, and breathtaking. Here are the details of this gown. Its only $799!

•Replica of BELLA'S BRIDAL GOWN
As seen in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Long sleeves with button detail
Cut out back with lace embellishments
Available in Ivory
•Sizes: 0 to 26W
•MSRP: $799.00
•http://www.alfredangelo.com/collections/styles/8400

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

THANKSGIVING CONVERSATION CARDS FOR YOUR GUESTS


We've all got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving! If you are having your wedding or festive holiday event get the conversation started with these delightful thankful for cards using Avery Rounded Business Cards to express your gratitude. Place these cards on the table and pass them around the dinner table, give everyone a moment to write down their thoughts, and then share! It’s a perfect icebreaker especially if there are guests that do not know each other.

You can use this template PDF link from Avery to print out these Conversation Cards on any card stock.

http://dpo.content.avery.com/WorkingDir/dpo/anonymous/Projects/fe997bf0-cd9b-4b85-afa8-b9683c979be7/preview.pdf

Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Move your Body for Hurricane Sandy Survivors!



Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy came at a full force with high wind speeds and tides that damaged homes and left survivors without power in the Tri-State Area. During these 2 weeks it was a tough time to do anything, such as go to work, help a friend/families in need because of no power in the subway system, no gas, and more- we are still experiencing challenging times.

As a result from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we remained resilient New Yorkers full of strength and hope. We kicked Hurricane Sandy to the curb and we are moving our bodies! We went to work, we serve damaged communities, and we dropped off donations to Rockaway, Red hook, Staten Island and/or New Jersey and more.

Now its time to work out our minds, body and soul with our families and friends through Buti Yoga! I’m a true living testimonial of how it’s important to move our bodies through challenging times. Give your families and friends, and yourself a gift of a workout that feels like a party while you're in it, and leaves you smiling, dripping with sweat, sore in all the best ways, and loving your life and loving your body when you're done! AND the funds we’ll be raised for supporting Hurricane Sandy victims while we are at it!

All funds donated for class are being DOUBLE matched by Fast Retailing USA! Get a sweat-dripping, heart-pumping workout, and make a difference. What could be better?! Tues & Thurs 7-8pm.

Certified trained Buti Yoga instructor Paige MacKenzie Welborn will teach Buti Yoga classes. You are probably asking to yourself “What is Buti Yoga!?”

BUTI is a super fun and sexy workout that combines yoga, dance, circuits of plyometrics and BOOTY shaking! Classes consist of deep stretching, BUTI shaking and heart-pounding cardio that will free your hips (and BUTI!), tighten your abs, and skyrocket your energy!
* Free your hips. Free your mind. *
Here is a link of a BUTI YOGA CLASS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6ksLaIE2pU&feature=youtu.be

Donate funds and your loving soul
Make your BUTI Pop Drop and Roll!

Come make purposeful your play,
This Tuesday and Thursday,
Move your feet and move your hips,
Put a smile on your lips.

This BUTI Class is for those in need
Now's the time for you and me
To show in our word and deed
That when others ask for help we heed.

Move your hips, move your feet,
Let your booty shake to the beat,
Bring your oh-so-appreciated dollah,
Paige will be sure to make you hollah!


DETAILS:
Tuesday Nov 13th: 7-8pm
Liberated Movement at Battery Dance Studios
380 Broadway, 5th Floor - (NE corner of Broadway & White St. off of the Canal Street Stop- map here)
New York, NY 10013
Look for the door to the left of the Blues clothing store (street level) and ring buzzer #5.

Thursday Nov 15th: 7-8pm
DANY Studios
305 West 38th Street (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues)
New York, NY 10018
BRING : Yoga mat (if you want, but the studio marley floor is fine too)
WEAR : No shoes. Be ready to sweat.


Suggested Donation: $18 (anything more or less will be happily accepted) This will be DOUBLE matched by Fast Retailing USA!

Blessing to you all your loved ones! See you there!


Sunday, November 4, 2012

How to set up an affordable Candy Buffet?


I hope you all celebrated the Halloween holiday in your homes with your children, despite of Hurricane Sandy. Halloween has past and now on to the holidays. Most weddings and even other celebrations are displaying the candy buffet trend. It can be used for your guests to scoop up their favorite candy to take home with them after your event. If you are having a fall themed or a Christmas Holiday themed candy buffet, you can purchase your favorite candy matching to your color theme palate.

Usually candy buffets will cost $50 to $200 approximately, such as purchasing the vases, and pounds of candy, and adding a DIY flair to your vases and jars. All you need to buy is 5 jars/vases of your favorite candy.

Here are couple of items to purchase for you candy buffet:
·http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-productinfo-product-17023/candy_buffet_jars_-_candy_jars_set_-_glass_apothecary_jars_set_of_3_999_vase.html

·http://www.dollartree.com/floral-decor/vases-bowls-containers/202c203c203/index.cat?index=0&viewall=1

·http://www.koyalwholesale.com/pages-productinfo-category-835_1274-product-16403/hot_and_new_for_20122012_candy_buffet_supplies5_oz_aluminum_candy_buffet_scoop_best_seller.html

·You can purchase jars/vases and scoopers at your local 99 cent store.


Here are tips when buying your favorite Candy/Chocolate:
·Buy themed candy/chocolates that are similar to your colors. You buy mixed candy a little bit of everything, a variety of it all, if it is a Christmas themed candy buffet table, you can have as Holiday M&Ms, Candy canes to put in a cylinder vase.

·Here are suggested candy/chocolate websites:

http://www.candydirect.com/christmas-pinwheel-starlight-mints-5-lbs
http://www.candydirect.com/candy-canes-peppermint-red-white-5-oz-36-count (you can order 4 packs of these if you like)
http://www.candydirect.com/candy-canes-mini-size-500-count (these are actually cheaper as well)
http://www.candydirect.com/hershey-s-kisses-original-silver-foil-5-pound-bag
http://www.candydirect.com/chocolate-foil-marbles-gold-and-silver-5-lb-bag
http://www.candydirect.com/fruit-slices-red-raspberries-unwrapped-boxed-5-lb-box
http://www.candydirect.com/gummi-red-raspberry-5-lbs (gummy bears )
http://www.ohnuts.com/buy.cfm/bulk-candy/kids-corner/pink-cotton-cherry (you can do cotton candy as well to give it that snow affect for your Christmas Holiday Candy Buffet=)

How to store candy?
·Cellophane Bags are the best affordable solution for candy, and you can add on a personalized label to your bag for a DIY d├ęcor flair.
http://www.boxandwrap.com/economybopp.html


How much should I order per guest?
We recommend about a third to a half pound per guest. (Or put another way, 1 pound for every 2-3 guests). But keep in mind that it's better to go a little over than go under. Think of the last guest in the line, who should still get a few options.

How many different items should I include?

5 items would make a nice a assortment; however, more items would certainly be lovely as well. Here is an estimate of how much candy you need.
Cups Ounces if Small, Dense Candy Ounces if Medium Candy Ounces if Large Candy
1/4 cup 2 1.5 1
1/3 cup 2.75 2.5 2
1/2 cup 4 3.5 2.5
2/3 cup 5.5 4.5 3
3/4 cup 6 5 4
1 cup 8 6 4.5

How should I store chocolates and candy?
Chocolates and candy can generally can be stored up to 6 months in a cool dry place. Please refer to the details for each candy and treat on our web site for the exact storage information. We recommend storing your chocolate in areas that are between 59-63 degrees Fahrenheit (15-17 degrees Celsius) and with a relative humidity of less than 50%. "Blooming" can occur if chocolate is refrigerated.

Enjoy your sweets!