Μία από τις πιο συγκινητικές στιγμές του γάμου. Περικυκλωμένη από την οικόγενεια και τους φίλους, η αναβίωση των εθίμων της παράδοσής μας αποτελεί μία από τις στιγμές που θυμόμαστε για πάντα. Τα κυρίοτερα έθιμα που παρέμειναν όσον αφορά τον γάμο είναι το στόλισμα ου γαμπρού και της νύφης, το ζώσιμο, το κάπνισμα, ο χορός των ρούχων και το ξύρισμα του γαμπρού.
Φωναξετέ του τζήρη … και καταφθάνει ο πατέρας περήφανος και καμαρωτός, με το χαμόγελο μέχρι τ´ αυτιά, να καπνίσει, να ζώσει και να δώσει την ευχή στο παιδί του για το καινούργιο του ξεκίνημα.
Φωναξετέ της μάνας… αχ αυτή η στιγμή! Τα δάκρυα της μάνας από χαρά είναι έτοιμα να τρέξουν! Η μάνα σταυρώνει το παιδί της με το κόκκινο μαντήλι για να του δώσει κι αυτή με την σειρά της την ευχή της, να τον αποχαιρετήσει από το πατρικό του και να το καπνίσει για να το προστατέψει από το κακό μάτι.
Και καταφθάνουν και ο κουμπάρος και η κουμέρα που με την σειρά τους παίζουν τον δικό τους ρόλο στην όλη διαδικασία των ζωσμάτων. Είναι σε όλη την τελετουργία του ζώσματος δίπλα στην νύφη και τον γάμπρο. Ο κουμπάρος θα ντύσει, θα ξυρίσει και θα χωρέψει τον γαμπρό. Από την άλλη η κουμπάρα θα βάλει τα παπούτσια της νύφης, θα την βοηθήσει με το βέλος και θα την χωρέψει.
Κι αν μερικοί από εσάς ανατριχιάζετε μόνο στο άκουσμα των «ζωσμάτων», σκεφτήται την συγκίνηση και την χαρά που θα δώσετε στους δικούς σας ανθρώπους αναβιώνοντας αυτή την τελετουργία πριν τον χορό του Ησαΐα.
Κι αν ακόμα είστε στο ψάξιμό για όλα περί του γάμου, η PartyCity μπορεί να σας τα κάνει όλα εύκολα!
It’s that time of the year again where kids and adults can be their alter egos by dressing up anything that comes into their imagination, and the perfect excuse to throw amazing parties! Step right up and take a look at these fun and fabulous theme party ideas we put up for you. Parties are our forte.
Add a theme to your decoration. Organize a themed party based on movies or characters you like and challenge your guests for the best costume ideas. Themed parties are a success when you have the right decoration to transport your guests to another era, time or place in the world.
Create an atmosphere for your party by adding special effects if you like to make the experience real as possible. Plus! It shows that you run that extra mile to make your party a success. Make kinky cocktails with LED ice cubes and smoking drinks and take your party on another dimension.
You don’t want to starve your guests at the party so a little snacking never hurt no one! You could choose a catering service with us or you can easily hire food stations at your party and make burgers or hot-dogs for your guests. For those who have a thing for candy Cotton candy, Snow cones and Popcorn is also an awesome idea.
Here at PartyCity we can take your party in any location you like, so if you want an outdoor carnival party, how about a fabulous party tent under some fairy lights? You can rent a tent and have a pay-per-drink bar or an open bar. You can serve virgin beverages, wine, champagne and cocktails. Don’t worry if you don’t a bar! We got a selection of bars on our website. If are planning an indoor Carnival party then you can use different color lights to light up your walls, curtains and tables.
This February 14th, surprise your better half with one of these creative Valentine's Day gift ideas from PartyCity. Dare to plan a romantic evening at home instead of doing something cliche like going out to a restaurant.
Here are 6 ideas to celebrate love:
Avoid stressing yourself on making restaurant reservations and plan a romantic evening at home. It’s the little things that count, a cake that says “I love you”, monogramed chocolates or a helium-filled balloon of each month you’ve been together. Roses mean a lot and you can say so much with flowers; but you can try something different like decorating the house with crystal candle-holders and create a romantic yet elegant atmosphere.
If the birthday of your better half is around the day and want to throw him/her a party, you can use special effects to amaze your guests and your sweetheart like bubble machines and confetti blowers. You can go all out, plan the entire day for them and completely surprise them.
Outdoor romantic surprises could be an awesome idea too if you are bored to sit at home. You can plan a romantic dinner on the beach or in a remote area and have a romantic evening under the stars. If you are worried of the cold how about a bonfire to warm you up ?
How about a giant GOBO projection of a personal message for your sweetheart? You can say a lot with special effects, a gesture that shows you care.
The possibilities are endless for this Valentine’s Day. You don’t want to miss out on doing something special. You can be romantic or go a little bit crazy, after all Valentine’s Day is an extravagant day of celebration.
It’s getting closer to your wedding day and it is time to prepare your seating plan. If you're having 30 guests at a buffet, you may not want to assign specific seats to people. But if you're having 80 guests or more and serving a seated meal, you'll definitely want to make sure everyone's got a specific place to sit. Why? Most people like to know where they're sitting and who they are sitting next to. It's also helpful if you're serving several different choices, because the caterer - you can find amazing catering services through PartyCityCY- can figure out beforehand how many dishes a table gets, because they know who's sitting there.
Read on for stress-free tips on how to seat your guests.
There are plenty of couples who have been sitting the night before the wedding just starting their seating plans. It’s OK to make last minute changes but have the chart done at least a week before the big day, trust us it’s a lot of work.
HOW TO CREATE YOUR SEATING ARRANGEMENT?
If you haven't already created a spreadsheet, insert a column into your guest list document categorizing all the invitees by relationship. Start with your friends, and family, your partner's friends, your partner's family, your family friends, your partner's family friends and so on. This way, you'll be able to easily sort the list and break it down into more reasonable table mixtures. After you are done with that task you will need to separate these lists into distinct tables.
THE BIG SET UP
Grab your pen and paper. You could get sticky notes and place them accordingly or draw circles on a big sheet of paper and write names inside, visualizing as if they are the tables at the dinner. To avoid confusions at the dinner ceremony it is best if you create a seating board with the guest names and the table numbers. You could also place a seating card on the guest plates if you want to specify their sit on the table to dodge any misunderstandings about who is going to sit on which chair.
The head table is customarily long and straight and is usually set up facing all the reception tables. Traditionally, the newlyweds sit in the middle (where everyone can see them), with the maid of honor, best man and the parents. But you don't have to do it that way. It could be a situation where simply family members don’t get along. Maybe they haven’t spoken in years or they had a past argument. Clearly you want them as far away from each other as possible. You should keep in mind these types of family feuds before you start building your chart.
If you are considering inviting old high school friends it may be a good idea to arrange a little get together before the big day to avoid any awkward moments at the dinner table, after all, you want everyone to have a good time! Plus! it will give them the opportunity to catch up.