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Understanding venue lighting. Tips from a pro!

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Getting married or planning a big celebration like a bar/bat mitzvah, sweet 16, etc?  Selecting the right venue is usually one of the first priorities.  Its also (typically) your biggest expense and generally sets the tone for the rest of your event planning decisions.  In recent years, many venues (at[…]

Back To Simchas

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Ahh it’s Labor Day weekend and that can only mean one thing, it’s officially back to school and back to Simcha’s! The summer was busy for team Xplosive, but for most mitzvah parents, it was likely a little more calm with their kids at summer camp. We hope everyone enjoyed their[…]

Backyard Weddings Done Right | From NJ to VT

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It’s not every day that our team drives 7 hours to perform at a wedding, but when we do, we know we are in for a great celebration. Why? Well… if a couple understands (and values) entertainment enough to scout out the “perfect fitting DJ” from several states away and[…]

Silent Disco at a NJ Wedding

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Shhh… this wedding has gone silent! The air was full of love, laughter and a lot of music (setup uniquely), in a friendly and competitive way for Ali & Rachel’s wedding! Let me explain… Picture this… Ali and Rachel started their New Jersey wedding like most.  There was a ceremony,[…]

Best Song Choice for Bar and Bat Mitzvah Photo Montages

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Sentimental vs fun… this is one of many questions you should be considering when selecting songs for your son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah photo montage. Let’s face it, the truth is a well-produced, fun and upbeat  montage will keep the attention of your invited party guests.  However, a[…]

Female DJs, MCs and Event Talent.

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Who run the world … GIRLS!   The times have changed as there are more and more female DJs and MCs coming to take the spotlight and I am here for it! As a Jersey girl in the live event industry, it’s so refreshing and incredible to see that ladies[…]

Easy and Fun Company Team Building Activities

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Corporate Team Building Ideas Here at the Jersey Shore, Summer company outings seem to be a norm for thriving businesses who value the importance of a well balanced and motivated team. This is truer, now, with many employees working remotely or from home offices. The past “in-office” camaraderie and bonding[…]

Tips to making a great photo montage for a Bar or Bat mitzvah

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As a veteran DJ and former catering manager who has been around bar and bat mitzvahs for roughly 20 years, I’ve seen my share of photo montages. Some are captivating, energetic, well-produced and of course, sentimental. Others, well… sometimes these photo slideshows are boring, poorly produced, too long, etc. I’ve[…]

Mastering Mitzvahs Podcast Surpasses 100 episodes

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A staggering fact is that most podcasters stop after their 6th episode.  Well, thats not the case for Xplosive Entertainment’s very own, Mastering Mitzvahs Podcast.  Earlier this month Jordan, Dylan and Mike released episode 100!  This (nearly) weekly podcast offers tips, tricks and trends for families planning bar and bat[…]