Becoming a bar mitzvah is an important event in a jewish young adult male’s life that he will remember for years to come. The current trend is to throw a reception for family and friends to attend to celebrate this milestone. Choosing the right theme can add pizzazz to your party and make the planning process smoother. When considering the perfect theme, think of your child’s interests and hobbies. Here are the top five themes for modern bar mitzvah celebrations.
If your son is an athlete or sports fanatic, having a sports themed bar mitzvah party will be the perfect way to tie his reception together. When creating the invitation or save the date, include all the party details in a ticket format. When each guest enters the party, he or she can give the invitation to the “ticket collector”. Your sports themed bar mitzvah menu could include “game day” food like wings, pizza, pretzels and chips & salsa. For a unique decoration, set up a life-size cutout of your son as his favorite athlete near the party entrance. You can also group a variety of sports-shaped balloons for a floating centerpiece or tie one to each chair. To add more creativity, name each table after a famous athlete and have his or her picture instead of a table number. For entertainment, set up a photo booth with different sports themed props like a football helmet, baseball bat and foam finger. Guests will love gathering together for some goofy photos. To remember this special celebration, give your guests personalized hershey bar favors. Our design RBR07 He’s Got Game is a great candy favor to match your theme.
Have your guests walk the red carpet and feel like a star at a hollywood themed bar mitzvah reception. Send out invitations shaped like a star or use a red, black and white color scheme to give your guests a preview of the evening. For your sophisticated menu, have a carving station with turkey or roast beef and traditional side dishes like garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley. Hire a photographer to snap pictures at the entrance for a star-studded celebrity affect and use Oscar-like statues and movie clappers as centerpieces. Instead of a table number, consider labeling each table with the photo or name of your son’s favorite celebrities for extra flair. For entertainment, hire a caricaturist to sketch celeb-like pictures of your guests. Don’t forget to give each guest a personalized bar mitzvah favor like our item RBR23 He’s the Star.
A dance themed bar mitzvah is perfect for an outgoing and fun-loving group. To get everyone excited for your bar mitzvah party, send invitations featuring a turntable and music notes with bright, bold colors. At your event, serve a variety of finger foods like bruschetta, egg rolls and mini hamburger sliders. To set the tone for your dance party, rent out a large ballroom and hire a dj to be your emcee. Put a large disco ball over the dance floor to light up the night and hire professional dancers for an extra wow effect. Spice up each table by naming them after a famous dancer or dance style. If your son loves video games, you can set up dance dance revolution for the kids to put on a competition. End the evening by giving each guest a chocolate bar mitzvah party favor such as RBR15 Bar Mitzvah Dance.
If your son plays a musical instrument, he will love hosting a music themed bar mitzvah reception. To make the bar mitzvah an exclusive event, send out invites that are “back stage passes” that each guest must have to get into the party. Serve fun food like pizza, chicken tenders and hamburgers that every guest will enjoy and hire a live band to make the guests feel like they are attending a private rock concert. To decorate your venue, hang music notes and a large poster of your son’s photo inserted on the front of a music magazine. Each table can be named after a different musical style or song and feature different instruments as the centerpieces. To wrap up the night, pass out custom chocolate bar favors to match your theme like item RBR19 Rockin’ Mitzvah.
Since this bar mitzvah celebration is all about your son, why not make him the theme! Send out invitations featuring his initials or pictures from a professional photo shoot. You can prepare a menu of all his favorite snacks, foods and drinks to share with family and friends. To decorate the reception, put a cardboard cut-out of your son near the entry way for all the guests to see when they arrive. You can also hang a large, colorful banner for a special effect. Include different photos of your son growing up for the table’s centerpieces. To entertain, create a trivia game all about your son and the winner who knows him best can receive a prize. For a unique keepsake, purchase personalized Hershey’s candy bars such as RBR14 Becoming a Man to remember such a sweet occasion.