How to honour a coming in age in style!
The Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah is a traditional Jewish celebration of the transition from childhood to adulthood. It is also often the first chance for the guest of honour to have creative input into the traditional celebration party. Let our Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah party ideas inspire you to create a truly unique and memorable event, as befits this joyous rite of passage.
Choosing an appropriate theme is an excellent way to ensure that your Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah party look stays cohesive while still reflecting the personality of the celebrant.
Hollywood Glamour Theme
Looking for something classy and exotic? Then how about an Oscar-themed Bar/Bat Mitzvah party and be the star of your own show.
For this theme, you’ve got to “transport” your guests to the sunny states of California, and nothing does this better than a tent! The Arabian Tent Company’s La Rouge marquee creates the perfect atmosphere for a party that you and your guests will never forget.
Or perhaps enlist our draping skills to create a pleated wall draping and wall trim using voiles. Voila!
Its sumptuous crimson colour scheme creates all the depth and drama you need for a Hollywood theme event. Top it all off with a huge disco glitter ball hung from the centre of the red velvet roof and your event is guaranteed to create a stir.
For some additional Hollywood atmosphere, how about:
• A ‘Paparazzi Pack’ of snap happy photographers.
Roll out the red carpet and capture your guests as they arrive for your exclusive premiere!
• Oscar statuette centrepieces on each table
Make your own with ‘Ken’ or Barbie Dolls spray painted gold and placed on a black plinth, or alternatively buy your own online. Oscar Statuettes also make great prizes, so why not invite your guests to share the stage with you for a raucous round of applause!
• Hollywood style props
Imagine the impact of customised Film posters featuring the name of the guest of honour, or how about a giant show reel featuring their photograph!
- Invite a celebrity - cardboard cut-out style!
Live up the glamour with live sized cut outs of starts old and new. Go retro with Marilyn Monroe, or perhaps Audrey Hepburn or turn it up to the 21st century with a Kylie Jenner or Kim Kardashian. Your guests will just love getting their picture taken with a movie star!
Dance the night away – Night Club
Night club themed parties has been a popular choice for the ‘not quite old enough’ guest of honour and friends to experience a nightclub, allowing your teen to put your own stamp on all the little details!
Give the feel of a nightclub or lounge with our shiny grey sofas and stools to create ample chillout areas, with grey beaten side tables nested by the side for drinks.
Any good night club themed party needs a dedicated dance floor area to blast out floor fillers, and we can offer wooden parquet flooring for a ‘dedicated dancefloor’ zone. Add a contemporary bar for ‘Soffy-D’s and ‘Mocktails’, surrounded by our cocktail tables with white and black onex covers, topped off with assorted parasols.
Unique Gobo projections throw their ethereal shapes and magical patterns onto the walls, immersing guests into the nightclub experience. Coloured uplighters and our illuminated light up star complete the look for your Bar and Bat Mitzvah party.
Music takes the centre stage, and the sky really is the limit here. Bar and Bat Mitzvah DJ’s tend to be more than a headphone-wearing song mixer than a Director of Show, with immersive lights, interaction and boundless energy. Spotify is a great way for the Bar or Bat Mitzvah-to-be to develop their musical sound buds, and create a track list they want to hear and dance to, which can be passed onto the DJ who can incorporate this into the mix.
Go Great Gatsby!
The roaring 1920’s was an exceptional era to throw a party. The decadence of the time is forever embodied in our minds in a technicolour whirlwind of flapper dresses, quick-step dancing, smoking jackets and spats. Thrown back into popular culture with the newest adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, teenagers and adults alike love to recapture the romanticism of the Gatsby-esque era. We recommend shimmering umbrellas with poseur tables and black onex covers to surround the bar. The theme is an excellent chance to encourage everybody to delve into party spirit, get dressed up and get involved. Read more in our ideas gallery for a 1920s themed party.
Opulent ruby red velvet walls, gold accents and glittering disco balls meet the thrill of the desert at night, and is a truly unique Bar and Bat Mitzvah idea. The carnival of La Rouge tents means you can never go over the top with this Arabian Night theme, and the ruby red La Rouge interior provides an opulent backdrop for fun and games and are a huge amount of fun for all involved and guaranteed to entertain all your guests and is perfect for a Bat and Bar Mitzvah party idea. Discover more in our ideas gallery for an Arabian Night Themed Party.
How about live drumming spectacle accompanied by Belly Dancing troupe, or a thrilling fire dance with fire breathing, fire poi, fire dancing and fire eating!
To utilise your outside space Kadai fire bowls illuminate and warm the night, creating a focal point. Or add a touch of mysticism to your Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah party with a tarot reader, adding yet another element to the party with our Moroccan recycled tyre furniture set up in a quiet, cosy corner.
Neon Pop: Bright and Bold - Great for a Bar Mitzvah Party!
If you love bright colours, then you’ll love our neon inspired Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah party themes. Turn up the brightness dial to maximum and don’t be afraid to go wild if you’re looking to throw a unique Bright and Bold themed party.
A ‘Neon Pop’ colour scheme where fluorescent pinks, greens and yellows are guaranteed to deliver that ultra-WOW factor, or Neon coloured balloon sculptures - Imagine the look on your guest's faces as they enter your party through a stunning, multi-coloured balloon arch. Or how about decorating the walls with huge holographic balls, great for making a feature wall.
Rainbows and coloured Candy Canes
Go wild by adding some giant rainbow lollies and Stripy Candy Canes for a whacky Willy Wonka style feel.
A UV face and body painting station and a UV light machine
Transform your party into a fluorescent faced UV Rave that everyone will love.
The Bright and Bold Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah party theme also demands a stunning table centrepiece. Our favourites include:
Sweet Jar inspired Centrepieces
How about a pyramid of colourful sweet filled mini mason-jars, or “go large” with towering jars of brightly coloured candies.
Brightly Coloured Dyed Feather Centrepieces
If you have a high room or a tent, tall vases sprouting a fountain of neon coloured feathers make spectacular centrepieces, and makes for a perfect Bat Mitzvah and Bar Mitzvah party.
Bags, Bottles and Balls
Centrepieces don’t need to be expensive. You’ll be amazed at the effect you can create with some paint and craft accessories. Try painting some pop bottles neon yellow and placing a bright flower in the top of each. Place in the centre of a white table cloth and finish the whole thing off by scattering a host of multi coloured pom pom balls around the bottles.