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28 March 2023

5 popular and easy to create themes for your Bar mitzvah

by Liz Gatherer
, estimated reading time 3 minutes

Looking for some inspiration for your upcoming Bar mitzvah party? Choosing a theme can be a great way to add a unique touch to your Simcha. Here are five popular and easy-to-create themes to consider:

1. Sports themed Bar mitzvah party

If the Bar mitzvah boy is a big fan of sports, a sports-themed party is sure to be a hit. Decorate with sports team logos or colours, and set up games like basketball or beat the goalie for guests to play. You can incorporate sports-themed food, such as hot dogs and pretzels.

Real Bar mitzvahs: L'Chaim! client Finn had a baseball themed Bar mitzvah. The centerpieces were vases filled with baseballs, baseball gloves along with flowers and candles. The kippah even had little baseballs on them! We loved creating Finn's personalised baseball themed magazine for his Bar mitzvah, you can flick through it here.

Baseball themed Bar mitzvah personalised magazine
Jodi Rothfeld Photography, baseball themed Bar mitzvah

2. Hollywood glam Bar mitzvah party

Roll out the red carpet with a Hollywood glam-themed Bar mitzvah party. Start with an entrance of a star studded walkway and paparazzi. Decorate with plenty of gold and silver accents, adorn tables with with movie posters of classic films and set up a photo booth with props such as oversized sunglasses, feather boas and a director's clipboard for guests to take photos like true celebrities. Set up a popcorn station for a fun movie theatre touch.

Top tip: provide personalised magazines as incredible keepsakes for your guests, we can design them for you so that it looks just like a theatre program! We can include photos and bios for the Bar mitzvah boy's family and closest friends.

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Photo credit: Corina Rainer on Unsplash

3. Bar mitzvah party with an under the sea theme

For a more whimsical touch, consider an under the sea theme. Decorate with plenty of blues and greens, and set up a photo booth with ocean themed props. You could have a seafood bar with options such as crab legs and prawn cocktail.

Top tip: whatever your theme, we can style a personalised Bar mitzvah magazine to complete your party vibe. The one you see here was designed around the Bar mitzvah boy's invitation, we matched up the colours, style and font to ensure a seamless match. Take a look here.

London red and black bar mitzvah
London Bar mitzvah party ideas

4. Medieval Bar mitzvah party

Get ready to go back in time with a medieval themed Bar mitzvah party. Decorate with plenty of jewel tones and tapestries, and set up archery or jousting games. For food, have a medieval banquet on long tables with roast meats and plenty of bread.

Top tip: If you're not going for an all out theme and are just going for a colour scheme there is a lot of fun to be had, allowing you lots of flexibility with decor, food and games. This personalised magazine was for a blue themes Bar mitzvah and we included lots of photos, alongside messages, a name meaning page, a word cloud, birthday timeline, interviews and more. Check it out here.

Bar mitzvah at Hotel Yehudah Israel
Personalised Bar mitzvah magazine at Hotel Yehudah Israel

5. Games night themed Bar mitzvah party

If the Bar mitzvah boy and his friends love to play games, a games night themed party is sure to be a hit. Set up tables with classic board games like Monopoly or Cluedo and have a dedicated space for video games. You can have a snack bar with popcorn and candy options.

Real Bar mitzvahs: Bar mitzvah boy Barney wanted to include games at his fun Bar mitzvah... so much so that we included a bespoke word search for him inside his personalised Bar mitzvah magazine! You can flick through it here.

L'Chaim! personalised bar mitzvah magazine
L'Chaim! personalised bar mitzvah magazine

No matter which theme you choose, don’t forget to have fun with it and let your creativity shine. With a little planning you can create a memorable Bar mitzvah party that everyone will be talking about for years to come.

If you would like to have a personalised Bar mitzvah magazine complementing your colour scheme and theme, get in touch with liz@lchaim.com to set up a video call.

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