10 Perfect Bar And Bat Mitzvah Decorations And Ideas
A child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an important day not just for them but for your whole family. It’s an event you all get together to celebrate your child’s coming-of-age and their heritage.
Finding the right way to combine tradition with a party that your child will love is difficult. You don’t want to lose focus on why you are there, but you also don’t want a party that is too stuffy or doesn’t feel like a celebration.
To help you, we’ve put these 10 great Bar and Bat Mitzvah ideas that you can use at your own event, to help you create an unforgettable night that everyone will enjoy.
1. Create A Memory Wall
An ideal way to bridge the gap between tradition and celebration is to create a memory wall. The idea is to display a collection of photographs or images that help tell a story about your family and the event.
This might be pictures of your child growing up, images of relatives during their Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s, or even a family tree that catalogues your history across the world.
There are lots of cool ways to make a wall. You could have a board with pictures on, you could create a scrapbook, or you might choose to peg them up on a line.
2. Choose A Theme
For many, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah already has a theme but choosing a more specific one can really help to make decorating simpler and will give your celebration a unique atmosphere.
This is an important event, so you don’t want a theme that will age poorly or makes older guests feel too out-of-place. A good idea is to pick a theme such as Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, or a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that allows for tasteful decorations but is still fun for children.
We’ve created a list of 21 family-friendly event themes that can help to give you inspiration when coming up with a theme.
3. Tradition Meets A Sweets Buffet
Confectionary buffet bars have become very popular not just at children’s parties but also at weddings and conferences. The bright colours look fantastic and it can be a cost-effective way to give your guests a sweet treat.
You can make the buffet even more specific to your event by including traditional pastries and treats such as rugelach, babka and sufganiyot.
4. Get A Custom Table Centrepiece
A good Table Centrepiece can really elevate your event and bring together your theme and decorations. It doesn’t just need to be a traditional floral arrangement – you can choose from a variety of props, lamps, statement pieces, and sculptures.
At Table Art, we specialise in lit centrepieces that can be remotely controlled and will bathe your venue in whatever colour scheme you wish. Additionally, our Table Centrepieces change colours through the night in-synch with the atmosphere and music.
You can take a look at a gallery of our centrepiece creations for inspiration.
5. Celebrate Their Talents
You’re not just celebrating your child coming-of-age; you’re also celebrating who they’ve become as people. This event is an opportunity to congratulate them on their talents and achievements.
You might choose to use a centrepiece, posters, and other decorations that use images from a sport, a musical instrument, a painting, or some other object that truly fits with their personality.
6. Traditional Symbols Used In New Ways
Decorating with a Star of David, a tallit, or other symbols from Jewish culture might be too on-the-nose.
However, you can take these symbols and use them in new ways such as fun cookies, fancy cake decorations, Hebrew inscriptions on table wear, or using an indigo and white colour scheme.
7. Use A Photo Booth
Installing a photo booth at your event can be a great way to encourage guests to take their own pictures and selfies that will look fantastic when posted online or collected in a photo album.
You can make your own with a white background or rent a pre-made one so that guests have a place built for taking perfect photographs which won’t be ruined by dim lights or awkward backgrounds. This is one of the Selfie Booths that we hire out to customers.
8. Create A Wish Bowl
A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a way for your family to come together and show your child they are part of the community you’ve all created together. A good way to focus on this is to create some form of wish bowl.
This could be a glass bowl, a letterbox, or even a scrapbook where guests can write wishes and encouraging messages for your child to take with them as they grow up.
9. Install An Archway
If you want to create a strong sense of atmosphere or you want to make a theme come alive, then using some form of a decorated archway is the perfect way to do this.
Guests will instantly get into the party mood as they step through the archway and you’ll be able to sustain a colour scheme and atmosphere at every corner of your venue. We provide a wide range of Archway and other Event Furniture we can help you with.
10. Make The Most Of Your Furniture
The chairs and side tables you use at an event can be an overlooked element but it shouldn’t be. The right furniture can help to create different spaces at your venue where guests can relax, eat, or have conversations.
It’s also a good way to really make a theme stand out and to give your event an extra special feeling.
Create An Unforgettable Night
A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a once-in-a-lifetime event and you want to take the time to think about how to make it one that everyone will look back fondly on.
By picking a strong theme and carefully planning your decorations, treats, and the atmosphere you create – you can please adults and children alike with an unforgettable evening.
If you want help planning or styling your Bar or Bat Mitzvah, then get in contact with Table Art for a consultation. We can create the perfect custom centrepieces, install unique furniture, or ensure that your theme comes alive for guests.