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  • Nancy Hoehler

NYC's Favorite Mitzvah Themes

A fun shift is taking place within Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations. Once characterized by tradition, from the event-planner's point of view, these coming-of-age ceremonies have stepped-up their creativity in recent years. Gone are the days of choosing a color palette and a logo; instead, we've seen a wave of detail oriented party themes - everything from Graffiti inspired to Starry Nights.


What was once an uncommon concept has now become a cornerstone of Bar and Bat Mitzvahs today, with families eagerly embracing the opportunity to infuse their events with personal flair and style. This week on the blog, we delve into the vibrant world of Bar Mitzvah themes, highlighting some of the most popular (and our personal favorite) themes we've done in the past few years.


Looking to make your child's celebration unique? Use these ideas as a starting point and tailor them to what makes them feel you. And as always, ask Shimmer and we'll help you every step of the way. 

Last year, amidst the glitz and glamour of the Plaza hotel, we planned a Bat Mitzvah fit for a Manhattan fairy tale. We crafted a celebration for Bella Bloom, channeling the iconic "Bloomingdale's" logo, and including all the colors to fit her girly spirit. The choice of The Plaza Hotel as the venue was the final cherry on top to make this the quintessential New York themed Bat Mitzvah.

Living in New York offers inspiration for a Mitzvah like no other. Imagine immersing yourself in NYC favorites, with "I Love New York" merchandise, or wearing the Empire State Building's silhouette into every aspect. Subway signs and maps become more than just decor; they intertwine with your celebration's theme, creating an unforgettable Mitzvah for your family.

For Jacob's unforgettable Bar Mitzvah bash at the Tribeca Rooftop, the theme of graffiti was not just a choice; it was a statement—a vibrant expression of youthful energy. As guests arrived to the celebration, they were greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors splashed across every surface, including amazing custom merch. Graffiti inspired designs were seen everywhere from the custom napkins to the dance floor, making Jacob's celebration a colorful night to remember. 


We went with gold and blue tones for Jacob's Graffiti theme, but think of this in any color scheme that fits your style. It can be translated to have a more feminine flair, or even a rainbow of colors for the brightest celebrations.

It's always easy to play off of your child's favorite pastimes to conjure up a party theme. We created “Sophia's Ski Club” because - surprise, surprise - she loved to Ski! If you have a basketball player, swimming star, or avid beach go-er you can easily turn all those into Mitzvah themes, too.


For Sophia's ski-themed evening, we went with all things that made Lavan 541 in Manhattan feel like a cozy chalet - candlelight, a faux fireplace, and all the snowy details. Now imagine this reversed - and host a beach inspired summer luau. It's never been easier to create the themed Mitzvah of your family's dreams!


Feeling inspired? We are too. Contact us today!



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