Top Mitzvah Themes & Colors

8 Most Popular Bat & Bar Mitzvah Party Theme & Color Ideas

Industry experts share the most popular bat & bar mitzvah themes and styles for 2013.

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1. Club & Lounge Theme

Bat Mitzvah Lounge ThemePhoto: THE EVENT OF A LIFETIME, Carolyn Dempsey Design

For boys as well as girls, the lounge look is in style. Teens are loving the fun, alternative seating as opposed to traditional tables. – Melisa Imberman, The Event of a Lifetime

Sophisticated and unexpected elements are being used in the décor, like standing or hanging lamps, and elements that bring in a private club effect. – Maya Kalman, Swank Productions

2. Name Theme & Logo

Bat Mitzvah Logo Name & ThemePhoto: Casey Fatchett Photography

Many teens are incorporating their names into the theme, such as “Sweet Caroline” “Jilly Beans” “Liv it Up” or “Saturday Nat Live.” – Daniela Grafman, Vision Entertainment Group

Families are also using the child’s initials, or a custom motif, to create a mitzvah logo, which is used throughout the event from the invitations and centerpieces to the cake and party favors.

3. Popular Themes for Girls

Popular Bat Mitzvah Themes, Candy, New York ThemePhotos: Lasting Memories Photography, Mizrahi CenterpiecES

Besides the ever-popular dance club-lounge, top themes are:

  • Candy, which can take on many different forms from Dylan’s Candy Bar to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Mad Hatter. Also trending are themes inspired by a favorite TV show or pop-culture Icon. – Maya Kalman, Swank Productions
  • New York, including Broadway Musicals, NY Attractions, and Fifth Avenue Shopping. – Laura Long, Jazzflower
  • Other common themes for girls are Fashion & Shopping, Sports, Movies, and Travel. – Mark Zettler, Life O’ The Party

Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding Venues & Vendors4. Popular Themes for Boys

Popular Bar Mitzvah Themes Sports Movie Theme Photos: Lasting Memories Photography, Balloon Artistry

  • The Sports theme is always a favorite regardless of any other trends.  Boys are choosing the theme of sports in general, or focusing on a sport, team or city. – Mark Zettler, Life O’ The Party
  • Other top themes include: Action and Super Heroes
  • Hobbies or interests such as Technology or Music
  • Movies are on the rise with favorites like Harry Potter and Twilight topping the list.  – Maya Kalman, Swank Productions

Focusing on a particular color or group of colors is becoming a theme in itself.

5. 2013 Color of the Year

Top Mitzvah Colors - Emerald Bar & Bat Mitzvah Color Photo:Exquisite Caterers at Marlboro Jewish Center

According to the color experts at Pantone, the Color of the Year for 2013 is Emerald Green.  The color is elegant and lively, and radiates a sense of balance and harmony.

6. Color Trends

Pantone Color Trends Fall 2013Pantone’s Fall 2013 Color Report is dominated by cooler colors like Mykonos Blue and Acai. Bold, bright colors like Vivacious and Samba are also popular.

7. Prints & Patterns

Top Mitzvah Themes - Bat Mitzvah Print Pattern Theme ZebraPhoto: Lasting Memories Photography

Playful patterns like chevron, zebra, bold geometric prints and Moroccan patterns are showing up in everything from invitations to linens to GoBos!

8. Bedazzle with Bling

Bat Mitzvah Bling Party ThemePhoto & Event by Swank Productions

Sparkle and shine is in. Crystals, sequins and glitter will be hot for years to come.

This is an excerpt from the Bat & Bar Mitzvah & Party Ideas Lookbook.

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Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman