Creative Ideas for a Technology Theme for your Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Sweet 16 Party
The world and the way we communicate has been revolutionized by Apple’s products. So it’s not surprising that families and teens are taking the cue and creating iPhone, iPad and iPod themed bar/bat mitzvhas, sweet 16s and even weddings!
Here are some of our favorite ways to showcase the “iParty” theme at your next event.
The invitation provides a perfect opportunity to give guests a glimpse of the party theme. And with an iPhone theme, there are so many creative options, like this fun invitation from Bar Mitzvah Cards.
Photo: Perfect Party Orlando
Escort Cards / Place Cards
Photo: Party and Event Guide
You can also create iTunes Music Cards that include the guest name and table number like these from ABNC Parties.
Edible escort cards are always a crowd favorite! Event Planner Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime had cookie escort cards made in the shape of an iPod. Each cookie had the guest’s name and table on it.
Bat & Bar Mitzvah Centerpieces
Technology-inspired centerpieces are bound to be creative. It’s easy to get overwhelmed as the technology landscape continues to grow. Be sure to choose a focus, whether it’s apps such as Facebook or Pinterest, music, a single product or your favorite products. You can also use product brand imaging and colors as inspiration to come up with something completely unique.
Technology centerpiece by Total Party LLC
Sign In Board
High tech sign-ins now involve an iPad. Melisa Imberman from The Event of a Lifetime explains, “the guest of honor gets to pre-load custom backgrounds, then the guests use a custom iPad podium to select a background, write a message and have their picture taken. After the party all of the messages and pictures are printed and bound in a hard cover glossy keepsake book.”
Text 2 Screen is also popular and a great way to get your guests interactive. According to Melisa, “during the party guests use their cell phones to text messages to a number provided, and their messages are then displayed on the plasma TV’s at the party. The plasmas can also display trivia questions and guests can text their answers.”
Facebook Bat Mitzvah Entrance
Setting the Mood created this custom Facebook-inspired entrance for the bat mitzvah girl. Guests got a sneak peak into her favorite apps before they entered the room!
Guests will love playing with the world’s largest operating iPhone from Interactive Entertainment Concepts. Play Angry Birds or any iPad game or app on this Giant iPhone.
iDance from Interactive Productions, similar to Dance Dance Revolution, is the largest dance game in the world. Up to 150 guests can play at one time. It’s a perfect activity for Cocktail Hour Entertainment!
The iPhone theme can even be reflected in your kippot, like these Connect yarmulkes found in Special Events Magazine.
Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logos and Favors
Mazel Tov Gear was able to capture the iMitzvah theme with an “iPartied with max” logo. Guests at Andrew’s bar mitzvah got to know his interests better through the personalized iPhone logo from Mazel Tov Gear.
Melisa Imberman, from The Event of a Lifetime, suggests giving guests Custom iTunes Cards as favors. The front of the card can be customized with your logo, monogram, photo, or any type of personalized text or image. The back of the card has details explaining how to download the music.
Another high tech favor is called Hoodie Buddie. According to Melisa from The Event of a Lifetime, these sweatshirts can be customized with your logo and they have a hidden headphone jack in the pocket for your iPod. At the end of the drawstring there are ear buds so that you can listen to your music.
Cake & Dessert
Butterfly Bakeshop creates a realistic iPhone-shaped cake. Choose the app logos you’d like to appear – everything is personalized and completely edible!
Heather Barranco Dreamcakes displays popular apps and iPhone elements vertically in this standout cake design.
iPhone Cupcakes can make a great addition to your dessert table. (Photo via Tumblr) For a DIY option, Cupcake Toppers can be found on Etsy. And for an even bigger challenge, check out How to Make a Chocolate iPhone on Mashable.
We hope you enjoyed these ideas for an iPhone theme Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Sweet 16 Party. We’d love to hear your thoughts or ideas in the comments below.