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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.


iPhone Bar Mitzvah Invitation | iParty, iDance, iMitzvahThe 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.

iPhone iParty Mitzvah Invitation RSVPThe RSVP card can also reflect the look and feel of the iPhone.

Photo: Perfect Party Orlando

Escort Cards / Place Cards

iPhone iParty Escort Cards Perfect for the music lover, this escort card display had a personalized card for each guest that resembled an iPod, creatively arranged on a cardboard guitar cutout.

Photo: Party and Event Guide

iPhone Place Cards iTunesYou can also create iTunes Music Cards that include the guest name and table number like these from ABNC Parties.

iPhone Cookies Escort Cards 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 iParty CenterpiecesTechnology centerpiece by Total Party LLC

iPhone iPod CenterpiecesiPod Music Centerpieces by Balloon Artistry iPhone iPod Bar & Bat Mitzvah“What’s Your Color” iPhone Centerpieces by Balloon Artistry

Sign In Board

iPad Sign-in Bar Mitzvah PartyHigh 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

Facebook Bat Mitzvah Party EntranceSetting 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!


Giant iPhone Party Entertainment | Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16Guests will love playing with the world’s largest operating iPhone from Interactive Entertainment Group. Play Angry Birds or any iPad game or app on this Giant iPhone.

iDance | iPhone Party Theme IdeasiDance 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!

Kippot (Yarmulkes)

iPhone iPod Kippot, YarmulkesThe iPhone theme can even be reflected in your kippot, like these Connect yarmulkes found in Special Events Magazine.

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Logos and Favors

iPhone, iParty Bar & Bat Mitzvah LogoMazel 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.

Bar Mitzvah iPhone Party FavorsMelisa 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.

iPhone iPod Sweatshirt Party FavorAnother 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

iPhone Cake | Apps, iPartyButterfly Bakeshop creates a realistic iPhone-shaped cake. Choose the app logos you’d like to appear – everything is personalized and completely edible!

iPhone Apps Bar & Bat Mitzvah CakeHeather Barranco Dreamcakes displays popular apps and iPhone elements vertically in this standout cake design.

iPhone Apps Cupcakes 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.

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Written by Cigall Goldman

Cigall Goldman