Activities have been a big trend during Bar & Bat Mitzvah and teen parties as they provide entertainment beyond the standard eating, drinking and dancing. Whether they take place during the cocktail hour or actual reception, a bonus of many of these activity stations is a tangible take-away that act as a favor for guests to remember the event.
We’ve rounded up 17 Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 & Party Entertainment Ideas that will take your party to the next level!
1. Bling is in, and can be applied to just about anything! An Eye Bling Bar like the one featured on Gotobeautyschool.com is a great option. Crystals can be adhered directly to the skin to adorn your eyes! Colorful or blinged-out eyelashes can complete the look!
2. This Makeup Bar as seen on PaigeandChris.com is perfect for a girly bash. Featuring an array of lashes and shadows, you can also include glow-in-the-dark makeup to pop against a black light.
3. Whether the theme for your entire event is candy or not, a Candy Jewelry Making Station featured on HollywoodCandyGirls.com is a really fun (and delicious!) activity that let’s guests munch and create custom baubles to wear that night and take home.
4. There are still more bling options! Modaindy.com inspired us with a Hair Hut where guests can add crystals, tinsels or even lights to their hair!
5. An Airbrush Station can provide infinite favors as pictured by City Sounds Entertainment. Create personalized t-shirts, pillows and hats among other things!
6. With all the beautification happening, a photo booth is a must to capture the transformations. An old school Photo Booth like this one by The Majestic Photobooth Co. is a party staple where guests can take home their photos and remember the night forever.
7. A Bling Bar is a great idea for a modern party. This is the perfect activity for kids that enjoy crafts (and what kid doesn’t?!) All you need to do is provide stones and gems of various colors and sizes as well as inexpensive items like iPhone cases, flip flops and sunglasses as seen on Cut Out & Keep.
8. Eve Milan Inc. specializes in spa parties and can set up any kind of station you want at your next affair. Featured is a Manicure Station with tons of add-ons like crystals and rhinestones. Other options also include pedicures, facials and massages.
9. PaigeandChris.com features a Fragrance Bar with various scented oils where guests can create custom perfume. A truly SCENTsational idea!
10. The Custom Elites Sock Station by SBZ Events features custom, personalized Nike Elite socks for guests to create and take home.
11. An oldie but a goodie, having guests reach their hands into hot wax and revealing a Wax Hand is always a party pleaser, as provided by City Sounds Entertainment.
12. Create Your Own Photo Collages by Custom Incredibles allow guests to choose photos taken the evening of the party and make a collage!
13. Great for a candy theme, invite guests to Make Their Own Chocolate Bar by providing all different types of candy and then adding it to melted chocolate to create custom bars like The Event of a Lifetime did above. An actual Bat Mitzvah used this idea with very sweet results!
14. Design Your Own Flip-Flops by Interactive Entertainment Group is a perfect way guests to get creative with colors, fabrics, patterns and gem stones .
15. A Digital Graffiti Wall lets guests use a realistic can of spray paint to create a virtual graffiti backdrop for their photo booth experience. The art is completely customizable with fun and creative tools, making for great entertainment and favors! Available from Interactive Entertainment Group
16. Removable Decals by Interactive Entertainment Group stick to your wall, laptops, car or locker!
17. Interactive Entertainment Group offers Vintage T-Shirt Pillows. Guests choose from old school classic t-shirts from the 70’s like Coke, Pepsi, Sports Teams & Concert Tees then an on-site seamstress turns them into the coolest pillows ever!
Have a Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or teen party activity idea we didn’t include? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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