Lady Gaga, Madonna, Coco Chanel…you don’t need to be a style icon to party like one! Be a trend-setter with a creative fashion themed Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or party. You can showcase your love for a luxury brand like Juicy Couture or Louis Vuitton. Another option is to highlight favorite things to buy, like shoes or handbags. A general shopping theme is always fun, and the possibilities are endless!
We reached out to some of our favorite vendors to collect their creative ideas for a fashion theme. A definite must read is 7 Ideas for Your Fashion Theme Bat Mitzvah Centerpieces.
Now that you’ve nailed down your theme with creative centerpieces, you can begin to think about the rest of the bat mitvah or party details. Here are some of our favorite ideas.
A sign-in area is one of the first places to clue guests in to your theme. Forgo the classic board or book and opt for something more fashionable! Ira Casel Photography photographed agiant shoe sing-in. A great keepsake that the guest of honor will take home and cherish forever!
What could be more fabulous than showing guests to their tables with their own credit card? Platinum, no less! These AMEX look-a-likes from Balloon Artistry were printed with various designer and store names that corresponded with table names. The shopping mall backdrop let guests feel like a part of the “DSGS Shopping Spree.”
Your guests have arrived – they’ve signed in and been escorted to their seats. Now, the moment everyone has been waiting for…the grand entrance! This fashionable party girl featured on Brad Austin was brought in to her Bat Mitzvah on an oversized chair. So chic!
The team at Showplace Floral & Event Design designed and dressed three mannequins with old fashioned dot candy, gum drops, gummy worms and rock candy, each displayed on custom branded pedestals throughout the room. The dress designs were stylish and yummy!
Custom decor by Showplace – Floral & Event Design
We hope you’re ready for your close-up! This decor idea from Brad Austin features the special guest rocking her hottest outfits, blown up in black and white and bordered with gorgeous, illuminated paper flowers.
An ice sculpture is a classic decor idea, but tailor it to your fashion theme like this giant shoe featuring the Bat Mitzvah girl’s name and you’ve got the WOW effect. The photo taken by Ira Casel Photography’ is as dramatic as the ice sculpture.
Mitzvah Event brings us these adorable and unique napkin rings that feature high heels as a perfect accent to a blinged out tablescape.
Party Entertainment & Favors
To ensure that all of your guests feel like the fashion stars that they are, let them step onto a red carpet to get their glamour shots in front of a custom step and repeat backdrop. Red Carpet Photo Booth available from Interactive Entertainment Group.
Interactive Entertainment Group has some great options for fashion favors, such as Fashion Sketches. Their illustrators will come to the event and draw your guests in fashion poses. Guests leave with a custom fashion illustration standing next to the guest of honor to commemorate the special day.
Let guests created their own iPhone cases on-site with iCases, offered by Interactive Entertainment Group.
Pillows made from vintage t-shirts is another wonderful option from Interactive Entertainment Group.
Cinderella Glass Slipper Key Chains from Cool Party Favors are popular for Sweet 16 guests, many of whom are just starting to drive. Platform Shoe Compact Mirrors are also a must-have for stylish teens!
Cake & Candle Lighting
What’s a party without cake? Amazing things are being done in the cake world, and Cake & Co. in New Jersey is at the forefront of creating amazing realistic cakes. Cakes made to look like Chanel and Louis Vuitton bags and boxes look almost too good to eat. Almost!
It’s very popular to do a dessert bar in addition to a classic cake. This Chanel display by HWTM features a three tiered cake as well as cupcakes and other goodies. The sweets are juxtaposed with mannequins, hats and other accessories in a black and white scheme for a super chic look.
For the indecisive fashion lover, this cake from Pink Cake Box has it all! Tiers upon tiers feature bags and boxes from the Bat MItzvah girl’s favorite stores. Fashion addict must-haves like Starbucks, jewelry and lollipops complete this intricate cake.
Which ideas are you loving for your fashion Bat MItzvah, Sweet 16 or party? We’d love to hear how you’re showing off your style in the comments below!