Bar and bat mitzvahs are incredibly important events for Jewish children. Coming of age is a huge deal so it’s no wonder that families invest considerable time and money into planning and hosting these events. Bar and bat mitzvah themes provide the opportunity to personalize the special occasion and make the event memorable for all attendees.
Coming up with ideas for your party’s theme can be really fun and entertaining because a theme can be almost anything. Coming up with something really unique however can be a task if you’re the sort of person that takes uniqueness as a challenge.
Check out these unusual themes and ideas for your bar or bat mitzvah occasion along with t-shirt design ideas for party favors and giveaways.
Cosplay– This form of masquerading has gained in popularity tremendously in the last few years. Have serving staff, DJ’s, and your photographer dress up as famous characters from movies, books, and video games. You can decorate with items that are familiar to the specific characters you choose like weapons, pets, and special powers.
Legends- King Arthur and Camelot, William Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Elvis Presley, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. Suess themed mitzvahs come to mind.
Magical Items– Magic carpets, the Fountain of Youth, Joshua's shofars, unicorn horns, dragon's teeth, pot of gold, Pandora’s Box, Excalibur’s sword, magic lamps, voodoo dolls, Cupid's bow, Noah’s ark, the Tree of Life and more can decorate your event with this fantasy theme. Lots of sparkling backgrounds and smoking mists can emulate the theme of magic and awe.
Atlantis- This heavily nautical theme can be pulled off with props like giant seahorses, coral, glowing jellyfish, and shells with blue and green color schemes.
Science Fiction- Giant space monsters and aliens can be party props with spaceships and robot costuming for staff.
Casino- Oversized playing cards, dice as chairs, and a roulette wheel backdrop in a red, white, and black color scheme makes this theme attractive for guests of all ages.
Outer Space- Create the Milky Way on the walls with glowing stars and the local planets. Serve guests “rocket fuel” served by staff in space suits.
Tiki- Bring Hawaii to your guests with Luau style food, Polynesian dancers, and of course, tiki torches.
Famous City- Venice, Rome, London, and Paris are very popular city themes and transport your guest for one night to exotic locations.
Mythical Creatures- Centaurs, mermaids, unicorns, werewolves, fairies, and dragons abound.
Time Traveler- Make sure to have staff wear era-specific costumes such as ancient Greek, Victorian, the Dark Ages, the Industrial Revolution, and maybe even fantasy costuming from the future.
Private Island- This party centers everything on the guest of honor.
Willy Wonka– Sugary treats will be the focus of this theme along with Oompa Loompas and golden ticket invitations.
Tim Burton- All of Tim Burton’s movies come together in this theme with dark gothic art style, black and white are the color scheme.
Butterflies– Ideal for bat mizvahs butterflies adorn table settings, flower centerpieces, cakes, invitations and party favors.
Check out these bar and bat mitzvah t-shirt designs for more inspiration for the special day or design your own online in our custom t-shirt design studio.