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12 Amazing Bar and Bat Mitzvah Celebrations

Amazing Events | Prashe Decor | Ivey Photography | Gilley's Dallas

These unique Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations in the Texas Triangle showed creativity in theme and execution. From a Circus to Saturday Night Live and Hockey to an 80’s arcade, the Bar and Bat Mitzvah motifs touch on entertainment, the arts, sports, education, and different eras to express the passions of the teens they’re feteing.

Graffiti themed mitzvah
RS Event Productions


This Bar Mitzvah party offered a colorful nod to street art with giant installations around the room made to look like bricks painted over by midnight artists. Daryan Display created a custom graphic of the guest of honor’s name written in a graffiti bubble tag which was used throughout the space on centerpieces, glowing cocktail tables, and behind the bar. White couches and clear lucite chairs at the Bar Mitzvah provided by Shag Carpet Props really allowed the art to be the star of the show while RS Event Productions gave the room a cool evening at dusk feel with loads of ice blue uplighting against its white walls—a perfect setting for this “street” party.

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Circus themed bat mitzvah
Amazing Events | Prashe Decor | Ivey Photography | Gilley's Dallas


This Bat Mitzvah celebration was over the top—over the BIG top, that is, with its perfectly-executed circus theme at Gilley’s Dallas. Signs beckoned guests to “come one, come all” into the space filled with acrobats, clowns, and a stilt-walker. Amazing Events and Prashe Decor alternated billowing blue and red draping with string lights over the dance floor to evoke a circus tent. The guest of honor’s name was spelled out in marquee lights next to an almost life-sized ornate elephant stuffed animal, a perfect spot for posing while Ivey Photography captured the spectacle. Table decor included mini wooden ferris wheels and white and red striped umbrellas and even the napkins got into the act, having been folded in elaborate show-stopping fashion. The Bat Mitzvah ended on a sweet note with a Frost 321 sundae station.

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Science themed bar mitzvah
Kim Peichel Photography


Tie a Bow ingeniously spelled out the Bar Mitzvah boy’s name using elements from the Periodic Table at this science-themed celebration. The clever lime green and cobalt blue logo was used everywhere at this Bar Mitzvah, from the DJ booth to the menu as well as on branded treats. Even the bartenders were on theme as they donned lab coats to serve up mocktails in giant beakers and flasks with smoke pouring from them. The scientific glassware was also featured in the centerpieces holding glowing liquids and gels while cool uplighting created a space that felt like the lab of a mad genius.

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Tennis themed bat mitzvah
Ellman Photography

Grand Slam Tennis

This Bat Mitzvah event combined glam with Grand Slam for a fun party with a tennis motif. A courtyard cocktail area featured trees strung in lights with a hot pink glowing bar and uplighting. L’Events offered a subtle nod to the theme on the tables sporting giant Gerbera daisies in vases printed with graphic tennis balls. Inside, banner photos of the Bat Mitzvah girl playing her favorite sport filled the perimeter of the room while actual tennis balls were woven into the decor as centerpieces, popping against the bright pink shiny lamé tablecloths. Ellman Photography captured all of the fun on the glossy green “court” dance floor which was capped at one end by a giant image of stadium-style seating complete with photos of friends and family “watching” the dance match. An elaborate cake in the shape of a tennis tote bag complete with an edible racquet and balls brought the Bat Mitzvah to a delicious finish.

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Cartoon Themed Bat Mitzvah
Ellman Photography


This Bat Mitzvah event celebrated all things unique about the guest of honor. RS Event Productions had a comic strip character created in her likeness to express the personality of the fun-loving teen. Her spunky cartoon caricature was featured in giant backlit graphics around the space, on centerpieces, and in lifesized form posing with her inspiration, the Bat Mitzvah girl herself. Speech bubbles were used to say all of the entertaining quotes the hostess is known for. The room was lit in hot pink and the furniture kept classic white to allow the funnies to take center stage. Ellman Photography captured all of the animated fun.

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Racing themed bar mitzvah
Diana M. Lott Photography

F1 Speedway

Caplan Miller Events used clever touches like a valet board holding keychain place cards and a food station with “rev up” signage to set the stage for this F1 Speedway-themed Bar Mitzvah. Young guests arrived through a series of giant red and white star-shaped balloon arches before sipping colorful drinks from bottles cheekily marked “motor oil” and “coolant.” The Cupcake Bar furthered the Formula One theme of this Bar Mitzvah with doughnut “wheels” hung from a monogrammed board awaiting kids screeching up for a pit stop between sets on the checkered dance floor and gathering around the Ferrari-shaped DJ booth. The adult area exhibited a more sophisticated take on racing with light projections of team and car logos, luxe red tablecloths, and a starry wall installation.  

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Hockey themed bar mitzvah
Magic Moments Parties and Events


Guests passed through a lighted spandex tunnel to enter this hockey-themed Bar Mitzvah bash where every detail was tended to. Sarah Taibel Event Planning and Magic Moment Parties and Events used ice as a décor element throughout—with a life-sized player sculpture, in centerpieces and in the custom-designed “ice bar” which had favorite player cards frozen inside it. Guests boogied on a dance floor outfitted to look like an ice rink while overhead a four-sided sign designed to look like a jumbotron featured the Bar Mitzvah boy. Lounge areas were flanked with custom penalty boxes and a designated kids area had a full locker room set up along with air hockey tables. Meanwhile the elegant adult tables featured towering vases with rose toppers which met dramatic crystals hanging from the ceiling

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Superhero themed bar mitzvah
Ivey Photography

Superheroes vs. Villains

A cast of costumed performers brought the action to this Superheroes vs. Villains Bar Mitzvah celebration. Amazing Events championed good with centerpieces featuring caped crusaders from Captain America to Superman and purple uplighting giving the festivities the feel of twilight in Gotham. A towering city skyline cake and graphic signage in comic book fonts exclaiming “Kapow!” and “Zap!” and bracelets glowing like Kryptonite furthered the “Super Joey” theme of the Bar Mitzvah.  

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State fair bar mitzvah
Lara Bierner Photography

State Fair

This Bar Mitzvah celebration was for a boy that fully understands that fun and the state fair go hand in hand. The industrial Sixty Five Hundred proved the perfect setting with its roomy space and tall ceiling allowing lots of room for the towering rainbow neon arch welcoming guests to the “midway.” Graphic vintage-looking signs hung overhead advertising fair favorites like saltwater taffy and “Norman’s State Fair Corny Dog” as well as funhouse and fortune teller activities. The midway itself delivered with a two long rows of games complete with prizes flanking the dinner seating area. L’Events used red, white and blue (of course) décor to give the Bar Mitzvah a cohesive look amid all of the colorful installations.

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Relive Photography

80’s Arcade

This Bar Mitzvah event was 1980’s heaven—thankfully without the parachute pants and leg warmers! Amazing Events beautifully executed the era’s arcade theme with a joystick graphic logo used throughout and placards, signs, and centerpieces that colorfully called out all of the classic video games. A full arcade setup allowed guests to enjoy all of their favorites from back when it was only 25-cents to play and draping was used to separate gaming from dining. The Bar Mitzvah décor by Shag Carpet Prop Rentals and Daryan Display included kitschy Rubik’s Cube tables next to giant hand chairs that were all the rage back in the day.

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Election themed bar mitzvah
Eleven Eleven Photography


With the clever tagline “Make Bar Mitzvahs Great Again,” this celebration used election theming to great effect. Tie a Bow created a gloriously American red, white and blue party (see what we did there?) that urged guests to “Vote for Jimmy” (the guest of honor). Campaign pins with ribbons acted as place cards while centerpieces festooned with mini flags featured images of great presidents from Washington to Obama. Even the guests got in on the patriotic action, wearing our flag’s colors while they sipped signature drinks named “The Donkey” and “The Elephant” and danced the night away to DJ Haze-spun tunes. Ellman Photography captured all the fun at this Bar Mitzvah, including party-goers donning Alexander Hamilton and George Washington masks.

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SNL Themed Bar Mitzvah
Ivey Photography

Saturday Night Live

An SNL-loving boy got his dream theme at his Saturday night Bar Mitzvah celebration. Events by Peta created lit centerpiece photo collages of classic characters from the long-running TV show—from giant green Gumby to Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher. DJ P-Love spun tunes from behind the “Weekend Update” desk backed by the show set’s classic world map and flanked by Saturday Night Live signage featuring the guest of honor’s name. Even the House of Blues Dallas marquee was utilized to promote the evening’s by-invitation-only “show.”

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