photographer : Vera Franceschi | decor & production: Plan Design Events | venue: The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour
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15 Mouthwatering Sweet & Candy Table Ideas for Bar or Bat Mitzvah Celebrations

Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations are sweet at their core — honoring a child as he or she enters a new phase of adulthood, surrounded by his or her closest friends and family. So what could make these events even sweeter? Over-the-top candy tables. Mouth-watering sweets bars, innovative donut walls, DIY s’mores stations, and perfectly-branded confections are just a few of our favorite sweet and candy table ideas. Incorporate one of these 15 displays into your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party — we’re sure it will be a sweet success.

(Cookie) Dough to Go

photographer: Tell Draper Photography

Guests of this Chicago Bat Mitzvah party, hosted at Park West and planned by Partie Girl/Tracie Simkin, enjoyed a full sweet table from Catering by Michaels, which included a “dough to go” cookie dough station. The pink cookie dough labels and sweet table signage complemented the all-pink décor from Kehoe Designs, including a custom-monogrammed dance floor, which was packed all night thanks to The Gold Coast All Stars.

Get the Scoop

photographer: North Shore Photography

Few desserts are sweeter than ice cream, and the team at Tracy Fisher Events incorporate an ice cream station at this rock n’ roll-inspired Bar Mitzvah celebration, hosted at the W Chicago – City Center and with décor from Epic Events. When guests weren’t packing the dance floor, thanks to Flow Entertainment, they could also grab other sweets, like name-branded chocolate covered pretzels.

Creative Cookie Display

photographer: Lynn Abesera

They say you eat with your eyes first, and this beautiful cookie display is the perfect example. For this Bat Mitzvah party in Los Angeles, Marketa Harlan chose a vintage-style dresser display for custom garden-inspired cookies from caterer Culinary Creations By Chumie. Beautifully complemented by florals from Wisteria Lane Flowers, these cookies look almost too pretty to eat — almost.

Candy Drawers Store Even More

photographer: Todd France Photography

Vintage-style furniture seems to be a display trend, and we’re loving how the planners at NYLUX Events collaborated with Carlos Rivas Design & Production to select this pastel pink card catalog to hold sweets. Rock candy, sour candy, and more from Constellation Culinary Group were put on display for guests to enjoy at this Bat Mitzvah celebration at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Specialty Sweet Station

photographer: Rebecca Weiss Photography

The expert planners at Amy Katz Events seamlessly coordinated this Bat Mitzvah party’s stunning purple décor from Diana Gould Ltd with the purple-branded signage of this custom sweet station. Guests of this perfectly-purple party, hosted at Current, could stop and shop for their desserts, choosing from fresh donuts, curated candies, and more specialty confections.

Chocolate-Free Challenge

photographer: ImageLink

This Bat Mitzvah girl wanted an epic sweet table with no chocolate in sight for her celebration at Park Hyatt Washington D.C. The team at Magnolia Bluebird design & events was up for the challenge, using the ballet pink party theme to inspire this gorgeous dessert spread from Buttercream Bakeshop and Fluffness with floral centerpieces from Amaryllis.

Color-Coordinated Display

photographer: Vera Franceschi

Color was the theme of this Miami Bat Mitzvah celebration at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, so it was only fitting for Plan Design Events to create a beautiful color-coded candy and sweets display. Grouped and organized by vibrant hue, guests enjoyed French macarons, mini tiered cakes, individual creme brûlées, and other delicately-layered confections. 

A Play on Pinkberry

photographer: Infinity Photography inc.

A “Jillyberry” frozen yogurt station — a play on the ever-popular Pinkberry frozen yogurt shops — was a sweet and refreshing way for Bat Mitzvah guests to end the evening at the W Hotel Union Square. The planners at M.Studio Events worked with the team at Diana Gould Ltd to create an on-theme display complete with a “Jillyberry” logo, which resembled a real-life ice cream cart.

Dunk’n Donut Wall

photo courtesy of Shawna Yamamoto Event Design

While donut displays have been around for years, this basketball-inspired donut wall immediately caught our attention. Details Details worked with Shawna Yamamoto Event Design and 24 Carrots Catering and Events to create this “Dunk’n Donuts” dessert wall for this sports-themed Bar Mitzvah soirée at AV Irvine.

Green With Envy

photographer: Kari Otero Photography

Single-color themes are cohesive, clean, and creative, and we love how Florie Huppert Design curated this all-green Bar Mitzvah celebration at Tamarack Country Club. House of Flowers created green and white florals, Total Entertainment packed a green-lit dance floor, and of course, Florie’s team created an all-green sweet table for these lucky guests.

Something Blue

photographer: André Maier Photography

Pantone’s color for 2020 is Classic Blue, so this blue-themed Bar Mitzvah party from Kraft Events and designed by Ed Libby & Company was ahead of its time. We especially love the all-blue candy bar from Laurence Craig Catering, displayed in glass serving dishes and vases to match the modern venue, Hoop Heaven. Not pictured: dapper servers presenting bright blue cotton candy confections.

Shop ‘Till You Drop

photographer: Romy Modlin Photography

The planners at Alison Ross Events worked with designers at Kehoe Designs to create this Bar Mitzvah boy’s dream Kwik-E-Mart (a nod to “The Simpsons”), displaying all of his favorite treats and sweets. J&L Catering also provided additional desserts, like cookie sandwiches. The neon lights at Venue West put the structure on display, encouraging the young guests to shop for their sweets.

Kids in a Candy Store

photographer: Cobalt Photography

Rochelle L. Baker reimagined a candy store display for this sports-themed Bar Mitzvah party at LondonHouse Chicago. With a custom-branded backdrop sporting the Bar Mitzvah boy’s name from Atmosphere Special Events, this curated candy table resembles the traditional candy stores we all know and love. Mini milk shakes and other favorite desserts complemented the already-overwhelming display.

Neon and Sugar Glow Better Together

photographer: Domino Arts Photography

Chris Weinberg Events and Gilded Group Décor are known for their creativity, so we weren’t surprised to see them take a dessert like cotton candy to the next level. For this Bar Mitzvah celebration, hosted at The Fillmore – Miami Beach, guests enjoyed a glow-in-the-dark cotton candy station, which was a perfect complement to the other glowing, neon details throughout the party.

Put the “Candy” in Candyland

photographer: Jai Girard Photography

A Candyland-themed Bat Mitzvah obviously has to have candy — and this celebration, planned by Designer Event Chicago, had candy everywhere you looked. The focal point of the party, hosted at Northmoor Country Club, was the main candy station, with draped candy décor from HMR Designs, beautiful linen from BBJ Linen, and of course, every candy imaginable for guests to enjoy.