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10 Creative Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party Ideas

By Megan Price

Turning 12 or 13 is a big deal in a young person’s life! Plus, it’s a great excuse to party. Looking for a way to top the last “mitzvah” you attended? Check out these 10 creative bar or bat mitzvah party ideas that will fit any theme!

1. Customized Dessert Buffets

Having a specialized food or drink station is a growing trend for bar or bat mitzvah parties, so don’t be left behind! Candy or dessert buffets can easily match theme colors. Caterers can help create a custom menu based on favorite foods or themes, too.


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2. Photo Booths

Capture tons of fun memories with a photo booth! Throw in some fun props to match your theme and you’re set. The photos are printable, shareable, and provide a perfect memento for your guests. Teens love selfies, so why not give them what they want?

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3. Party DJ

It’s not a party without music, so make sure you get a DJ to keep the beats going all night long. With a DJ playing emcee, you can relax and enjoy the party while your bar or bat mitzvah dances the night away with their friends!

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4. LED Performers

Let an amazing LED performer light up the party! These professional performers use hula hoops, wands, and other LED props to put on a truly entertaining show.

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5. Airbrush Artist

Airbrush artists can personalize t-shirts, hats, bags, or any other “paintable” object! Send your party guests home with a unique souvenir.

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6. Henna Tattoo Artist

Mix a little culture into your bar or bat mitzvah party ideas! A henna tattoo artist can quickly create beautiful art on guests’ hands, feet, or shoulders. Most use organic ingredients so you don’t have to worry about strange chemicals.

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7. Circus Acts

To really wow your crowd, try hiring acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, or sideshow acts! These pros really know how to entertain and can usually work with the space available. So sit back and enjoy the show, especially if you’re using a circus theme!

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8. Mermaid

Bring a little magic from under the sea to your party! Great for beach or ocean themes, a mermaid can really make a splash. Mermaids are happy to swim in a pool (if handy) or can perch on dry land. They love taking photos with guests and telling tales of the deep!

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9. Fire Entertainment

Nothing is more exciting than fire! Whether you prefer fire dancing or eating, it’s sure to impress. Fire entertainers like poi dancers are perfect for Hawaiian or luau themes. (Be sure to check with your venue before booking fire entertainment.)


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10. Caricaturist

Do you know any teens who don’t love exaggerating? That’s why a caricaturist is the perfect party entertainment! They only need a chair and can provide a personalized drawing for each of your party guests.

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  1. Alex Dean April 27, 2017

    With my daughter’s Bat Mitzvahs party coming soon, I have been trying to gather different ideas of what she might like to have. I love the idea of getting a DJ to help with the music and emceeing for the night, that would be so much fun and she would love it! It is probably a great idea to check to see if the venue we choose have a DJ they like to use or to see if they have space and required outlets to bring a DJ in. Thanks for the different ideas!

    • Tessie Barnett April 27, 2017

      We’re so glad these are helpful! Hope your daughter’s Bat Mitzvah is a lot of fun!


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