Planning a Sports Themed Bar Mitzvah
Trying to settle
on the right theme for your son's bar mitzvah?
After all those years of Hebrew School, hours
spent practicing Torah, and, of course, time
spent going to friends' b'nai mitzvot, you want
to be sure that the bar mitzvah celebration for
your son is a memorable one. A sports themed bar
mitzvah is a great way to celebrate both your
son's accomplishment as well as his interests.
sports themed bar mitzvah includes coordinating everything from
invitations to the party venue and location and favors that
represent your son's favorite sport, team, or even a combination of
sports. Once you settle on a bar mitzvah date, begin scouting for
locations. If you are planning a baseball themed bar mitzvah,
consider holding your son's bar mitzvah celebration at a baseball
field. Most professional or minor league ballparks have event areas
set aside that overlook the field. A catered event at a
professional sports venue will make for a memorable day.
Even if your are
celebrating your son's bar mtizvah with a more formal reception at a
reception hall or hotel ballroom, you can still make it clear that
it is all about ice hockey, basketball, soccer, or another sport.
Sports themed centerpieces can be elegant or funky. Use your
centerpieces to tell your guests which table they are sitting at.
Create custom printed hockey sticks or baseball bats to showcase
your table numbers as well as to emphasize the theme of the bar
Make it clear to
your friends and family that they will be attending a sports themed
bar mitzvah well before the big day by using customized
sports themed invitations.
Invitations that look like sporting event game tickets are a great
way to set the mood for your son's bar mitzvah and our line of
wedding invitations and programs can be tailored to the needs of
your son's bit mitzvah invitation. Holding an NFL football
themed bar mitzvah? Use your son's favorite NFL team as inspiration
for a bit mitzvah theme he will never forget. Your guests will talk
about this bar mitzvah celebration for years to come.
sports products are a great way to give your son's friends a party
favor that they will enjoy using. Give them custom printed ice
hockey pucks, baseballs, or even foam footballs to take home. Give
the deejay inflatable "thunder sticks" to keep the party moving.
Here are some other great ideas on how to make your son's sports
themed bar mitzvah memorable:
- Have an ice
sculpture in the shape of your son's favorite sports team's logo. It
will make for a great attention grabbing centerpiece, that pulls the
- Instead of serving
only stuffed mushrooms and other standard hot and cold appetizers before
dinner, work with your caterer to design a sports themed menu. For
example, you can have peanuts and Crackerjacks if you are holding a
baseball themed bar mitzvah.
- Skip the guest book
in favor of a blank NHL hockey jersey and black permanent marker for
your son's friends to sign. Order the team's away jersey in white
and frame it to hang in your son's room.
- If you live in an
area where college basketball or football is popular, see if you can
arrange for a few of the players to attend the party.
- Have a team mascot
or two on hand during the party to provide for a unique photo op for
your son and his friends.
- During the candle
lighting ceremony, your son can call each "player" and his or her number.
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