We’ve had the privilege of attending many Bat Mitzvah parties with PicFlips flipbooks and have experienced some wonderful themes to the celebrations. In my opinion, the best themes are a direct reflection of the bat mitzvah girl herself, but here is a good starting point to get your creative juices flowing:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme – Very classy! Substitute the bat mitzvah girl’s name in place of Tiffany’s (example – Breakfast at Carly’s); use tiffany blue and white color scheme; decorate with diamonds and luxurious textures (Bonus: Work with the photographer to recreate the iconic black-and-white Audrey Hepburn photos with the bat mitzvah girl in Audrey’s place)
Color Schemes – #1 Monochromatic – Shades of the same color family added throughout the party – Simple yet lovely! One of my favorite examples of this is pink – light pink linens, pops of bright pink flower centerpieces, cotton candy and pink lighting around the room adds drama. The great thing about this theme is that no matter what shade of pink is chosen for additions to the party, they all blend in.
Color Schemes – #2 Harmonious – No particular method for choosing this color scheme – you don’t have to pull out the color wheel – just go with gorgeous colors that make you happy. My best area for inspiration? Wedding websites that talk about fun color combinations. One of my favorites lately is Michelle Mospen’s My Personal Artist. I love her inspiration boards and the section at the bottom of the page where she helps you get ideas for your own color combinations.
Beach theme – Definitely a fun, carefree theme! Use hula girls, seahorses, starfish and sand for decorations; transform the bar into a tiki hut with grass skirting; get guests involved with a casual, beachy dress code – guys can wear hawaiian shirts, ladies can wear sundresses – you provide the leis. Don’t forget the little umbrellas on all the drinks!
“Sweet” themes – This covers a wide range of ideas – I’ve seen candy themes, sundae themes, M&M themes, Willy Wonka themes, chocolate themes – you name it. I always enjoy working these events because I have a sweet tooth! The one issue I have with this theme is that the kids are usually climbing the walls from the sugar rush (don’t say I didn’t warn you!).
Stay tuned for more ideas, and remember that flipbook covers are customized to match any decor!