A Bat/Bar Mitzvah is one of the most exciting times in a young person’s life — so it’s no surprise that your son or daughter will want their reception party to be a day they’ll never forget. One of the best ways to ensure that your child’s Bat/Bar Mitzvah will be a memorable event is by choosing a fun, out-of-the-box theme that you can plan your decor and food around! These are just some of the countless ideas you can run with:

The Big Apple

Start by setting up an entryway that resembles Times Square, make the place cards MetroCards, and have table centerpieces that are modeled after skyscrapers and streetlamps. Serve classic NYC foods like cocktail franks, roasted peanuts, bagels, and caramel and candied apples. Send guests off with candy bars wrapped in paper that reads Subway directions.

Circus Carnival

Start by rolling out a red carpet for your guests to enter the room on, then have a “sweets and treats” station that has cotton candy, popcorn, corn dogs, and fresh lemonade for guests to snack on. Make the table linens red and white to resemble a carnival tent, and offer guests cookies decorated as circus tents as favors. You can even hire an artist to draw caricatures of guests throughout the night.

Alice in Wonderland

Take a trip to Underland and decorate your party room in purples, greens, oranges, yellows, and black colors. Design a menu that features the Mad Hatter’s favorites like tea, crumpets, and little finger sandwiches. Use playing cards as the place cards, and decorate a dais chair as a red thrown for your Queen or King of Hearts.

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