Bar Mitzvah Decorations

Top 10 Bar Mitzvah Decorations

A Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a unique experience and only comes along once in a lifetime for a child. Here are ten ways to make the event unique and special for your child. Here at Easy Event Planning, we believe that decorating for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah shouldn’t break the bank, so let this list of bar mitzvah decorations get you started on your own special day. 

Extraordinary Bar Mitzvah Decorations

1. Lighting

Extraordinary Bar Mitzvah Decorations

Using lighting is an inexpensive way to bring party themes to life. You can use colored lighting to set the mood. Try creating a winter wonderland simply by training a blue light on a white wall. Lights themselves often make great decorations. For example, you can use a starry sky night light projector onto the ceiling for a “night under the stars” party or you can use a projector to set up a jungle backdrop onto the walls.

2. Tzedakah

A fall theme could center around charity.  For this party you only need simple decor to make a lasting impression. One way to do this is to use burlap fabric as your tablecloths and create centerpieces out of bushels of apples you and your family picked together. A note attached to the table can explain the charitable theme by explaining you will be donating the apples to the local food pantry.

3. Balloon sculptures

Balloons can be twisted into any shape imaginable, from humans to inanimate objects, and can be made to fit any theme, from formal to festive. They can even be made into large architectural sculptures, like a canopy over the dance floor. They make for fun and exciting decorations for your Bat or Bar Mitzvah.

4. Feather centerpieces

Extraordinary Bar Mitzvah Decorations

Using feathers instead of flowers for a fun and colorful bouquet gives the party a festive twist. Simply fill a vase with colored water and arrange large faux feathers inside. You can also use a mix of feathers and flowers for an attractive and unique design. These bouquets make great table centerpieces.

5. Linen art

Napkin and linen animals and sculptures can make fun decorations.  You can fold cloth napkins to look like swans or towels to look like elephants. There are many other designs to choose from and with colored napkins you can make them any color you like. These can serve as centerpieces or as an individual place setting decor. Tying them into the theme works when you choose sea creatures to match a beach theme or animals native to Africa for a safari theme.

6. Backdrops 

Make your Bar or Bat Mitzvah come to life by setting a scene. Use Bat Mitzvah party decor to create a large-scale backdrop. For instance, if you are having a cruise-themed party, paint the view from the deck on a large piece of paper or muslin with a blue sky and a choppy ocean with a couple of seabirds. Backdrops do not need to be intricate to achieve the desired effect. Take fun pictures, create a hashtag, and have guests post them to Instagram.

7. Ceiling draping

Extraordinary Bar Mitzvah Decorations

Using colorful plastic tablecloths can create a beautiful ceiling effect for your Bat or Bar Mitzvah. One way is to cut them into long strips and attach one end to the center of the room and the other farther away so that there is a drape in the middle. Repeat this process so that you have a pinwheel design. Or you can keep the tablecloths intact and just drape them in rows so that the entire ceiling is covered. 

8. Star of David lights

White light strings are a terrific way to show off your Bar or Bat Mitzvah party decoration supplies. You can line them along the walls or drape them across the ceiling. Choose Star of David lights to give a traditional element to your Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

9. Banners

Bar Mitzvah banners are exciting ideas for decorations. Have them personalized with a picture of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah or with their name. You can hang them over the entrance or on the walls of the party space. They give any party a nice, personal touch.

10. Light-up glasses

Make your tables pop with light-up glassware. You can find them in many different colors, so choose ones that fit your Bar or Bat Mitzvah colors to accent your other Bar/Bat Mitzvah décor supplies. Some glasses even project text or images to enhance your theme. These glasses are most effective in a darkened party area, but they are sure to brighten your party wherever they are.


Finding the right bar mitzvah decorations can enhance an already special and momentous occasion. The event setup doesn’t have to be expensive either. These were the top 10 decoration options that would fit nicely for a bar mitzvah. If you would like to see more content and inspirational posts please check out the articles on easy event planning.

Written by: Jessica Bundy

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