A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, a unique and memorable moment for your child that should be celebrated appropriately. Le Windsor Ballrooms, located in the heart of downtown Montreal, offers some of the best Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah ideas and trends. We hope that these celebration ideas and themes will be useful for you. To start, here are a few themes that are perfectly suitable for our prestigious ballrooms to impress your guests and especially the Bar Mitzvah or the Bat Mitzvah.
What girl hasn't dreamt of being a princess in a castle? Our Versailles Ballroom is the perfect setting for a fairy-tale celebration: its high gilded ceilings, Corinthian columns, and beautiful crystal chandelier make it ideally suited for a dream Bat Mitzvah. All you need to do is add a few decorations—lanterns, flowers in the princess's official colours—and the story will write itself.
Ski chalet theme
Create a chalet atmosphere by adding pairs of skis, sleds, and antique snowshoes to your Bar Mitzvah decor. You can even take a few photos around our fireplace. Plan to offer a menu that includes comforting dishes and drinks that are fitting for the season.
Comic book and superhero theme
Superhero themes for Bar Mitzvahs are very popular, particularly characters from Marvel's The Avengers. Due to the success of the recent films, costumes and decorations related to this team of superheroes can easily be found. Set the scene with posters inspired by well-known speech bubbles from comic books, such as “Bang!” and “Pow!”, as well as poster-sized pages of popular comic books. Make sure that the proposed menu and the evening's entertainment respect the theme.
There are a multitude of other possible themes, such as: Carnival, Candy Land, Race Cars, Winter Wonderland, etc. Now that you have chosen the decorations, here is a list of ideas and trends to entertain your guests during a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Logos and brands
One fun popular trend is to create a monogram or a logo for the Bar Mitzvah or the Bat Mitzvah. It can then be used to decorate invitations, information boards, bar napkins, and even the cake. Many boys and girls create their own monograms or logos, or help with certain details of the graphic design. The children are then able to be fully invested in this crucial step of their lives.
An RSVP email address
An email address to manage RSVPs helps you save on printing and postage costs, and makes it easier to manage your guest list. It also helps you respond more efficiently to your guests’ questions or requests.
Hashtags and social media
Social media is most likely part of your child's daily life. Put social media to good use by creating a personalized hashtag and a Snapchat geofilter to capture the highlights of the Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Guests can take and post photos of the event live using the hashtag. This will create great memories for your child and for guests who could not attend. You can even share these moments by streaming them on a giant screen throughout the evening.
Children—and secretly many adults—have a sweet tooth, and an increasing number of Bar or Bat Mitzvahs have sweets tables. Set up a candy bar and provide assorted bags of candy, as well as candy-based cocktails and desserts. Candy also makes a great thank-you gift for your guests.
Print personalized T-shirts that feature the logo or the theme chosen by your child. During the Bar or Bat Mitzvah celebration, the entertainment team can then wear the personalized T-shirt created by your child. The T-shirts can also be a great party favour for your guests.
Make a separate playing space where children and teenagers can play video games together. You can also rent sport simulators (biking, soccer, hockey, mechanical bull), arcade games (car racing, pinball, dancing), or more traditionally, carnival games. The children will be thrilled, and adults can also enjoy a well-deserved break.
Most Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebrations last for four to five hours and are divided into two separate events—a cocktail hour and a main reception—and each requires careful planning. Contact our team to discover how Le Windsor can help you have a successful Bar or Bat Mitzvah. Mazel tov!