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Creative Ideas for Bar and Bat Mitzvah Themes

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah in NYC

A Bar or Bat Mitzvah is an important milestone in any teen’s life. Naturally, you want to make your teen’s celebration memorable, without doing the same old thing everyone else is doing. While for some, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah may not need a theme, if you’re looking for ways to think outside the box and make your special day stand out, here are some cool ideas for Bar or Bat Mitzvah themes at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC that will definitely be social media worthy!

Pick A Decade

When it comes to fashion, everything is cyclical. Nineties and early 2000’s fashion is currently trending with teens. Why not take advantage of all those cool throwback fashions and make your Bar or Bat Mitzvah a decade theme. Choose a decade, decorate in the styles of the decade (use flowers that were trendy back then, and color palettes from your chosen decade, too).

For fashion, ask your guests to dress like the decade. Play music from that decade or bring in an entertainer from your chosen time frame to play their hits or cover other popular songs from then.

Pop of Culture

Is your teen a big fan of Superhero Movies or another genre? Make their big day theme their chosen fandom. Have your guests dress up in cosplay outfits as their favorite character. Or, just do a general pop culture theme and let your guests dress up as characters from their favorite fandom!

Hollywood Glam

Follow the trends like the Met Gala theme or just do an old Hollywood throwback party, where guests do their best to dress like an old time movie star. Project classic movies on walls or screens. Hand out OSCARS for best costumes at the end of the night.


Does your teen have a favorite sport or sports team? Make that your theme. Have guests wear their favorite jersey, and set up spots within the venue to play your favorite game indoors. Love basketball? Rent a hoop shoot game for guests to practice free throws during the festivities. Serve your teen’s favorite stadium food to guests.

Got a bigger budget? Hire a special guest from your teen’s favorite team to do a meet and greet with you and your guests, or hold a training clinic with a coach.

Video Games

Teens love video games, whether they’re on their phones or playing with a console. Make your party theme their favorite game, or just do a general video game theme and rent consoles for your guests to play with each other during your event! Give out game merch or video games as party favors, and have your guests wear something related to their favorite game.


K-pop, or Korean Pop music, is huge with teens right now. Why not make a theme of it? Play K-pop music, or hire actors to dress as K-pop plush characters like the BTS cartoon plush. Decorate with K-pop funko pops or other figurines of your teen’s favorite K-pop celebs.

The Real World

Is your teen obsessed with reality television? Why not stage a reality show theme, complete with videographers to make your event into a reality show episode your teen can share with their friends later on. For fun, you can even have some scripted bits your teen and their guests can perform for the video to add some (harmless, manufactured) drama.

If you’re looking for a place to accommodate your big dreams for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah, contact Tribeca Rooftop +360° in NYC today.


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