Basketball Bar Mitzvah Theme

Basketball is one of the most favorite themes chosen for a Barmitzvah . Perfect timing , we are almost at the end of another NBA finals. When selecting a Bar Mitzvah theme, the guest of honor usually selects something that showcases who they are and what they are passionate about.  When designing a sports themed mitzvah  one does not have to fill the space with sports paraphernalia. What I like to do is use the color of favorite team or sport to serve as inspiration for the design.  A clean contemporary feel without the clutter goes a long way to create a fresh look to your room and make it look like a $$$.

Featured below are sporty events we produced  that show two unique basketball themed Bar Mitzvahs .

Blog 1 Entire RoomA basketball arena is an ideal location for hosting your basketball themed event.

Blog 2 Teen PhotosAdorn the walls with photographs of the Bar Mitzvah boy playing basketball with an added splash of his chosen color scheme. The logo displayed here as well personalizes this event even more.

Blog 3 Dance FloorThe dance floor is a prime spot for personalization.

Blog 4 BarA glowing orange bar including the chosen logo.


Blog 10 Table with FlowersFloral tablescapes created with ” color orange as the central theme.

Blog 11 Linens

Orange print linen from nuage designs custom made for this event.

Blog 5 LA CenterpieceBasketball teams with two colors, like the LA Lakers above, allows for unique decor from the centerpieces to napkins and more.

Blog 7 LA Basketball

Blog 8 LA HatDisplay basketball memorabilia such as hats and basketballs on tables incorporating the sport into the color scheme.

Blog 9 Sports Table

Event designer: David Tutera

One of my favorite basketball centerpieces was created by designer  David Tutera who produced an basketball barmitzvah .


Blog 12 InvitationInvitations including textured basketball paper from Plain Jane Graphics.

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Blog 14 Basketball KippahBasketball kippah perfect for the occasion.

Blog 15 LA Party FavorBasketballs with  favorite team logo are the favorite party favors for a basketball themed Bar Mitzvah.

Blog 17 Harlem WizardsCompleting your Basketball Themed Bar Mitzvah by having special guests such as members of the professional Harlem Wizards basketball team shown here, is a sure way to make the event memorable for the guest of honor and all of his guests.

Photography credits: Orange Basketball party – Jeff Kolodny Photography . LA Lakers event- Photography by Linzi


Under the Water – Barmitzvah and Batmitzvah Themes

An Under the Water themed Bar Mitvah or Bat Mitzvah is a great way to cool down in the Summer. Here are some unique ideas we have used to create an  an underwater paradise.

Blog fish under waterBar Mitzvah at the PGA Fishing Hall of Fame.

Under the SeaBlue lighting is the essential for an Under the Water themed event.  Additionally, choosing white and clear decor will effortlessly distribute the lighting choice throughout the room. Blog water dance floor

Blog place cardsFor those who love the beach as much as they love the water, incorporating sand and beach chairs into the decor is a great way to integrate a beach feel at your Under the Water event.

Place cardsSea glass is a creative way to display table cards for your guests. Addison Reserve Country Club Aqua theme.


CenterpieceA nautical approach to an Under the Water theme is perfect for a boat enthusiast.

Blog Napkin Ring

Sea shell napkin ring table place set at the Addison Reserve AQUA event.

Blog Blue CupBlue glassware and matching Azure Charger that resembled waves from Atlas Party rental are perfect table accessories.

Blog Charger

Blog addision centerpiece

Blog centerpieceFloral centerpieces using flowers with colors to resemble an Under the Water coral seascape completed with shells and starfish.

Blog Macaron ClamsMacaroon shells can be used to make clam cookies, made by the culinary team at the Addison Reserve Country Club for their AQUA event. Blog Mermaid TailsFondant mermaid tails placed on top cupcakes, also made by the culinary team at the Addison Reserve Country Club.Blog shoesFlip-flops are a unique gift for guests at your event. Try personalizing them with your chosen logo for your Under the Water theme.

Blog Sunglass invitaion

An invitation sent for a Bnai Mitzvah complete with a pair of sunglasses. Blog flying fishThese remote controlled floating fish were a hit at our last Under the Water Bat Mitzvah. What a fun way to interact with your guests making your party stand out above the rest.


Fresh ideas for a Summer Camp Theme for a Barmitzvah or Batmitzvah

A Summer Camp Theme is  a popular choice for a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah. What kid does not love summer camp? Many kids are so passionate about their summer camp experience that choosing this theme for their Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah  is close to their heart.  We have planned many summer camp themes but have been on the look out for fresh ideas in the industry to make your event special and different.

Engage !14 , a summit offered for industry professionals offered some fresh ideas for outdoor theme events. Here are our favorites they presented collected from an article in BizBash.


Blog sumer camp invitation

Photography credit: Sofia Negron Invitation : Two Paper Dolls

These quarter-fold invitations are an adorable way to show the timeline of your event and will get invitees excited about your party.

blog summer camp care package

Photography credit: John Cain Sargent/Engage! Care package put together by: Gifts for the Good Life

A great idea for welcome gifts for your guests on arrival keeping in “theme” .


Photography credit: Sofia Negron Smoothie shooters prepared by The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch

Appetizers set around a piece of birch wood.

Summer Camp Smores

Photography credit: Tammy Swales/Engage!

A  S’mores bar is a perfect idea for bringing outdoor fun inside. Pre-made s’mores pops like these allows guests to enjoy the treat without the mess.


Photography credit: Sofia Negron

Camp snacks can be displayed in mason jars.

Looking back at Summer Camp Theme Bar Mitzvah’s and Bat Mitzvah’s  that we designed.

Camp decor linzi eventsA classic metal pail is a perfect choice for any wild flower arrangement.



Picnic Tables Linzi EventsRustic picnic benches add’s an authentic feel to the room.


Camp Entrance Linzi EventsDesigning the entryway with foliage and summer camp supplies creates an outdoorsy feel as guests enter your room.



Table from: Atlas Party Rentals

Table from: Atlas Party Rentals

Fresh design idea – wood tables and benches from Atlas Party Rental.


Napkin Rings- A Small Detail That Can Make A Big Difference!

Planning a Wedding , Bar/ Bat Mitzvah or Social occasion. How do I make my table look like a million dollars with simple detail that does not break the budget?

Napkin rings are an easy way to embellish a table setting and enhance the theme or look of the table. From extravagant and bold to elegant and simple, the options of napkin rings are endless! This small accessory can completely change the look of your table setting –  rhinestone, acrylic, metal or make a  paper napkin ring with the logo of your event . Below are photos of some of our favorite napkin rings that we have used at recent events.

rebeccas napkin ring



credit: Neil Cohen Photography

tiffany blue napin clear ring

credit: neil cohen photography


orange napkin white ring

credit: Jeff Kolodny Photography

blue napkin silver ring

morocan napkin ring


Event Decor Tips: Finding the Perfect Chair for your table

Choosing the right chair is an important part of decor for your wedding or bar/ batmitzvah or social occasion.  The chair that you select can work with either the theme or the look that you would like to create. For example, when designing  a  Michigan  Football Bar Mitzvah the client selected  a metal chair which worked perfectly with a stadium ” feel ” to the event. An under the water theme – clear chivari chair or ghost chair is the perfect choice which gives off the feeling of water. Below are some events we have planned  using different type of chairs which were carefully selected in the design process to work with the theme or  style of the client.

Tip: When pulling together your  budget, we suggest you include rentals as a line item. When working with our clients we pay close attention to budget . With the right selection of chairs and linens, your dollars can go a long way and totally change the look and feel of the room and of course add to your decor.


wechslerchairMichigan football Bar Mitzvah celebration, a metal chair was used from Atlas Party Rental.

BlogBlueTableA contemporary designed table scape with over-sized styled lampshades,  elegant Colonial Chairs were used from Next Design International.

BubbleMiamiThe Sally chair from Bubble Miami, perfect for a 60’s theme Bat Mitzvah celebration.

updatedpics2The scoop bar stool was used for  a contemporary styled event.

chairblogAcrylic chivari chair, worked well  with this “Under The Water”  themed Bat Mitzvah.

D1Clear and white ghost chairs work well when designing an event for a client that wants a chic , modern space.