Magic and Miracles - Blackhawk Auto Museum Bar Mitzvah Planning
Planning a Themed Bar or Bat Mitzvah Party
As a San Francisco Bay Area Bar Mitzvah photographer, I see a LOT of party themes! Everything from casual and fun, to elegant and classy, specific themes and color schemes.
And when you're in the early planning stages, I know it's super helpful to get ideas and inspiration by looking at pictures from other Bar & Bat Mitzvahs.
So, thought I'd share some tips and a recent favorite Bar Mitzvah that was not only done really well, but from a pro photographer's perspective, made for some really great pictures too!
Questions to Ask Yourself When Planning a Theme
How to Execute a Great Theme
Magic and Miracles - Daniel's Bar Mitzvah
Daniel's "thing" is magic! And he and his mom decided they wanted a fun, but classy party to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah.
Blackhawk Auto Museum was the perfect choice for the look and feel they were after. If you've never been, it's a must-see in the San Francisco Bay Area! "Shiny" is the best word to describe the interior. A gorgeous event space surrounded by a collection of glitzy classic cars.
Lights dripping from the ceiling, colored uplighting along the walls, and the cutest magic-themed table decor complete with top hats and magic wands, all came together to complete Daniel's vision. And a red, black, & white color scheme was the perfect touch.
In the lobby, a Step-n-Repeat for iphone photo ops included magic hats and wands for props.
What magic-themed party would be complete without a Magician? Card tricks and slight-of-hand magic worked perfectly for mingling with the guests during cocktail hour and dinner. Both kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed it!
Giveaways and Gifts
Cameron and the team from Denon & Doyle ran kids games and gave magic-themed prizes throughout the evening. Decks of cards placed at each table setting for the kids to take home was another nice touch.
At the end of the night, guests enjoyed a red, black, and white themed candy bar with to-go boxes filled with all their favorites!
Got More Tips?
I hope you've found these tips for planning a themed Bar or Bat Mitzvah helpful. If you have any other tips or recommendations for families planning a themed mitzvah party, PLEASE DO SHARE WITH ALL OF US IN THE COMMENTS!
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Cheryl Bigman Photography offers event photography services throughout the entire San Francisco Bay Area including the East Bay cities of Lafayette, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon in Contra Costa County. Dublin, Pleasanton, Sunol, and Fremont in Alameda County. South Bay cities including San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Palo Alto, and Mountain View in Santa Clara County, Peninsula cities including San Mateo, Burlingame, Foster City, Menlo Park, Woodside, Atherton, and Redwood City in San Mateo County, San Francisco, and North Bay cities in Marin County including Tiburon, San Rafael, and Sausalito.
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