A bar or bat mitzvah is an important milestone in any teen’s life, and celebrating this event should be as big a deal as the rite itself. But sometimes, it can be difficult to get creative when it comes to planning social events. You want a balance of tradition and fun for both your teen and your guests. However, it can be a challenge to come up with an original idea to make your party stand out.
Thankfully, there are new trends every year, so you don’t have to worry about repeating the same theme you used with an older sibling, or you saw at another bar or bat mitzvah. So, without further ado, here are some cool ideas for throwing an epic soiree at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC
Who doesn’t love a whimsical garden in the heart of the city? Here at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC, we host a variety of events, including weddings, which are famous for lots of flowers. With our high ceilings and ample space, there is no shortage of real estate for large centerpieces, archways, green walls for photos, and even hanging flowers and branches from the ceilings!
Adding flowers creates a more intimate, magical feeling. You can carry your theme forward with a flower-themed cake or flower-adorned desserts. Edible flowers have been a big trend in weddings in recent years, but sugar-paste flowers are making a big comeback in 2023.
Carry the garden theme forward with party favors such as planting a tree in each guest’s name or sending them home with their own seeds and planters to grow their own patio garden at home!
It’s fun to run hot and cold when searching for your party theme. A fire and ice party is a fun way to bring some cool (and hot!) elements to your event. Deck the room with ice sculptures, and hire firebreathers to stroll through the venue and wow your guests. One event even featured an ice wall where party guests could carve out messages to the guest of honor.
Decorate your event in bright neon colors, and encourage guests to wear their brightest neon clothes. Hand out glow sticks, batons, and glow jewelry for guests to wear on the dance floor. Accent with black lights to make the glow really pop! You can even bring in a green wall and adorn it with custom neon signs that your teen can take home with them after the celebration.
For favors, custom neon signs with guests' names or even more classic designs like hearts, stars, rainbows, and more also make excellent ideas.
Taking a page from the recent Met Gala, how about an old Hollywood glam party? Have guests wear vintage or vintage-inspired attire and play music from the golden age. Roll out the red carpet and let your guests pose for the photographer as they make their big arrival at your party!
Deck the walls with movie slates and vintage posters of Hollywood classics. Hang elegant chandeliers or deco lights from the exposed beams above the dance floor. Bring in directors' chairs for your guests to sit on, embroidered with their names in lieu of place cards on your table.
Sports-themed parties may have been done before, but for a die-hard fan, they never get old. Whether it’s baseball, basketball, hockey, or football, there are endless ways to celebrate the sports fan in your life.
Set up courts for your guests to play on, or bring in video games of their sport of choice. Let them practice free throws or skate on an iceless rink. Love soccer? Foosball tables are a perpetual hit!
For favors, custom jerseys or jerseys with your teen’s favorite player’s name and number are also a big hit!
Another fun idea is a video game-themed party. Whether it’s Roblox or Fortnight, or anything in between, teens love video games. Why not bring in some game consoles and big-screen TVs so your guests can play against each other at your party? Carry the theme forward with game-related decorations and a cake decorated with favorite characters.
Anime and Manga are other fun themes. Guests can cosplay as their favorite characters, and videos of their favorite anime can play on screens throughout the venue. For music, find soundtracks to their favorite anime, and decorate the venue with Nendoroid figurines.
You can even serve cuisine from the Anime’s country of origin, such as sushi or a bento box full of a variety of authentic items.
K-pop is all the rage right now, with teens flocking to concerts for groups like BTS and Blackpink. Play K-pop music and feature characters from BT21. If budget allows, hire K-pop performers or a cover band to play a live set for your guests to dance to.
Now that you have some inspiration, it’s time to put your ideas into action. If you’re looking for a social event venue that can accommodate your guests and help you make your teen's bar or bat mitzvah dreams a reality, look no further than Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC.
For more information about our venue, please contact Tribeca Rooftop + 360° today!