The Best Bar/Bat Mitzvah Themes & Their Matching Invitations

When planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah one of the first questions to ask yourself is, What will the theme of the party be?” This answer will pretty much dictate everything that follows, from the Bar/Bar Mitzvah invitations and party favors, to the decorations and centerpieces.

While many popular party themes for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs come and go with the seasons and trends, there are a number of classic themes that have stood the test of time. is showing us some of those Bar & Bat Mitzvah themes along with some unique invitations and party ideas to accompany each.

Entertainment (Broadway & Hollywood)
Popular for both Bar/Bat Mitzvah themes, the entertainment industry related theme ideas are quickly becoming the “go to” option for many Bar/Bat Mitzvah planning families. The most popular in this category are definitely the Hollywood and Broadway themes. Being such a vague category, there are a number of appropriate invitations you can go with.

Hollywood Movie theme Bar Mitzvah invitations

Broadway ticket theme Bat Mitzvah invitation

VIP Pass Bar MItzvah or Bat Mitzvah invitation

Sports (Baseball, Soccer, & Basketball)
Sports are undoubtedly one of the most classic theme ideas for a young man’s Bar Mitzvah. The three most popular are baseball theme, basketball theme, and soccer theme (or football depending on where you live). While not as popular for Bat Mitzvah parties, it is not unheard of as a Bat Mitzvah theme. Here are a few sports themed invitation cards.

Soccer theme Bar Mitzvah invitation

Basketball theme Bar Mitzvah invitation


Beach & Luau
Beach themes are a great way to bring a tropical flair to your party. Beach and luau parties are usually very casual and laid back. This can be conveyed through the invitations that you choose. While it works well for boys and girls, beach themeing seems to be more popular with Bat Mitzvahs. Here are some warm examples and invitation ideas for your beach themed party!

Surf’s up beach theme Bat Mitzvah invitation

Aloha luau theme Bat Mitzvah invitation

Candy land, candy bar, & candy in general are great themes for any Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah. It has gained popularity in recent years and who can be suprised by that? Candy themes are very gender neutral and are usually equally appealing to both young men and women. Bright colors (and candy of course!) are great ways to allow your themeing carry over into your party invitations. *Note – this is a great theme for creating your own personalized candy wrappers!

Candy “candy land” theme Bat Mitzvah invitation

Candy tree theme Bat Mitzvah invitation


Oldies/Retro (50’s, 60’s, Disco, Rock Star & more)
This is definitely a very broad category when it comes to picking a theme for Bar or Bat Mitzvah parties. Encompassed in this category is everything from 60’s to disco to rock star theme ideas – and everything in between. Very nostalgic for adults and always fun for kids, you simply cannot go wrong when choosing any of these “throw-back” themes.

Rock star theme Bar Mitzvah invitation

Retro purple submarine theme Bat Mitzvah invitation

Grunge rock themed Bar Mitzvah invitation


Green or Eco-Friendly

While this party idea is still in its infancy, green and eco friendly Bar and Bat Mitzvah themes are becoming quite common. There are a couple different ways to convey this theme in your invitations. You can focus on nature (the tree of life for example) or actually try to cut down on the paper used (as shown in the bookmark save the date cards below)

Eco-Friendly “green” themed Bar & Bat Mitzvah bookmark invitations

Tree of life Bar Mitzvah theme invitation


Travel – Israel or other Destination
Another great theme for Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah – destination and travel party themes can be conveyed through the invitations in a number of ways. From passports to travel tickets, these invitations are all very fun and original.
Destination themed Passport Bar Mitzvah invitation

Travel themed boarding pass invitation – Travel themed flight pass invitation

These are just a small number of examples of how your Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah party theme can be incorporated into your invitations.

All of the invitation ideas and samples you have seen in this theme idea post are available at,  where your order always ships for free.

Samples of any of these themed invitations are also available at no cost. is also happy to include hebrew names on your invitations and even custom make your very own designs. All of the invitations you have seen here also have matching ensembles of: response cards, save the date cards, thank you notes, & party favors available (bookmark favors and personalized candy wrapper favors).





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