Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah Party Ideas for a Theater and Broadway Theme

Browse these great ideas for your bar bat mitzvah party with a theater or Broadway theme:

Mitzvah Projects
Raise money to help needy children, the elderly or the disabled attend a theatrical performance.

Raise money to bring a theatrical artist into a needy school to conduct workshops or after-school programs.

For a musical theater theme, Crane's makes invitations with a musical note motif. See our invitation gallery

Create your customized stamps honoring your favorite Broadway stars, shows or songs.

Welcome Sign
Consider hanging one of these banners by the entryway of your party location. Personalized Theater Welcome Banner 1 or Personalized Theater Welcome Banner 2

Sign In Board / Book
Create a large Playbill featuring the B Mitzvah child for guests to sign

Place Cards
Affix guests' assignment tags to comedy tragedy keychains.

Have a custom trophy manufacturer create theatrical trophies, inspired by the Tony awards, which feature the classic comedy/tragedy masks. View the original. Affix each guest's name and table assignment with string or a removable label, allowing your guests to re-use the trophies as paperweights.

Centerpieces & Tabletop Decor
Name each table after a different play or musical, then blow up an image of the corresponding Playbill. Mount each on foamcore and place atop your floral centerpieces.

Mount a shiny black top hat, tilted to the side, atop each floral centerpiece as an homage to musicals of yore.

Sprinkle music notes confetti across the table.

Use photographs of people, places or things associated with the theater to create Photofetti, the fun, stylish, personalized "photo confetti" you sprinkle across the table. If you have them, include photos of your child performing on stage over the years. Click here to visit Photofetti.

Favors & Dancefloor Giveaways
Paraphernalia from Broadway shows, purchased on eBay.

Musical note fedoras

Have the band or DJ play lots of danceable show tunes.

If you hire a make-a-video booth, ask for scenes from filmed Broadway shows.

If you hire a photo booth, ask for backdrops related to Broadway or theater.

Other Ideas
During the cocktail hour, waiters and bartenders can be dressed up as characters from various plays or musicals. Guests can guess who's who.

During the cocktail hour, waiters and bartenders can wear T-shirts, each emblazoned with a different well- or little-known quote or lyric from a theatrical show. Guests can guess where each comes from.