If your son or daughter loves football, make that the theme of your bar or bat mitzvah party. There are so many great ways to incorporate football into the various elements of your party, from lining your invitations with textured football or “turf” papers, to turning your tables or dance floor into mini football fields, to serving fun tailgate food. Take a look at these ideas for inspiration and your event is sure to be a hit!
Create a cool custom logo using your initials and let it set the tone for your party. The logo in these photographs by Chad David Kraus Photography uses the bar mitzvah boy’s initials in place of the New York Giants’ logo:
For more pictures of this party, see our New York Giants Football Bar Mitzvah Photo Gallery.
This football-themed invitation with a textured pocket is available through HB Designs:
This invitation that is backed with football-textured paper was featured on Everyday Allie:
This football-shaped invitation is from Artifacture:
And this football invitation featured on Luscious Verde has a football-shaped insert and a grass-field envelope liner:
Don’t forget coordinating custom football stamps from sites such as Zazzle or Stamps.com!
Offer cool football kippahs at your service, like these from Best Kippah:
Welcome guests to your party with football entrance decorations like these from Ideal Party Decorators:
We love these custom Jets sports ticket escort cards from Balloon Artistry:
These foam-finger escort card holders created by David Stark are perfect for a football-themed party:
For this football-themed bar mitzvah, Setting the Mood created college team pennant escort cards and corresponding team centerpieces for each table:
Or you can incorporate football jerseys in your centerpieces, like these sports jersey centerpieces from Jersey Themes:
This football-themed table featured on Boston Mitzvah Photographer is covered with “turf” and decorated with football paraphernalia:
Serve stadium food – everybody loves sliders and hot dogs, and make-it-yourself mini-burger bars have become quite popular.
Kids and adults alike would enjoy a make-your-own nachos station like this one featured on Events to Celebrate:
Set up a popcorn bar or concession stand with candy bars like at a real sporting event:
Check out this cool football field dance floor from Ideal Party Decorators:
Decorate your kids’ lounge area with custom football-theme pillows from Zazzle:
This amazing football cake is from the Pink Cake Box:
And this Giants football helmet cake is from Enchanted Icing:
For favors, personalized fleece blankets like these from Cool Party Favors would be great to take to a game:
Guests can bring these personalized insulated mini-coolers from Cool Party Favors to sports events, the beach or the park:
Send your guests home with individually wrapped football cookies, like these available on Etsy:
These football helmet cookies are also available on Etsy:
And offer your guests personalized football mint tins like these from Shindigz:
For more ideas and inspiration, see our Pinterest Board for Football Theme Bar Mitzvah Ideas.