{Ask Amy} Dancing Movie Themed Bat Mitzvah Ideas


Well, I have to be honest and say this particular "Ask Amy" request really threw me for a loop!  Having ideas and being able to illustrate them are two very different things!  But I am up for the challenge!  So my latest "Ask Amy" inquiry was for some ideas for a dancing movie themed bat mitzvah.  Sounds like fun!

Let's start with a few selections from the top ten dancing movie lists:



Singing in the Rain
Footloose
Dirty Dancing
Flash Dance
Saturday Night Fever
Save the Last Dance
Billy Elliot


And then,  I will add my own additions!


Chicago
West Side Story
All That Jazz
Moulin Rouge
Grease


One idea I came across was to create seating assignments based on the movie table each guest will sit at!  Adding movie posters to each table will help set the scene and let each guest know where to go.  If you don't want to use movie posters, a director's clipboard and film strip rolls are a great way to theme the centerpieces on each table.


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Another great idea is to have a photo booth lined with "paparazzi" silhouettes and plenty of props...think  rhinestone shades, feather boas, flapper hats, and other articles that relate back to the movies.

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And for the dessert bar & tables, try these Bedazzled Bon Bons in martini glasses like Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home created for her Black & White Holiday party! And how about Disco Ball Cupcakes ...so beautiful!

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And  I love this idea for a cake!  Theme it with the movie posters that are represented at each table!  This cake is from Pink Cake Box!


A couple of other ideas I came across were to send out "movie ticket" invitations...love this idea!  And what dancing themed party is complete without Disco Balls?  These also make great centerpieces!




Add lots of draping, mirrored chandeliers, a movie trailer of scenes from the dancing movies playing in the background of the dance floor and of course the sound tracks from each movie selected!

I would love to see how your Bat Mitzvah comes together!  So be sure to post a link to your photo album here so we can all see how you pulled it off!