Jac o' lyn Murphy: The Instagram Bar Mitzvah

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Instagram Bar Mitzvah

I had the best time planning a recent
Instagram Bar Mitzvah.

Fresh, Modern and #SoMuchFun!...

Months ago, Jason's mom and I were brainstorming party ideas.
She wanted to do something with his favorite things.
As we mulled it over and it suddenly dawned on her,
Instagram would be the PERFECT theme.

Most 13 year olds are on Instagram,
and there were so many ways to incorporate it into the party

It started with the simple
Instagram Logo inspired invitation...

Hashtags would be a major focus,
Glittered Primary Colored Hashtags 
(playing off the rainbow stripe in the logo)
floated above the Lounge Area...

His favorite things and nicknames were marked with 
#s and @s
to name the tables...

the Neon Yellow and Silver Escort Cards matched 
the colors of the linens, 
and mimicked his favorite pair of soccer shorts!

As I started to work on the
Candy Buffet,
of course Rainbow was all I could think of.





Vibrant Yellow Flowers in Rainbow Striped Boxes
decorated the adult tables...

and bright, festive hurricanes...

ran down the middle of the kids' tables...

As the night went on,
the guests took pictures with their phones and posted them to Instagram with a special party hashtag.
Those pictures streamed on the screen above the dance floor, 
along with the pictures from the photo booth.  

the party lighting was all in primary colors,
and everything glowed perfectly...


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  1. Whoa! What a party! Love the theme and the colors and the candy! Fun memories.

  2. What a great idea - this is the first time we've seen Instagram being used as a theme, but it turned out fantastic. Thanks for sharing and congrats to the birthday boy!

  3. oh wow how fun! and i'm sure kids are so into IG so it was a huge hit!!

  4. Wow, what an amazing party! It looks so fun and like you hit every part of the theme you could. I love that the pictures were live streaming, I bet everyone really liked that.

  5. this has to be the most creative themed party ever! well done, you!!! visiting from the C.R.A.F.T. link party.

  6. So cute, creative, just a big wow! love it! :) Michelle

  7. What a cool theme...and so hip for the teens!

  8. What a great party! I love everything especially the IG theme!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  9. That party is brilliant, Alexis! The candy bar looked so amazing with all the rainbow colors ... what a feast for the eyes. And I love the use of hashtags and the stream of instagram photos. I'm pinning!


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