Create a striking effect with ombré styling
Why restrict your colour scheme to one or two tones when you can have a whole palette? An ombré colour scheme is made from graduated shades of colour that shift subtly in layers from light to dark and provides you with plenty of flexibility for your overall look.
Try layering pale and dark versions of the same colour together for a harmonious feel or make a style statement and choose complimentary colours. This look is all about getting creative and is perfect for personalising your celebration so have some fun with favourite colours and tones.
There are a myriad of ways you can bring an ombré colour scheme into your Bar Mitzvah celebration. You can work it through the whole event – don’t forget to start with the invitations – or just use it sparingly such as the centrepieces or table plan. And don’t forget the impact of lighting on your party; ombré lighting will adds depth to any room especially when combined with drapes.
One of the most obviously places to introduce some ombré styling is in the floral arrangements; with so many shades of flowers to work from an ombré floral design is a great idea, from simple individual blooms in different shades arranged along long tables to a feature flower wall. We love the design below by Hayford & Rhodes incorporating densely-packed candy pink, sugary purple and marshmallow white Dahlia, Hydrangea, Clematis and Scabius mixed in with Ferns, Salal and Ivy foliage for texture and depth.
Have some fun with your food, especially the desserts. What about a tray of meringue kisses or a wall of donuts in blush tones or bright neons? Don’t just limit yourself to your child’s favourite colour. You can add ombré tones to compliment any theme with pastel ice cream or bright tutti fruity ombré for a sweet themed Candyland Party or shades of green and blue for an Under The Sea Party.
You could introduce one ombré feature to your party such as a balloon arch made from one palette or one colour of balloons with ombré tassles or even individual balloons made in ombré tones. These are great to pose next too or for guests to write personal messages on name tags. How about a technicoloured balloon drop on the dancefloor? Or if balloons aren’t your thing paper lanterns or honeycomb balls also work really well.
Get your guests involved by including nail bars or hair stations that can provide ways for everyone to incorporate some ombré touches into their own styling or you can use colourful decorative candles for the lighting ceremony with different colours of candles as a great way to get older guests involved.