Naughty or Nice, whatever your religion or belief, who doesnt love a good pancake party with candles & games ?
That is what Hanukah is all about. The word means dedication. And certainly in the beginning there was need for dedication, sharing & giving.
I am thinking that blue white and silver make a great Party Statement.
Hanging garlands of words, dreidels or spinning tops, Hanukah gelt (money chocolate coins covered in gold or silver paper )
Personally I am thinking the money coins would be so much fun to use as a decorating theme. A money wreath, strands of coins and even glasses and plates piled up high with towers of coins…. sounds rich to me.
Cool Table salt & Pepper shakers from the Jewish Museum shop can add to the holiday feel.
Olive branches in silver jugs, A silver tablecloth with blue and white napkins, blue or clear glasses and silver coins. Tiny silver frames for place holders.
Hanukah is about food naturally – that’s where the Potato Pancakes come in, served with apple sauce, and
Suganiot : which are donut balls filled with jam and served warm both of these foods symbolize the small amount of oil that burned for eight days and created a miracle, as well as bring sweetness and Light
Which is why we use menorahs – candelabra that echo the eight days
here is some ideas the artful and symbolic:
CHAIR Menorah & Modern Glass Menorah from the Jewish Museum Shop
Frozen Movement Menorah by Zelig Segal
Michael Arum Olive branch
A variety of shapes and styles to suit all tastes and budgets. Or create your own out of wood and metal or use glass pieces in glasses with candles, as shown in the Martha Stewart picture.
Below is a link from Mixology Monday – what is a holiday without a signature drink?
The best part of Hanukah is playing the dreidel game. Many choices abound. The cheap plastic or wood ones also great for creating decorations. A dreidel tree would be a fun centerpiece for your table.
Enjoy the feast, family and fun & gifting this festival of Lights.