Hanukkah Party Ideas
Party Resource Guide
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Hanukkah Candle Lighting Party
Come light the menorah with
Bring the food and presents
and celebrate as you light the candles and sing the
songs of Hanukkah.
the Jewish holiday sometimes referred to as the Festival
of Lights, is a wonderful celebration of family, faith,
and traditions for the Jewish community. The history of
this holiday dates back more than 2,000 years ago when
the Maccabees recaptured Jerusalem and the Jewish people
returned to rededicate their Temple. The miracle that is
still celebrated today is that the small amount of oil
found in the temple burned for eight days instead of
only one. It is because of this that the celebration
continues for eight days and is known as the Festival of
Star Of David Personalized Banners Each
Hanukkah Symbols Personalized Banners Each
Hanukkah Menorah Personalized Banners Each
Lighted Menorah Personalized Banners Each
Hanukkah Presents Personalized Banners Each
Many different types of celebrations are held during
these eight days, and you will find some wonderful
product listed on this page that will help you throw a
very memorable and significant gathering of friends and
your invitations with a verse like:
Light the Menorah
Spin the Dreidel
and celebrate. Please
join us for a
The traditional colors to
use for your Hanukkah celebration are blue, white, and
Set the Mood!
For this holiday, it is
especially important to set a beautiful table. Make your
Hanukkah party and tables colorful and fun with one of
these ideas. Enjoy your
potato latkes and your guests when you celebrate
Hanukkah with beautiful colorful decorations.
A blue and white
checked gingham fabric makes a lovely table cover. Add
beautifully wrapped gifts and fresh flower
arrangements. Serve Hanukkah Cookies.
Make a Cookie
Menorah from your favorite spice cookie
recipe. Break & roll the dough with your hands
to form the Menorah shape, then bake. Decorate
candles on the Menorah with multicolored candy
decor and yellow frosting for the candle
Cookies: Use your favorite sugar cookie
recipe and make star shapes & dreidle shapes. Try
round cookies with star shaped candies on top.
Decorate with blue & white frosting.
also give a big boost to the décor of families
celebrating Hanukkah where blue and silver are the
Blue and Bold Bulbs
bowl, 1 brick of floral foam, 5
stems blue iris, 1 small bag of
white decorative rocks, floral
preservative and clippers
Step 1 -- Soak the
floral foam in water that has
been treated with floral
preservative for at least 30
Step 2 -- Cut the
floral foam into a square that
is slightly smaller than the
bottom of the trifle bowl. The
foam should be about 1.5-inches
Step 3 -- Cut the
iris to approximately 4-inches
in length; then peel off the
foliage on the iris to reveal
its small narrow stem.
Step 4 -- Carefully
cover the floral foam with the
rocks and pour a bit of water
into the bowl.
Step 5 -- Move the
rocks aside and insert the iris
evenly into the floral foam
“Even though it might be cold
and dreary outside, Mother
Nature is still being good to
us. Her flowers make it possible
for us to be inspired by a house
filled with color all year
For more of Jill Slater’s
design ideas, or to order a free
brochure about decorating with
flowers, log on to
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Fun with Glassware
* Create custom glassware by painting a simple pattern onto a plain
wine glass, using egg whites and a small paintbrush – immediately
sprinkle fine sugar over the egg white pattern.
* Fill drinking glasses – stemless wine glasses work great – with
decorative stones, then place a tea light inside. Or, turn
traditional wine glasses upside down and use them as candleholders.
Use different heights and group them together for an elegant look.
There is no such thing as too many candles. Candlelight is very
flattering on everyone.
* Fill martini, wine and brandy glasses with silver or clear marbles
and add a tea light.
* Fill beer pilsners with nuts, mints and other candy and use ribbon
to tie a bow at the stem. Place glasses throughout the house so
guests can munch while mingling.
* Use clear martini glasses or margarita glasses to serve desserts,
mashed potatoes, sorbets or other side dishes and tapas.
* An inexpensive way to dress up your party is to pick up some
specialty barware like unusual martini glasses or stemless wine
Decorating with Balloons
balloons, is an inexpensive but powerful way to transform your
party area into a festive space in minutes.
Our Balloon Decorating Tips,
offer instructions on how to make balloon clusters, balloon
garlands, balloon arches, balloon columns, balloon clouds, balloon
palm trees, balloon fish and balloon flowers. You can also find
directions for making rosettes from crepe streamers.
Curling ribbon is a necessity when
decorating! It can be used to anchor balloons, attach
curling ribbon clusters to accent balloons. Make into
curls and scattered over tabletops for an inexpensive
and easy decorative touch. Curling ribbon is available
in a multitude of colors, and is easily "curled" with
the blade of a pair of scissors.
Candles for mood
Being surrounded by flickering candles is a sure "fire" way to boost
the mood. A room in any condition will look great illuminated by the
glow of candles. Candles are a great way to pull together a
sophisticated color theme. They add mood lighting.....Use candles,
candles, and more candles in a shade to match your color theme. Use
pillars, tapers, balls, and votives, fill all the tables with
various sized candles and keep them lit throughout the evening.
Remember that cooler candles will burn for a much longer period of
time. Prior to the party, put your candles in the refrigerator or
NapkinsHere are some other ideas
that work great to create a wonderfully festive
atmosphere for your Hanukkah celebration!
The napkins will serve several purposes - great
decorating in disguise and a delightful memento of the
party that can be saved in scrapbooks for years to come!
Show your guests just how
much you care by offering
from Carlson Craft that complement your theme. Have
Napkins imprinted with your special message and design.
Bring color to the table via
napkins. Give each person two napkins slipped into one
napkin ring. Use two different colors, two coordinating
patterns or one patterned and one solid-colored napkin. A
colorful setting can be achieved with little effort this
Unfold the napkins, pinch
each in the center of the napkin, and place the center point
in the bottom of each glass or cup. This adds a decorative
touch while the glass or cup is still empty.
Napkins can be laid out on a buffet table, or can be
displayed at each place setting. Place napkins in
the center of each place setting at an angle.
Place napkins in the
center of each place setting at an angle, or unfold them
and place them in glasses for a tall dramatic look.
napkins can also be tied (and bundled with plastic
cutlery) with a multitude of items to match your theme.
Curling ribbon, Gossamer Streamers, ric-rac or