Leave it to our friends to come up with the best ideas! Today Hanna texted. She is hosting a bridal shower and was thinking about skipping a theme and just celebrating the happy couple. Her concept is to use jumbo bride and groom caramel apples for the table centerpieces. She will probably display them on a pretty pedestal cake plate set amidst scattered flower petals. And of course, will add a petal or two to the plate itself to tie it all together.
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My children still tease me about some of our Chanukah traditions. I must admit, with eight days of Hanukkah gift giving and a limited budget, I often found myself pushing the boundaries of creativity. I often used the holiday to buy them “gifts” that satisfied “needs” rather than “wants” and always designated at least one day to reinforce the importance of Judaism and the Jewish traditions of performing mitzvot and giving tzedakah.
FYI >> We always switched up the order of the nights so the kids never knew which night would be the dreaded (often embarrassing) personal hygiene night