8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide to the 8 Nights of Hanukkah

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8 Nights of Hanukkah Gift Giving Guide

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

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Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Hanukkah Table with Blue Dinnerware

Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies >>  We love the idea of setting a table with interesting blue dinnerware so much we posted it on Instagram  (Image credit: One Kings Lane )

Hanukkah Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies 

Hanukkah is just a a few weeks away so it is definitely time to start thinking about ordering your Chanukah cards, Hanukkah gifts, Hanukkah party supplies and party favors, and even your celebratory wine. 

Hanukkah is early this year! In 2018 Hanukkah is celebrated Sunday December 2nd – December 10th

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Best Hanukkah Party Invitations

Best Hanukkah Party Invitations

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Best Hanukkah Party Invitations

I really can't believe it, today we received our first Hanukkah party invitation of the season and it is only mid October.  Here's the kicker – we are already booked!   The fact is that this year (2013) Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving and if you are even thinking about having a party, you really need to send out the invitations ASAP!  Hanna is going to be so disappointed since we have attended her party every year for the last 2 decades but have 30 out of town guests expecting to be entertained that weekend. We highly recommend asking around to see if maybe this year you are better off hosting your Hanukkah holiday party on Sunday early evening rather than Saturday night.  My gut is that you will have significantly fewer conflicts.

Update >> Chanukah 2018

This year Hanukkah begins on Sunday, December 2 and ends the December 10. This means that we only have one weekend this year to host our Hanukkah parties this year so be sure to get your invitations out early before someone else books the Saturday night or Sunday.

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Set a Chic Hanukkah Table with Joyful Flowers by Vera Wang

Vera Wang Blue Floral Centerpiece Hanukkah

Set a Chic Hanukkah Table

There are also ways so many great Christmas flower arrangements but seldom do we find something that is not trying too hard to be a blue version of a Christmas bouquet.  Basically, we are always looking for something simple and lovely.  This FTD Flowers Joyful Inspirations Flowers by Vera Wang is our go to Hanukkah centerpiece this season.  As usual Vera Wang does lovely like no other. Continue Reading →

Best Holiday Party Plates & Napkins

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Best Holiday Party Plates & Napkins

Party Idea Pros has gathered the best of the best in holiday party plates and tableware.  From Christmas tree to snowmen  to candy cane to Santa Claus to Hanukkah theme tableware,  you will surely find a holiday pattern to please your fancy. Most of the holiday party plates have matching and coordinating napkins but on occasion we come across a festive holiday beverage napkin without matching plates.  We have added them to the bottom of this list. Most sites recommend coordinating products but if not, simply pair with a solid plate or even a clear plastic plate.  One last note – we love combining patterns so do not hesitate to mix and match your plates and napkins.  Mixing and matching not only adds a festive touch, it also makes the entire look more chic and up to date. Continue Reading →

Hanukkah Dinosaur Menorahs

Hanukkah Dinosaur Menorahs

OMG! Ok, these Dinosaur menorahs may not be strictly Kosher (because the candles are not in a straight line) but they check both the unique and absolutely fabulous boxes! Here is the kicker, you need to order them TODAY, or if not today, very soon for them to arrive in time for Chanukah.  This year, 2015, Hanukkah begins the night of December 6th! According to Lisa Pierce, of thevanillastudio, most of these menorahs will ship in 2-3 weeks but as we get closer to Chanukah, and the word about these dinosaur menorahs starts to get out, our gut is that she may get swamped with orders. Whether you choose a Menorasaurus Rex, Menociraptor, or Triceratops, all of these menorasaurs are Hand-crafted made to order! Constructed from repurposed plastic toys and metal candle cups, these dinosaur menorahs are fully functional and reusable for Chanukah fun far into the future! They are available to order in gold and silver and are generally 10″ – 15″ long and 5″-8′ tall. And yes, we are definitely adding these to our Hanukkah posts.

If your child is truly obsessed with dinosaurs, you might want to check out everything dinosaur on MomMeMatch.com (no you do not have to wear matching dinosaur clothing, but you can!) There are also tons of games and activities for you and your child to engage in together and of course, you can always throw a dinosaur theme party.

Party Hearty!