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. Pictures courtesy of Martha Stewart website :
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 the post from Mixology Monday in its entirety - what is a holiday without a signature drink?
The theme for Mixology Monday is “from scratch”. It is getting so close to the holidays I choose to share this simple but fun cocktail created by my brother, who was searching for a good Hanukkah drink.
Unhappy with what he found, he created this shiny treat instead.
So, Michael says:
“Spin your dreidels, eat some latkes, and have some Hanukkah Gelt, a Hannukkah Gelt Martini that is”.
This DOTW original will keep those candles lit”.
Hanukkah Gelt Martini
2 parts chilled potato vodka
1 part Goldschlager
Combine in a shaker with ice, mix gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Serve with Hanukkah Gelt - what else?
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.
Contemporary Dreidel by Tamara Baskin
The graceful design elements in this intricately pierced 14kt vermeil dreidel are based on a Hanukkah Lamp from the Hagenaur Werkstatte, c. 1920, in the museum's permanent collection.
Enjoy the feast, family and fun & gifting this festival of Lights.