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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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 →
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 →
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.