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Hanukkah Celebration. I love this time of year, it is full of celebrations for everyone. Many years ago, I taught pre-school at a Jewish Day School, and as a Christian, I was fascinated by the Jewish faith. I enjoy learning about different religions and their celebrations, and I have tried to teach my boys to be open and accepting of all religions, and to learn a little about each, and a lot about the ones they are drawn to. With that, I try to have a small Hanukkah celebration with the boys each year.
This year, I made some decorations, I bought some, and I pulled some from home. I ordered some dreidels, napkins, cups, and favor boxes from Oriental Trading Company. I picked up a menorah and candles on a trip to Target. World Market had the Gelt, and my favorite donut shop had all the donuts I wanted! I also order the fun pom pom garland from Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams. I used my Cricut to make a simple Menorah Calendar. A flame can be added to the candles each day. I also made a fun dreidel thumb tack to hold the calendar. (Look for those DIY’s soon)
I set up the table with a simple gold table cloth. Of course the Menorah was placed in the center of the table. I placed it on a small card catalog style cabinet that I purchased at Goodwill and painted white with DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint. I love that little cabinet, and I am going to fill it with small trinkets for each day of Hanukkah for the boys. After Hanukkah, I will use it for Christmas candies and I am sure it will be used for so many things in the future! I sprinkled Gelt chocolate candies around the Menorah on top of the cabinet too. On each side of the table I had treats to eat while we learned a little bit about Hanukkah celebrations.
I ordered blue glitter favor boxes from Oriental Trading Company, but I added a gold glitter dreidel to the front of each box with Cricut Glitter Iron On and my EasyPress. I carefully took the boxes apart, and used the Cricut Iron On Protective Sheet over the box, and Pressed the Glitter Iron On Vinyl onto the boxes at 360* for 30 seconds. Grab the cut file here. The boxes were filled with donut holes and stacked on the table for everyone to enjoy.
The kids and I look forward to our Hanukkah celebration each year, and I hope they want to continue the celebration with their own children one day!