It’s another holiday and another time to love and laugh around a table, with friends and family. But given that Chanukah is there to commemorate something of a miracle, it seems appropriate to go all out on a Chanukah table! Here are 8 tips for making your table look extra special this year.
The glow signifies the warmth and hope that Chanukah never fails to create. You can bring gold to your table in so many ways. I use gold cutlery, glassware with hints of gold, John Lewis gold-rimmed white plates, gold ribbons to tie the napkins, tiny gold vases and little gold treasure boxes filled with dreidels and chocolate coins.
2. DREIDEL, DREIDEL, DREIDEL
Use mini wooden dreidel’s to scatter across the table. I like to put one at each place setting for my guests to enjoy.
3. TAKE NOTE
Remind your guests to take notes of all the little miracles that happen in our lives, which are so easily overlooked. I like to place a note pad and pencil as part of the place setting, with the pencil stuck in the napkin ribbon and brown paper gift tags tied around for name settings.
Place eight wine decanters of varying heights all along the centre of the table to hold your Chanukah candles. If you need to secure the candles, use some silver foil to do so.
5. HOMEMADE GOLD ‘GELT’ MONEY
Use a mini cupcake tray as a mould to make the coins . Pour a thin layer of melted white chocolate into the mould and leave in the fridge to set. Then spray with edible gold paint and scatter across your table or at the place settings.
6. DOUGHNUT BAR
Who doesn’t love a doughnut? Provide lots of dips and sprinkles to encourage your guests to have fun with their toppings. You can have this at the table or at a separate station. You could also have this as your centrepiece too YUM.
Different bottles of oil are great for table decorations. There are so many different and cans, which you can buy at any supermarket. They will give your table a really homey feel to it.
8. TEA LIGHTS
Scatter gold tea lights all over the table for ambience. You can never have too many of these! After all it is the festival of light.