Dreidels and latkes and candled menorahs? It must be Hanukkah! Family and friends make it a happier holiday, so find the date that works for you, and get your invites out early. Our gallery of Hanukkah Invitations offers you an assortment of designs, including styles that let you insert a favorite photo. Send your finished creation electronically from our website or print at no charge. For a full event management service with RSVP, reminders, registry and more features, choose the ‘send online’ option.
Create memories every night of Hanukkah by establishing traditions that can be repeated year after year. Add new twists to keep things interesting. Read a Hanukkah book or two each night before bed, and add a new selection to the holiday library annually. Display a treasured menorah, but let children make their own, too, from play dough or other materials. Use a stopwatch to see who can spin a dreidel the longest. Play a quiz game featuring Hanukkah facts and award gelt for correct answers.
Hanukkah-themed craft projects add a personal touch to the celebration. Even children can use shiny gold tape, markers, or paint to add holiday sparkle to a box of fireplace matches. (Be sure one striking plate remains undecorated.) Shimmery stripes can be added to the matchsticks themselves for an extra pop of festive! String gelt into garlands, or glue it to a foamboard form of a dreidel or Star of David.
Create a flameless menorah for younger children using felt shapes they can set up over and over on a felt placemat, or go big with a large felt wall hanging positioned low on a wall or door with extra-large, kid-friendly candle and flame cutouts. Substituting glow sticks for candles is another safe alternative, and battery-operated tea lights or tapers provide realistic flameless light.
Hanukkah is the togetherness of family and friends gathered in joyful celebration. Make sure your party plan gives you time to join in the fun and enjoy the people you’ve brought together. Happy Hanukkah!