Monday, October 1, 2007

Hanukkah Decorations and Party Ideas

Creating Hanukkah decorations is fun not only for children but for adults as well. Children can have a ball creating their very own paper dreidels. Cut the design of the dreidel out of paper. Use markers or crayons to color in the designs then use glue to hold the shape together.

Use dreidels in other aspects of your Hanukkah decorations. Use blue fabric paint to stamp pictures of dreidels and the Star of David on a plain white tablecloth. Or you can sprinkle blue dreidel confetti over a white tablecloth. Create a paper Star of David decoration by folding a strip of blue paper into a star with six points. Tie a string onto the top of the Star of David at attach it to the ceiling.

A popular tradition on Hanukkah is to give chocolate coins wrapped in a gold wrapping. Create new and inventive ways to give this treasured gift. Sew a small bag together out of velvet. Sew in a drawstring at the top of the bag so it can be pulled shut. Turn the bag inside out so the soft part of the velvet faces the inside. Center a stamp with a Hanukkah symbol on it inside the bag so that it is neatly pressed against one of the sides. Lightly spray the outer side of the bag opposite of the stamp, with water. Place a hot iron down on it for several seconds. When you turn the bag to its proper side, the impression of the stamp will be left on the bag creating a wonderful place for chocolate coins. Or you can use etching cream on the sides of used baby food jars. Tie a ribbon around the neck of the jar and place blue tissue paper on the inside. With the addition of the coins you can now give the children in the family a parting gift that is not only pretty but also delicious.

Mrs. Party... Gail Leino is the internet's leading authority on selecting the best possible party supplies, using proper etiquette and manners while also teaching organizational skills and fun facts. Free Party Games to help complete your Hanukkah celebration.

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