8 Super Chic Hanukkah Accessories Your Guests Will Love
Those of us who celebrate Hanukkah don't necessarily have as many options in the stylish accessory department. But if you dig around a bit, you can find some beautiful choices to use for your gathering. We've rounded up eight of our favorites — one for each night of Hanukkah — to get you started with your holiday gatherings.
Use your favorite sangria recipe, but replace the red wine with Manischewitz blackberry wine. Add fresh blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches to amp up the flavor. For a kid-friendly version, use sparkling grape juice instead.
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This all-white zebra menorah is a truly unique piece. It would work beautifully with a box of colorful Hanukkah candles, but would also look super chic with all-white candles, as well. In addition to the zebras, this menorah is also .
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You'll find pomegranates, peacocks, palm leaves and Stars of David on this gorgeous blue and white jacquard table runner. It coordinates with its matching napkins and there's a tablecloth available, too. But this runner would look gorgeous on a wood table with some rustic branches or simple flower arrangements.
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These white taper candles are a bit more elegant than the traditional Hanukkah candles you might find at the supermarket. Forty-five hand-dipped candles are included to get you through all eight nights of Hanukkah.
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These super inexpensive Star of David tealight candle holders would have a big impact on a holiday dinner table. You can use simple white tealight candles, which will look gorgeous with the silver. Try using a large number of them in the middle of your table as a centerpiece, or put one candle at each table setting.
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Orb Cordial Glass
These cordial glasses will bring a nice pop of silver to your Hanukkah tables or cocktail hours. Try mi metals like we did in the tablescape above and use these glasses with some other gold accessories. Or for a more uniform look, mix the glasses with silver flatware and serving pieces.
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To avoid candles from your menorah dripping on your table, make sure to put a tray underneath it. Choose a tray that is slightly larger than your menorah, as well as one that can manage the hot wax (and is easy to clean) like this gold metal hammered tray.
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Blue and white are the traditional colors of the Hanukkah holiday, but that doesn't mean your accessories need to be traditional. Try using colorful shibori napkins if you want to create a more boho Hanukkah look. These would look great with simple, white plates.
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If you've ever tried lighting the candles of your menorah with a short match, you've probably burned yourself (me!). These beautiful, scented matches are a great choice to have on hand if you want to protect your fingers.
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Set Your Hanukkah Dinner Table
A bold shibori-dyed tablecloth works as a chic updated interpretation of the traditional blue and white color scheme associated with Hanukkah.
Add some texture with sheepskin throws and fresh flowers and greenery.
Mix and Match Place Settings
Mi metallics is a stylish trend that works perfectly for a holiday table setting. Pair a dark blue and aqua place setting with a brightly-colored napkin to bring a touch of the unexpected to the table.
Easily incorporate the boho theme with a DIY yarn wall hanging. It looks like a complicated macrame piece, but it's actually a series of simple knots and braids.
Light the Menorah
Spray paint empty wine bottles gold to create your own beautiful menorah centerpiece. You’ll need one bottle for each night of Hanukkah, as well as a larger bottle for the Shamash candle, which is used to light the other candles.
Make the Perfect Hostess Gift
These matchboxes are easy and thoughtful to make for a host. Cover a box of matches with chalk paper, and write celebratory messages with a white chalk marker. Pair the matches with a box of Hanukkah candles, and tie with a bow.
Add a Punch of Color
Make a fun, quirky pom-pom bouquet by simply sticking barbecue skewers into pom poms from the craft store.
Serve Hanukkah Sangria
Use your favorite sangria recipe, but replace the red wine with blackberry wine. Add fresh blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and peaches to amp up the flavor. For a kid-friendly version, use sparkling grape juice instead.
Make Dreidel-Shaped Appetizers
Cut cheddar cheese sticks into squares, and snip off the ends so they resemble dreidels. Use a toothpick to make a hole in the top of the cheese, and place a small pretzel stick inside.
Try This Sufganiyot Jelly Doughnut Hack
, or take the easy route. Put jelly in a squeeze bottle, and fill store-bought powdered doughnut holes.
Washi Tape Gift Tags
Celebrate Hanukkah with the kids by making gift tags decorated with washi tape. The kids can use them to wrap presents for friends and family.
Do a Play on Words With a Banner
Have a little fun with Hanukkah traditions with a banner. This one speaks to the traditional game of spin the dreidel. To make, cut card stock pieces into the same shape, and tie ribbon to connect each one. Add glitter letter stickers to spell out a Hanukkah-themed message.
Bring the Outside In
Use branches and leaves to make an earthy, stylish piece of decor. To make this Jewish star wreath, simply tie branches and twigs together piece-by-piece. To assemble, cut six branches to approximately the same length (ours were 24 inches long). Use a floral trimmer or snap branches to shorten them. Tie the branches together, two at a time along with the twine to create a triangular shape. Repeat to make your second triangle, and tie the first triangle (top side up) to the second triangle (top side down) to create the Star of David. Attach leaves or flowers with thin pieces of wire. Don't worry about perfectly lining everything up, as this piece looks fantastic the more imperfect it is.
Make modern Hanukkah stockings to help kids keep track of each night of the holiday. To make, label each paper bag 1-8 to represent each night of Hanukkah. Put a small gift in each bag, and allow the kids to open the small gift after you light the menorah.
Set Up a Craft Table for the Kids
If you have kids at your Hanukkah gathering, set up a craft table to keep them busy. Use card stock to make gift tags, or have them decorate dreidel-shaped paper with washi tape, colored pencils and markers.
Gelt Connect Four
Ditch the checkers for Hanukkah gelt instead, and re-invent some of your favorite games.