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Hanukkah table decorating

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Celebrate the holiday of lights

There's no better way to decorate your home for Hanukkah, known as the festival of lights, than with flickering candles and sparkling accents. Since the main focal point of the Hanukkah celebration is the menorah,  you'll want to create a tablescape that complements its beauty without overpowering it. To stay on this year's holiday trends, decorate with sparkly statement pieces, festive candlesticks and edible favors.
Pottery Barn Hanakuk Decor
Tree of Life Menorah Salad Plate, set of 4 (Pottery Barn, $50)

Add some sparkle and shine to your Hanukkah dinner table, as in the photo above, with these elegant design tips that will help you kick off your eight days of celebration.

Use candles for the centerpiece

Since Hanukkah is the celebration of light, why not use this as a theme for table decorating? Since the main menorah is often kept near windows, you can create a similar look for your centerpiece with tall and slim candlesticks or candlesticks of varying sizes. To create a balanced look, use three or four of the same-size candlesticks and line them up. Add a vase of fresh flowers in the middle to add more flair. Another beautiful and easy Hanukkah centerpiece idea is to display different sizes of tea and pillar candles on a glass or white ceramic cake stand, for a simple and elegant display!

Glam up the colors with glittery accents

Although there are no official colors of Hanukkah, many people have adopted blue and white, the colors of the Israeli flag, in their holiday decorating. For a fresh, wintry tablescape, have a blue tablecloth with metallic blue napkins and use white as an accent, with all-white china, white milk-glass centerpieces and crisp white menus. To add some glitz and glamor, add sparkly accents, like glittery dreidels and Stars of David, rhinestone napkin rings and shimmery napkins, to accessorize your white china. A suggestion by Martha Stewart is to add name cards to glittered dreidels or ribbon-cut Star of David's for a unique and fun placecard idea.

Use edible favors and placecards

The holiday season is all about eating, so create fun, edible favors and placecards that will not only please the eye, but satisfy your guests' sweet tooth! Make sugar cookie Star of Davids and monogram them with the guests' names. All you need is a delicious sugar cookie recipe (try this one), a Star of David cookie cutter and monogrammed stamps! For fun edible favors, bake sufganiyot (fried donuts), decorate with blue and white icing, sprinkle with glittery sprinkles and place in holiday cellophane bags to give out as favors. Another great way to use the dessert of the holiday (the sufganiyot) is to place glittery or bright Star of David cupcake toppers with name cards into the doughnut and place on each plate.

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