Hanukkah

Hanukkah is one of my favorite holidays. The winter, the roaring fires, the food and the crafts make it an incredible time of year. Here you'll find all things Hanukkah related from recipes, crafts, home decorating to household solutions to ensure you have lots of ideas for a wonderfully happy Hanukkah.

For those of you who would like to learn more about Jewish holidays, specifically Hanukkah, find out all you need to know on my page WHAT IS HANUKKAH?

Gelt Baubles

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Can there possibly be tastier bauble? I don't think so. That's why I like to make Gelt Baubles for my Hanukkah bush. I don't expect them to last very long, particularly in this house! But the golden and silver sparkle of these chocolate coins really … [Read more...]

Homemade Hanukkah Gifts

Below you'll find a selection of my favorite homemade Hanukkah gifts. Homemade Owl Pillow Cushion Chocolate Candied Pretzels Homemade Hanukkah Greetings Cards Homemade playdough Homemade … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Recipes

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Below you'll find a list of my favorite Hanukkah recipes from traditional potato latkes to soft and sweet doughnuts. Enjoy!   Potato Latkes Not the healthiest but still the best Potato Latkes ever! CLICK … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift: Rock Frame

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Home made gifts are great for kids to make over holidays, particularly Hanukkah. I love to encourage my boys to create home made gifts and I really encourage them to recycle unused objects around the home. It's a really Victorian way of making … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Wreath

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  Wreaths are a wonderful way to decorate the front door of your home. Just because we're Jewish doesn't mean our door should be bare this holiday season! To the contrary; there are so many different designs, sizes, colours and materials that … [Read more...]

Glittery Candles

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These glittery candles decorations look so fantastic everywhere around the house during winter and particularly during Hanukkah when the blue and silver sparkle away throughout my house. I've found that store bought glittery candles are actually … [Read more...]

What is Gelt?

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Gelt, which is a Yiddish word for money, is a wonderful treat for kids over Hanukkah. Hanukkah Gelt are chocolate coins which are usually wrapped in gold foil and give to children in mesh bags. Gelt is often associated with the dreidel as it's … [Read more...]

What is a Dreidel?

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A driedel is the centerpiece toy and game for kids played during Hanukkah. It's a four-sided spinning top with Hebrew letters on each side.  It's such a fun game to play with kids as there's gelt to be won on every spin. Here are the … [Read more...]

Doughnuts

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Doughnuts are a true Hanukkah recipe that everyone can enjoy. But sometimes people can be fussy when it comes to their favourite doughnut- don't worry! This recipe acts as a base for a huge variety of different fillings and toppings that will truly … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Visuals

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Here you'll find some visual inspirations from both my own crafts, decoration and home ideas as well as other ideas that I've found inspiring. I hope you find these ideas inspiring too!   … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Lanterns

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Hanukkah Lanterns are a fantastic craft for kids and lovely gift for them to give to their family. They are fun and messy in equal measure but very easy to make. They look great indoors by a window with a small tea light illuminating the glass day by … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Menorah Wall Hanging

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This is a wonderful alternative for children and those a little too young to light real candles. It's really easy to make and you can be as adventurous as you like! I love to hang my felt menorah wall hanging near my fireplace, it's so effective. I … [Read more...]

Hanukkah 8 Days Wall Hanging

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This Hanukkah Wall Hanging countdown calendar is perfect for little ones and it's really fun to make and stock with little treats, messages and gifts. I like to make one for Jack every year and this year I'll be making two! It's going to be wall … [Read more...]

Happy Hanukkah Bunting

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As you may have guessed by now, Buntings are one of my favourite crafts. I love to make a Hanukkah bunting each year with variations of colour and fabric to hang across the fireplace in my living room. The blue, silver and white in my Hanukkah … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Star Cookies

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These sugar-soft star cookies are Jack's favourite. They look and taste incredible and with the sparkling glitter icing they are really fun to make! Below you'll find my recipe card for the ultimate cookie dough, my own video with step-by-step … [Read more...]

Painting Hanukkah Cards

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Everyone appreciates a homemade card. Considering store-bought Jewish cards often lack imagination [if they can be sourced at all] this is a lovely way to add a touch of beauty to Hanukkah. There are no right or wrong rules to making holiday … [Read more...]

Ginger Cake

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Ginger Cake is such a wonderful comfort food. It's one of those treats that feels like a hug when you eat it. I can't explain why, it just does! This is one of those quintessential Hanukkah recipes that I love to make all winter. This is a recipe … [Read more...]

Potato Latkes

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Potato Latkes , or Jewish Potato Pancakes, are not the healthiest dish in the world but they are such a delicious treat! Once in a while they aren't so bad for you. Served for a number of Jewish holidays, especially at Rosh Hashanah. You'll need … [Read more...]