What’s the Best Part of Hanukkah?

Art project for the whole familyAfter our Hanukkah party – on the first night – I am wondering, what is the best part of celebrating Hanukkah? Is it the preparation or the party? The cooking or the eating? For me, I think it’s the whole package.

Four of us worked together on the Happy Hanukkah banner shown here; it’s from our Hanukkah Games Box.

Before dinner, we created our first edible dreidels. Then we ate them after As much fun to make as they are to eat!dinner.

And we were honestly tickled that three generations, from toddler to grand’rents, were able to play Hanukkah Bingo together and have a blast. (That’s in our Hanukkah Games Box and Hanukkah in a Box.)

(Idea born at our table: since we did play round after round of Hanukkah Bingo,someone suggested that we track who won the most by putting a Hanukkah candle — from our Hanukkah centerpiece — in front of his place. Whoever had the most candles at the end of the games would be the winner. Need to remember that for next year!)

The dreidel competition (we only had time for one game) worked out great — the last two in were the youngest and the oldest, battling it out!

We didn’t even get to the “shout out when you see lights” game I wanted to play watching the Hanukkah videos. Or to the menorah-making competition.

From latkes and brisket to jelly-filled doughnuts, from the candle-lighting and blessings to Hanukkah songs — our home was full of good smells, good sounds, the magic of lighting, and the joy of being together.

Wishing you all a Happy Hanukkah!

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We are grateful for the reviews and thoughts from these papers and bloggers:

  • Newsday, Long Island, “Check out Hanukkah fun delivered in boxes”  December 4, 2012  Read more . . .
  • Barista Kids  “Barista Kids Hanukkah Guide: Events, Activities, Recipes and More!”  December 4, 2012  Read more . . .

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