Looking for some inspiration and trends for Hanukkah 2011 and don’t know where to start? Look no more. Event Pros LA has done all the work for you and this year we are here to make sure your Hanukkah is done right. Yes, it’s tempting to go back to Walmart and purchase that silver and blue foiled something or other like you did last year, but with a bit of creativity on your end and inspiration from us, you will be on your way to having the most fab Hanukkah this side of town.
DIY MANZANITA BRANCH MENORAH
Get creative and Do It Yourself this season. Our top pick for sure is the silver manzanita branch menorah sprayed shimmering silver and trimmed with candles by Martha Stewart. Click here for step by step on how to create your own!
Courtesy of Marthastewart.com aluminum sheets from metalliferous.com in place of vellum. Manzanita branches are from drynature.com. Candle clips are from germanplaza.com. Glitter and glue pens are from Martha Stewart Crafts.
courtesy of marthastewart.com photo johnny miller
BLINGED OUT DREIDELS
A coating of fine glitter turns plain wooden dreidels into a display-worthy centerpiece.
1. Holding each dreidel by its handle, brush all but 1 side with clear drying white glue.
2. Sprinkle with glitter, and let dreidel rest on plain side. Once dry, glue and glitter plain side of dreidel and handle; let dry.
3. Arrange dreidels in large glass containers.
Dreidel Gift-Card Holder How-To
There are two variations of this card. To start, download the template, enlarging as desired. Trace twice onto card stock (include dotted line), and cut out. For front-pocket card:
Lightly brush 1 dreidel with clear-drying white glue. Sprinkle with glitter; let dry. With a craft knife, cut a slit along dotted line. Brush glue onto edges of second dreidel.
Top with glittered dreidel; let dry. For pocket card: Stack 2 dreidels. Sew edges together, leaving top open. Lightly brush 1 side with clear-drying white glue. Sprinkle with glitter; let dry.
CHOCOLATE COVERED MARSHMALLOW DREIDELS
I made it out of… marshmallows. No one will say no to these treats. For an easy spin on the Hanukkah top, whip up these fun, kid-friendly treats.
Click here for Recipe and Directions
Eating fried foods is, of course, one of Hanukkah’s delicious traditions. Sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts, can be given out as party favors when arranged in cupcake liners and packaged in cellophane bags. Click here for glittered jelly doughnuts recipe or try out these fabulous Recipe for Glitter Balls or monogrammed Hanukkah Cookies.
Write us and let us know what you tried out. We love your feedback!