8 Super Chic Hanukkah Accessories Your Guests Will Love

Peek at our top entertaining picks for Hanukkah -- one for every night of the holiday.
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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.

Sangria Recipe

Sangria Recipe

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.

Photo by: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Zebra Menorah

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 available with giraffes.

Our Product Pick: Zambian Plains Hanukkah Menorah, Bed Bath and Beyond, $94.99

Table Runner

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.

Our Product Pick: Star of David Jacquard Runner, Williams-Sonoma, $71.96

Taper Candles

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.

Our Product Pick: Hanukkah Taper Candles, Williams-Sonoma, $23.99

Tealight Holder

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.

Our Product Pick: Star Of David Antiqued Silver Glass Tea Light Candle Holder, Crate&Barrel, $2.97

Orb Cordial Glass

These cordial glasses will bring a nice pop of silver to your Hanukkah tables or cocktail hours. Try mixing 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.

Our Product Pick: Orb Cordial Glass, Crate&Barrel, $3.97

Serving Tray

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.

Our Product Pick: Metal Hammered Gold Serving Tray, Target, $15.79

Cloth Napkins

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.

Our Product Pick: Indigo Shibori Napkins, Etsy, $72

Matches

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.

Our Product Pick: Ernesto Matches, Gracious Home, $15

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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. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Add Warmth

Add some texture with sheepskin throws and fresh flowers and greenery.

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Mix and Match Place Settings

Mixing 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.  

Photo By: Bethany Nauret; Styling by Paige Geffen

DIY Decorations

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. Watch our easy instructional video to make your own>>

Photo By: Bethany Nauret; Styling by Paige Geffen

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. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Make the Perfect Hostess Gift

These matchboxes are easy and thoughtful to make for a host. Cover a box of matches with chalk contact 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. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

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. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Try This Sufganiyot Jelly Doughnut Hack

Fry your own traditional Israeli jelly doughnuts, or take the easy route. Put jelly in a squeeze bottle, and fill store-bought powdered doughnut holes. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

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.

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

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.  

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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.  

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

Hanukkah Stockings

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. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

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.  

Photo By: Bethany Nauret; Styling by Paige Geffen

Gelt Connect Four

Ditch the checkers for Hanukkah gelt instead, and re-invent some of your favorite games. 

Photo By: Bethany Nauert; Styling by Paige Geffen

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